UEFA EURO 2016

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Portugal v France: Konstantin Genich’s betting tip
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Portugal v France: Konstantin Genich’s betting tip

We have finally reached the climax of Euro 2016 and I am so glad to be bringing you this tip from Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris where there is a lovely relaxed atmosphere as fans prepare for the final on Sunday. Young artists are relaxing and drawing whilst students are lying around and cooking, although I am not quite sure what… Portugal v France. Of course we expected France to be in the final but Portugal on the other hand has seen an outburst of objection, however, we must praise them for their efforts and congratulate them. So, what should…

Portugal v France: Alexander Vishnevskiy’s betting tips
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Portugal v France: Alexander Vishnevskiy’s betting tips

So we have the last match of what has been a great European Championship. Portugal against France, Cristiano Ronaldo against Antoinne Griezmann. In some ways this is also a repeat of the Champions League final as we see the two leaders from those two teams once again go head-to-head. Griezmann will try and exact revenge this time, the Atletico Madrid man and his team are the favourites here. The chances of a French win are almost twice as likely as those of a Portuguese one according to the bookies. However, it is always difficult for a host nation to play…

Portugal v France: Thomas Giles’ betting tip
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Portugal v France: Thomas Giles’ betting tip

So we finally reach the crux of the tournament at Euro 2016 for what I believe is a somewhat underwhelming final. It will be interesting to see how Portugal, and Cristiano Ronaldo in particular, deal with this big occasion after their dramatic loss to Greece in Euro 2004 on home soil. France were many people’s favourites before the tournament and their judgement has been shown to be correct as Didier Deschamps’ men look to be hitting good form at the right time. I have said throughout the tournament that Portugal have been pretty poor and I do not think that…

Germany v France: Thomas Giles’s betting tip
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Germany v France: Thomas Giles’s betting tip

A good thing for punters about these latter stages of major competitions is that you get value on the big teams in the tournament. This is undoubtedly the most mouth-watering semi-final out of the two as it sees the world champions up against the host nation France. Hopefully it lives up to the hype. Germany have probably been the best team of the tournament so far and showed their character when they did not lose their heads after conceding a silly penalty against Italy. They eventually beat the Italians on penalties – how else for Die Mannschaft? They have only…

Portugal v Wales: Thomas Giles’s betting tip
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Portugal v Wales: Thomas Giles’s betting tip

The first semi-final of Euro 2016 is between two teams that nobody expected to be at this stage of the tournament. This match sees two Galacticos and world record signings Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale go head-to-head with both of them keen to make history for their country. I have been a critique of Portugal throughout the tournament but justify my criticism by the fact that they are still yet to win a game in 90 minutes at Euro 2016. They have been incredibly lucky to get this far after scraping through the group via being a best third place…

Germany v France: Gabriele Marcotti’s betting tip
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Germany v France: Gabriele Marcotti’s betting tip

Not much separating these two at all in the markets. I think this may be down to Germany’s absentees: Mats Hummels is suspended, Mario Gomez and Sami Khedira are injured and Bastian Schewinsteiger is likely to miss out too. That is a lot to give up and it’s bound to affect the team. Replacing Hummels is not a huge deal: Shkodran Mustafi did it well in the opener and you also have Beni Howedes. Gomez means there is no plan B. You’re looking at either Mario Goetze or Thomas Mueller at center forward and neither has played well in this…

Portugal v Wales: Gabriele Marcotti’s betting tip
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Portugal v Wales: Gabriele Marcotti’s betting tip

Portugal haven’t actually won a game in the 90 minutes and even the dramatic winner against Croatia didn’t come until deep into extra-time. In fact, throughout this tournament, they’ve only been in the lead for 22 minutes: 19 of them against Iceland and 3 against Croatia.  This is clearly not a side firing on all cylinders. The suspension of William Carvalho won’t help, but it’s not a tragedy either: against Gareth Bale, his likely replacement will be the more mobile Danilo. Wales, of course, will be without Ben Davies and Aaron Ramsey, both suspended.  Andy King comes in for Ramsey…

Infographics: Portugal v Wales
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Infographics: Portugal v Wales

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France v Iceland: Artur Petrosyan’s betting tip
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France v Iceland: Artur Petrosyan’s betting tip

France haven’t exactly been rushing forward from the starting whistle this summer, they’ve tended to try and find different ways to break down the opponent’s defence. The hosts also haven’t scored a goal before the 57th minute at any points at the these finals even against Romania, Albania, Switzerland and Republic of Ireland. Iceland are very disciplined and their defensive line is solid. All their players give everything on the pitch. They know France will try to get at them so are likely to make things tight and feel their way in. This is why I think that the 1st…

France v Iceland: Dmitry Khlestkin’s betting tip
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France v Iceland: Dmitry Khlestkin’s betting tip

Football-wise, Iceland are one of the most attractive teams in France. No team at this tournament has been able to score more than Iceland (6), and no one could say these guys have been parking the bus in the way that some others have. They’ve conceded four, so their defence can’t be called impeccable. France won’t have Rami and Kante due suspension, and Didier Deschamps is likely to field a more attacking squad with Coman instead of the Leicester midfielder, tactics that worked perfectly in the second half against Ireland. Coman’s appearance made Les Bleus far more agile, which was…

Germany v Italy: Editors’ betting tip
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Germany v Italy: Editors’ betting tip

