Another Step Towards the Final for England?

England are only a couple of wins away from reaching the Euro 2020 final. They travel to Rome to take on Ukraine for a place in the last four against either Denmark or the Czech Republic. Let’s look ahead to the match and the best betting odds.

England had that big win over Germany on Tuesday, but the result was more thrilling than the match. A win is a win though but that win over the Germans (not a patch on sides of the past) has to be forgotten though.

Euro 96 saw England get a great win at Wembley over the Netherlands and the fans went crazy. Then they lost to Germany and more years of hurt have followed. The bookies have England as favourites to win Euro 2020. William Hill have them at 2/1 ahead of Spain, Belgium and Italy. Seems like they are scared of people who are betting with their hearts not their heads.

The draw has opened up well for England. Talk about an unbalanced draw and the defeat of the Netherlands to the Czech Republic has helped England. Matches still have to be won though, starting with this game against Ukraine.

England have only ever lost once to their opponents and that was an away game 11 years ago. Raheem Sterling scored again on Tuesday, making it three goals in four games. He’s 21/10 at Betfair to score in this game. Each of his three goals have broken the deadlock, you can get 5/1 at Bet365 on him again getting the first goal.

Harry Kane finally got on the scoresheet when scoring the second goal against the Germans. What would have been the headlines if he hadn’t scored? The hope is that the goal will boost his confidence and he’ll start playing more like his old self. He’s 10/11 at Paddy Power to score in this match and they give odds of 13/5 on him getting the first goal.

England are yet to concede a goal at Euro 2020. Jason Pickford has been improving as the tournament has progressed. There’s still that niggling feeling that a mistake is just around the corner, let’s hope not. You can get odds of 4/5 at Betfred on an England clean sheet.

Ukraine are in the last eight despite having lost twice at Euro 2020. They lost to the Netherlands 3-2, beat North Macedonia 2-1 and then lost 1-0 to Austria. The last sixteen saw them get a last gasp winner over Sweden, so all four teams played are no longer in the tournament.

Over 90 minutes, Ukraine have only won three of their last 13 matches. A couple of those were home wins in friendlies over Northern Ireland and Cyprus. Yet here they are in the last eight at Euro 2020, can they possibly get to the semi-finals? Yarmolenko has been a threat for them with two goals so far. West Ham fans must be hoping he can play more games for them next season. He’s 9/2 at 888sport to score in this game. The same bookies have Ukraine at 31/4 to win in 90 minutes.

England are the clear pick on form. It’s just a worry that they don’t score enough goals and only two players have scored. A bet on England to win with under 2.5 goals has odds of 2/1 at Betway. That bet would have been a winner in the last five games England have won.