Leipzig vs Werder Bremen

RB Leipzig – SV Werder Bremen, Germany, Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Kick-off: 14:30 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena

Match forecast: 1 (RB Leipzig to win)  

RB Leipzig chase 4th consecutive win this season, as they play Werder Bremen at Red Bull Arena on Sunday. The meeting is between third and thirteenth-placed teams in the table.

Red Bulls won promotion last season and nowadays show very good results. They haven’t lost a game yet, although they have already faced Borussia Dortmund, Gladbach and Wolfsburg. Leipzig achieved 4 wins in 7 matches played. Emil Forsberg and Timo Werner will be the main treatment for away defence. Both have scored total of 6 goals so far. Marcel Sabitzer is also a key player from RB Leipzig’s attack. Stronger part of the team is the defence. Leipzig have conceded only 5 goals in Bundesliga and only champions Bayern Munich and Koln have less. Hungarian goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi has major contribution for that accomplishment.

Werder Bremen took their second win, after beating Bayer Leverkuzen at home last week and progressed a little. This is the only positive fact for The Green-Whites, because they have the worst defence in Bundesliga with 18 conceded goals. Head coach Alexander Nouri made a decision to replace experienced goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny with Felix Wiedwald, but Werder still haven’t kept a clean sheet. In 3 away games Werder receive 12 goals, average 4 per game.

RB Leipzig face good opportunity to continue their great performance and Werder Bremen haven’t many arguments to assure us that they can trip up the home side. Red Bulls will win comfortably and you can choose either “1” or “Over 2,5”. I think the first proposal is more profitable.

Possible line-ups:

RB Leipzig: Gulacsi, Bernardo, Orban, Compper. Halstenberg, Demme, Ilsanker, Sabitzer, Forsberg, Werner, Kaiser

Werder Bremen: Wiedwald, Selassie, Sane, Moisander, Garcia, Grillitsch, Hajrovic, Fritz, Junuzovic, Gnabry, Manneh

Match forecast: 1 (RB Leipzig to win)


Lyon vs Guingamp

Olympique Lyonnais – EA Guingamp, France, Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
Kick-off: 16:00 CET
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Match forecast: 1 (Lyon to win)  

Olympique Lyonnais meet Guingamp on Saturday afternoon in one of the Matchday 10 games from French League 1.

Lyon lost their previous two games. Leaders Nice took 2:0 win over The Kids and Juventus was the other team to disappoint them on Tuesday match from Champions League Group Stage. However, Lyon perform well at home. They picked 3 wins from 4 matches and only Bordeaux find way to beat them at Parc Olympique Lyonnais. The Kids achieved comfortable wins against Caen, Montpellier and Saint-Etienne. They are 8th in the table and need to improve. Nabil Fekir is suspended after receiving red card versus Nice. Ferri is likely to replace him.

Guingamp are 3 places up to OL and have one point in advantage. In the last four games played, they have goal difference 2:2. These four matches finished “1:0”. Away matches were lost, home matches – won. Presumably, Antoine Kombouare will pick the same eleven, who started versus Lille. Winger Jimmy Briand will face his former teammates.

The last five meetings between these clubs have comprised five wins for OL. There is 100 % of success in recent head-to-head matches. In their more recent encounter The Kids defeated their opponents 5:1 on 06 March, as striker Alexandre Lacazette found the net twice.

Although Guingamp are 3 places above Lyon, the home side is better side and I think this is one of the best choices in Saturday’s programme.

Possible line-ups:

Lyon: Lopes, Yanga-Mbiwa, N’Koulou, Diakhaby, Rafael, Morel, Darder, Gonalons, Tolisso, Ferri, Lacazatte

Giungamp: Johnsson, Ikoko, Kerbrat, Sorbon, Marcal, Deaux, Sankoh, Coco, Salibur, Privat, Briand

Match forecast: 1 (Lyon to win)


Liverpool vs Manchester United

Liverpool F.C – Manchester United F.C
England, Premier League
Date: Monday, October 17th, 2016
Kick-off: 20:00 CET
Venue: Anfield

liverpool-vs-manchester-unitedLiverpool chases sixth consecutive victory on Monday evening at their home – Anfield. To continue that successful winning strike The Reds has to beat none other but Manchester United.

The rivalry between these two clubs, or the “North-West Derby”, is considered to be the most famous in the English football, because Liverpool and Manchester United are the most successful English football clubs.

Liverpool is on top form. They won 4 Premier League games in a row against Chelsea, Leicester City, Hull City and Swansea and before Matchday 8 they hold the 4th place in the table with 16 points. German manager Jurgen Klopp changed completely the shape of the team. Liverpool practice attractive, direct, attacking football and a lot of fans enjoy watching it. Compared to the other teams, The Reds have the strongest attack in the league so far with most goals scored, most shots per game, most created chances per game and most completed dribbles per game. If we have to comment on individuals, Phillipe Coutinho is the key player for Liverpool. However, it’s important to mention Klopp relies on the great teamwork. Central defenders Lovren and Matip may have problems with world-classed Ibrahimovic. They are just not from the same level. Wijnaldum and Lallana are doubtful for the match.

Manchester United is two places down to Liverpool with two points less. Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho has some problems to solve. The performance of the team in September wasn’t impressing – 1W, 1D, 2L. In every single game De Gea conceded at least one goal. The Special One believes in the ability of Valencia, Blind, Smalling and Bailly, but sometimes they make mistakes. Another problem is the attack. Against Stoke (1:1) United’s players made 20 shots, but scored only one goal.

Both teams often cannot keep clean sheet, but in the last 5 plays always score at least once, so I think we’ll enjoy exciting derby match with many goals.

Possible line-ups:

Liverpool: Karius, Milner, Lovren, Matip, Clyne, Henderson, Lucas, Can, Coutinho, Mane, Firmino

Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Blind, Herrera, Pogba, Martial, Mata, Rashford, Ibrahimovic

Match forecast: Goal/Goal – Both teams to score a goal


S. S. C. Napoli vs A. S. Roma

Italy, Serie A
Date: Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Kick-off: 14:00 CET
Venue: Stadio San Paolo

Match forecast:  Under 2,5 goals

napoli-roma-t-integral-comThe 159-th “Derby del Sole” is the opening game from Matchday 8 of Italian Serie A. Two of the title contenders Napoli and Roma face each other on Saturday afternoon at Stadio San Paolo.
Both clubs are impatient to break Juventus domination. To happen this, firstly, they have to reduce the lead of “bianconeri”.

Napoli are going into the match with 14 points, occupying the 2nd place, while their opponents Roma are just behind them with only one point less.

“The Little Donkeys” lost their last play against Atalanta – 0:1. They were controlling the ball in most of the time, but couldn’t create many chances for goal. It is likely Maurizio Sarri to use Gabbiadini instead of Jorginho, who didn’t perform well in Bergamo. Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik could be out for several months after suffering a knee injury in Poland’s World Cup qualifier against Denmark and Raul Albiol trained separately on Tuesday and probably will also miss the upcoming clash.

Lastly, Roma achieved very important victory in another tough game versus Inter at home. Edin Dzeko is on form, as he scored 5 goals in 7 matches so far. Although “Giallorossi” are 3rd, they haven’t won any away match yet – 2 draws and 2 losses. Nainggolan is fully recovered from injury and Spalletti might drop someone from the starting 11.

It was almost 5 years ago, when for the last time Roma defeated Napoli at San Paolo. There is only one scored goal per month in last 5 “Derby del Sole”. Spalletti uses defensive strategy in away games and Napoli is without Milik. This is precondition for us to see no more than two goals.

Possible line-ups:

Napoli: Reina, Ghoulam, Koulibaly, Maksimovic, Hysaj, Zielinski, Hamsik, Gabbiadini, Insigne, Callejon, Mertens (4-3-3)

Roma: Szczesny, Peres, Manolas, Fazio, Juan, De Rossi, Strootman, Salah, Nainggolan, Perotti, Dzeko

Match forecast: Under 2,5 goals


Portugal – France: Last battle for the title

Sunday, July 10, 10:00 PM
Stade de France

Match forecast:  1 (Portugal to win UEFA EURO 2016) 

Bet365 Odds: (1 X 2 ) : Portugal – 4,75 ; Draw – 3,10 ; France – 2,05


Euro2016_Portugal-vs-France_FinalPortugal and France are playing in UEFA EURO 2016 final at Sunday evening.  80,000-seated Stade de France, situated in Saint-Denis is the venue of the clash. 41-years old English Mark Clattenburg will referee the game.

