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Where To Put Your Money: England vs Ukraine

England v Ukraine (7.45pm KO, Live on ITV1)

England go into the game knowing that a draw will be good enough to book  them a place in the quarter-finals, and that outcome is a 3.4 shot with Boylesports.

The Three Lions can be backed at a top priced 2.25 with Paddy  Power to do it in style with a victory, while Ukraine are 3.7 shots in a  game which they must go through to the last 8 at the expense of Roy Hodgson’s  men.

The co-hosts will be fired up beyond belief and it’s going to be no  cake-walk for England if they defend like they did in their 3-2 win over  Sweden.

The good news however is that striker Wayne Rooney is set to be named in  England’s starting XI, having served his two-match suspension .

The Manchester United striker is likely to replace Liverpool’s Andy  Carroll, who scored the opening goal in the 3-2 win over Sweden.

Rooney is fresh and hungry to get stuck in, and it’s easy to see him  getting on the scoresheet given that the Ukraine defence has looked vulnerable  to say the least.

He is 6.5 chance with bet365 to score  first, and that certainly looks a decent price as does the 2.6 with the same  firm for him to net anytime.

His United team mate Danny Welbeck, who scored a sublime back-heel winner  in their 3-2 win over Sweden, is an 8.5 shot to carry on where he left off and  bag the opener with Paddy  Power and 3.5 with the Irish firm in their anytime market.

Theo Walcott, who scored the second goal against the Swedes, is doubtful to  make the line-up suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury in training on  Sunday but his absence is nothing compared to the possibility that Andriy  Shevchenko may miss the match for Ukraine.

The 35-year-old striker is struggling with a left knee problem sustained in  the 2-1 win over Sweden and team doctor Leonid Myronov says the former Chelsea  striker has a “50-50 chance” of featuring.

He is the major weapon in their side, and in his absence it’s hard to see  Ukraine providing any real threat upfront.

If he doesn’t start then England really should be good enough to win this  comfortably, and the 2.25 on offer with Paddy  Power would look very generous.

I think, whether he starts or not, that they will emerge victorious and  fancy them to win either 2-0 or 2-1.

The former is an 11 chance with bet365, Betfred and Paddy  Power while the latter is a 9 chance with the same trio of  firms.



  1. . says:

    fuck the bookies keep yer money in the family

  2. CedarsDevil says:

    To answer the question eh?? Up Admin’s ass!!!

  3. Rai says:

    Shit thread. Although I have put money on the game being a draw at half time and for Ukraine to win :)

  4. CedarsDevil says:


    You’re full of bollocks mate, traitor of the highest order………….Wazza to smash a brace, just wide of the mark may I add!!! ha ha ha…………. Wee Roy to get back and manage Watford after this piss take!!

  5. Jeet says:

    Presenting our very own midfield bruiser, the guy to put the fear of God in ya-fucking-ya, and what’s more he’s Red to the core – the one and only 6’4 Cedars!!!

  6. YES,WE'RE UNITED!! says:

    Ha ha.3 chelsea stuff has broken their ucl trophy & have been sacked.source daily mail.YOU JUST CAN’T BUY CLASS

  7. Bobby Charlton's combover says:

    I bet a fiver I won’t be betting on this game.

    England to win or draw again playing mediocre stuff against medicore opposition. Ukraine will be up for it being the host nation but England have that bit more than them and should get a draw at least.

  8. Indian Devil says:

    England will be out to park the bus and it will be goalless till the 75th minute, Voronin to score in the last 15 minutes.

  9. Indian Devil says:

    [b]To answer the question eh?? Up Admin’s ass!!![/b] :shock: :shock:

    :lol: :lol:

  10. PeteyRedRed says:

    Have we signed Ronaldo again yet? :D

  11. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    Have we signed Cedars yet?

  12. Redbilly says:

    Ahhhhh is there a game tonight?.

  13. Redbilly says:

    Pity England didn’t choke on Greece, would would have cheered me right up.

  14. mancdub says:

    Indian devil
    England don’t have a bus to park.
    I think they’ll win but it won’t be comfortable.
    The defending against Sweden was awful.

  15. Brigadier19 says:

    I save my money,
    England go through,
    I buy Italy shirt,
    For match up at weekend,
    But need printing,
    Forza Brigadier.

  16. Bobby Charlton's combover says:

    What’s the story with Fryers? Is it another promising young player that’s not staying because we’re too mean? 1500 quid a week is a lot for any of us but in the crazy world of football it’s very little – way less than pogba or morrison are earning.

  17. United Till I Die says:

    I’ll be tuning in for the match but SOD betting on England you’d be safer juggling fire while blindfolded. Just watching the lions “battle” for a dodgy 1-0 over Uzbekistan is enough to raise blood pressure, so you’d have to be a masochist or loaded (or both) to throw money after this pile of shite. But if you must gamble, ffs follow the example of the Royals and back the Germans!

    With that shoddy inexplicable defence leaking soft goals I wouldn’t be surprised if England didn’t qualify thanks to a late goal for Ukraine making it 2-1 or 3-2. Its really not that far fetched, is it?

  18. mancdub says:

    I bought my first house for 18k.
    15k is plenty for a kid thats done nothing yet.

  19. Jeet says:

    Sorry, but “1500 quid is a lot of money” arguement doesnt hold water for me. It’s a lot of money for you and me, but why should he benchmark himself against you and me? He would benchmark himself against what other youngsters are getting without having “done anything”. I personally don’t know what those benchmarks are, but if we are offering salaries that simply aren’t competitive (without being mercenary) then obviously players will leave.

  20. Bobby Charlton's combover says:

    Thats what I mean Jeet – it’s a lot of money for us but it’s comparatively peanuts for a promising 19 year old. It sounds almost ridiculously low.

  21. Jeet says:

    I’ve a feeling someone missed a zero in there – probably 15k, which would be pretty competitive wouldnt it?

  22. WillieRedNut says:

    We’re too mean? ;) These young lads are treated like kings! Anyway, I wouldn’t speculate on what we might be offering Fryers. The media spin things to sell their papers. I’ll wait for Fergie tell me why Fryers and Pogba didn’t want to sign new deals. I can see the argument for Pogba wanting to leave United. Fryers is a different story. I’m sure the truth will out in the end….

  23. parryheid says:

    Fifteen hunner quid a week at eighteen ? That’s a load of dough

  24. Costas says:


  25. Jay says:

    Fryers wants more money to compete with Man City player Wabara who seems to have more money than him but has not played any games.

  26. Indian Devil says:

    @mancdub – Let’s see mate, I am sure England will play ultra defensive today :wink:

  27. Bobby Charlton's combover says:

    You could be right Jeet – might be a zero missing there.
    Still though, no point nurturing talent if your not going to cough up the dough to keep them
    assuming they’re good enough.

  28. veek says:

    dafuq is this post doing here, this is a MAN UNITED blog not an Ingurland one.


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