Finally the other hosts get to start their tournament. Ukraine will play their first match of Euro 2012 on Monday against Sweden in front of what will surely be a lively crowd of 70,000 of their closest friends.
Lines: Ukraine, pick 'em (-125). Sweden, pick 'em (+105).
Odds: Ukraine, +150. Sweden, +180. Draw, +220.
Over/Under: Over 2, -130. Under 2, +110.
Once again the home field is being overrated. Poland couldn't beat Greece on Friday, neither Switzerland nor Austria managed a point in their openers four years ago and Portugal lost their first match in 2004. Guess what? Hosts don't do well in their first match. Guess what else? Ukraine is really bad and Sweden are good. That Ukraine are favorites in anything involving two goals and a ball is hilarious. Money on the Swedes two, three and four times over.
This one looks good for the over. Ukraine's defense is going to have no chance against Zlatan Ibrahimovic and he should get two all on his own. Toss in the 10 other Sweden players and their defense possibly getting boring and putting it in their own net just for fun and this one is looking like a multi-goal fun fest. Unless you're Ukrainian.