Euro2016_PortugalPortugal hope to win their first title at European Championship. They failed to do that before 12 years in their home EURO, when they had been defeated by Greece in the last game. Now Selecao have perfect opportunity to win the trophy on French soil.
Fernando Santos’s side started the tournament on first gear but insensibly move on to the top. There is one last step to be made.  The Portuguese controvert the statement that the midfields don’t create many chances for goals. Furthermore Portugal is on the first place among all teams with most attempts (112) and only Germany have found the target more times than Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Nani will be the main threats for slower defenders Samuel Umtiti and Laurent Koscielny.

FranceThe hosts France will try to win the title for third time and equalise Germany and Spain with this achievement. As a hosts France won the World Cup’98 and EURO’84. Les Blues are favourites in the final. Didier Deschamps has in his team the top goal-scorer at EURO’16 – Antoine Griezmann with 6 goals and so many players with excellent skills. However, we have to admit that France aren’t invincible side. Against Germany they were outplayed, but the right post and Hugo Lloris saved them. Teams like Romania, Albania and Republic of Ireland also troubled Les Blues.

France have advantage according to the previous meetings. They have won last ten games between the two sides, most recently a friendly match in Portuguese capital in Lisbon in September 2015. We expect Portugal to break this negative strike in the right moment but at painful for French people place.

Match forecast:  1 (Portugal to win UEFA EURO 2016)


Germany – France

Thursday, July 07, 10:00 PM
Stade Vélodrome

Match forecast:  Goal/ Goal (Both teams to score a goal)

Euro2016_Germany-vs-FranceThursday night’s semi-final between Germany and France will determine Portugal’s opposition in Sunday’s final at Stade de France. Referee of the game at Stade Velodrome in Marseille will be Nicola Rizzoli from Italy.

Euro2016_GermanyGermany are still unbeaten at EURO’16 so far.  Furthermore, Die Manschaft are yet to concede a goal from free play. Germany won Group C and smash Slovakia at the round of last 16. Then Joachim Low’s side met Italy in one of the most exciting games at the tournament.  Germany reached the semi-finals after beating Italy on the penalty shoot-out.  In the next game against France the head coach Low will face some problems. He can’t use injured Mario Gomez and Sami Khedira plus Mats Hummels, who is suspended. Mario Gotze, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Benedikt Howedes are likely to replace them.

FranceFrance are also unbeaten side at their home EURO, but Didier Deschamps’s team had problems in some of their past games, particularly against Romania and Republic of Ireland. Les Blues play better in every sequential game and are full of confidence before the clash against Germany.

The hosts have not beaten Germany at a major tournament since 1958.Germany defeated Les Bleus 1-0 in the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals. They also got the better of France in the semi-finals of the 1982 and 1986 World Cups.

Key place in this game is the midfield area. If Germany dominate in it, Die Manschaft will secure victory. If France do it, Les Blues will reach the final.

I expect open game with many attacks by both sides. There will be a lot of chances for scoring and Neuer and Lloris will have much problems.

Match forecast:  Goal/ Goal (Both teams to score a goal)


Portugal – Wales

Wednesday, July 06, 10:00 PM
Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Match forecast:  1 ( Portugal to win and play in the final) 


Portugal tackle Wales in Lyon for a place in the final. The winners from this battle will face either Germany or France at Stade de France on Sunday evening.  Referee of the game is Jonas Eriksson from Sweden.

Euro2016_PortugalPortugal are yet to win in the regular time at EURO 2016. Selecao finished third in the last Group F after draws with Iceland (1:1), Austria (0:0) and Hungary (3:3). Fernando Santos’s side reached the quarter finals after victory against Croatia when Ricardo Quaresma scored winner in the last minutes of the extra time.  Then Portugal got past Poland. The winner was determined after penalty shoot-out.
Portugal are reaching the semi-final at Euro for the fifth time. Only once, in their home Euro 2004, they played in the final, but were defeated by Greece.

Euro2016_WalesThis is Wales’s first major semi-final. For the first time in France, Chris Coleman will make enforced changes with influential duo Ben Davies and Aaron Ramsey both banned. James Collins is the probable understudy for Davies, while Jonny Williams could cover for Ramsey and offer Wales an extra attacking option. Wales won Group B. Then they beat Northern Ireland with narrow victory and attracted the attention after remarkable victory over Belgium (3:1). It will be phenomenal if Wales repeat the Greek feat from 2004.

The game will be special. There are so many unknowns. On the one hand it’s time for first Portuguese victory, but on the other, Wales are playing so effective football. In my opinion the main role in the match will be Real Madrid’s players Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. Whoever shows more – his team will win. Portugal are more experienced side than Wales and I think we will see Selecao on Sunday.

Match forecast:  1 ( Portugal to win and play in the final)


France – Iceland

Sunday, July 3, 10:00 PM
Stade de France
Match forecast:  1 (France to win)

Bet365 Odds: (1 X 2 ) : France – 1,45 ; Draw – 4,50 ; Iceland – 8,50



France continue their quest to win the UEFA European Championship on home soil for the second time against UEFA EURO 2016’s surprise package Iceland. Winners will progress to face either Italy or Germany in the semi-final.

While the hosts are in the quarter-finals for the fifth time in the last six editions of the competition, Iceland had never previously qualified – yet are unbeaten in their four matches at the tournament.

FranceFrance topped Group A thanks to last-gasp wins against Romania and Albania and a goalless draw with Switzerland. Coach Didier Deschamps has shown an ability to correct problems with his slow-starting side. That tactical nous was again required in the round of 16 against the Republic of Ireland, when a recalibration into a 4-2-3-1 and an Antoine Griezmann double took France through after falling behind.

Euro2016_IcelandIceland will be on a high after sensationally defeating England in the Round of 16. It’s very difficult to pick out top performer as this has been such a collective effort. Every player give 200 % of his skills and this is the result.

If Iceland’s magnificent victory against England was a result for the ages, there would be an eruption of Eyjafjallajokull proportions were they to repeat that against the hosts.

Our prediction is France to achieve narrow win against the tough Iceland defence. If Les Blues make some mistakes they will be penalised.

Match forecast:  1 (France to win)


Italy – Germany

Saturday, July 2, 10:00 PM
Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux

Match forecast:  Under 2.5 goals in the match

Euro2016_Italy-vs-GermanyItaly and Germany play in the quarter finals at Stade de Bordeaux on Saturday night. The winner from this game will meet either France or Iceland for final place at UEFA EURO’16. This classic match can be compared with perfect love story between old friends.

Euro2016_ItalyItaly caught the attention with the 2-0 Group E win against Belgium in their opening UEFA EURO 2016 fixture, and everybody has been taking note since their impressive defeat of holders Spain by the same result in the last 16. Their tactical astuteness and burgeoning team spirit have got people talking about the Squadra Azzurra in the highest tones.

Euro2016_GermanyGermany are the only team yet to concede. Following a convincing last-16 win against Slovakia, it seems things are falling into place at just the right time. Been there, done that. Joachim Low’s side are slick going forward and good in possession, they win the ball back quickly and they show great movement and interchanging – and of course they have still to ship a goal.

Both teams have solid defenders and probably the best goalkeepers in the world – Manuel Neuer and Gianluigi Buffon. Germany have more creative midfields in the squad with passers Kroos and Ozil. But Die Mannschaft missed many opportunities to score a goal in the past matches at EURO and this can be a problem in the quarter final. Azzuri are very effective in front of the goal, but in this match Conte has some problems to resolve. Daniele De Rossi and Antonio Candreva are injured and can’t participate along with suspended Thiago Motta.

Germany had won only 8 from past 33 meetings against Italy. However, they claimed a 4-1 friendly victory over Italy in Munich on 30 March – their first success against the Azzurri since a 2-0 friendly win in Zurich in June 1995.

That perfect match between world class players will seem to be the most qualitative game in the tournament. With those strong defences it is highly likely to see few goals in the clash.

Match forecast:  Under 2.5 goals in the match


Wales – Belgium

Friday, July 1, 10:00 PM
Stade Pierre-Mauroy


Match forecast:  2 (Belgium to win)

Belgium is playing Wales in quarter-finals at 21:00CET on Friday in Lille. Both teams participated in qualifying Group B for EURO’16. The Red Devils finished on the top of the group and Wales were just behind them. Despite the final places, Belgium failed to score against Wales in both two meetings with goalless draw in Belgium and narrow Welsh victory at Cardiff City Stadium.

Euro2016_BelgiumBelgium made a false start against Italy but they have got better and better ever since. With Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard to the fore, victories against Ireland and Sweden preceded an impressive 4-0 demolition of Hungary in the round of 16. Belief is growing: this could be Belgium’s year. Hazard has been the ignition for Belgium’s well-oiled attacking machine and the good news for Belgium is that he is growing into the finals. Hungary saw the best of him so far. We don’t have to forget and Thibaut Courtois. We often say that the goalkeeper is half team and this is true. Chelsea’s № 1 has already made 16 saves and this important fact for the success.
Marc Wilmots have to deal with one problem. Thomas Vermaelen is suspended and there aren’t many replacements for that role.

