The Ukraine national team should receive a warm welcome at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday, but England won't show mercy in the 2024 UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifying match. The Three Lions aim to get back to the final, where they lost to Italy at Euro 2020. They avenged that loss with a 2-1 victory over the Italians in their UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifying opener on Thursday. That put them in control of Group C, and now they face a Ukraine team that hasn't played since September. The last meeting between the teams came in the quarterfinals at Euro 2020, a 4-0 England victory in Rome.
Kickoff on Sunday is set for noon ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists England as -420 favorites (risk $420 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, 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 -420, Ukraine +1200, Draw +430
- England: The Three Lions 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 one of the world's best teams, ranked fifth in the FIFA rankings and loaded with Premier League stars. Ukraine have talent in some spots but rank 26th in the world. England dominated the last meeting, putting six of their 10 shots on target while allowing just two on net. Harry Kane scored twice, and fellow EPL standouts Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson also had goals. Kane just became England's all-time leading scorer, surpassing Wayne Rooney with his 54th goal on Thursday. He is second in the EPL with 21 this season.
Kane can be joined in attack by the likes of Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and Bukayo Saka. The midfield is equally stacked, with Henderson, Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice, who scored the other goal Thursday, among the leaders. Saka is second in the Premier League with 10 assists for Arsenal and is tied for first with 21 goal-creating actions. Maguire anchors the defense alongside John Stones, and Jordan Pickford guards the net. Pickford is third in the EPL in saves and has 24 clean sheets and a 79.6 save percentage in 50 matches with 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 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.