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England vs. Ukraine Preview

One of the biggest talking points heading into this match is the fact England captain Harry Kane has become England's all-time highest scorer with 54 goals, surpassing Wayne Rooney's tally of 53 goals. Kane achieved this feat in England's recent game against current reigning Euro champions Italy on Thursday night, where he scored a crucial penalty to help secure the 1-2 victory away from home at Stadio Diego Maradona.

Going into their game with Ukraine, statistics currently show there is a 75% probability that England could make it two for two in the opening set of their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign, which could help retain their top spot in the group table. Despite their failure to qualify for a trip to Qatar for the World Cup, Ukraine has only suffered two defeats in their last 16 matches since 2021. This impressive run of form has seen them finish second in their UEFA Nations League group behind Scotland, and they will be looking to capitalise on their form and chances of advancing in the tournament with a result at Wembley today.

Ukraine's task has been made more difficult however, as two of their key players, Ilya Zabarnyi and Oleksandr Zubkov will be unavailable for the game due to injury. Marcus Rashford, Mason Mount, and Nick Pope are also ruled out of the England squad due to injury. Conveniently England's most recent result against Ukraine was back in July, 2021 where we seen Ukraine suffer a four-nil deficit in the Euro 2020 at the Stadio Olimpico. Harry Kane scoring twice with Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire also getting their own respective goals in the match.

We are predicting we will see a similar result at Wembley today. Crowdplod prediction: England 3 - 0 Ukraine


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