Euro 2016 Matches Sunday 19 June
The concluding 2 games in Group A at Euro 2016 take place on Sunday, with Romania needing to beat Albania to have any chance of qualifying in second place, whilst victory would also give them every chance of being one of the best third-placed teams. Meanwhile, France and Switzerland could play out a draw to ensure they both qualify, but France will surely want to remain unbeaten in front of their home fans. We’ve analysis and tips for both matches for you.
Romania vs Albania (8pm)
Match Betting: Romania 13/10, Draw 34/13, Albania 5/2
The teams met in both the 2008 and 2012 European Championship Qualifying Stages, and the results suggested that Albania made giant strides in the four years in between those tournaments. In 2008 Qualifying, Romania beat Albania 2-0 and 6-1, whilst in 2012 Qualifying Albania managed to get 2 draws, both of which finished 1-1. Meanwhile, in Euro 2016, for a long time both teams looked like they would get a draw in their game with France, however only the Romanians scored, which they again did first against Switzerland, whilst the Albanians again failed to score against the Swiss. The Romanians have managed to score in 8 of their last 9 games and, with a win a must for them to have a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages, and the Albanians struggling to score, they could well win this to nil.
Romania to win to nil @ 13/5 (Paddy Power)
France vs Switzerland (8pm)
Match Betting: France 19/20, Draw 21/10, Switzerland 21/4
France have won 3 of the 4 matches the teams have played this century, but it’s the match in the 2014 World Cup that really catches the eye as France beat Switzerland 5-2. France have already qualified and, whilst a draw will keep them top of the group, they will surely go out to win the game in front of their home fans. Therefore Switzerland may also get on the scoresheet in what could be one of the most entertaining games so far. The 6/4 for the over 2.5 goals looks great value, but I’ll also be playing France to win 2-1 at 9/1 and France to win 3-1 at 22/1.
More Than 2.5 goals @ 6/4 (various bookies)
France to win 2-1 @ 9/1 (Bet365, Hills)
France to win 3/1 @ 22/1 (Skybet)