Every passing game feels that England is a team of destiny. If England can surpass Ukraine, their home stadium at Wembley Stadium in London will host the semi-finals and finals.
However, if the Three Lions face any adversity, the same expectations may put pressure on them. Although a 2-0 victory over Germany will turn some doubters into believers, there is still a fragile atmosphere in the England of coach Gareth Southgate. This is largely due to the history of failing to reach in the main games, but there are also people who question whether the British are too conservative and cautious in considering the talents on the list.
Another dynamic in the quarter-finals: England will not play in front of the Wembley audience as they did in the first four games.The quarter-finals against Ukraine will be held in Rome without travel English support Quarantine rules for British travelers Enforced by the Italian government.
The Ukrainian team does not have such a complex. They are playing house money after being promoted to make history in the group stage. Despite losing both in the group stage, it used a red card from Sweden in the 16th round to continue to unexpectedly enter the elite quarterfinals of the game.
Ukrainian legend and manager Andrei Shevchenko’s charisma and swaggering charm made his team believe that this will cause anxiety again. Just a few weeks ago, the Ukrainians drew 1-1 with France in the World Cup qualifiers.
How to watch England vs. Ukraine
- date: on Saturday. July 3
- time: 3 p.m. EST
- TV channel: ABC
- Spanish TV: Univision, TUDN
- stream media: Fubo TV, ESPN app, ESPN3, TUDN.tv
The quarterfinals will be broadcast in English on ABC and in Spanish on Univision and TUDN.Both networks can be streamed fuboTV (7-day free trial).
England-Ukraine starting lineup
Gareth Southgate returned to the team’s 4-3-3 formation after sending three central defenders in the round of 16 to match Germany’s tactical setup. Ukraine, like Germany, will also send three defenders.
After a recent move to Manchester United, Sancho will lead Phil Foden. Chelsea’s Mason Mount also returned to the starting lineup after missing the German game because he, as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case, missed the time to practice self-isolation.
Southgate praised the Ukrainian front line before the game, and team captain Andrei Yarmolenko returned to health in the final game. A torn knee ligament in a terrible tackle caused the Swedish team to receive a red card in the 16th round. The Ukrainian did not have forward Artem Bessedin.
Ukraine (5-2-3, from left to right): 1-Bushchan-17-Zinchenko, 22-Matviyenko, 4-Kryvtsov, 13-Zbarnyi, 21-Karavaev-5-Sydorchuk, 6-Stepanenko-10-Shaparenko, 9-Yaremchuk, 7-Yarmolen
England (4-3-3, left to right): 1-Pickford-3-Shaw, 6-Maguire, 5-Stone, 2-Walker-19-Mount, 4-Rice, 14-Phillips-10-GB, 17- Sancho, 9-Kane
England vs Ukraine: odds and predictions
This will be closer than many people expected.
England played against Ukraine in the 2012 European Cup (1-0 victory), and the Three Lions have a 4-1-2 record against Ukraine in history. The last two matches were during the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, and both matches were tied.
England were eliminated four times in a row at the beginning of the game, but it is worth noting that the expected number of goals in these four games is actually 2.9. We will see if they can align with the Ukrainian team with forwards who can create opportunities.
Ukraine is likely to be the first team to score a goal against England (Ukraine scored six goals in four games), which will make two specific props attractive: two teams score The ball and England won the two teams to score.
After that, it boiled down to England’s edge of victory. If you think this may be more than just a goal, then considering the risk/reward, the England -1.25 Asian handicap should be an interesting game.
prophecy: England 2, Ukraine 1
Odds provided by DraftKings
- England win (90 minutes): -215
- England advancement: -500
- Lucky draw (90 minutes): +330
- Ukraine wins (90 minutes): +700
- Ukraine advances:+385
- Two teams score: +130
- England won, the two teams scored: +300
- England -1.25 Asian Handicap: +110
- Ukraine +1.25 Asian Handicap: -127