UEFA Euro 2016 Football Preview & Outright Betting Prices

UEFA Euro 2016 Football Preview & Outright Betting Prices

by 5th May 2016

Euro 2016 Football Preview

With less than 50 days to go before the 2016 European Championship finals kick off in France the excitement grows as fans and participants wait in anticipation for the continental championship to begin. Here at Bet Online UK we will have betting previews on all Euro 2016 matches. Which will include our betting tips from our resident footie expert. Don’t forget to share if you like our site.

For the first time since 1996, the Euro 2016 will see 24 nations, instead of 16, competing for the title of European champions.

The host country France is making every effort to make this year’s edition of the European Championship an event to remember, with football being the symbol of the country’s firm stance on terrorism, which still has the French people feeling restless in their daily routine.

Football will take centre stage starting from 10th June to 10th July in an action-packed month of football festivities.

Six groups consisting of four teams will start the contest, followed by the knockout stage of the competition. Elimination phase includes three rounds and the final match.

Spain are the two-time defending champions and will be eager to make it three wins on the bounce, but this year’s competition seems to be fiercer than ever, with tournament’s hosts France currently standing as firm favourites and maybe a decent tip for those looking for Euro 2016 betting tips.

Group A

Didier Deschamp’s men will be faced with the task of overcoming Albania, Romania and Switzerland to seal progression to the knockouts stages. The hosts have sharpened their form with a couple of high-profile friendly wins and will have a crop of highly motivated players such as Dimitri Payet and N’Golo Kante at their disposal.

Les Bleus have moved past the Karim Benzema scandal and look like strong contenders to reach the latter stages of the competition on home soil.

Group B

Roy Hodgson’s England were nothing short of perfect in qualifying and the Three Lions have seen their bid for a successful Euro2016 strengthened with a string of fine performances. They have been pitted against Russia, Slovakia and Wales, so we should be in for some pretty feisty encounters.

England have a young, exciting and talented squad at their disposal and are indeed a team filled with great attacking potential that should be exciting to watch in France.

The fans are struggling to hold their optimism in, but England’s most recent continental experiences are likely to quell that optimism. Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy will be two players to keep a close eye on in France as the Premier League’s attacking duo has been impressive this season.

Group C

World Champions Germany are due to face Northern Ireland, Poland and Ukraine and are standing as firm favourites not only to go past the group stage, but to go all the way and win the competition as well.

Joachim Loew is facing serious selection struggles as many of the first-team stars are injured and will be unavailable for the finals.

Die Mannschaft have displayed major weaknesses against England, having lost 3-2 in an incredible friendly match back in March, but responded well with a comfortable 4-1 win over Italy. The team spirit could be the key for Germany, who will see Mario Gomez return to the squad to lead the line of attack.

Group D

Back-to-back European champions Spain have been given a tough group as they will be up against Croatia, Czech Republic and Turkey.

Eager to recover from their 2014 World Cup disappointment, La Roja are unbeaten in the past 16 months, but their most recent form has seen a slump, as Vicente del Bosque’s side have drawn their last two games against Italy and Romania.

A rejuvenated selection with some experienced players like Aritz Aduriz on top, should make La Roja a very interesting team to watch this summer

Group E

Belgium, Italy and Sweden have been drawn in Group E to make this section arguably the strongest one in the competition. Republic of Ireland are there as slight underdogs, hoping to sneak into the fight for the knockout stages.

Belgium have recently topped FIFA’s rankings and they are an exciting, star-studded team, but the experience of continental veterans Italy should not be underestimated.

Antonio Conte is keen to have a perfect farewell with the Azzurri before he heads out to Chelsea this summer and he will not let injuries to key players such as Marchisio and Verratti ruin his chances.

Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic will know that this likely to be his last international tournament, but heads into it in fine fettle. Saying they could win the Euro’s is far-fetched, but we could still witness exhilarating performances from the PSG striker.

Group F

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal teammates have seemingly been given the easiest group in the competition.

The Portuguese will have plenty of opportunity to warm up for the real deal with group games against Austria, Hungary and Iceland. Ronaldo and co taking anything less than three victories in the group stage would come as a huge surprise given the fantastic club form of many a Portugal stars.

The likes of Sporting’s Joao Mario, Porto’s Danilo, Lille’s Eder and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo have been in fine form of late and the Iberians could be considered dangerous outsiders for the competition.

What is your opinion, who will go out to be crowned European champions this year in France? 

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