The Euros continue to serve us with interesting games so far and there’s more to come. Matchday two is underway as teams will now begin to have an idea about their chances of qualification. As the group stages draw nearer to a close, we bring you the best betting tips to go with from today’s action.
Ukraine vs North Macedonia Predictions
Ukraine to Win
Ukraine scored twice against the Netherlands but still ended up losing their opening group game but their attacking display during those 90-minutes suggests that they will have too much firepower for North Macedonia to handle. North Macedonia conceded three goals against Austria and seemed to tire towards the end of the game but always looked a threat when they did venture forward. Ukraine look the better side here and we’re backing them to top that win a win. Bet365 have 1.65 odds while 1xbet and Bet9ja have 1.68.
Both Teams to Score – Yes
Both teams scored in Ukraine and Macedonia’s opening games in Group C and we’re expecting both countries to find the back of the net on Thursday as well. Four of Ukraine’s last six matches have ended with both teams scoring, while the same can be said for four of North Macedonia’s last six fixtures. Bet365, Bet9ja and 1xbet all have 2.00 odds for this event to happen.
Over 2.5 Goals
Given how these two countries performed in the first round of group games, we’re expecting goals from Thursday’s clash. Ukraine lost 3-2 to the Netherlands and over 2.5 goals have been scored in their last two international matches, while North Macedonia lost 3-1 to Austria and five of their last six fixtures have produced three or more goals. Bet9ja have 1.98 odds, Bet365 have 2.00 and 1xbet have 2.11
Denmark vs Belgium Predictions
Belgium to Win
Belgium have a good recent record against Denmark, picking up two wins and a draw from the pair’s last three encounters. Belgium won both of the nation’s two meetings in 2020, claiming a 2-0 victory in Denmark and a 4-2 win back in Belgium. Denmark lost their opening game of the euros against a Finland side many had expected to struggle in Group B, while Belgium cruised to a 3-0 win against a poor Russian side. Denmark might boast some quality in their ranks but we don’t see them troubling the first-ranked team in the world. Bet365 have 2.00 odds, Bet9ja have 2.05 and 1xbet have 2.11
Both Teams to Score – No
Both teams have scored in just one of Denmark’s last six international matches and the Danes failed to find the back of the net in their opening game in Group B against Finland. Belgium kept a clean sheet against Russia and we’re expecting more of the same from Roberto Martinez’s side, who have now kept three clean sheets on their last four fixtures. 1xbet have 1.75 odds, Bet9ja have 1.80 and Bet365 have 1.83.
Over 2.5 goals – Yes
Martinez’s men had secured a compelling win in their opener without some of their best players in the starting eleven. However, with De Bruyne, and Hazard returning, the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Dries Mertens might be scoring in plenty. On top of that, the Danes also have a poor h2h record against this foe over the years, and have conceded in plenty in the process. By the looks of things, expect a Belgium victory this Thursday, and goals in huge numbers as well. Bet365 have 2.10 odds, Bet9ja have 2.12 and 1xbet have 2.25.
Netherlands vs Austria Predictions
Both teams to score –Yes
Both teams have scored in five of the last seven meetings between these two nations and we’re backing both teams to find the back of the net on Thursday night. Three of the Netherlands’ last six matches have ended with both teams scoring and the same goes for three of Austria’s last six fixtures. Both the Netherlands and Austria looked good going forward but a little shaky at the back in their opening matches of Euro 2020, so there should be ample goalmouth action at both ends of the pitch on Thursday. Bet365 have 1.72 odds, 1xbet have 1.78 and Bet9ja have 1.80.
Over 2.5 Goals
The Dutch have shown in their recent matches that while they have great attacking talent in the team, they can be very vulnerable, and this is what the Austrians will want to exploit. Austria aren’t strong defensively either and the Dutch will target that too. The two sides have been in high scoring encounters lately and this will most likely not be different so over 2.5 goals can pass. Bet365 have 1.72 odds, Bet9ja have 1.74 and 1xbet have 1.76.
If Andriy Yarmolenko plays back him to score again, he has a brilliant left foot and isn’t afraid to create and shoot from distance. This game is in a way like a knock out one and it would be a surprise if Ukraine couldn’t muster up a win here. Bet9ja have 2.85 odds for him to score while Bet365 have 3.00.
Goran Pandev scored North Macedonia’s first goal in a major tournament in their first ever appearance, but they lost 3-1 to Austria on Sunday. That was their first loss in five clashes and only third across the last sixteen, with North Macedonia finding the back of the opposition nets in all but one of those meetings. He will be key again for his side and remains their best shot at goals. Bet365 have 5.00 odds for him to score while Bet9ja have 5.50.
Lukaku looks like he means business this tournament, having already scored two goals in his opening game against Russia. The big Belgian striker had a fantastic season in front of goal for his club team Inter Milan, leading the Serie A side to the title. Denmark didn’t look solid at the back against Finland and Lukaku is bound to get a chance or two in the box and we don’t expect him to miss. He will be the man to watch here and with four goals in the last five matches for Belgium, the Danes have a big task. Bet365 have 2.10 odds for him to score while Bet9ja have 2.30.
For the first time since a 1-1 friendly draw against Spain in November 2020 the Netherlands fielded Memphis Depay for more than 75 minutes and the Moordrecht-born forward ended the contest without being able to either score or assist. It ended a stretch of seven consecutive international appearances in which he contributed for Oranje (seven goals and four assists), during which time his status as their game-winner grew exponentially, and he’ll be looking to get back on track when facing Austria on Thursday evening. Bet365 have 2.05 odds for him to score while Bet9ja have 2.35.
Though playing at right back, he was constantly getting into the box and was given license to get into scoring positions. He was on the end of two big chances (37% and 45%) in the first half, before scoring the most difficult of his three efforts (5%). Dumfries was the player who accumulated the most xG on the night (0.87) as he played as right winger rather than wing-back. If the Dutch play in the same manner again here, expect him to get into more attacking positions and he could well add to his tally. Bet9ja have 8.00 odds for him to score while Bet365 have 10.00.