Euro2016_WalesWelsh players rewrite the history after every match. Two wins from three games brought the top place in the Group B and then narrow win against Northern Ireland in the round of last-16. Can they expect more? Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen are all shining on the biggest stage and players such as Neil Taylor and Ashley Williams also play important role.

In most of the matches from the tournament we see possessive football against defensive play with counter-attack and this game won’t be different. The sides with defensive strategy have won more games so far and Wales have that kind of play. But I think in this game the attacking Belgium football will break the British defence and Belgium will secure a victory.

Match forecast:  2 (Belgium to win)


Poland – Portugal

Thursday, June 30, 10:00 PM
Stade Vélodrome


Match forecast:  Under 2,5 goals

Poland face Portugal in quarter finals in 21:00 CET on Thursday in Marseille.

EURO2016_PolandPoland had never won a EURO finals game before making it seventh time lucky against Northern Ireland. A goalless draw with Germany was impressive, paving the way for a narrow victory over Ukraine. They beat Switzerland on penalties to reach the quarter finals. After the fantastic equaliser from Xherdan Shakiri, Poland didn’t play well and only great saves by Fabianski avoided losing the match. The team is strong in defensive style of play. Key players are the midfields, especially 26-years old Grzegorz  Krychowiak.  Weakness is the efficiency in front of goal. Lewandowski hasn’t scored a goal yet and Milik has missed many chances since his first goal.

Euro2016_PortugalPortugal were held by new boys Iceland in what was deemed a shock on matchday one, but that result doesn’t look too bad now. Following a nervy Group F campaign Fernando Santos’s men sneaked through as one of the best third-place sides, before a resilient last-16 display against Croatia and a late, late winner sealed progress. Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t show much in the last game but other players like Rui Patricio, Cedric, Fonte, Pepe and Quaresma displayed superb performance.

This match will be sixth UEFA EURO quarter-final for Portugal since stage was introduced and this is more than any other side.

There aren’t suspended and injured players in Adam Nawalka’s side but Portuguese coach Fernando Santos have some problems with Andre Gomes, Raphael Guerreiro and Joao Moutinho didn’t take part in the last training sessions.

Portugal are likely to control the ball, while Poland may start in attacking play, like the last one game, and if they complete their mission they will defence their lead. Both teams played 120 minutes football in the round of last-16 and most of the players will be exhausted. This will give reflection to the play and we will see few goals.

Match forecast:  Under 2,5 goals


Italy – Spain

Monday, June 27, 7:00 PM
Stade de France
 Match forecast:  X (HT) (Draw after 45 minutes)

Euro2016_Italy-vs-SpainTwo giants meet in repeat of EURO’12 final for last 8 place. Spain are defending champions and Italy are main contenders for the title. The game at Stade de France starts at 18:00 CET today.

Euro2016_SpainSpain’s 2-1 loss to Croatia in their last Group D outing ended a sequence of 14 EURO finals matches without defeat (W11 D3), stretching back to a 1-0 reversal against Portugal at UEFA EURO 2004.
Spain finished the group stage as the most accurate passing team at Euro 2016, completing 93 % of its passes. They have also one of the highest ball-possession rates in the first phase with 61 %, against 48 % for Italy.

Euro2016_ItalyItaly’s defence proved effective in the group stage against very offensive teams, keeping a clean sheet against both Belgium and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Sweden. It conceded in a 1-0 loss to Ireland in its final group game after resting some regular starters. Spain scored five goals in its first three games, conceding two.

It will be the third straight European Championship in which Spain and Italy play each other. Spain eliminated the Italians in a penalty shootout in the quarterfinals of the 2008 tournament and triumphed in the final in Ukraine in 2012.

Both teams know each other very well and there won’t be any surprises for head coaches Antonio Conte and Vicente Del Bosque. La Furia are favourites in this game, because of the previous meetings. Spanish side isn’t invincible and Croatia proved that theory with pressing them on the whole pitch at Stade de Bordeaux. Azzuri also have weaknesses and the question is which team will take advantage from the other’s mistakes. It will be tough game and I think the result from the full time is unpredictable. Both sides are very experienced and I think they won’t attack from the beginning.

Match forecast:  X (HT) (Draw after 45 minutes)


England – Iceland

Monday, June 27, 10:00 PM
Allianz Riviera

Match forecast: Under 2,5 goals or 1 (England to win)


England aim for first EURO finals knockout win away from home against Iceland. Icelanders will play in their first ever major tournament knockout game. The game at Stade de Nice will be the first competitive meeting between these nations. Groups B & F runners-up clash in the last match of round of 16 starts at 21:00 CET on Monday. The winner of this game will meet hosts France in the quarter finals.

Euro2016_EnglandAfter goalless draw against Slovakia, England finished 2nd in Group B behind Wales. Roy Hodgson’s side plays possessive football. “The three lions” complete most of their passes but they struggle in scoring goals. Central forward Harry Kane only one time has found the target from eight shots and attacking midfields Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli hasn’t any from 9 tries in total yet. Eric Dier is the key player of Hodgson’s 4-3-3 formation. 25-years old right back Nathaniel Clyne didn’t impress much in the last match and Kyle Walker will return into the starting line-up.

Euro2016_IcelandIceland’s first ever victory at European Championship against Austria (2:1) sealed the team’s place in last 16. Despite the good play and results, the Icelanders will need to raise their game to stand any chance of surviving in the tournament. Main strength of the team is the defensive stability. There is no doubt that 32-years old goalkeeper Hannes Haldorsson is the team’s top performer. He made many quality saves in all of the group stage games against Portugal, Austria and Hungary.  Lars Lagerback’s side plays in defensive strategy and it is likely their opponents to control the ball most of the time.

England will dominate in all 90 minutes of play, but in their opposite there will be thick defence. Icelanders will wait for the right moment for counter-attack and then they will get back again. It will be hard for the symbolic home team but they have advantage before the game.

Match forecast: Under 2,5 goals or 1 (England to win)


Hungary – Belgium

Sunday, June 26, 10:00 PM
Stadium Municipal
Match forecast:  1 (Belgium to win)


Group F winners Hungary meet Group E runners-up Belgium for reaching the quarter finals. The battle will be played at Stadium de Toulouse that evening. The winners are going to play against Wales for last 4 place in Lille on Friday.

Euro2016_HungaryHungary finished on the top of Group F after spectacular 3:3 draw against Portugal at Stade de Lyon on Wednesday. Magyars defeated Austria (2:0) and make 1:1 draw versus Iceland to finish with 5 points. They scored six goals in the group stage and there were no teams that scored more. Dzsudzsak, Gera, Kleinheisler and Szalai have played very well so far and Bernd Storck doesn’t have to worry about the attack. Atila Fiola isn’t available for the upcoming clash.

Euro2016_BelgiumBelgium beat 1:0 Sweden to reach the last 16 as runners-up. Marc Wilmots’s side has scored 4 goals since the 2:0 loss against Italy in the first match. Team captain Eden Hazard made 2 assists in the group and there weren’t any players with more. It is likely to see more direct style in the clash today.

Possible line-ups:

Hungary: Kiraly, Lang, Korhut, Guzmics, Juhasz, Dzsudzsak, Gera, Pinter, Lovrencsics, Szalai, Bese (4-2-3-1)

Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Verthonghen, Meunier, Nainggolan, Witsel, De Bruyne, Hazard, Lukaku, Mertens (4-2-3-1)

Hungary surprised many with their performance and reaching the last 16, but now they face full of talent Belgian side. Red Devils are better than their opponents I think that we saw enough from Magyars. The road to the final for Belgium is long and the first obstacle is Hungary.

Match forecast:  1 (Belgium to win)


Germany – Slovakia: Can Slovakia do it again?

Sunday, June 26, 7:00 PM
Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Match forecast:  1 (Germany to win)


Group C winners Germany meet Slovakia, one of the four best third-placed teams. 50,186-seated Stade Pierre Mauroy, situated in Lille, is hosting the clash on Sunday afternoon. Germany won Group C and Slovakia finished 3rd in Group B behind Wales and England.

Euro2016_GermanyGermany progressed to the last 16 of Euro’16 with a narrow but deserved victory against Northern Ireland. Making his first start of the tournament in attack, Mario Gomez found the target with almost half an hour gone, though subsequent German celebrations were tinged with relief after a plethora of chances had gone begging beforehand.  In every match so far Germans have missed many chances for goal. Many shots on target by Mario Gotze, Thomas Muller, Julian Draxler and Mesut Ozil have been saved by the keepers. In this part of the game Germany have to improve. On the other side Germany, along with Poland are the only two teams that haven’t conceded any goals yet. Neuer, Boateng and Hummels are perfect and Low doesn’t have to worry.  In the midfield are he has Toni Kroos, who has completed more passes than any other player in the tournament.

