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Ukraine v England


Ukraine v England

World Cup Qualifier, Group H
7.45pm, ITV


My coin flip landed on the right side with Nadal last night against an unusually subdued Djokovic who failed to take his chances and crumbled completely in the fourth set. Apart from the superb 53 shot rally it won’t go down as a vintage final in my book.

Many will also argue the vital Group H World Cup qualifier tonight between Ukraine v England is also a coin flip.

If England are to qualify automatically then it’s a must win game but they will face a partisan 70,000 crowd and an in form Ukrainian team when then play them at 7.45pm tonight.

The head to head records favour England:

Sep 2012 World Cup England 1-1 Ukraine
Jun 2012 Euro Championships England 1-0 Ukraine
Oct 2009 World Cup Ukraine 1-0 England
Apr 2009 World Cup England 2-1 Ukraine
Aug 2004 International England 3-0 Ukraine
May 2000 International England 2-0 Ukraine

Ukraine are unbeaten in their last six games and are only one point behind England so there will be plenty for both teams to play for at the Olympic Stadium.

Roy Hodgson has several injury worries to contend with.

Rooney misses the match due to a head injury and Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge are also unavailable.

Hodgson said he would make one change to the side that beat Moldova 4-0, with midfielder James Milner likely to replace banned striker Danny Welbeck.

He also confirmed Frank Lampard will earn his 100th cap in the match.

The match is being played in front of a 70,000 crowd in the Olympic Stadium.

It should be a lively affair and on Star Sports I’m taking both teams to score at around evens – with a cover ‘insurance’ bet of 0-0 on the correct score market at around 7/1.

(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)
8 points win BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE (Ukraine v England)
2 points 0-0 correct score (Ukraine v England)