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Expect Goals in Lille And Late Drama in Lyon on Sunday

June 18, 2016

France have won 11 of the last 12 internationals.

The final batch of UEFA Euro 2016 Group A games will take place simultaneously and, if you are a neutral viewer who would like to see the maximum number of goals, the match between host nation France and Switzerland holds much more appeal than the encounter between Romania and Albania.

France has won 11 of its last 12 games and one is willing to put a pen through its 0-2 loss to England that occurred not long after the terrorist attacks in Paris. France has needed late goals to beat Romania and Albania in its first two UEFA Euro 2016 Group A matches but one is convinced that it is easily the strongest side in the section, the only one capable of mounting a serious challenge for the title.

UEFA Euro 2016 Group A glory is up for grabs and one thinks that the state of the pool means that France and Switzerland can each play with freedom on Sunday. France has qualified for the UEFA Euro 2016 last 16 and Switzerland’s four Group A points should be sufficient for it to reach the knockout phase as one of the best third-placed teams at the worst.

France has scored at least two goals in 10 of its last 11 games, eight of which have gone over two and a half goals. Switzerland’s numbers are not as impressive but it has hit the back of the net in each of its last four matches and, like France, the Swiss have looked far more comfortable during UEFA Euro 2016 on the front foot than at the back.

The final group games in UEFA European Championships have a history of being relatively high scoring and one is somewhat surprised that over two and a half goals is available at odds against. Marathonbet‘s odds of 2.60  are the best on one’s headline pick, while France to win and both teams to score at odds of 5.00  with several bookmakers, including Bet365, BetVictor and SkyBet, is overpriced as well.

Many bookmakers, including Betfred and Totesport, are listing odds of 2.15  about the second half of the UEFA Euro 2016 Group A match between Romania and Albania being higher score than the first period. The data of Romania and Albania points to a low-scoring game but both sides require a victory in Lyon to have a shot at qualifying for the UEFA Euro 2016 last 16. Consequently, one thinks that the UEFA Euro 2016 Group A match will get extremely stretched in the second half if the first period is as tight as every available statistic suggest that it will be.

Under two and a half goals will be a popular pick in view of Romania and Albania’s offensive and defensive numbers but the UEFA Euro 2016 Group A game has the potential to be helter skelter in the closing stages because one point is not going to help either team reach the next round.

Tips Summary

France v Switzerland – Over 2.5 Goals
Sunday 19th June, 20:00 GMT
Odds: 2.6

Romania v Albania – Second Half to be Highest Scoring Half
Sunday 19th June, 20:00 GMT
Odds: 2.15

  • Albania
  • Euro 2016
  • France
  • Romania
  • Switzerland

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    Eric Roberts
    Eric Roberts

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    Eric has been a sports journalist for over 20 years and has travelled the world covering top sporting events for a number of publications. He also has a passion for betting and uses his in-depth knowledge of the sports world to pinpoint outstanding odds and value betting opportunities.