Euro 2012 - Poll: Predictions for England-Ukraine

Tue, 19 Jun 11:11:00 2012

England will reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 with a positive result against Ukraine. Do you think they will get it?

England Wellbeck - 0

Vote in our poll by clicking on the link to the left, and leave a comment below.

Roy Hodgson's side will most likely only need a draw against the co-hosts in Donetsk to ensure their path through to the knockout phase. Ukraine themselves need to win to maintain local interest in the tournament past the halfway stage.

Wayne Rooney returns for England following his two-match suspension, but England will be playing in front of a partisan crowd at the Donbass Arena.

Ukraine actually won the last time they faced England on their home turf - a 1-0 victory in a World Cup qualifier in 2009 - and they have legendary striker Andriy Shevchenko likely to be fit for the Group D showdown.

So, do you think England will win, lose or draw?

- - -

On Monday, we asked you to vote on whether you thought Wayne Rooney be brought straight back into the England team against Ukraine?

The result of that poll was a win for the yes camp, though not by as much as you might expect.

Results of the poll (as of 11am on Tuesday)

Yes - 58 per cent (4,211 votes)

No - 42 per cent (2,990 votes)


Comment 1 - 3 of 3

Sort comments by: Most recent | Most rated
  1. Of course we can do it, after the Sweden game who we­ hadn't ever beaten in competition that 3-2 win will­ have boosted our confidence right up and with the added­ addition of Rooney we'll be more than ready. My­ prediction : 3-1 England, Rooney, Gerrard & Welbeck­ (if he starts) (John MCFC)

    From JOHN, on Tue 19 Jun 12:51
  2. This is going to be a very tricky game, England could­ win it as easily as they could lose it. Ukraine are the­ home side, and as Poland failed to go through, they­ will be determined to go through (as will UEFA). But,­ in saying that, I think England will just edge this­ game and probably win 2-1 or draw 1-1. I don't see­ them losing, they are full of confidence after beating­ Sweden even though they know they were lucky, and that­ game should have been a draw or loss for England. Will­ be a good game tonight. I do expect France to go on and­ beat Sweden as well, lets just hope they can hit 3 or­ more goals :)

    From Day, on Tue 19 Jun 12:44
  3. A Win for England is not a done thing,these dogs of War­ will fight to the death to avoid defeat.As host country­ along weith loseres Poland it is vital for them to beat­ England.Either way expect crowd trouble in or out of­ the staadium.As for us stay at homes get down to the­ local with or without her in doors and party, plenty,­ of young fit gals for company. A reminder for Roy­ should Rooney not score a couple inside 50 mins get him­ off.What could be said as our toughest game so far.

    From Roger, on Tue 19 Jun 11:40
Sort comments by: Most recent | Most rated

Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account