Euro2016_SlovakiaSlovakia won their only match at the Stade Pierre Mauroy to date, seeing off Russia 2:1 in their second Group B outing at these finals. Jan Kozak’s side can play equally well in both attacking and defensive style. We saw attacking play against Russia, and defensive style in the goalless draw against England, so the coach knows how to prepare his team for the next clash.

The last ten meetings between these nations have comprised seven wins for Germany, 3 for Slovakia and no draws. In their more recent encounter Slovakia defeated their opponents 3:1 in friendly match on 29 May. Mari Gomez’s penalty gave the hosts the lead with Marek Hamsik, Michal Duris and Juraj Kucka replying for Slovakia.

It will be interesting how Joachim Low and Jan Kozak will approach the game, but I think it won’t be that easy for Slovakia, like the friendly match.

Match forecast:  1 (Germany to win)


France – Republic of Ireland: Perfect time for revenge

Sunday, June 26, 4:00 PM
Parc Olympique Lyonnais


Match forecast:  X (Draw after 90 minutes)

Euro2016_France-vs-IrelandFinals hosts France will endeavor to avoid a third successive knockout round defeat at a EURO when they take on the Republic of Ireland in Lyon on Sunday. France won Group A, in front of Switzerland, Albania and Romania. Republic of Ireland’s 1:0 victory over Italy helps for reaching the last 16, as Martin O’Neill’s side is one of the best third-placed teams.

FranceFrance finished as leaders of Group A after goalless draw against Switzerland in Lille on Saturday. The hosts defeated Albania (2:0) and Romania (2:1) with late goals by Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann. Most of the time on the pitch Didier Deschamp’s players searched Olivier Giroud with long passes or crossing the ball. Criticised Paul Pogba was the main threat for the goalkeepers in the past matches at Euro’16. The midfield has made most shots on target (3) among the French players. According to the statistics central forward Olivier Giroud has to improve his shooting and heading, because he has failed to find the target seven times from nine shots (77,8 % unsuccessful shots).

Euro2016_Rep_of_IrelandIn amazing drama at Stade Geoffrey Guichard Robbie Brady heads Ireland into the last 16. The 1:0 victory against Italy took their Group D total to 4 points and they became one of the best 3rd placed teams. Irish players are full of confidence before the clash against the hosts. Jonathan Walters is missing the game because of injury.

France have lost their last two knockout phase matches at a EURO since winning the 2000 edition, on both occasions bowing out to the eventual victors: Greece in 2004 and Spain in 2012. Both teams last met in 2010 World Cup play-offs when the Irish were eliminated after handball goal from Thierry Henry. For them, this will be a perfect chance for revenge but can they take it?

Match forecast:  X (Draw after 90 minutes)


Croatia – Portugal

Saturday, June 25, 10:00 PM
Stade Bollaert-Delelis

Match forecast: 1 (Croatia to win)

Euro2016_Croatia-vs-PortugalCroatia and Portugal are playing for a last-eight place.  Stade Bollaert-Delelis  is hosting the latest match on Saturday.  Croatia won Group B after 2:1 victory over Spain. Portugal drew all three of their group games to finish 3rd.

Euro2016_CroatiaCroatia come into the match unbeaten in ten games (8 wins and 2 draws) since a 2:0 qualifying loss to Norway in September 2015. Ante Cacic’s team don’t practice possessive football. Most of the attacks are down the wings, where Srna, Perisic and Brozovic or Pjaca play one-on-one superb and cross the ball or enter into the box. In the last game we saw great come back after early goal, scored by Morata. Mandzukic’s replacement Nikola Kalinic showed great ability with a  superb equaliser and assist. Ivan Perisic finished fast counter-attack to score the winning goal. After this game we are optimists about the near future of the side.  We don’t have to forgot that Subasic saved the penalty, taken by Sergio Ramos.

Euro2016_PortugalPortuguese are still unbeaten but they also have only one victory in past 6 games. Despite that, they like controlling the ball for a long time and they create many chances for goal in every single match. Cristiano Ronaldo has made most shots off target (13) and Nani made 6 (2nd place).  Weakness for this side is the midfield area.

Luka Modric from Croatia will miss the match due to injury.

Croatia are in better form than Portugal and Ante Cacic has plan B with his substitutions, while Fernando Santos used less players in the past games.

Match forecast: 1 (Croatia to win)


Wales – Northern Ireland

Saturday, June 25, 7:00 PM
Parc des Princes, Paris

Match forecast: 1 (Wales to win)


Euro2016_Wales-vs-Northern-IrelandTwo Euro finals debutants are meeting for a last-eight place.  Parc des Princes will host the match on Saturday afternoon. After beating Russia to win Group B, Wales face Northern Ireland. Michael O’Neill’s side is one of the best third-placed teams.

Euro2016_WalesWelsh progress is fantastic and all of the players have to be proud of their own performance. It was easy to see the passion in every single game. Most goals in the tournament are scored by Wales and Hungary for that time – 6. Gareth Bale is top scorer with Alvaro Morata – 3 goals  and Aaron Ramsey and Eden Hazard are the players with most assists  – 2, so that means there aren’t any problems in the attack. Chris Coleman hasn’t already made any changes in the defence. Wayne Hennessey, Ashley Williams, James Chester, Ben Davies, Neil Taylor and Chris Gunter have played in every minute so far and did well at all.

EURO2016_Northen_IrelandNorthern Ireland finished with 3 points and goal difference 2:2. These stats were better than both Turkish’s and Albanian’s and the British qualify. 32-years old Hamilton’s goalkeeper Michael McGovern is one of the top performers for Norn Iron with his 16 saves, which put him on the 2nd place among the goalkeepers. Team’s weakness is creating chances for goal. “The green and white army” have tried to score a goal only 17 times (5,67 per game) , which is less than any other team in the tournament.

Wales are still unbeaten at Euro’16 and I think their form will continue. Northern Ireland surpassed themselves but this time they have to improve to win that important British derby. Wales have more arguments in attack and that will be the key for their victory.

Match forecast: 1 (Wales to win)


Switzerland – Poland: Tactical battle

Saturday, June 25, 4:00 PM

Switzerland (4)    1 – 1    (5) Poland

42,000-seated Stade Geoffroy Guichard, situated in Saint—Etienne, is hosting the Group A & C runners-up clash in the opening match of round of 16 on Saturday afternoon. Poland finished 2nd in Group C behind the world champions Germany. Switzerland also finished 2nd  in their group.

EURO2016_PolandAdam Nawalka’s side made history by reaching the last 16 with a 1:0 victory in Marseille on Tuesday, taking their Group C total to 7 points and just missing out on top spot on goal difference alone. There was certainly much to admire about Poland’s wins against Northern Ireland and Ukraine and the draw with Germany. We have to praise both goalkeepers and defenders, because Poland are one of the three teams, that are yet to concede any goals at Euro’16.  First choice Wojciech Szczesny’s injury don’t have to worry Nawalka as Lukasz Fabianski took his chance and play great.  Star-man Robert Lewandowski hasn’t found the target  so far and he have to improve. Polish team controlled the ball in only 37 % of the time against Germany and Ukraine, but apparently there weren’t any  problems for them.

Euro2016_SwitzerlandSwitzerland’s 0:0 draw with France on Sunday sealed the Nati’s place in the knockout stage at Uefa European Championship for the first time ever. Despite the good results, the Swiss will need to raise their game to stand any chance of surviving beyond the last 16. Main strength of the team is the defensive stability. Sommer save his team against Albania and France. Central defenders Johan Djourou and Fabian Shar also did well in every match. Vladimir Petkovic’s side enjoy controlling the ball, as opposed to Poland.  Only German midfield Toni Kroos has completed more passes (328) than Granit Xhaka (283) in the tournament. Weakness is the attack. Haris Seferovic has lacked composure in front of goal, missing three one-on-one chances against Albania and another two in the draw with Romania.

Swiss team prefers the short passes, while the Polish enjoy more direct style of play. In the match Switzerland will possess the ball and Poland will use long passes for Lewandowski and Milik. I think this tactical game between Petkovic and Nawalka will finish with few goals. It’s possible for us to see penalties, but Poland have shown more so far and have andvantage for the clash.

Match forecast: Under 2,5 goals


Sweden – Belgium: Sweden to find the target

Wednesday, June 22, 10:00 PM
Allianz Riviera


Sweden    0 – 1    Belgium


Sweden and Belgium kick-off in the last game from group E at Stade de Nice. The match starts  at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

Sweden hold the 3rd  place in the group with 1 point and Belgium are 2nd with 3.

