England v Ukraine Preview
After destroying Moldova 5-0 away on Friday night England are in high spirits. The introduction of youngsters Tom Cleverley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in a reinvigorated midfield could shape a bright future for England under new manager Roy Hodgson as he looks to build on the progress made in the European Championships in the summer. In that competition England beat Ukraine1-0 inthe final group game but fans at Wembley will be looking for a better performance in this game. They will be without John Terry who sustained an injury against Moldova so expect his club mate Gary Cahill to deputise. Jermain Defoe is expected to continue in attack and is 5.5 to open the scoring with Coral or Victor Chandler. Sporting Bet are offering an astounding 50-1 on England to be 2-0 up at half time, could be a great punt if they fly out of the blocks like they did on Friday. Check out all the free bets available for this match.
Ukraine have only had one outing since their defeat toEnglandin the Euros, a friendly with the Czech Republic which resulted in a 0-0 draw. The current Ukrainian squad contains just two players who are not based domestically which shows the increasing strength of their domestic league. They are light on options in attack though; their squad contains just two recognised strikers: Marko Devic, who has scored just two international goals in 25 games, and the young Roman Zozulya, so expect them to set their stall out to defend, Betfair are offering 14-1 on a goalless draw.
Match Prediction: England win 2-0
Ukraine will be tough and organised, they don’t concede a lot of goals but with their lack of attacking options they shouldn’t be expected to trouble England going forward. A draw would represent a great result for them away from home. If England can reproduce the performance against Moldova they will have enough to break the Ukrainians down especially in front of an expectant home crowd.
England vs Ukraine Betting Highlights
Englandwinning 2-0 at half time – 50/1 Sporting Bet
EnglandWin 2-0 – 40/1 Sporting Bet
Jermain Defoes first goalscorer – 5.5 – Bet Victor
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