The Euros have so far lived to its hype with some good games altogether and upsets as expected. One of the biggest upsets of the tournament so far came after Slovakia claimed a shock 2-1 win over Poland on Monday. We also saw Patrick Schick score a wonder-goal for Czech Republic against Scotland. It’s only round 1 but that could easily be the goal of the tournament.
There’s more exciting action lying in wait today and we bring you the best betting tips to go with from all of today’s action.
Finland vs Russia Predictions
Opening matches are gone and done with and for Finland, it’s one step forward towards a qualification while for Russia, it’s a step back home. Finland will be eager to have both hands on the qualification ticket and that can only happen if they find a way to defeat Russia who has already suffered a defeat in their opening match against Belgium. Russia suffered 3 unresponsive goals against Belgium while Finland grabbed a 1-0 victory over Denmark. Both teams have something to play for and it looks like a game that will go in the favor of who wants it more and as such, we reckon either team to win. Bet9ja has 1.19 and Bet365 has 1.25.
Both Teams to score – Yes
Finland has already established that they have it in them to score goals just like that they did in their opening match against Denmark. Russia on the other hand was not lucky enough to get any goal against Belgium. However, they will give it their all to get the goals in the net against Finland in this fixture. Bet9ja has 2.07 and Bet365 has 2.25
Over 2.5 goals
With Russia coming all out to prove a point that they are indeed not just in this competition to come and be trampled upon, they will look to get as many goals as possible. Finland who is already on a head start with victory in their first match will look to cruise through Russia to secure qualification and to do that, they know they will have to pump in the goals. All these and more are the reasons why expect a downpour of goals. Bet9ja has 2.17 and Bet365 has 2.30.
Turkey vs Wales Predictions
Wales Win or Draw
Group A’s opening match that saw the Italians cruise past Turkey in an intriguing match that ended 3-0 has made it clear that Turkey is not going to make a difficult turf for Wales to trample upon. However, it’s a game of football and anything should be expected. Wales’s last match against Switzerland ended up in a dramatic 1-1 draw. Knowing fully well that 1 point out of 3 will not cut it, they will look to harness the whole 3 points from Turkey in this fixture. We expect the match to end in a Wales victory or at least a draw Bet9ja has 1.46 and Bet365 has 1.53.
Both Teams to Score – No
It’s difficult to opt for the option of having both teams scoring at least a goal. The match looks like it will go in a typical way most of the matches in this competition have been going. That is; ending with just one side getting all the goals. There are some exceptions where we have seen goals rain on both sides but this match between Turkey and Wales doesn’t look to us like a match that will witness both teams scoring. Bet9ja has 1.72 and Bet365 has 1.66.
Italy vs Switzerland Predictions
Italy to Win
The Italian team has already established the fact that they are here to make a mark in this competition. We have seen their brilliance as a team and the synergy that exists between them. If they keep playing as they did against Russia, there’s no stopping them and even if anyone would stop them, we don’t think it could be Switzerland who couldn’t take all 3 points away from Wales. Although their past meetings suggest more of a draw Italy has been on such a fine run of form and it doesn’t look like the run is stopping anytime soon. As such, an Italy victory seems like a safe bet. Bet9ja has 1.60 and Bet365 has 1.57.
Both Teams to Score – Yes
Italy has proven with their opening match that they can score if and when presented with the opportunity. They have quality players who can do magic on the pitch and score beautiful goals. Switzerland also managed a goal against Wales in their opener and it’s important to note that they also had a goal ruled out. They have got goals in them and they will strive to grab those goals in this game to cling on to the hope of qualifying for the next stage of this competition. They should both be registering a goal each. Bet9ja has 2.07 and Bet365 has 2.20.
Over 2.5 goals
Having agreed that both teams will struggle to get at least one goal each, it’s important to notice that one of the teams will be more eager to clinch victory over the other. That way, the game gets to witness a minimum of 3 goals before the final whistle will go off. Bet9ja has 2.12 and Bet365 has 2.20.
Kieffer Moore had a fantastic season in the Championship with Cardiff City and started the game against Switzerland at the weekend. The striker headed Wales’ equalizer and came close to scoring in the first half, so we expect the Turkish defense to struggle against his movement and aerial ability. Bet9ja has 3.55 and Bet365 has 4.00.
We all saw how instrumental he was to Lille’s exquisite campaign last season that made them grab the Ligue 1 title. Although he had a shaky start to begin this competition we are certain that he will shake it off and soon find himself back to scoring ways as he would look to help his team pull through to the next stage. Bet9ja has 3.20 and Bet365 has 3.00.
Immobile played so brilliantly in Italy’s game against Turkey, so much that his news was on everyone’s lips. He helped Italy get their second goal and also assisted for the third one. He looks to be on fire already and we surely hope this fire remains lit throughout their campaign. Most especially in this next match as we expect him to again score at least a goal. Bet9ja has 2.60 and Bet365 has 2.30.
Pukki failed to register a goal in their previous match and although Finland won the match, we know Pukki is not a man who will go a streak of matches without netting a goal. We know he will get the goals coming and it’s a matter of when. We are willing to bet that it’s going to start from this next match of theirs. Bet9ja has 4.50 and Bet365 has 3.50.
Russia started their campaign rather poorly as they were demolished by the Belgian team. Dzyuba will likely be disappointed in himself for not being able to help his team in a way. We believe he will be eager to overturn this by doing everything he can to get a goal or maybe even more. Bet9ja has 2.30 and Bet365 has 6.50.