Germany vs Ukraine Euro 2016 Online Soccer Lines

Posted by Aaron . on June 10, 2016 in

No Reus, No Hammels, No Schweinsteiger … No problem for Germany, or so they say. Even three of their talismanic players in Borussia Dortmund’s attacking winger Marco Reus, and veteran word-class defender Matt Hammels and Man United midfield maestro Bastian Schweinsteiger in their Euro 2016 opener against Ukraine due to fitness-related issues; Germany Coach Joachim Loew believes that his team has more than enough talent to deliver a winning result over the Ukrainians on Sunday.

Easier said and done, though, for the Germans, as they will be facing an in-form Ukraine team that could very easily upset the world champions. What can soccer betting enthusiasts expect from this encounter? Follow us as we take you through a brief Euro 2016 betting odds preview of the Germany vs. Ukraine must-watch thriller.

Germany vs Ukraine Euro 2016 Online Soccer Lines

When: Sunday, June 12, at 10:00 PM AST
Where: Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
Euro 2016 Soccer Lines: Germany to win -165, Ukraine to win +475, Draw at +300



Why Bet on Germany

Apart from their injury concerns, the Germans—who hold the joint record with Spain of having won three European Championships—are understandably concerned about their shaky form in recent games. After managing to top their qualifiers group with 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats, the Germans have been uncharacteristically sloppy in their friendlies since then, losing to both France and England before bouncing back with a win against Italy. That was soon followed by a humbling by a 3-1 defeat to Slovakia in May before they finally got back to winning ways against Hungary in their final friendly match ahead of the tournament. Die Mannschaft, however, have a tendency of lighting it up at the biggest of stages even when they are coming off a wobbly form, so the team will be hoping and praying for more of the same in Euro 2016, starting this Sunday. Plus, although Germany hasn’t played Ukraine in a competitive game since 2001, history indicates that the Germans are unbeaten in all the five matches played against Ukraine so far, with 2 wins and 3 draws. Add that to the bevy of talent that is still present on both sides of the ball for Germany, it won’t be a surprise if Joachim Low’s squad continues with its solid record in European competitions with another win on Sunday.

Why Bet on Ukraine

Despite being pegged as an underdog by many soccer betting pundits in Euro 2016, Ukraine stands as one of the most-dangerous teams that could silently shock bettors with a strong performance in the Tournament. Preliminarily, there is no shortage of confidence in the team, given that the Ukrainians are enjoying one of the best forms ahead of the tournament, having won 9 of their 13 matches, with their last defeat coming against Spain on October 2015. During the qualifiers, they finished with 7 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, with the two defeats against Spain during the qualifying round remaining as their only losses in the last 17 matches. Most recently, they have won their last four matches and are unbeaten in their last 6. With such a dazzling form, along with Germany’s recent struggles being factored into the equation, it goes without saying that Ukraine has all the motivation it needs to shock the hell out of Germany this Sunday.

Euro 2016 Expert Betting Picks and Predictions

With injuries galore and Germany known to start tournaments rather slowly, I really don’t see the Germans getting the win against the in-form Ukrainians. At the very best, a draw should be forthcoming for the Germany, with a decent possibility for an upset win by Ukraine.

Final Score Prediction: Germany 2, Ukraine 2