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Group D concludes on Tuesday and Willie Duncan expects goals when Roy Hodgson's men meet the co-hosts, while Laurent Blanc's Bleus should see off Erik Hamren's side with ease

Roy Hodgson’s England took a massive stride towards securing their place in the last eight with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Sweden on Friday and they go into Tuesday’s meeting with co-hosts Ukraine knowing that they require a solitary point to secure their place in the quarter-finals.

Ukraine, though, will have the backing of the partisan home support, and will feel that they have sufficient quality in the final third of the pitch to test the Three Lions’ defence, which looked less than convincing against a fairly toothless Swedish side.

England will be eager for victory as they look to top Group D, but they will not have it all their own way against the home side here, and it is, perhaps, more advisable to look beyond the win-draw-win market in pursuit of value here.

PanBet’s 77/100 (1.77) quote for both teams to score in this match might well be the key to profit for punters and it should be backed here.

Both teams to score at 77/100 (1.77) with PanBet.



Laurent Blanc’s France managed to build on the 1-1 draw with England in their opening Group D fixture with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Ukraine on Friday and Les Bleus will feel confident of consolidating their position at the Group D summit with victory over Sweden on Tuesday.

Erik Hamren’s men are already out of Euro 2012 after surrendering a lead in matches against Ukraine and England and they are unlikely to provide much resistance against Blanc’s in-form side here.

France have plenty of quality in the attacking third of the pitch with the likes of Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema likely to pose all sorts of problems for an ageing Swedish defence which has already leaked five goals in just two matches.

France are outstanding value in the handicap market (-1) with PanBet chalking them up at 31/25 (2.24) to beat the Swedes by two clear goals and punters should but their faith in Blanc’s men to oblige here.

France (-1) to beat Sweden at 31/25 (2.25) with PanBet

A £10 double on France (-1) to beat Sweden and both teams to score in England v Ukraine pays £39.65 with PanBet.

Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter here.

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