by Laura Moffat on July 2, 2021

Ukraine vs England – Betting Tips and Overview

On 3 July at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, two teams will meet, which have already exceeded the expectations of many fans. The England national team with Gareth Southgate is approaching their cherished dream, and the Ukraine national team, with Andriy Shevchenko, perfectly showed us how to bring things to the end. This is a really tense encounter and Ukrainian players especially will do whatever it takes to advance to the next stage. So will the English players – they have a perfect chance to win the desired title, that has eluded them for so long. What to expect from the match? We will overview the main details in the article.


The Ukrainian national team got into the quarter-finals finals almost by a miracle. Having started their performance at the tournament with a defeat to the Netherlands (2:3), the Ukrainians beat North Macedonia (2:1) but then lost again in the game with Austria (0:1). Nevertheless, Shevchenko’s side managed to reach the round of 16 thanks to Sweden’s victory over Poland. It was the Swedes who became the next rivals of Ukraine, losing to the yellow-blue ones with a score of 1:2.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is a well-deserved winner of the best player of the match prize, but this will not diminish the role of other players in the least. Of the other heroes of the match against Sweden, it should be noted, first of all, Artem Dovbyk, who scored the winning goal in the extra time.

The Ukrainian national team reached the playoffs only from 3rd place in goal difference and knocked out a strong opponent. Andriy Shevchenko showed how brilliant he is. There is no longer any doubt who will be named coach of the year by all Ukrainian media and sports organizations, and there is no doubt who will receive the prize for the best team of the year. The only question is what the overall result will be.


England opened Euro 2020 with a 1-0 victory over Croatia. In subsequent matches, Southgate’s players beat the Czech Republic (1:0) and Germany (2:0) and also drew with Scotland (0:0).

For England, the match against Germany was also fateful. The British had a lot of unsettled accounts with the Germans, the last one dates back to 2010. No matter how much Gareth Southgate was scolded for his primitive style of play, his team has not yet conceded a single goal, unlike some other giants who boasted of impenetrable defense. Jack Grealish and Luke Shaw played excellently, providing assists to Kane and Sterling. But we should not forget that if Thomas Muller scored against Pickford in a one-on-one situation it is still unknown how the match would have ended.

“It’s Coming Home, It’s Coming Home, It’s Coming” – there was such support three years ago when England reached the semi-finals at the World Cup for the first time since 1990. There is no guarantee that they will make it to this semi-final, but there is no doubt that this will be another match full of strife and intransigence. And maybe also rich in goals.


  • The teams played 7 matches among themselves, as a result of which England have an advantage: 4 wins, 1 defeat, 2 draws;
  • England have an advantage in official games: 2 wins, 1 defeat, 2 draws;
  • The rivals met at Euro in 2012: England won in the group 1:0 thanks to Wayne Rooney’s effective strike;
  • In the last four matches between the teams, under 3 goals were scored;
  • BTTS bet has not been played in three games out of the last four;
  • All four matches of the England national team at Euro 2020 turned out to be under 2.5;
  • England have not conceded a single goal in the tournament yet;
  • The last two matches of the Ukrainian national team at Euro 2020 were under 2.5.

Betting Tips

Fans from Ukraine, England and around the world are waiting for this incredible encounter. Even though England are favorites, we have witnessed numerous sensations during this Euro 2020. As for betting tips, we can predict the following outcomes:

  • England to Win;
  • Under 2.5 goals;
  • Correct Score – 0:1 (England win).

The odds on these selections are offered by 1xBet. In addition to having large odds, the bookmaker also offers a wide variety of bet markets and live betting.

England to Win

I think everything is obvious here that Ukraine are not akin to England. The Ukrainian national team have a lot of injured players after the match against Sweden and have no time to recover. Yet England did not concede goals. Even though a lot of experts and fans are criticizing Southgate for his selections, the manager’s pragmatic style proved to be enough against every team. I think that in this match England will squee their opponent, and give them no obvious chances to score the goal. Jordan Pickford is in fantastic form, as well as Raheem Sterling.

Under 2.5

England are very tightly holding the opponents’ players and do not give them a moment to breathe. Even the Germans were unable to seriously threaten Pickford’s goal. However, England themselves are not very prolific. They are playing solid defensive football, in terms of limiting opponents’ best players. We have seen that in a match against Croatia and the Czech Republic. Had Muller scored in a one-on-one situation, perhaps I would have said different things, but England are in the quarter-finals and I do not expect a lot of goals in this match.

England to Win 1:0

In the past 4 matches including the group stage, England have scored only 4 goals. They are not a prolific team, yet they manage to win the games and achieve the desired result. The game will not be open in my opinion and England will score only a single goal – perhaps in the first half and squeeze the minimum advantage. They already have experience how to hold such advantages, for example against the Czech Republic. While 1:0 is a scary result to hold during the match, England will have no problems.

Are England Finally Ready to Win a Major Title?

England have a perfect opportunity to finally claim the title they have been waiting for. They have a golden squad in every aspect – defense, midfield, offense. While Gareth Southgate may not be the ideal candidate for the job, his results in this tournament proved everyone wrong. If England gets past Ukraine, they will face the winner between Denmark and the Czech Republic, which is possibly a further path to the final. But the British side should be alert and use the awarded opportunities to avoid any complications.


Where will the game take place?

The game will be played on Saturday, July 3. The match will take place at the Olympic Stadium in Rome (Italy).

What was the score when these sides last met?

These sides last met in 2013 (World Cup qualification match), September 10, 2013, in Kyiv at the match ended in a goalless draw – 0:0

Who are the favorites to win?

Bookmakers think that the favorites for this match are England. They have 1.40 on win, while Ukraine have – 8.5.

By Laura Moffat

Laura Moffat

Laura is an active punter herself and enjoys betting on sports with her husband Jack. Both of them love sports. This is why Laura is the perfect addition to the Crypto Betting team as she writes different guides on betting strategies and sports reviews. Laura has knowledge of the most in-depth strategies that some seasoned punters may not have heard about. She even makes and has tests them from scratch alongside her husband. She has written many educational materials on the site based on her experience.

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