Euro2016_SwedenSwedish must win to avoid going home. “Tre kronor” were poor in their first match but against Italy we watch more aggressive style of play. Although Sweden have already scored one goal, they are probably the only team at Euro’16  with no shots on target. The left back Martin Olsson has perhaps been Sweden’s best performer so far. We can expect to see more from star-man Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Euro2016_Belgium“Red Devils” lost 2:0 to Italy, but recovered and defeat 3:0 Republic of Ireland. The head coach Marc Wilmots has a lot of players in the midfield area and in the attack and he can replace them without any concerns. The last victory will give confidence to the players and they will enjoy the next game. Thomas Meunier, who started against Ireland, was also confident about qualification going into the final group match versus Sweden.
He said: “I think they are a better team than Ireland, it will certainly not be easy. But we have a team capable of making the difference at any moment. In my opinion we will surely qualify.”

According to coach Marc Wilmots Mousa Dembélé and Yannick Carrasco are doubts for the final group match against Sweden on Wednesday. Both picked up ankle injuries in the previous Iceland match.

Both Belgium and Swedish sides will try to win this match. For that reason I think that we will enjoy watching an interesting game with many goals.

Match forecast: X ( Draw ) or 2 ( Belgium to win )


Italy – Republic of Ireland: Conte’s experiments

Wednesday, June 22, 10:00 PM
Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Italy   0 – 1    Ireland
Italy play against Republic of Ireland on Wednesday evening at Stade Pierre Mauroy. The game from group E begins at 10 pm.Italy head the group with 6 points, while Ireland are on the bottom of the table with only 1.Italians beat Belgium and Sweden without conceding any goals. All the players in the starting 11, particularly the defenders, impressed with their performance.

Euro2016_Rep_of_IrelandIrishmen were defeated by Belgium and there wasn’t winner in the clash versus Sweden. Martin O’Neill have to make risks in the forthcoming game and in my opinion this time he will choose 4-4-2 formation.  O’Neill can’t use only unjured forward Johnathan Walters.

Euro2016_ItalyItaly overcame Ireland 2:0 at UEFA EURO’12 group stage.
We think Conte will make several changes in his starting line-up. It’s possible players like Buffon, Candreva, Barzagli and De Rossi to take a rest. Despite this, Azzuri are still strong side with great defence. Ireland have to attack in this game, if they don’t want to go home. This will make the things easier for Italy and I hope they will get past Ireland.

Possible line-ups:

Italy: Sirigu, Ogbonna, Bonucci, Chiellini, De Sciglio, Darmian, Sturaro, Motta, Insigne, Immobile, El Shaarawy, Zaza

Republic of Ireland: Randolph, Coleman, Clark, O’Shea, Ward, McClean, McGeady, Hoolahan, Brady, Keane, Long

Referee of the match will be Ovidiu Hateban from Romania.

Match forecast: 2 (Ireland to win) or X ( Draw )


Hungary – Portugal: Selecção das Quinas against the history

Wednesday, June 22, 7:00 PM
Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Hungary    3 – 3    Portugal

Hungary and Portugal  face-off each other on Wednesday evening at  Stade de Lyon. Portugal need a victory to reach the 1/8 finals. If Hungary defeat them, they will be eliminated for the first time ever in the group stages.

Euro2016_PortugalAccording to the statistics Portuguese have already had 89 % pass completion (4th place), average possession 62 % (2nd place)  and  50 chances for goal (1st place). They prefer to control the ball for a long time and the attacks sometimes are slowly. By surprise the team weakness is scoring a goals. Ronaldo and Nani have a lot of chances but they scored only one goal. However, we have to admit that team has no luck in both games against Austria and Iceland. Cristiano Ronaldo missed  a penalty and his goal was cancelled due to offside.
It is suggested that Portugal will play under pressure in this game and this can make their play worse. Andre Gomes and Raphael Guerreiro may miss the game.

Euro2016_HungaryHungarians played fairly well in their last games but team doesn’t create many chances for goal. Perfect teamwork is the most important thing, which build the success. This team has it and because of that are leaders in group F. Magyars need only one point to be sure that they will participate in the next round. Attila Fiola and Daniel Bode are injured and won’t play in the match.

Portugal have won all five competitive games against their opponents.

Possible line-ups:

Portugal: Rui Patricio, Pepe, R. Carvalho, Vieirinha, Eliseu, Moutinho, W. Carvalho, Joao Mario, Adrien Silva, Nani, Ronaldo

Hungary: Kiraly, Lang, Kadar, Guzmics, Juhasz, Dzsudzsak, Nagy, Gera, Kleinheisler, Nikolic, Szalai

In my opinion Portugal haven’t got any options for this game, except to win it. If they don’t, they will be disappointed and may quit playing in France.

Match forecast: Over 2.5 Goals


Iceland – Austria: An important game

Wednesday, June 22, 7:00 PM
Stade de France

Iceland    2 – 1    Austria

Euro2016_Iceland-vs-AustriaIceland and Austria kick off on Wednesday at Stade de France. Both sides havce failed to win a game at European finals so far.
Icelanders are 2nd in Group F with 2 points, while Austrians hold the last place with only one point. In this group everything is much complicated. Only Austria cannot finish as a group leader, and only Hungary cannot slump to the bottom of the table.

A victory for either Iceland or Austria will guarantee  reaching the 1/8 finals.

Euro2016_IcelandIceland had drawn each of their two group games so far and with 2 points placed second in the group above Portugal by the virtue of a superior goal difference. Despite their limited stature, Iceland had performed admirably well in the two games especially on the back of a strong defence. They looked dangerous on counter attacks and set piece situations and could make life hard for Austria on Wednesday evening.

Euro2016_AustriaAustria used defensive strategy against Portugal and snatch a draw. We can require more from attacking players like Alaba, Arnautovic, Janko, Sabitzer and Harnik. Dragovic missed the last match due to suspension, but he is returning  to the starting 11.

The goalkeepers Robert Almer and Hannes Haldorsson are the key players for their countries. Haldorsson has already made 14 saves, most in the tournament, while Almer has 12. This means that both teams rarely concede goals.

Possible line-ups:
Austria: Almer, Hinteregger, Dragovic, Fuchs, Klein, Alaba, Baumgartlinger, Shopf, Arnautovic, Sabitzer, Janko (4-2-3-1)
Iceland: Haldorsson, Saevarson, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Arnason, Skulason, Gunnarsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Bjarnason, Gudmundsson, Sightorsson, Boedvarsson (4-4-2)

Match forecast: 1  ( Iceland to win )


Croatia – Spain: Who will win group D

Tuestday, June 21, 10:00 PM
Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux


Croatia  2 – 1  Spain

Stade de Bordeaux is the home venue of the match between Croatia and Spain The Tuesday game starts at 10 pm.

Euro2016_CroatiaCroatia would have been in the elimination phase, but they conceded late equalizer in the additional time against Czech Republic. Spanish side will finish first in Group D, if Croatia didn’t defeat them. Ante Cacis’s team is performing very well so far, excluding the last 15 minutes against Czech Republic. Perisic and Strinic from the left and Brozovic and Srna from the right often cross the ball for Mandzukic. Modric and Corluka are out for the next game, because of injuries. It’s likely Kovacic and Schildenfeld to replace them. Kovacic speak for the official site of Euro’16. “I think it will be different type of game, they already have six points and have reached the next round. I think they will rest their players, so I don’t think they will play their best 11. But they are an amazing team, so of course it will be difficult..”.

Euro2016_SpainSpanish players are excellent and main contenders for the title. “La Roja” is chaising third consecutive title and everything else we say is unnecessarily.

Both managers have many options in the attack so I think Del Bosque and Cacic can give chance to players that didn’t play in previous games. Symbolic home team will approach the game more seriously, while the away team mostly will enjoy the beaulty of the game. It will be incredible game on high level and more than two goals can be scored easily.

Match forecast: 1 ( Croatia to win ) or X ( Draw )


Czech Republic – Turkey: Old friends

Tuestday, June 21, 10:00 PM
Stade Bollaert-Delelis


Czech Republic    0 – 2    Turkey



Czech Republic and Turkey kick off on Tuesday evening at Stade Bollaert Delelis, Lens.

Euro2016_Czech_RepublicCzechs achieved 1 point in the additional time versus Croatia and now they are back in the game. Tomas Rosicky is missing the match and the rest of Euro’16 due to thigh injury. Pavel Vrba has told uefa.com that there would be 3-4 changes in his starting 11. The head coach hadn’t been delighted with the performance of several players.

EURO2016_TurkeyTurkey was poor in the clashes against Spain and Croatia. Volcan Babacan couldn’t keep clean sheet as he conceded 4 goals in 2 games. Experienced 30-years old Mehmet Topal had made huge mistakes, one of which led to goal, scored by Nolito. Turkish players has to win, if they want to stay  in France.

