There’s much to look forward to on Thursday at Euro 2016 with England, Wales and Northern Ireland all playing, whilst Germany vs Poland could be the match of the day. We’ve analysis and tips for all 3 games.
England vs Wales (2pm)
Match Betting: England 4/7, Draw 57/17, Wales 13/2
England and Wales have played each other an incredible 66 times, though only 4 times this century. England have won all four of those games, winning 2-0 and 1-0 in the 2012 European Championship Qualifying, and 2-0 and 1-0 in the 2006 World Cup Qualifying. However, since then Wales have been fortunate to have been blessed with Gareth Bale, whilst the rest of the Wales side work tirelessly to give their match-winner every chance of winning them matches. Meanwhile, England may have dominated a poor group in qualifying, but they’ve kept just 2 clean sheets in their last 8 games, whilst Wales got on the scoresheet twice in their opening game against Slovakia. Man-for-man, England are the better side, but I don’t think deserve to be odds-on, and they look a lay.
Lay England @ 1.56 (Betfair Exchange)
Ukraine vs Northern Ireland (5pm)
Match Betting: Ukraine 8/13, Draw 3/1, Northern Ireland 13/2
Northern Ireland won the first two matches between the pair in 2004 and 2005, but it was the Ukraine who won both games in 2011 – with all 4 games being won to nil. One team has also failed to score in all four of Northern Ireland’s last four games, whilst one team has failed to score in 3 of the Ukraine’s last 5 games – and it’s 6/10 that both teams fail to score.
Both Teams Not To Score @ 6/10 (Coral)
Germany vs Poland (8pm)
Match Betting: Germany 4/7, Draw 10/3, Poland 11/2
Germany won 6 and drew one of their first seven encounters with Poland, but certainly haven’t had it their own way since then. They drew friendlies in 2011 and 2014, whilst they lost the away fixture 2-0 in Euro 2016 qualifying before winning their home-leg 3-1.
Victory here for either team would almost guarantee qualification, and it could well be one of the matches of the tournament so far. Poland have failed to score just once in their last 10 matches, whilst Germany have scored in 8 of their last 10. Both teams also offered-up quite a few chances in their opening games, and both teams are expected to score. However, it’s odds-on that they do, and I’d much rather play 2-1 and 3-1 Germany.
Germany 2-1 @ 15/2 (Bet365, Betvictor)
Germany 3-1 @ 14/1 (Skybet)