Ukraine odds: To win Euro 2020, how far will they go, top scorer and more
Ukraine will look to put in their best-ever performance in what is only their third appearance at the European Championships.
They disappointed in their last appearance at the finals in 2016 as they finished rock bottom of their group, losing all three of their fixtures against Germany, Poland and Northern Ireland.
However, under Shevchenko, Ukraine swept aside their qualifying opponents – including European champions Portugal – to top their group. The former Chelsea striker oversaw an unbeaten qualifying campaign, with victory over Portugal in one of their two games against Fernando Santos’ side.
But just how far can they go in the competition this summer, having been drawn in a group with the Netherlands, Austria and North Macedonia?
Ukraine Euro 2020 odds
Ukraine have only qualified for three European Championships since gaining independence and are still rank outsiders at a massive 66/1 to lift the trophy later this year.
Qualification from the group will be expected by supporters, so perhaps aiming to win the group is a realistic target for them. The Netherlands go in as group favourites, but the Yellow-Blue will rightly fancy themselves to shake up Group C.
Ukraine were drawn into Group C of Euro 2020 which will see them play the Netherlands, Austria and North Macedonia.
Shevchenko’s side kick off their Euro 2020 group stage against the Netherlands, before games against North Macedonia and then Austria. The game against the Netherlands will be held at the Amsterdam Arena, with their subsequent fixtures schedule for Bucharest.
Ukraine’s Euro 2020 group stage fixtures
13 June 2021: Netherlands vs Ukraine (8pm)
17 June 2021: Ukraine vs North Macedonia (2pm)
21 June 2021: Ukraine vs Austria (5pm)
If the Ukraine win Group C
If Ukraine were to win Group C, this would be their route through to the final.
Last 16: Thethird-placed side Group D/E/F (likely contenders for which are Scotland/Czech Republic, Poland/Slovakia, Portugal/France/Germany) in Budapest on June 27.
Quarter-finals: The winner of Last-16 match 1, which is played between the runners-up of Group A (Italy/Turkey/Wales/Switzerland) and theGroup B runners-up (Denmark/Finland/Belgium/Russia.)
Semi-finals: Likely the winner of Group D (England/Croatia expected) or the winner of Group E (Spain expected).
If the Ukraine qualify from Group C
If Ukraine don’t win Group C and merely qualify as they are 1/3 to do with Sky Bet, it could become a lot more complicated.
Last 16: The winner of Group A in London, which could be any ofTurkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerlandon June 26.
Quarter Finals: The winner of Last-16 match 4, which is played between the winner of Group B (expected to be Belgium) and the third place in A/D/E/F.
Semi-finals: The winner of that Quarter Final will play the winner of Quarter Final Match 1, which is most likely to include the winner of Group F or runners-up of Groups D/E.
If Ukraine finish third in their group and do enough to be ranked among the third-placed teams, they would play the winner of Group F and then join the path they’d take if they won Group F (talk about over-complicating things!)
Ukraine Golden Boot odds
Gent’s Roman Yaremchuk is Ukraine’s favourite to get his hands on the Golden Boot trophy this season and can be found at a huge 100/1 with BetVictor. Yaremchuk has been in good form for the Jupiler Pro League side with 17 goals in his 28 league appearances this season.