The game will be special for Tomas Sivok and his club-mate Tomas Necid at Turkish side Bursaspor. “For me Turkey is a country where I’ve spent a big part of my life. I have  a connection to the country. Obviously if in the game and coach trust in me it will be a special game”- admitted Sivok.

Czechs have bad memories from Euro’08 in Austria and Switzerland, where Turkey fought back from two down to beat the Czechs 3:2 in the group stage.

Turkish team is in bad form and Czechs are full of confidence after the draw 2:2 in the last game.

William Collum from Scotland is the referee of the game.

Match forecast: 2 (Turkey to win ) or  ( Draw game)


Ukraine – Poland: Last chance

Tuestday, June 21, 7:00 PM
Stade Vélodrome


Ukraine    0 – 1    Poland


The hostages of Euro’12 Poland and Ukraine will play in the third round of the group phase. This is the last chance for “yellow-blues” to proceed to the eliminations.

If Ukrainians win the game, they will have 3 points in their active and probably will hold the third place. This will happen only if Germany beat Northern Ireland. If Poland beat their co-hosts in the last European Championship, the may finish either first or second.

EURO2016_PolandUnexpectedly, Polish defence is performing very well so far. Only 4 teams haven’t conceded any goals yet and Poland is one of them. Pazdan, Glik, Piszczek and Jedrejczyk are very accurate and impress with performance, especially against Germany in the last match. Ahead Grosicki and Blaszczykowski  create a lot of chances for forwards Lewandowski and Milik. Polish main strength is scoring a goals and in this match without so much importance I think we will see that.

Euro2016_UkraineUkrainian side is among the biggest losers for the time being without scored goal, although it was suggested that their attack is something special. In the first game against Germany the stars of the squad Konoplyanka and Yarmolenko performed very well. We saw long passes, fast counter-atacks, well-played set pieces. However the second game was different. They play against defensive team, not similar to the German one and have big problems.

The clash is going to be missed by 26-years old goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who didn’t play against Germany. In fact, he was perfectly replaced by second choice of Adam Nawalka – Fabianski.

In this match we will see both attack-minded teams. Poland will qualify whatever happen and Ukraine have nothing to lose. Aggressive bet can be “over 3,5” , I will focus on betting over 2,5 goals in the match.

Match Forecast:   2   ( Poland to win )


Northern Ireland – Germany: Can Northern Ireland surprise us anymore ?

Tuesday, June 21, 7:00 PM
Parc des Princes, Paris
Northern Ireland    0 – 1    Germany 

Euro2016_Norden_Ireland_vs_Germany45-000 seated stadium Park de Princes is the venue of the last match of Group C between Germany and Northern Ireland.

Whoever wins this game, he will play for sure in the next round. Before the matches, Germany and Poland are heading the group with 4 points. On the third place is Northern Ireland with 3 points and Ukraine doesn’t have any points.

Euro2016_GermanyGermany side has played well so far.  “Die Manschaft” has solid defence in the face of Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng. In the midfield zone there are Kroos, Khedira and Ozil. This players have excellent rating of passing and rarely make mistakes. Muller is still struggling to score his first goal at European Championship.

It is expected that Joachim Low will make several changes in his line-up. Mario Gotze didn’t impressed in his last two games. He was successfully neutralised by Khacheridi and Rakitskiy from Ukraine and by Glik and Pazdan from Poland. Gotze will be replaced by either Mario Gomez or Lukas Podolski.

EURO2016_Northen_IrelandNorthern Ireland’s performance against Ukraine surprised many. That was their first win on European Championship. Michael O’Neill’s tactics worked perfectly and they were the main reason for the 2:0 win. “Norn iron” will play defensively in the next clash. Their strengths are set pieces and the counter-attacks.

There are neither injured or suspended players from the two sides. Although this is the last match in the group, the two managers won’t make many substitutions. Except Gomez or Podolski, Schurrle is in contention to start the next game instead of Draxler.

Northern Ireland’s 25-years old forward Josh Magennis said the team fears no-one. It’s obviously that they are full of confidence.

Germany has more class in every role. Joachim Low’s players will be focused on scoring an early goal and I think there is a lot of arguments, according to which they can do that.

Match Forecast: 2 (Germany to win)


Portugal – Austria: It’s time for Ronaldo

Saturday, June 18, 10:00 PM
Parc des Princes, Paris


Portugal    0 – 0    Austria

Euro2016_Portugal-vs-AustriaPortugal and Austria closes the second round of the group stages today. Both sides look to kick-start bids after Portugal held 1:1 be Iceland and Austria lost 2:0 to Hungary.

Euro2016_PortugalThe game will be special for Cristiano Ronaldo. He poised to win record-breaking 128-th cap for Portugal. Ronaldo and most of the players in the team didn’t play well in the first match. Fernando Santos plays 4-4-2 formation with diamond shape of the midfields. The head coach commented on the upcoming  match:
“Austria are a very strong team. It’s not for nothing that they’re in the top ten in the FIFA rankings. Over the last four or five years they have developed and the personnel has mainly stayed the same. They’re strong in attack and have many players with great qualities and technical ability. They are very different to Iceland. Austria are a team full of quality players who want the ball and know how to play. There is no need to pay special attention to any one player – we must pay special attention to the entire Austria squad. We did some good things against Iceland. We have to magnify them even more now, and improve on the things we didn’t do so well. “

Euro2016_AustriaAustria’s head coach Marcel Koller saw that he have warned his team that Portugal isn’t just Cristiano Ronaldo. “We have to play differently to how we did in the defeat by Hungary. We’ve analysed it and tried to learn from it, but we need to be more clinical with our chances, play more calmly and be more compact defensively. It’s the little things that decide games at this level, and you have to do these little things better than your opponents.”

Austria forced to make two changes with Aleksandar Dragović banned and Zlatko Junuzović injured.

I suggest winning the battle from the Portugal side. Austria didn’t impressed in the first game against probably weaker opponent and will battle for the third place in the last match in the group.

Match forecast: X ( Draw )


Belgium – Republic of Ireland: Red Devils to improve their performance

Saturday, June 18, 4:00 PM
Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux

Belgium    3 – 0    Ireland

Euro2016_Belgium_vs_Republic_of_IrelandBelgium and Republic of Ireland face each other in the second game of Group E at Stade de Bordeaux.

Euro2016_BelgiumSymbolic home team will have perfect opportunity  to change the bad  impression, which it make in the first match. Belgium lost  0:2 against Italy. Red Devils try to enforce their attacking style of play. The team captain Eden Hazard was successfully neutralised, and the main striker Romelu Lukaku only one time escape from the Italian defence but misses a goal when he play one-on-one against Buffon. Central midfields Nainggolan and Witsel tried long shots, but didn’t make effort. 30-years old Monreal Impact’s right back Laurent Ciman  make good appearance. It’s possible De Bruyne to miss the battle.

Euro2016_Rep_of_IrelandUnexpectedly Republic of Ireland side allowed late equaliser against Sweden, despite they were better team on the pitch. The green army displayed great devotion and good play in defence. Wonderful combination lead the goal. Seamus Coleman got past Forsberg near the right corner and passes the ball to 34-years old Hoolahan, who scores beautiful goal. It is supposed that the head coach Martin O’Neill will choose attacker Shane Long again. John Walters misses the match due to injury and probably we will see inspirational Robbie Keane.

If McCarthy and Whelan from Republic of Ireland side and Verthongen from Belgium side receive yellow cards in the match today, they will be suspended for the next games of their teams.

Red Devils haven’t lost to their rivals in 50 years, They have also never lost in competitive game against Ireland – two wins and five draws.  Belgium’s line-up is  full of creative players. However, they have to play rationally.  The don’t have to attack foolishly and to leave free spaces in the middle, because the Irish will take advantage from every opportunity. We think Belgium will win and to return to the second place in the group.

Match forecast: 1 (Belgium to win)


France – Albania: Would France be more confident?

Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 PM
Stade Vélodrome

France    2 – 0    Albania

Euro2016_France-vs-AlbaniaFrance confronts Albania at Stade Velodrome in Marseille. In French win will move on to the elimination phase of the tournament.

FranceAt the opening of Didier Deschamps players played cautiously and must thank goalkeeper Lloris, that saved them in the game. Giroud scored with a header 1: 0, but Stancu equalized through a penalty after Evra fouled Stanciu. At the end of the match Payet with a great goal with his left foot shed in ecstasy French fans. France did not play a super high level, but managed to cope with the pressure of opening the finals. Griezmann was concentrated in front of goal and it is questionable whether he will begin in the second game as the 20-year Coman replace him well. Impressed and very good game in midfield of Kante and Matuidi.

