Ukraine vs. England 7/3/21 Euro Cup 2021 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Ukraine and England are facing off at Stadio Olimpico in the Quarterfinals of the Euro Cup 2021. After barely qualifying for the Round of 16, Ukraine has had a fantastic game against Sweden, and they are deservedly in the quarterfinals. England is still without a conceded goal in this tournament, and they are a massive favorite in this match.

Ukraine has scored 6 goals while conceding also 6 goals, and they have had a decent tournament so far. This quarterfinals is the farthest Ukraine has even gone in a major tournament, and they will not go home without a fired bullet. In their game against Sweden, Ukraine has had 54% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 86% of the correct passes. It was a good game on both ends for Ukraine, and they have had many good chances, but as the regular time ended in a 1-1 draw, Ukraine has scored a goal just 30 seconds before the end of overtime, and they have won that match 2-1. Yarmolenko and Yaremchuk are the leading goalscorers for Ukraine with 2 goals each, while Yarmolenko also added 2 assists. Popov and Besedin are injured, while Zubkov is still questionable. Ukraine is a good and scrappy team, and they will not just roll over in this match despite playing one of the best teams in this tournament.

England has beaten Germany in the Round of 16, and that was their first game where they scored more than 1 goal, but it was still tough. England has had 46% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. For the majority of the match, England was without an idea in the attacking end, and Germany was actually playing better, but with a solid defense, England was able to defend, and they were able to score 2 goals in the late second half. The good news for England is that Kane is finally on the score sheet, and that could have a massive impact on this game against Ukraine. Sterling is the leading goalscorer for England with 3 goals so far. Grealish has added 2 assists. Chilwell and Mount are still in quarantine, and they will miss this game. My problem with England is they don’t get a lot of output from players other than Sterling, and if Ukraine will be able to play tight defense on him, England could be in trouble. The good news for England is they have a ton of depth and quality on both ends, and I think they are in good mood ahead of this match.

England is undefeated in their last 10 games, and it’s clear they are the better team here, but Ukraine can be a real threat. There are some fantastic players in this Ukrainian team, they can score goals, and I think England might be getting too cocky. I still think England will qualify, but I will take the goals.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick:Over 2.5 +100