Germany are the only side to have laid down a real marker at these finals: six goals scored and none conceded. They are often referred to as “The German Machine” and, alongside hosts France, are now considered as the main favourites to lift the trophy. If they are to go all the way they’ll have to make it past Italy here and this looks to the first serious test for Low’s team. Before now they’ve faced Ukraine, Poland, Northern Ireland and Slovakia, none of whom are considered big names, but Italy are. Antonio Conte knows what he is doing. There…

Germany v Italy: Konstantin Genich’s betting tip
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Germany v Italy: Konstantin Genich’s betting tip

Those crazy Italians were extremely good against Spain and their victory was absolutely deserved. In fact their win could’ve been far more emphatic as they could’ve score more than two. They left a lot of emotions there on the pitch. And now it’s Cold Math vs Emotions. And I think that the German pragmatism can defeat any opponent. The Germans are a tough side for Italy to face, regardless of the fact that they lost to them in 2006 and 2012. The current Germany team can get a favourable result here just as they did against Slovakia. No one can…

France v Iceland: Thomas Giles’ betting tip
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France v Iceland: Thomas Giles’ betting tip

Hosts France have looked nervy throughout the competition and that did not change in the last 16 match where they were poor in the first half against Republic of Ireland but managed to come out as the eventual 2-1 winners thanks to a brace from Antoine Griezmann. They will need to be more consistent if they are to win another trophy on home soil. Undoubtedly the biggest surprise at EURO 2016 and possibly in international football history – Iceland, with a population of just over 300,000 are through to the quarter finals of the Euros. They disposed of England in…

Germany v Italy: Thomas Giles’ betting tip
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Germany v Italy: Thomas Giles’ betting tip

The Germans were unconvincing in the group stage as most thought they would romp through comfortably. However, Germany are the perfect tournament team who peak and become good when it really matters – as proved in their 3-0 demolition of Slovakia in the first knockout round. The Italians breezed through their group and set up a match against Mediterranean rivals Spain in the last 16. The Spanish looked like real contenders for retaining the title in the first two matches of the tournament, however, their loss against Croatia dented their confidence massively and they were unable to repair it in…

Wales v Belgium: Thomas Giles’ betting tip
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Wales v Belgium: Thomas Giles’ betting tip

Chris Coleman’s Wales side are the last British team to be represented at these finals – a fantastic achievement considering they were expected to be eliminated at the group stage. However, they will not want to stop there and the Welsh will feel they have a good chance of making it to the semi finals. Questions surrounded Belgium’s golden generation at the group stage of Euro 2016 as they were accused of not living up to their potential but in the last 16 they blitzed Hungary 4-0, the biggest win at Euro 2016 to prove their critics wrong. Although Belgium…

Poland v Portugal: Thomas Giles’ betting tip
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Poland v Portugal: Thomas Giles’ betting tip

Poland have snuck into the quarter finals somewhat under the radar. However, Adam Nawałka’s side should not be underestimated, they may not be the highest scorers of the tournament – strange considering they have Robert Lewandowski – but they have an incredible defensive record having conceded only once in the tournament so far, and even that was a wonder goal from Switzerland. How Portugal have got to the quarter finals of Euro 2016 is beyond me. They scraped through to the knockout rounds on a third place finish in a relatively poor group before being incredibly lucky to beat Croatia…

Wales v Belgium / Germany v Italy: 2/1 Double
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Wales v Belgium / Germany v Italy: 2/1 Double

Wales v Belgium Wales v Belgium is perhaps the most interesting of the four upcoming matches at this tournament. Both sides have impressed at certain points during these finals, which is why both could be fancied for one reason or another. The Belgians are down as heavy favourites, although I think this is largely down to the contrasting manner in which these two came through the last 16. Wales found themselves in a scrap and edged out a dogged Northern Irish side by just a single goal – an own goal. Whereas Belgium stuck four past Hungary and cruised into…

Wales v Belgium: Gabriele Marcotti’s betting tip
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Wales v Belgium: Gabriele Marcotti’s betting tip

Two very different sides, Belgium clearly favored by the bookies. Wales are well organized and have a superstar in Gareth Bale, but Belgium have several superstars and, well, are more about individual talent. Still, once they go ahead, they can score plenty on the break as they showed against Ireland and Hungary. Equally, Wales are always a threat to score – in fact, they’ve scored in every game thus far and have had over 2.5 goals in three of four matches. Overall the one thing that sticks out is that both teams are very adept at playing on the counter…

Germany v Italy: Gabriele Marcotti’s betting tip
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Germany v Italy: Gabriele Marcotti’s betting tip

Germany are hitting their stride and looked impressive in the 3-0 dismantling of Slovakia, even if the opposition did provide next to no resistance. Likewise Italy looked good too against Spain. So here we have an interesting match-up. There are two key factors here in my opinion. If Germany play Gomez up front it could make them more one-dimensional, as well as play into the Italians hands. It was OK against weaker defences, but i’m not sure it makes sense here. And a lot will depend on how Italy are physically. Most starters had an extra game’s rest against Spain,…

Poland v Portugal: Gabriele Marcotti’s betting tip
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Poland v Portugal: Gabriele Marcotti’s betting tip

The prices have Portugal as favorites here and it seems a bit excessive to me. They did create plenty against Iceland and Austria, but when faced with a well organized side like Croatia, they faltered. Obviously they came through against Croatia, but they created little in the way of chances in 90 minutes and scored late in extra time through a counter-attack. Poland have a strong defence (the only goal they’ve conceded thus far was Xherdan Shari’s wonder-strike and are very well put together by Adam Nawalka. The only downside is that Robert Lewandowski and Arkadiusz Milik have been somewhat…

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