EURO2016_AlbaniaAlbania lost 1: 0 at the start of Switzerland. The only goal allowed by the Albanians was then static. In a corner Berisha miscalculated flight of the ball and was punished. Ajeti probably will replace him in defense. Later, the team captain Lorik Cana received a second yellow card and red respectively. So he got the penalty and will not play against the hosts. Once left with 10 people Albanians have invested great effort to end the match be equivalent to your opponent. In came second striker in the face of Cikalleshi, but to leveling not reached.

The French must be free from the stress after the first match and now will be able to stand in attack against Albanians who will have no leader and team record holder in matches Cana. The selection of Gianni De Biasi will surely be a much more tired than Frenchsince had one day less to rest and put a lot effort.

Main referee of the match will be Scottish William Collum.

Match Forecast:    1    ( France to win )


Romania – Switzerland: Will Switzerland overcome the groups this time?

Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 PM
Stade Pierre-Mauroy

Romania    1 – 1    Switzerland

Euro2016_Romania-vs-SwitzerlandSwitzerland and Romania play the second match of today’s program at Paris Park de Princes.

Euro2016_SwitzerlandSwitzerland started with a minimal win against Albania in its first match. The only goal was the work of defender Fabian Shar, who rose from a corner kick with a header and scored the sixth goal from 21 matches for his country. “Crusaders” played in most of the game with one player more during the second half they were more economical in their actions. However, they created a lot of situations in front of Albania, unfortunately for their fans were wasted. Vladimir Petkovic expect to rely on the same players and in the second football match.

RomaniaRomania was defeated 2: 1 at the opening of the championship by France. The hosts opened with a goal from Giroud header but Stancu equalized through a penalty after Evra fouled Niculae Stanciu. At the end of normal time Payet matt faltering Tatarusanu a second time. During the first French goal Romanian goalkeeper made a fatal mistake and it is uncertain whether Lordanescu will rely on him in the second game. In attacking plan they definitely had their chances and should feel sorry that did not benefit from them. Andone left the game in the 60th minute, just before the penalty, but left a good impression with inclusions his first crossbar after performances corners.

The Swiss will play with more confidence than Romania after the first positive result and will try for the first time in its history to pass the group stage. “The first game gives us confidence. We’re ready and we’re prepared to do our best. The team are relaxed. We won our first battle, but there are still two battles to fight “- said the defender Johan Djourou.

In both teams not injured and suspended players. Main refer of the game will be Russian Sergey Karasaev.

Match Forecast: Draw


Russia – Slovakia: Second round in group stage underway

Wednesday, June 15, 4:00 PM
Stade Pierre-Mauroy

Russia    1 – 2    Slovakia

Euro2016_Russia-vs-SlovakiaRussia and Slovakia opened the second round in the group stage. The match of group B will be played at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille.

Euro2016_RussiaRussia opened their Euro campaign with a draw against England 1: 1, which snatched in the last minute of the match. The British took a goal from a free kick to Dier, a fulltime hooked a left-back Shchennikov captain Berezutski a header equalized. Russia coach Slutsky surprise with his choice of midfielders in midfield. He bet on Neustadter as a defensive midfielder with young Golovin and the winger Shatov before them. That his approach as if it was not correct, because very often in midfield there were gaps of which the English could benefit. In the last quarter of an hour into play appeared more creative Glushakov and Shirokov equalized and Russia. It is likely to see in the match against Slovakia precisely these two instead Neustadter and Golovin. The biggest threat to the Slovaks as seen against England will be centered on high Berezutski, Ignashevich and Dzyuba.

Euro2016_SlovakiaSlovakia conceded defeat by Wales 1: 2 in the first match of the European Championship. Bale gave the British advance, but Duda equalized after a good pass from Mak, and Robson-Kanu shape the outcome. Slovaks were ineffective in attack. Duris did not play well in the next match is likely to see Nemec instead. Duda also will probably start as a starter.   Slovakia should look for a win against Russia if they want to move forward, considering that the last match of group play against England. Slutsky, however, has a strong defense, which was not overcome by the “Three Lions” from the game.   Both teams have played so far eight times against each other and it fell a total of 13 goals or an average of 1.6 goals / match. Adding and best game of Russian defensive we can conclude that it will not be very effective game.

Match Forecast:    2   ( Slovakia to win )


Portugal – Iceland: Game with many unknowns

Tusday, June 14, 10:00 PM


Portugal    1 – 1    Iceland


Portugal and Iceland closed the first round of the European Championship today late in the match program.

Icelanders arouse our attention to the progressive development in recent years. It affects mostly the first ranking team of a large forum. 330-strong country showed very good football groups. Lars Lagerback improve the play of the team in defense and change the pattern of play to 4-4-2, which helped to better performances and attacking plan. Key figures in the group are midfielders Gunnarsson and Sigurdsson, who carry out the transition game the team. In the last 4 controls northerners fell from Moderate teams like Denmark and Norway, and beat Greece and Lichtenstein. Lagerback has both experienced and young players ready to break into the big football. The country stunned with wins over Holland, Turkey and Czech Republic in evrokvalifikatsiyata and may each be surprised. It is expected that 22-year-old central defender Ingesson is an important part of the team, along with Ragnar Sigurdsson. In attack will probably play Sigborsson and Finnbogason, unless it is preferred legend Gudjohnsen.

Portugal will play with confidence. The team invariably pass the group stage in all his appearances of European Championships so far. League team is not the same as before 8-10 years, but again the favorite in this match. Fernando Santos players won their group easily despite a shaky performance. Concerns about this team is that again only threat the opponents will be the star Cristiano Ronaldo, and if it is in poor condition, the team will suffer. The Portuguese played a fairly good controls, which beat Belgium, Norway and Estonia and fell from England minimal. It is not known whether Santos will play Fonte or Carvalho in defense with Pepe. It will offer an attacking style of play with a 4-4-2 formation, the location of players in midfield will resemble diamond. In attack will act Nani and Ronaldo.

The match is difficult to predict, but we trust the larger experience of Portugal in matches of such rank.

Match Forecast: X ( Draw )


Austria – Hungary: Indivisible and Inseparable

Tusday, June 13, 7:00 PM
Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Austria   0 – 2   Hungary

Euro2016_Hungary_vs_AustriaThe first match of Group F opposes Austria and Hungary.
A century ago, they were a major component of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and today will play against each other for the first time European Cup. Apart from them, however, the history of this rivalry is far longer. Starting from 1902 when the two countries in the empire played his first match in the history of their football. The match ended at 5: 0 for the Austrians. Since then, both teams have played 136 games. 66 success for Hungary to Austria 40 and 30 draws.

Euro2016_AustriaNowadays German-speaking country has a creative team. The team first ranked European Championship qualifiers and then were won convincingly after 9 wins and 1 draw and behind them were Russia and Sweden. Very well presented striker Janko and Alaba, who scored half of the 22 goals in qualifying. In Austria controls it was hesitant, but it became clear to which people will rely coach Marcel Koller. It’s about Almer – Dragovic, Hinteregger, Fuchs, Klein – Alaba, Junuzovic, Baumgartlinger – Harnik, Arnautovic and Janko.

Euro2016_HungaryHungarians have much unknown team. Stand out only the names of veteran Gabor Kiraly, who will be the oldest player in Europe. Gera plays in midfield and left wing operates fleet-footed Dzsudzsak. Breeder Bernd Stork having in defense gifted Lang. The other 3 people defenders are Guzmics, FIola and Kadar. In the middle of playing five, and the attack Stork will choose between Priskin and Szalai. Hungarians qualified for the tournament after the playoffs, which eliminated Norway. Then only played three friendly matches – against Croatia, Cote d’Ivoar and Germany, which do not beat

Our expectations are related to the Austrians to be more active team on the field. Hungarians introduced a little goals and if the mark will try to secure the lead to the end. I do not believe the “Magyars” will have a similar opportunity and bet on players of Koller, who will bring the first victory for his country at the European Championship.

Match Forecast: 2 ( Hungary to win )


BELGIUM – ITALY: Contender’ s match

Monday, June 13, 10:00 PM
Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Belgium   0 – 2   Italy

Euro2016_Belgium_vs_ItalyTwo teams that are contenders to win the trophy this year face each other more in their first match.
Already passed several football matches of the championship and we saw most teams playing cautiously.

Euro2016_ItalyItalians traditionally do not start at high speed from the start, but gradually find themselves. Iron protection and brilliant tactics have always been the foundation of their success. In 2012 Cesare Prandelli brought their country to second place. Antonio Conte will try to improve his achievement.
World Champions of 2006 gained momentum for the finals after beat in their last friendly matches Finland and Scotland. It demonstrated that Italy will play in the already traditional 3-5-2. Protection will be entirely made up of players of Juventus – Buffon, Barzagli, Chiellini and Bonucci.
Bologna’s Giaccherini and Manchester United’s Darmian will play as wing backs. The key player of the team in midfield will be De Rossi, but before it will play Florenzi and Candreva. It is difficult to predict which two will partner in attack.

