Sweden v Ukraine betting tips: Swedes can reach last eight again
Preview and odds for the round-of-16 match
Both teams will be hoping to make the most of a kind draw in the round of 16 as we pick out potential Sweden v Ukraine betting tips.
Sweden were surprise winners of Group E ahead of Spain and have been rewarded with a meeting with Ukraine, who scraped through in third place in Group C.
Tuesday’s match is live on BBC One and kicks off at 8pm at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
Sweden v Ukraine match odds
Sweden looked set to finish as runners-up in their group but Viktor Claesson’s stoppage-time winner in a 3-2 victory over Poland saw them leapfrog Spain.
Sweden had led 2-0 through Emil Forsberg’s double but they were pegged back by Robert Lewandowski’s second-half brace before Krasnodar winger Claesson held his nerve to slot home Sweden’s third in the fourth minute of added time.
It is the first time Sweden have progressed from their group at the Euros since reaching the quarter-finals in 2004 and they are in good form, having gone eight matches unbeaten this year with seven wins.
The only match they failed to win was a goalless draw with Spain and they had only conceded one goal during that run before coming up against Lewandowski.
Ukraine’s only win at Euro 2020 was a 2-1 victory against North Macedonia which came between defeats against Netherlands (3-2) and Austria (1-0).
Boss Andriy Shevchenko admitted after the Austria game: “I think we physically were not ready. It is always difficult for us to play in such a short period of time three games.”
An eight-day break between games should help them improve for the knockout stage and Ukraine can be backed at 9/4 to win in normal time while the match is 2/1 to go to extra time when Sweden are still seen as the more likely winners at 10/1.
Sweden v Ukraine head-to-head
Shevchenko will be on the touchline on Tuesday but was the hero on the pitch when the teams last met.
That was a group game at the European Championship in 2012 when Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave Sweden a second-half lead but Shevchenko, at the age of 35, headed in two goals in the space of six minutes to secure a 2-1 victory for the co-hosts.
It remains the only competitive meeting between the two teams, with both enjoying one win apiece from three friendlies.
Ukraine: Bushchan, Zabarnyi, Mykolenko, Karavaev, Matvienko, Sydorchuk, Malinovskyi, Shaparenko, Zinchenko, Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk.
Forsberg is expected to be fit despite sitting out training on Saturday and Sweden coach Janne Andersson has reported no fresh selection concerns.
Ukraine striker Roman Yaremchuk is a fitness concern, along with midfielder Viktor Tsygankov and winger Oleksandr Zubkov.
Youngster Alexander Isak is the focal point of Sweden’s attacks and will have caught the eye of Europe’s top clubs but it is Forsberg who has been the biggest goal threat.
The RB Leipzig midfielder has scored three of Sweden’s four goals to make him a contender in our Euro 2020 top goalscorer tips, with Forsberg 7/2 to add to his tally here and 15/2 to open the scoring.
Victor Lindelof leads Sweden’s defence which will be up against Andriy Yarmolenko and Yaremchuk, who both scored in Ukraine’s first two matches and are 3/1 to find the net again.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication