The Euros is finally at matchday 3 where teams will know their fate and we will get a clearer picture of who could likely reach the quarter finals and possibly the semis. Some sides have already booked their spots in the round of 16 while the fate of many others hang in the balance. So far, Italy have looked like one of the most impressive sides and it will be interesting to see the outcome if they face a ‘big’ side.
With more action still to come our way, stay updated with TopBets as we bring you the best betting tips and predictions to go with as usual.
Croatia vs Scotland Betting Predictions
Croatia win or draw
It’s a tough game to call, in its own way. Croatia, the World Cup finalists, would normally be considered the red-hot favorites, but let’s not forget that Scotland will have home advantage with the game scheduled to take part at Glasgow’s Hampden Park stadium. The Scots have shown that they are tough opponents at times too. They drew with Austria recently in qualifying for the World Cup, and in qualification for this tournament it was only against the likes of Belgium and Russia that they were outclassed. Bet9ja have 1.38 odds, Bet365 have 1.40 and 1xbet have 1.48.
Under 2.5 Goals
Surprisingly, Scotland are unbeaten in the fiver overall head-to-head meetings with Croatia. They last met in 2013, World Cup qualifying group fixtures and Scotland won both 2-0 home and 1-0 away. All previous three meetings were draws. We have seen under 2.5 goals in each of those five meetings and it’s looking like the same could happen this time around once again. Add all of the above to the fact that Scotland are yet to score in the current Euros and it explains why we have gone for this pick. Bet9ja have 1.80 odds, 1xbet have 1.85 and Bet365 have 1.86.
Czech Republic vs England Betting Predictions
England to win
Despite drawing with Scotland, we’re backing England to return to winning ways in the final round of group games. England have won two of their previous four encounters with the Czech Republic and have the luxury of the home advantage. The Czech Republic were held to a draw by Croatia last time out, conceding their first goal of the tournament, while England have kept clean sheets in both of their group games. Bet365 have 1.60 odds while 1xbet and Bet9ja have 1.63.
Under 2.5 Goals
England might be boring to watch under Southgate, but what do you expect from a former defender. However, clean sheets help win games and England are yet to concede a goal at Euro 2020 and we don’t see the Czech Republic ended that run. Under 2.5 goals have been produced in four of the Czech Republic’s and five of England’s last six outings in all competitions. England haven’t scored more than one goal in any of their last four international matches and with Harry Kane looking flat, we can’t see Southgate’s men ending that run against a solid Czech Republic side. England were poor against Scotland but did have the best chance of the game and could have pinched a 1-0 win, something we expect them to do against the Czechs.Bet9ja have 1.63 odds, Bet365 have 1.66 and 1xbet have 1.70.
Scotland have yet to score a goal at the Euros and that’s something that urgently needs to be addressed. Che Adams came close to breaking their duck at Wembley and he’ll have plenty of supporters this time around as well. He impressed from the bench last timeout and we expect he could be handed a start this time around. Bet365 have 2.87 odds for him to score while Bet9ja have 3.20.
The experienced frontman bailed his side out against Czech Republic and was crucial to securing a point for his side. His pace playing out wide will be crucial for Croatia once again and they’ll be hoping he can display the same efficiency in front of goal. Bet365 have 3.20 while Bet9ja have 3.90.
Surprisingly, Harry Kane is yet to score a goal for England in two games so far and it’s safe to say no one saw that coming after such a brilliant individual season for Tottenham. However it may be, the England captain remains their obvious talisman to score him and he’ll be looking to prove his worth and quality once again, knowing that his side need to win to fully guarantee them progress into the next round. He is also on penalty duties and that further strengthens his chances of getting on the score-sheet. Bet365 have 2.00 odds while Bet9ja have 2.25.
Patrik Schick’s penalty made the difference and the Bayer Leverkusen striker has three goals from 2 games. He has scored all three of the Czech Republic’s goals at this tournament. With Patrick Schick impressive in the opening two matches with three goals, one of them a spectacular long ranger against Scotland, he’ll be feeling confident at the moment and it won’t be out of place to see him grab yet another goal. England’s defence has been tight of late but the Czechs have shown they are a good attacking unit themselves. Bet9ja and Bet365 have 4.00 odds for him to score.
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