Ace Football previews the quarter-final tie between Ukraine and England in Euro 2020 and offers betting tips, the best odds, and predictions.
Ukraine take on England for a match in the European Championship on Saturday at Stadio Olimpico, Rome.
A gap of 20 places lies between the two national teams in the FIFA world rankings. While Ukraine rank as number 24 on the list, England sit up in 4th in comparison.
Ukraine qualified for the Euro 2020 quarter-finals by finishing 3rd in Group C before leaving Sweden stunned by grabbing a 2-1 win after extra-time in the last-16. England, meanwhile, won Group D and oversaw a convincing 2-0 win over Germany in the previous round.
Stats and Analysis
Ukraine have been somewhat lacking in the goal department across their last 10 internationals in all competitions. The Blue and Yellow have bagged 15 goals to create an average of 1.5 goals per game but have fared better in the defense. In fact, they’ve conceded 10 goals for an average of 1.0 per game but have kept just 2 clean sheets.
England, on the other hand, are brimming with confidence with extraordinarily good stats from their last 10 internationals across all competitions. The Three Lions have managed 1.9 goals a game, scoring 19 times while allowing a scarcely noticeable 1 goal against them. That is an impressively low 0.1 per game, with a clean sheet in 9 of the matches.
Stats and facts for Ukraine and England.
Fun stats Ukraine
- Ukraine has won in the last 5 of 6 matches at home;
- Ukraine scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Ukraine’s last 6 of 8 matches;
- Ukraine conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches.
Fun stats England
- England unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row;
- England has won the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- England has won in the last 6 of 7 matches;
- England has won in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away.
Ukraine hope to keep up their form.
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Ukraine in recent weeks as results have been as expected, whether positive or negative.
In their previous 3 matches, Andriy Shevchenko’s side won 2-1 against Macedonia and went on to a 1-0 defeat against Austria. Their latest match served up a 2-1 win against Sweden.
Three Lions look formidable.
England keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out.
In their previous 3 matches, Gareth Southgate’s side ended with a 0-0 draw against Scotland and went on to a 1-0 win against Czech Republic. Their latest match served up a 2-0 win against Germany.
Ukraine v England Fixture History
There was no winner when Ukraine and England last faced off, as they ended up sharing the spoils in a 0-0 draw on 10 September 2013.
Ukraine have the following 1-2-4 meeting statistics with England.
It is hard to look past Andriy Yarmolenko when searching for a goalscorer for Ukraine. The forward has managed to hit the target 4 times in his 6 previous outings for Ukraine.
Raheem Sterling, on the other hand, could once again supply the goods for England. The winger has scored 3 goals in his last 4 appearances for the Three Lions.