The Euros are finally in full swing with some strong moments already. However, we already had one moment to remind us about the strength of football once again. All rivalries were put aside as Christian Eriksen gave the world a scare after he unfortunately collapsed on the pitch. It was a nervy period for his family, teammates, fans in the stadium and football fans watching from all over the globe. Thankfully, the champ left the pitch in one piece and is already recovering just fine as at the time of writing.
Elsewhere, England gave their fans something to smile about as Raheem Sterling secured a crucial three points for them against Croatia. There’s more drama awaiting and we’ll be here to bring you the best betting tips for each day up until the end of the tournament.
Scotland vs Czech Republic Prediction
Scotland Win or Draw
Scotland have a decent record against the Czech Republic, especially in more recent years, winning each of the duo’s last three encounters. The pair met twice in 2020 where Scotland first won in the Czech Republic 2-1 and then back on home soil 1-0. Scotland claimed a 1-0 win over Luxembourg in their final warm-up game ahead of the Euros and are now unbeaten in their last five fixtures. Czech Republic have lost two of their last three matches, including a 1-0 defeat against Wales. Whatever happens here, we don’t expect Scotland to lose this one. Bet365 have 1.40 odds, Bet9ja have 1.42 and 1xbet have 1.49.
Under 2.5 Goals
We’re expecting a tight and tense 90 minutes between two countries that will understand the high value of a win in their first group game. Four of the last six meetings between the two nations have produced under 2.5 goals, with each of those games ending in 1-0 score-lines. Three of Scotland’s and three of Czech Republic’s last three matches in all competitions have also featured under 2.5 goals, so you can see why we’re backing a low-scoring affair. Bet9ja have 1.50 odds, Bet365 have 1.53 and 1xbet have 1.55.
Poland vs Slovakia Predictions
Poland to win
Poland are favorites here but do not have a very strong run going to the competition. They haven’t won a lot of matches, but the quality of their players should be good enough to guide the team to a good start. Slovakia haven’t also been doing well and we don’t expect much to change, especially with their scoring record away from home. The Slovaks have won only three from their last 17 games and with that in mind, we’re backing Poland for the win here. Poland, the favorites here, will depend a lot on their talisman in Robert Lewandowski. We are certain the goal machine will deliver for his country. Bet365 have 1.72 odds, Bet9ja have 1.80 and 1xbet have 1.79.
Both teams to score – Yes
We’re expecting both teams to create plenty of goal-scoring opportunities on Monday and certainly don’t see this match being the first goalless draw between the pair. Both teams have scored in four of the last seven encounters between the two countries, while five of Poland’s last six matches and three of Slovakia’s last four fixtures have also produced goals at both ends of the pitch. Bet9ja have 2.15 odds, Bet365 have 2.20 and 1xbet have 2.40.
Spain vs Sweden Prediction
Spain are unbeaten in their last six matches and head into Monday’s clash as the form favourites. However, we’re expecting a close game between the two countries as Sweden are in good form themselves and know how to find the back of the net. Spain’s quality should likely prevail though but it is actually a game that can go either way. Bet9ja and Bet365 have 1.20 odds while 1xbet have 1.22.
Over 2.5 Goals
Three of the last four meetings between these two countries have produced over 2.5 goals and we’re expecting plenty of goalmouth action when the pair go head-to-head in Group E on Monday. Four of Spain’s last six outings have featured at least three goals, including a 6-0 win over Germany and a 4-0 win over Lithuania. Three of Sweden’s last six games have also produced over 2.5 goals, including their last outing against Armenia which ended in a 3-1 win. Bet9ja have 1.97 odds, Bet365 have 2.00 and 1xbet have 2.08.
Both teams to score – Yes
Both teams scored when these two nations last clashed back in 2019 and we’re expecting both goalkeepers to be beaten at least once on Monday. Three of Spain’s last five outings have ended with both teams getting on the scoreboard, while Sweden’s last game against Albania also ended with both teams scoring. Bet9ja have 2.20 odds, Bet365 have 2.37 and 1xbet have 2.43.
What is obvious is Robert Lewandowski’s goal in this match against Slovakia. The Polish forward had a phenomenal last season as he scored 41 goals in 29 games for Bayern in the Bundesliga (1.41 average per game). This phenomenal figure went down in the history of German football. Yes, for the Polish national team he will not be partnered by Thomas Müller, Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry but even without them, he has scored 45 goals (0.80 average per game) in his last 56 games. With that in mind, a bet on Robert Lewandowski’s goal is worth considering for sure. Bet365 have 2.00 odds for him to score while Bet9ja have 2.10.
We’re backing Aston Villa star John McGinn to find the back of the net. McGinn has scored more goals than any other player in the Scotland squad, netting 10 times in 33 appearances for his country. The goal-scoring midfielder finished as top scorer in the European Championship qualifiers for Scotland with 7-goals and we expect him to be a real threat in this tournament. Bet365 have 5.00 odds for him to score while Bet9ja have 6.50.
Robert Mak scored when Slovakia claimed a surprise 2-1 win over Russia in the recent World Cup qualifiers. The experienced winger is one of Slovakia’s best attacking threats and his pace and trickery could help his side in their quest to claim crucial points. He would also come as a value bet to get on the score-sheet. Bet365 have 6.50 odds for him to score while Bet9ja have 8.50.
It might be tempting to pick Alvaro Morata here but Manchester City winger Ferran Torres has been in good goal-scoring form since breaking into the Spanish team. He has bagged six goals in 11-caps. His pace and trickery on the ball could afford him ample opportunities to really get at an aging Swedish back-line and find himself on the end of a few chances. Bet365 have 2.30 odds while Bet9ja have 3.25.
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