Monday, August 15, 2022

Sweden 7/5 to beat Ukraine in Tuesday’s European Championship showdown

Competition: European Championships

Market: Sweden win

Odds: 7/5 @ 888sport

With a spot in the quarter-finals of this year’s European Championships up for grabs on Tuesday night, Sweden will face off against Ukraine at Hampden this week.

Starting with The Swedes, managing to open up this summer’s delayed European Championships with an eye-catching 0-0 stalemate against former world champions Spain, the mood in Sweden’s camp should be at a real high. Building off of that 1-0 victory against Slovakia on June 18th, The Yellows wrapped up their Group E campaign in some style. Signing off their run with an action-packed 3-2 victory against Poland in Saint Petersburg last week, Head Coach Janne Andersson also saw his side book their knockout spot as Group E winners. Impressing many across the continent and receiving a string of praise in doing so, Sweden find themselves enjoying what has been a stellar purple patch since opening 2021. Including an impressive run in March’s World Cup qualifiers, The Yellows are unbeaten in each of their last eight matchups across all formats, collecting seven wins.

As for Ukraine, although Andriy Shevchenko’s side might have managed to scrape their way to the knockout stage, they are a nation that have really failed to find top gear with much stability. Despite trying to mount what would have been a stellar comeback against Holland earlier in the month in their opening contest this summer, the former AC Milan icon saw his side lose two of their three Group C contests. Signing off their run with a sluggish 1-0 loss against Austria in Budapest on June 21st, Ukraine have shown a host of issues over the past nine months. With that famous win against Spain back in October looking to have been just a minor bounce, Shevchenko’s squad have won just a trio of their last 12 matchups across all formats. Facing what could be a tough trip to Hampden on Tuesday night, we’re backing a Sweden win here.

Bet: Sweden 7/5 to beat Ukraine in Tuesday’s European Championship showdown @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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