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Graham Ruthven previews the Euro 2020 game between Sweden and Ukraine

Sweden vs. Ukraine Prediction: EURO 2020 Odds & Picks

On the face of things, this is the weakest of the eight round of 16 match-up at Euro 2020, but this could add a layer of intrigue to this tie. Indeed, both Sweden and Ukraine will view this as a winnable match and a favourable route into the quarter finals of the tournament, but which team will come out on top?

Sweden came into Euro 2020 having made the final eight of the 2018 World Cup and Janne Andersson’s side look to have carried that momentum forward. Ukraine, on the other hand, were somewhat fortunate to escape Group C on just three points. Here are some tips and predictions for Sweden v Ukraine on Tuesday June 29.

Sweden vs. Ukraine Prediction

When: June 29

Where: Glasgow, Scotland

Time: 3pm ET

Odds: Sweden +145, Draw +215, Ukraine +230 View the full odds for the game here. 

Until their final group game against Poland, Sweden’s success at Euro 2020 had been built on solid defensive foundations. Andersson’s team kept a clean sheet in each of the first two matches they played at the tournament, succeeding in stopping Spain from finding the back of the net in a 0-0 draw.

That defensive resolution vanished in the second half against Poland as Sweden allowed a 2-0 lead to slip. However, they had enough about them in an attacking sense to score a third goal and clinch top spot in Group E. This demonstrated another side to the team Andersson has built. They are capable at both ends of the pitch.

Ukraine had a very difference experience in their final group game as they produced a limbless display in a 1-0 defeat to Austria. Until then, Andriy Shevchenko’s side had been an entertaining and exhilarating watch, but Austria showed how to cut the supply lines to the likes of Roman Yaremchuk and Ruslan Malinovskiy.

Alexander Isak has yet to score his first goal at Euro 2020, but has looked dangerous in every game he has played. Andersson, however, has a decision to make on who should partner the Real Sociedad frontman - Marcus Berg has been wasteful while Dejan Kulusevski is still recovering from an injury.

If Ukraine can harness their attackers like they did in the games against the Netherlands and North Macedonia, they could give Sweden problems. However, their inconsistency could prove to be a factor. Sweden, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their last eight games and look more comfortable in their own skin at this moment.

1u - Back Extra Time Yes @ +500

0.5 - Back Alexander Isak Anytime Goalscorer @ +250

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Graham Ruthven is a soccer writer and tipster who has written for the New York Times, Guardian, Eurosport and others.


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