Boosted by Danny Welbeck’s late leveller, which secured them a 1-1 draw against tournament favourites Spain, England’s Under-21s are odds-on at 17/20 (William Hill) to register a victory in their second game of the European Championship, as they take on Ukraine.
Coral post 5/2 against Stuart Pearce’s men sharing the spoils again but they showed enough spirit and craft, particularly in the second half, against the Spanish, to suggest that they should collect a maximum haul in Herning.
Nevertheless, Ukraine looked sharp albeit in defeat against Czech Republic and they’re strong enough to ensure it’s a close affair. Bet365’s quote of 13/5 for England to come out on top by a one-goal margin therefore stands out and for more ambitious punters, a 2-1 success is on offer at 15/2 with .
Welbeck meanwhile, is 13/2 (William Hill) to follow up Sunday’s equaliser with the opener in this one but Daniel Sturridge is considered more of a goal threat, he’s 9/2 at Betfred to break the deadlock.
Spain remain favourites to lift the trophy and they’re also odds-on at 4/5 with Stan James to see off the Czech Republic in Viborg. However, the Czech’s impressed as Borek Dockal’s brace fired them to a 2-1 victory against Ukraine and Jakub Dovalil’s charges also went through qualification for the tournament unbeaten so they’re far too strong to be written off in this one, which is tougher to call than the odds suggest.
A draw (14/5, bet365) isn’t out of the question but it’s a fixture that punters should be wary of.
England to beat Ukraine by a one-goal margin – 13/5 (bet365)