Ukraine vs England, Euro 2020, Quarterfinal match, Date: Saturday, 3 July 2021, Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET and Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome.
Ukraine faces England at the Stadio Olimpico in the final quarterfinals of Euro 2020.
Both teams look to make history here, with England for the second time in the semi-finals of European competitions and Ukraine awaiting their first appearance in the quarter-finals of a major tournament.
The Three Lions advanced to the quarterfinals at the expense of Germany. The 2-0 victory was deserved, as Southgate’s men controlled the game after the nervous opening 10 minutes.
It was the finish that made the difference in the end, although they weren’t uncommon, England took theirs, while Muller, Havertz, and Werner drastically failed theirs.
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Game starter Raheem Sterling led him to 3 goals in 4 games, while Harry Kane eventually scored one, possibly the first of several to reach the tournament.
At this point, England still the only team to conceded a goal, although Italy and Belgium only conceded once in the competition. However, Gareth Southgate dominates any team with the fewest opportunities conceded.
Ukraine didn’t it easy, they were a huge loser against Sweden, but the combination of luck and work prevailed to secure a winner at the end of 120 minutes of football.
Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko was the man of the match when he scored his team’s first goal before setting up Artem Dovbyk for the big winner in overtime.
Emil Forsberg scored the goal for Sweden; the Leipzig midfielder could made a difference if his two shots in the second half not shaken the wood.
Marcus Danielson’s red card in the first half of extra time was the turning point that gave Ukraine some confidence to move forward and snatch the final winner.
Ukraine’s first appearance in the round of 16 of a tournament and they a chance to make history with their opponent England.
Denys Popov and Oleksandr Zubkov other players missing due to injuries.
Andriy Yarmolenko limped against Sweden despite being fit enough to start against England. Otherwise, match winner Artem Dovbyk could team up with Yaremchuk.
Malinovskiy may to settle for a role on the bench after having had no impact on matches so far.
However, there replacements available, and it remained to be seen if he would stick to the bottom three or return to a 4 on defense.
Mason Mount available for selection from him after the isolation completed and could return directly to Saka’s charge.
Ukraine vs England Head-to-Head
- There a total of 7 head-to-head meetings between the teams and England won 4 and lost 1, with the most recent two endings in dead ends.
- The last time they played in the qualifying group stage for the World Cup was in 2012-13. As mentioned above, both games tied, 0-0 in Ukraine and 1-1 on English soil.
- Their only match in a major tournament was at Euro 2012, a crucial match for England resolved by a single goal from Wayne Rooney.
Ukraine vs England prediction
The round of 16 an indication of how things go in this summer tournament and there no easy match.
However, England’s game to win and yet it a favorable game against a team far below their standards. But it will be their first game outside of Wembley, although there will be a lot of support from the stands.
With Harry Kane finally finding the back of the net and a reliable scorer in Raheem Sterling, we can count on a convincing Three Lions victory at Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
At the same time, punters can try their luck on the brilliant Ukrainian attacking duo of Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk to finally crush an English defense, save for an unproven one.
Recommended betting tips:
- More than 1.5 goals 2nd half 2.20
- Both teams score 2.25
- Roman Yaremchuk will score at any time 4.50
- Correct Score First Half: Ukraine 1-0 8.50