England v Ukraine and France v Sweden as Group D reaches climax at Euro 2012

Its the final group games from Group D tonight with England taking on Ukraine while France face Sweden , with Bet365 free bets and indicating all the money is on England at odds against.

For the three lions, nothing short of a win is expected as Wayne Rooney returns to the side to bolster morale.

A confidence inspiring 3-2 comeback win against Sweden in their previous game has seen new optimism for Roy Hodgson and the three lions, but they know they must not slip up against Oleg Blokhin’s Ukraine side, who can still reach the quarter finals with victory.

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To be fair to Hodgson, he has built the England side on the basis of a strong defence, and although this may not appeal to all, it has put England in and extremely strong position.

One worry for fans is the work rate of Steve Gerrard and Scott Parker in midfield, who may be feeling the effects of fatigue as they play their third game in eight days.

Theo Walcott is sure to get a run out as Hodgson looks to add some fresh legs to the side, and he should provide a threat with his pace marauding down  the flanks.

In the other game from Group D, France and Sweden go head to head on Tuesday evening in what is a massive game for the French and one that Sweden only have pride to play for.

Looking at France to begin with, they have four points from their opening two matches and look in great shape to qualify for the knockout stages.

Laurent Blanc has changed the fortunes of French football around since taking over and they have not lost a game since 2010. They can certainly go into this encounter full of confidence about a positive result.

Blanc’s men will have high hopes of going all the way in Euro 2012 and a win here would keep the confidence and momentum going, making them serious contenders to lift the trophy.

France will also be looking for all three points on Tuesday evening as they will want to top the group.

Taking a look at some of the odds for this match, you can back France at 13/18 to be victorious so they are the red hot favourites.

As for Sweden, it has been a miserable tournament for them and they now find themselves out of the Euro 2012 after two defeats in as many matches.

Erik Hamren would have been hoping his side could have put up a good fight in Euro 2012 and his side have been left to regret not being able to close a game out when they take the lead.

After letting a 2-1 lead slip against England last time out, Hamren will have to reinstall the confidence in the group as it is sure to be shot.

Hamren will now want a big performance from his team to give their thousands of fans something to cheer about.

The Swedes will have to cause an up to win this time out as they have odds of 5/1.

Bobby James

As well as being the Editor in Chief of SqueakyBumTime, Bobby is also a Swansea City fan (before they reached the promised land).

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