The Three Lions continue their potential qualification road to Euro 2024 and these England vs. Ukraine predictions give the latest insight on Gareth Southgate’s plans. England are looking to put their 2022 World Cup disappointment behind them, as Ukraine look to challenge for a tournament spot.
England vs. Ukraine odds
1 – England to win – 1/3
2 – Over 2.5 goals scored – 7/10
3 – Both teams not to score – 7/10
4 – Harry Kane to score anytime – 4/6
5 – England to win 3-0 – 13/2
England’s form in 2022 can be split into a poor pre-World Cup streak of results, ahead of travelling to Qatar, before a solid quarterfinal exit and just one defeat in the Middle East.
However, they will be looking to get back to some positivity in 2023, as Southgate aims for a fourth major tournament during his time in charge.
The Three Lions are likely to battle it out with Italy for top spot in Group C, with Ukraine potentially in a position to cause an upset further down the road.
At Wembley, England have been very strong under Southgate and they are unbeaten in their last 16 games in the capital. That bodes well for a routine win over Ukraine this weekend.
Within that run of Wembley consistency, England scored eight goals in three games at the home stadium in 2022, and they have only failed to score over 2.5 goals at the ground on one occasion since June 2021.
They have also improved defensively in recent games with only three goals conceded from open play in five World Cup matches at the end of 2022.
That makes this one look relatively straightforward and, while it will not be the end of Ukraine’s campaign, it should put Southgate’s side on a strong early footing to reach Euro 2024.
Harry Kane may be able to make history in this game, on the back of scoring five goals for England in the last 12 months, as he closes in on the all-time goal scoring record with the national team.
Kane is currently level with Wayne Rooney on 53 and this could be a crucial night for the Tottenham striker if he can lead England to a win.
How to stream England vs. Ukraine
You can watch England vs. Ukraine live on Sunday evening on Channel 4.
England vs. Ukraine last five matches
England last five matches
Ukraine last five matches
Ukraine 0-0 Scotland
Ukraine 1-1 Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland 0-1 Ukraine
Armenia 0-5 Ukraine
Scotland 3-0 Ukraine
England top scorers
Ukraine top goalscorers
England vs. Ukraine line-ups
England (4-3-3): Pickford; Trippier, Guehi, Maguire, Chilwel; Phillips, Gallagher, Bellingham; Foden, Kane, Grealish
Ukraine (4-3-3): Lunin; Karavayev, Matviyenko, Zabarnyi, Mykolenko; Malinovskyi, Stepanenko, Zinchenko; Yarmolenko, Dovbyk, Mudryk
England team news
Southgate is likely to rotate his starting team, to keep his options fresh, on the back of a busy week. Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi and Chelsea star Conor Gallagher could be amongst those changes. But Kane is likely to start, with Ivan Toney an option from the bench.
Ukraine team news
Ukraine’s squad will have plenty of recognisable names, with three Premier League stars set to start, including Vitaliy Mykolenko, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Mykhailo Mudryk. Interim boss Ruslan Rotan will be hoping to keep their qualification hopes on track.