England and Ukraine have both done well in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying so far. The Three Lions currently top group C with four out of four wins (12 points) while Ukraine sit in second spot with six points after two wins and one loss. That Ukraine loss came at the hands of England back in March.
On Saturday, September 9, Ukraine will take on England at Stadion Wroclaw in Poland as they cannot play at home due to the ongoing Russian invasion. The kick-off is scheduled for 6:00 pm local time. While the nominal home side has fared decently so far, our Ukraine vs England tips are not too favourable towards them.
Under 2.5 goals
The previous match between England and Ukraine ended in a 2-0 victory for the Three Lions, with the game played at Wembley Stadium. That encounter was a perfect illustration of what teams lacking in quality (Ukraine) do when facing stronger rivals – sit in a low block and only launch occasional counters.
The game on Saturday, although it will be nominally played at Ukraine’s home ground, should be no different for Serhiy Rebrov’s men. The full three points would certainly be helpful as third-placed Italy have one game in hand but the only realistic goal for Ukraine can be a low-scoring draw.
England certainly have enough quality to break through Ukraine’s defence – Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, James Maddison are all in hot form – but since it is only the start of the season, they may prefer to save the gas in their tanks instead of going for a second or third goal. William Hill offers 1.91 odds on under 2.5 goals in the game.
Both teams to score? No
Ukraine have scored four goals in the three matches so far, but those goals came against the likes of North Macedonia and Malta. The Yellow and Blue do not lack talent going forward, with the likes of Oleksandr Zinchenko Mikhaylo Mudryk and Viktor Tsyhankov certainly capable of creating some danger. The issue, though, is that England are solid defensively, as proven by their one conceded goal in the four UEFA 2024 Euro qualifying games so far.
Besides, the Ukranians will barely get the ball on Saturday – they had 38% possession in the match at Wembley Stadium, and our Ukraine vs England tips count on the situation repeating on Saturday.
Even if England fail to score, the chances of Ukraine getting on the scoreboard look rather slim, so William Hill offers 1.70 odds on this event.
Handicap England -1 Goal
To put it simply, this part of our Ukraine vs England tips suggests that The Three Lions will win the match by at least two goals, with William Hill’s odds on this standing at 2.15. Of course, this is a bit on the riskier side but the difference in class is evident enough to expect the Three Lions to put at least two goals past Ukraine again.
We’ve mentioned above that the English team is stacked in attack, but to further illustrate that point, it bears reminding that they’ve scored 15 goals in just four matches. Especially impressive have been Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka with five and four goals respectively. They even scored twice past Euro 2020 champions Italy away from home. It is rather unlikely that Ukraine will keep Gareth Southgate’s men at bay for the full 90 minutes, and it may well be that there’s another 2-0 win for England waiting to happen.
Please remember to always gamble responsibly, our Ukraine vs England tips are mere suggestions and not a call to action. Always rely on your own judgement first and foremost.