Ukraine v England Preview

September 8, 2013 | By

2013 Premier League Asia Trophy Free Bets No Deposit Required International World Cup Qualification action on Tuesday Night comes from The Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex featuring hosts Ukraine taking on England.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on ITV 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 19:45pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Ukraine v England Preview, 2014 World Cup Qualification, Tuesday 10th September 2013

A very exciting game in prospect Tuesday night in Kiev and one that will go a long way to deciding which of these two nation’s will be going to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil next summer.

The Ukraine head into this game on 14pts after smashing nine goals past San Marino on Friday night, but with having Poland and San Marino left to play in their final two games after this one against England, manager Mikhail Fomenko will be fully aware that if his side can secure at least a point from this game on Tuesday night then qualification to the Finals will be within touching distance for his side.

England head into the game on the back of a very good performance against Moldova in which they were comfortable 4-0 winners at Wembley Stadium and manager Roy Hodgson will have been extremely happy with his sides performance during this qualification stage so far as his side still remains unbeaten.

This game on Tuesday night is crucial to England’s chances of gaining that automatic qualification place to the Finals next summer as with both of their remaining two games at Wembley Stadium against Montenegro and Poland, England will certainly be in the driving seat to secure qualification if they don’t lose against the Ukraine.

Ukraine v England Team News

Ukraine Team News:

No fresh injury problems or suspensions for manager Mikhail Fomenko to worry about, so expect to see the same starting eleven that trounced San Marino 9-0 on Friday night. Midfielder Oleg Gusev and striker Andriy Yarmolenko are The Ukraine’s top goal scorers with 24 between them and the main two player that the England defense will have to0 worry most about.

England Team News:

No Wayne Rooney, no Daniel Sturridge and now no Danny Welbeck and the options up front just keep on getting smaller and smaller for the England manager Roy Hodgson. Some are suggesting that Jermaine Defoe will come into replace Welbeck, but with the Tottenham Hotspur striker not really having secured a starting place with his club this season it looks more likely that James Milner (not International standard by any shape of means in my opinion) will be the choice come Tuesday night.

Ukraine v England Head to Head Statistics

11/09/12 WQE England – Ukraine
1 : 1
19/06/12 EUC England – Ukraine
1 : 0
10/10/09 WQE Ukraine – England 1 : 0
01/04/09 WQE England – Ukraine 2 : 1
17/08/04 FRI England – Ukraine 2 : 0

Who Has The Advantage?

Tuesday night’s game from the The Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex in Kiev will become the 7th meeting between the two countries over the years. From those previous six matches, The Ukraine have won just one match, England have won four matches and the remaining two games finished all square.

The last five recent meetings has seen The Ukraine win none, England win three and the remaining game which was the last game played between the two sides finishing all square after Frank Lampard saved Roy Hodgson’s blushes at Wembley Stadium late on by scoring his penalty.

Average Goals Per Game?

12 goals have been scored in the previous six matches which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.00 which suggests that we could see one or two goals scored come Tuesday night in Kiev.

Ukraine v England Recent Form

Ukraine: W D W W W

England: D D D W W

The Ukraine have a strong advantage on the recent form having won four of their last five games. England have managed to win just two of their last five games. Both sides have also remained unbeaten during these matches.

Ukraine v England Match Betting Odds Market.

Ukraine have been playing some excellent football recently and their 9-0 demolition of San Marino just shows the kind of form the side is in at the moment, so it has surprised me to see the online bookmakers going a best price of 15/8 with Ladbrokes (£30 Free Bets for New Customers) as I would of thought that with home advantage, the hosts would of been the favourites to win this game on Tuesday night.

The Draw has only happened twice in the previous six games, but with both sides desperate not to lose this game we could see both having to be happy with sharing the points come the full time whistle and this can be backed at a current best price of 9/4 with Sky Bet (£10 Free Bets No Deposit Required for New Customers).

England have been made the favourites to win this game with the online bookmakers at a current best price of 7/4 with Stan James (£10 Free Bets for New Customers) which does come as a huge surprise considering they are the away side and will be missing a number of key players for this important game on Tuesday night.

Ukraine v England Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

A very difficult game to be confident in predicting a clear winner from as defeat for either side here could see any hopes of being involved in next summers World Cup become almost an impossible task to achieve with just two games remaining.

A draw would probably be a result that both managers would settle for before the game as The Ukraine can at least secure second position in the group table above Montenegro if England manage to beat them on the 10th of October next month.

However, with The Ukraine having pretty much a full strength squad to choose from and having been extremely impressive in their previous game against England at Wembley Stadium where they were very unlucky not to win the game, everything to me points for a home victory here.

England have a number of casualties for this game and things were made even worse on Friday night when Danny Welbeck received a harsh yellow card from the referee for kicking the ball away after the whistle had gone which now has him suspended from taking part in this match and manager Roy Hodgson does need things to go his way on Tuesday night with a make shift side if they are to have any chance of winning this game.

The goal stats suggest only one or two goals to be scored during this one which sounds about right considering what is on the line for both sides, so the goals markets could be a sensible play here, but I fancy The Ukraine to just edge this game on Tuesday night by the odd goal as England still look very weak at the back at times during their games and The Ukraine have both the speed and strength to open them up.

The Verdict

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