It’s a rematch from a Euro 2020 quarterfinal on Sunday when England host Ukraine in a UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifying match at London’s Wembley Stadium. England beat the Ukrainians 4-0 in Rome in the quarterfinals of Euro 2020 and went on to reach the final. The Three Lions lost to Italy on penalties after they played to a 1-1 stalemate in the 2020 title game at Wembley. The Brits just avenged that loss on Thursday, with a 2-1 victory in their 2024 Euro Qualifying opener against the Azzurri in Naples. This will be Ukraine’s first match of the UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifying campaign, and they haven’t played a match since September.
Kickoff on Sunday is set for noon ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists England as -430 favorites (risk $430 to win $100) in its latest England vs. Ukraine odds. Ukraine are +1200 underdogs, a draw is priced at +430 and the over/under for total match goals is 2.5. Before locking in any Ukraine vs. England picks or bets, you need to see the 2024 UEFA Euro Qualifying predictions from proven soccer insider Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Green is 63-69-1 on his SportsLine soccer picks since the conclusion of the 2022 World Cup, and thanks to several plus-money hits, he’s delivered profitable results during that span.
Now he’s locked in on this England vs. Ukraine matchup. You can head to SportsLine to see the picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Ukraine vs. England:
- England vs. Ukraine spread: England -1.5 (-130)
- England vs. Ukraine over/under: 2.5 goals
- England vs. Ukraine money line: England -430, Ukraine +1200, Draw +430
- England: They have an 18-13 advantage in goals in their past 10 matches.
- Ukraine: They are plus-7 in goal differential (14-7) in their past 10 matches.
- England vs. Ukraine picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why You Should Back England
The Three Lions are the fifth-ranked team in the world and are clearly more talented overall than 26th-ranked Ukraine. Stars from the English Premier League dominate the roster, led by Harry Kane. He passed Wayne Rooney as the nation’s all-time leading scorer with his 54th goal Thursday. He scored what ended up as the winner on a penalty after Declan Rice forged a lead early in the first half. It was the Three Lions’ first victory in Italy since 1961 and put them at the top of the group. That should give them a jolt of confidence early in this qualifying campaign.
EPL stars like Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Bukayo Saka and Jordan Henderson, plus Borussia Dortmund phenom Jude Bellingham, are difference-makers. Kane scored twice, and Henderson and Harry Maguire also got on the board in the 4-0 victory in 2020. That pushed England’s all-time mark against Ukraine to 5-2-1. Maguire leads an equally loaded defense alongside John Stones, and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is third in the EPL in saves. The veteran faces a ton of shots with struggling Everton but has a 79.6 career save percentage for the national team.
Why you should back Ukraine
The Ukrainians garner plenty of support no matter where they play, but their inability to play home matches puts them in a tough spot. They also face a tough group with the Three Lions and Azzurri but have the talent to compete. They went unbeaten (6-2-0) in their eight 2020 Euro qualifying matches. Ukraine went 3-2-1 with a 10-4 goal advantage to finish second in their UEFA Nations League B group behind Scotland last fall. England were 0-3-3, scoring four goals and conceding 10, to finish last in their group, though they were in the tougher League A.
Midfielder Andriy Yarmolenko has 45 goals in 112 appearances, needing just three more to tie Andriy Shevchenko’s national record of 48. Roman Yaremchuk has 13 goals in 45 matches, and Arsenal midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko is the catalyst for the attack. New Chelsea signing Mykhaylo Mudryk and Everton defender Vitalii Mykolenko are among the young additions looking to make a mark. Andriy Lunin, 24, has three clean sheets in six appearances with Real Madrid and is the heir apparent to superstar goalie Thibaut Courtois with the Spanish giants.
How to make Euro 2024 and England vs. Ukraine picks
Green has scrutinized the Ukraine vs. England match from every angle, and he is leaning Over on the goal total. He also provides two confident best bets, including one player to score a goal, and has his full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing those picks here.
So, who wins England vs. Ukraine in Sunday’s 2024 UEFA Euro Qualifying match? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Ukraine vs. England, all from the European soccer expert who knows the sport inside and out.