Football tips: Sweden v Ukraine 3 best bets from Phil Thompson

Thommo's got a steer or three for the final last 16 clash.


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It might not be the most mouth-watering last 16 clash on offer, but Thommo’s in red-hot form and can help bag us some cash in Tuesday’s late game. Sweden topped a group containing Spain and will be looking to progress using their impressive defensive base.


Ukraine scraped through as the 4th-best 3rd place qualifier and might play with the freedom of men spared the gallows. Either way, here’s Thommo’s best bets for Sweden v Ukraine.

It’s tricky to call. This one is very, very tight. Sweden, don’t forget, got seven points from their group and finished above Spain which was a good feat in itself. They’ve not really scored many. They’ve got four for and two against.

Ukraine, you’re looking at that and you go, ‘Well, they’ve only got three points.’ They’ve scored four but they’ve got five against which shows they’re not great defensively. The two Yars have come good – Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk both scored. I did well to get them, didn’t I? Paul Merson would have struggled all day long!

Tuesday 8pm: Sweden v Ukraine
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They’ve scored two apiece and only got through by the odd goal. So they really clung onto their shirt tails to get into this. I’m going for a Sweden victory in this one.

Emil Forsberg’s had a tremendous competition so far getting three of the four goals for Sweden so I’m going for Forsberg to Score Anytime. I’m also going for Both Teams To Score in this game.

Thommo’s Tips

Sweden to Win
Both Teams To Score
Emil Forsberg to Score Anytime




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