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Ukraine v Belgium Prediction, Tips and Odds: Lukaku to press for first goal

With all four teams in Group E tied on three points, there is everything on the line in Wednesday’s Euro 2024 ties and Belgium are expected to get the win over Ukraine and put themselves in the best possible position for a top-spot finish.

Ukraine v Belgium

Ukraine v Belgium betting tips and predictions

Belgium to win - 4/6

Belgium were stunned by Slovakia in their Group E opener but bounced back well to beat Romania and should be in line to take all three points in their final group game of Euro 2024.

The Red Devils’ opening-round defeat was more than a little unfortunate, too. Domenico Tedesco saw Romelu Lukaku have two goals disallowed for his side, with the favourites boasting 60% possession as well as outshooting their opponents 16 to 10.

Fortunately for the waning Belgian golden generation, they bounced back in style with a Kevin De Bruyne-inspired win over Romania last time out.

Youri Tielemans scored an impressive drive early on and De Bruyne, after threatening throughout in an excellent attacking display, completed the victory with 10 minutes to play.

This leaves all four teams tied on three points and, while a point would be enough to secure a top-two finish, Tedesco’s men are sure to be gunning for the win to avoid the tougher side of the knockout round draw.

That win should be fairly routine, too. Belgium have won 11 of their 16 matches since exiting the 2022 World Cup and that shock defeat to Slovakia is their only loss in this period. 

Ukraine were dreadful in their 3-0 defeat by Romania in the opening round, and while they did improve to beat Slovakia, they are unlikely to prove much of a test to this talented Belgium outfit.

Both teams to score - 8/11

While Belgium are expected to win, Ukraine need to go for a result and that should allow them to punish the favourites’ back line.

Serhiy Rebrov’s side scored twice against Slovakia and have found the net in 12 of their last 15 matches, netting a total of 25 goals in this period and scoring against the likes of Germany, England, and Italy.

With both sides needing a result and Belgium allowing their opponents 1.5 expected goals so far this tournament, expect plenty of space to be left open to exploitation and an end-to-end affair in Stuttgart.

Romelu Lukaku to have over 1.5 shots on target - 11/8

Romelu Lukaku had two goals disallowed against Slovakia and had a further three shots on goal, two of which hit the target, in addition to that.

The mercurial striker continued his shooting spree with five shots and three on target against Romania, meaning he has had more shots on target than any other player at Euro 2024.

This is hardly surprising considering Lukaku topped the goalscoring charts in qualifying with an incredible 14 goals in eight appearances. 

These 14 goals came from 18 shots on target and, combined with his Euro 2024 appearances, the 31-year-old has tested the opposition goalkeeper twice or more in five of his last six appearances for his country, hitting the target a total of 16 times in that period.

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Ukraine v Belgium odds

Ukraine - 15/4
Draw -
31/10
Belgium -
4/6

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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