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England vs Ukraine betting tips: Euro 2024 qualifier preview, predictions, team news and odds

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Match preview

After a statement victory at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Thursday night, will England pull clear at the top of Group C?

On matchday one, Gareth Southgate’s side beat Italy 2-1 in Naples, with both goals coming in the first half.

Declan Rice prodding home, before Harry Kane converted a penalty that made him England’s record goal-scorer of all time.

Here, the Three Lions face the other side likely to contend for a top two spot, meaning another victory would put them in a very healthy position already.

Ukraine meanwhile commence their qualification campaign here, seeking reach a fourth successive Euros.

The Blue and Yellows narrowly missed out on a place in Qatar, beaten in the play-off final by Wales, so are doubly determined to be flying their flag in Germany next year.

They did leave Wembley with a point when they last visited for a qualifier 11 years ago but, much more recently, England smashed Ukraine 4-0 in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.

A relatively comfortable home win is expected.

England team news

Luke Shaw’s red card on Thursday means he’s suspended, with Ben Chilwell likely to come in.

Kalvin Phillips lack of minutes at Manchester City means he’s unlikely to do two 90 minutes in four days.

If Gareth Southgate does rotate a bit, Kieran Trippier, Jordan Henderson, who’s been unwell this week and Phil Foden could come in.

Ivan Toney will be desperate for his senior international debut, having been an unused substitute three times.

Ukraine team news

Ruslan Rotan’s side faced Brentford B in a friendly at Plough Lane on Thursday, with all the big guns set to return for this one.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is deployed at left-back by Premier League-leaders Arsenal, but you’ll find him as a number ten at international level.

Other familiar faces are Everton’s Vitaliy Mykolenko, captain Andriy Yarmolenko, once of West Ham, and Mykhailo Mudryk who joined Chelsea in January.

Real Madrid’s number two Andriy Lunin is set to win his tenth cap in goal, after Andriy Pyatov retired.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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