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Euro 2012 Betting Tips: Who Will Win Ukraine vs. Sweden Match?

Soccer Betting Tips for Euro 2012: Expect More Offense In Group D Finale: Ukraine vs. Sweden Euro 2012 is expected to be one of the more interesting and entertaining fixtures on the slate, as both of these teams have the ability to really light it up, especially in the second halves of duels on the pitch. On Monday afternoon in Ukraine though, it will be the second host nation that is under the most scrutiny, as this is a fixture that the team really has to win, one would think, if it wanted to get out of Group D and into the quarterfinals.

Expect to see both of these teams going for broke, and for good reason on Monday. The best case scenario for the match earlier in the day might be for France to beat England. At that point, Sweden will have a shot to essentially finish the Three Lions off in the next match that the two will play on Friday, and if that is the case for Ukraine, England might have absolutely squat left to play for when push comes to shove on the final match day of the group. That being said, whichever team is the loser of this one knows that it is going to be a tough, uphill battle for either one to get into the second round, and a draw ultimately might not do much for either squad either.

Ukraine vs. Sweden Schedule and Match Information
Ukraine vs. Sweden Match Date/Time: Monday, June 11th, 2:45 p.m. (ET)
Ukraine vs. Sweden Stadium: Kiev Olympic Stadium
Ukraine vs. Sweden on TV: ESPN, ESPN3.com, ESPN Deportes
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Ukraine vs. Sweden Match Odds: Ukraine pk (-120)
Ukraine vs. Sweden Betting Line Total: 2 (Over -135)

Obviously the first thing that comes to mind when you’re talking about these two teams is the ability to score goals. And of course, when you’re talking about goals, you’re talking about Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the Swedes and Andriy Shevchenko for the Ukrainians. Shevchenko isn’t going to be in the lineup at the start of this match in all likelihood, but if that turns out to be the case, he is likely going to come on as a sub, especially if his team needs some extra offensive firepower after halftime. Ibrahimovic on the other hand, will almost surely be going the whole 90 minutes, and he is always a threat to score for his country when he is on the field.

Defensively, there isn’t a heck of a lot to like on either of these teams. There isn’t a goalie for one of the world’s best on either side, and that has to be worrisome, especially knowing just how many net minders have struggled and struggled mightily over the course of the first few days of Euro 2012. Remember that both Shay Given for Ireland and Petr Cech for the Czech Republic, both of which play their club soccer at one of the highest levels of the sport in the English Premier League ,combined to allow seven goals between them in their opening matches. More goals for sure could have hit the board for Poland, Greece, Spain, and Italy as well, and had shots ended up on target, more goals would be flying in.

Ukraine vs. Sweden Match Preview & Analysis: This is just one of these games where we are convinced that both sides are scoring. Neither one of these defenses is anywhere near quality of any sort, and both offenses have a heck of a lot of strikers and attacking midfielders that have been at the top of their game at this level. In the end, we expect to see plenty of goals – at least three for sure. And, we wouldn’t be all that surprised if this turns out to be one of the highest scoring fixtures of the tournament, especially knowing that Ukraine has been playing these 3-2 games (and the likes) a ton over the course of its friendlies leading up to this fixture.

Ukraine vs. Sweden Punting Tip: Ukraine/Sweden Over 2 (4/5) @ BetOnline Sportsbook

Ukraine vs. Sweden Score Prediction: Ukraine 3 – Sweden 3

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