England v Ukraine Odds: Compare the latest prices for Quarter-Final clash
We’ve just about recovered from the glorious scenes of England beating Germany in a major tournament for the first time since 1966. The Three Lions are just 2/1 to actually ‘bring football home’ and win the Euros, with Southgate’s side being the shortest price to win a major tournament for 25 years.
Here at BettingOdds.com we’ve taken a look ahead to the quarter-final clash with Ukraine on Saturday and have cast our eye through the main betting markets. We’ve also provided for some key stats which will hopefully lead to some profitable punting for the game.
England’s game against Ukraine will be played in Rome with this being the only game that they will play away from Wembley, with the semi-finals and the final being held at the home of football. England have in fact done the shortest amount of travelling of any of the teams competing in the quarter-finals covering just 1400km in comparison to Switzerland who have done the most, racking up over 13,000km since the start of the tournament.
The prospect of England reaching back-to-back semi-finals in major tournaments is something punters have not been used to. You have to go back to 1968 when they followed up their World Cup triumph with a third place finish at the European Championships for the last time that happened.
That 53 year wait for back-to-back semi-finals is expected to come to an end on Saturday evening with England priced at just 1/6 with bet365 to qualify for the next round. That’s an implied probability of 85.7%, with Andriy Shevchenko’s Ukraine side a current top price of 9/2 to break English hearts.
Having a look at the match result market and England can be backed at 2/5 to get the job done inside 90 minutes. The draw is being put up at around 10/3 with most firms, while Ukraine are 8/1 for the win.
These two teams have not faced each other since 2013 when they played out a 0-0 draw in Kiev. Kyle Walker is the only member of the current England squad who was in the starting XI that day and was in fact the only player to be booked for Roy Hodgson’s side. In the past five meetings between the pair, all of which came between 2009 and 2013, England have won two, Ukraine one, with two ending in a draw.
Shots on Target
Prices have been released from Betfair and Paddy Power for the shots on target market ahead of the England game with Ukraine and it’s striker Harry Kane who’s the shortest price of any player priced on both sides. The England captain is priced at just 4/7 to have 2+ shots on target against Ukraine and it’s worth noting that he has failed to hit this line for both club and country in his last seven matches.
We’d be more inclined to get behind England attackers such as Harry Kane or Raheem Sterling in the goalscorer market rather than the shots on target market. England have registered just nine shots in the entire tournament, which is by far the lowest of any team left in the competition, Denmark being the highest with nine.
Player To Be Carded
Ukraine and England have both just collected four yellow cards each at this summer’s European Championships with only Belgium possessing a better disciplinary record of the teams still left in the competition.
Dr Felix Brych will be the referee taking charge of the game and the German official also is a qualified doctor of law, having written a doctorate in sport. Brych has taken control of three games at this tournament but has shown only six yellow cards. His average of 2.59 yellows per game was one of the lowest in the Bundesliga last season.
It’s also worth noting that after the quarter-final stages players with yellow cards to their name will have those wiped meaning no chance of a suspension. Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, Phil Foden and Harry Maguire have all been carded far at Euro 2021 with Maguire landing a 1+ shot on target & ‘to be carded’ double at 18/1 with Betfair in his game with Germany.
England’s top scorer at the tournament is Raheem Sterling who can be backed at just 7/1 to win the Golden Boot award, after being 40/1 pre-tournament. Sterling has scored three goals in four matches at the Euros and William Hill are currently an industry top-price of 21/10 for him to score against Ukraine on Saturday night in Rome.
Someone who catches the eye at a double figure price is left-side player Aleksandr Zinchenko who was named the UEFA Star of the Match after his performance against Sweden in the round of 16. The Manchester City man often occupies a more attacking role for his country and after his goal against Sweden where he was a prominent feature in the final-third, he now has seven International goals to his name. At 14/1 to score anytime with bet365, Zinchenko looks a big price, he has a free-kick and a shot from distance in his locker and may also be worth some consideration in the shots markets.
We’ve been touting Jack Grealish in the anytime assist market a few times this summer with the selection landing in the game against Czech Republic in which he started and also against Germany where he came off the bench.
It’s worth waiting until team news is released roughly an hour before kick-off, but should the Aston Villa man start we’d be happy to take quotes of 3/1 or bigger. Harry Kane should also not be overlooked in this market at 9/2, after registering the most assists in the Premier League last season with 14 for Spurs.
England v Ukraine can be seen live on BBC1, kicking off at 8pm Saturday. Best of luck to anyone having a bet on the game and please always gamble responsibly.