Euro2016_BelgiumBelgium returned to the Championship after 16 years of waiting. Now Marc Wilmots has a very strong team made up of players who were leading figures in the top leagues of the continent. “Red Devils” played effective controls. In the last beat Norway and a draw with Finland. The composition of Belgium will see Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Denayer, Nainggolan, Witsel, De Bruine, Hazard, Mertens and Lukaku. Today’s opponents played a friendly match in November 2015, won by Bechlgiya 3: 1. But now I think “Squadra Azura” will play in a completely different way and not allowed 3 goals. Italy will not fall.
Match Forecast: X ( Draw ) or 2 ( Italy to win )

Republic of Ireland – Sweden: Battle for third place

Monday, June 13, 7:00 PM
Stade de France
Ireland   1 – 1   Sweden

Euro2016_Republic of Ireland_vs_SwidenStade de France” takes his second match in the fourth day of Euro 2016. It opposing teams Republic of Ireland and Sweden, which are part of group E. There are more top teams of Italy and Belgium.

Both teams participated in the last edition of the tournament, which was held in Poland & Ukraine in 2012. But were eliminated in the group stage. In the new century, Swedes are invariably part of the European Championships, but only in 2004 they reached the quarter final. Irish no other contributions after 2000 unless moment the basic and the previous one. This year for the first time, the third team in the group will eventually go ahead and given the class of Belgium and Italy, probably Ireland and Sweden will fight for it. A curious fact is that the parties were in third position in their own training groups and qualified to the finals after the playoffs.

In their last controls graduates of Eric Hamra ended in a draw with Czech Republic and Slovenia and Wales defeated 3: 0 at the beginning of June.

The players of Martin O’Neill not checked its level in June. They played with the Netherlands (1: 1) and Belarus (1: 2) at the end of May. The defeat of unpretentious Eastern European country shows that the Irish may not have enough fully ready for the challenge Euro’16.

We believe that Sweden led by star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not lose from tough Irish at the start of their campaign.

Match Forecast: X ( Draw )   or   2 ( Sweden to win )

Spain – Czech Republic: European champions begin defending their title

Monday, June 13, 4:00 PM
Stadium Municipal

Spain 1 – 0 Czech Republic

Euro2016_Spain_vs_Czech RepublicSpain play against the Czech Republic in the second match of Group D of Euro 2016. “La furia” will pursue a number of records in this campaign and one of them will be for the third time in a row to win a total of four. Vicente Del Bosque he will become the first coach to win two times in a row the title. The first obstacle on the road to record a battle team of Czech Republic.

Euro2016_Czech_RepublicCzechs are contradictory team. They finished first in qualifying group A in the company of contenders such as the Netherlands, Turkey and Iceland. While the Czechs conceded goals in each of their matches and have the most cashed 14 goals from teams Tournament.

In their last checks Czechs were inconsistent. For example, they beat Russia and fell from South Korea. Pavel Vrba uniform playing with one striker in the 4-2-3-1 scheme. Sure the door is legend Petr Cech. Before him will be experienced Gebre Selassie, Sivok, Kadlec and Limbersky.
Marek Suchy is suspended. In the midfield it is not clear which of Plasil and Pavelka will partner Rosicky and Darida in midfield.
The attack will be led by Tomas Necid.

Euro2016_SpainSpanish in turn play a very diverse in every game. Del Bosque try different variations on 4-3-3 and 4-2-4 in controls. His selection dominated most meetings, but poor efficiency in attack do not allow better performance. Friendly matches with Italy and Romania ended without a winner, but then South Korea and Bosnia and Herzegovina were defeated 6: 1 and 3: 1. In rehearsal Georgia unpleasant surprise them, despite their dominance. The composition is extremely strong, balanced and equivalent and the coach can count on each as equally much.

We assume that certain holders are Pique, Ramos, Fabregas, Iniesta and David Silva. The only thing that can make us doubted in Spain’s success is motivation. We expect a productive match.

Match Forecast:  1  ( Spain to win )


Germany – Ukraine: European challenge for the World Champions

Sunday, June 12, 10:00 PM
Stade Pierre-Mauroy


Germany 2 – 0 Ukraine

Euro2016_Germany_vs_UkraineGermany faces Ukraine in day 3 of Euro 2016. The Germans are one of the main favorites to win the championship and it would constitute a first step towards the conquest of France. The match will be played at 50,186 seated Stade Pierre Mauroy near Lille, northern France.

Euro2016_GermanyDie Mannschaft will need a great performance – current world and three times European champion. 2 European titles were won by Germany and a united Germany. Germany has a young team with an average age of 25.5 years, while that is quite experienced. In the selection of Joachim Loew has top class players such as Neuer, Ozil, Kroos, Muller, Gotze and others who can boast of an enviable number of matches at the highest level. Bundestima was not convincing in qualifying group despite that finish first – were reserved only 3 clean sheets in 10 matches in the group, and two were against outsider Gibraltar. At the controls again see hesitation – 2 losses and 2 wins.

Euro2016_UkraineUkraine first ranked European Championship sports-technical manner. So far Eastern European country participating in this tournament four years ago when hosted with Poland. “Yellow-blue” qualified for the finals through a playoff, which beat Slovenia 3: 1 on aggregate. In controls the selection of Mykhailo Fomenko has been a remarkable persistence. Ukrainians are in a series of four consecutive wins over Albania, Romania, Cyprus and Wales. The strength of the team are definitely blades up front Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen konoplianka and experienced players in the shaft protective give security team.

Match Forecast:  1  (Germany to win)


Poland – Northern Ireland: Attack vs Defence

Sunday, June 12,, 7:00 PM
Allianz Riviera


Poland 1 – 0 Northern Ireland

EURO2016_Poland_vs_Northen_IrelandThe first match in Euro 2016, which will be played at Stade de Nice will be between teams of Poland and Northern Ireland Group C. Both sides are very different. On one side of Poland Adam Nawalka play attacking, an open football and the other Northern Ireland Michael O’Neill of practicing defensive style of play.

EURO2016_PolandPoles realized 33 goals in qualifying (average 3.3 / match), but they lacked consistency. They finished second with 6 wins and 1 loss of 10 games, winning their home match against Germany. In preparation matches before the tournament “White Eagles” beat Serbia (1: 0) and Finland (5: 0), but lost agains the Netherlands with 1: 2 and did not result in a winner in the match against Lithuania (0: 0).

EURO2016_Northen_IrelandThe Northern Ireland attack was not strong point of the team. O’Neill often makes rotations in its composition, but probably will play with three central defenders in the face of Cathcart, Johny Evans and Gareth McAuley. Baird is a key player in the preferred plan of play 4-1-4-1. It liaises between the defense and the players in the forefront. The captain Steven Davies and Norwood are regular players in the starting line-up. It is possible Lafferty to miss the match due to injury.

Poles have never won match in European Championships so far, while their opponents will debut at this championship. British play mainly in the Championship and despite good team game, we believe that not have the class to oppose Lewandowski and company who will be able to cheer his supporters with first success.

Match Forecast: 1 (Poland to win)


Turkey – Croatia: An old rivalry

Sunday, June 12, 4:00 PM
Parc des Princes, Paris
Turkey 0 – 1 Croatia

Turkey and Croatia will play the first “hot” match at the European Championship in France. In the last 20 years both teams quite often play against each other. On Euro’96 they are in the same group and Croats won the battle with minimal results. 12 years later, Turkey qualified on 1/2 final after winning 3: 1 by penalty kicks and 1: 1 in 90 minutes. Last “chess” removed Turks in the barrages of Euro 2012 after 3: 0 on aggregate.

The early game of the third day will be held on “Park des Princes” in the capital Paris. Turkey performed well in recent matches of qualifying cycle. Players Fatih Terim beat the Nederlands, Czech Republic and Iceland, scrambled up the coveted third position and qualified directly to the finals because of its good performance. The good form continued in the controls after they had achieved a number of victories.

Euro2016_CroatiaCroatia is also good. 6 wins in the last 7 games are eloquent proof of this. But the fact is that test date before the tournament were not provided many serious opponents. Ante Cacic expect to play 4-3-3 with Mandzukic up front supported by Internazionale’s wingers Brozovic and Perisic. In defense from right to left will be legend Srna, Vida, Corluka and Strinic. It is not clear who among Kovacic or Badelj will play in midfield with midfield maestros Modric and Rakitic. 26-years old forward Duje Cop is suspended and misses the game.

EURO2016_TurkeyThe same pattern will play and Turks. Fatih Terim dropping steadily Babacan door, Tufan, Inan and Ozyakup in midfield and in front of them stars Arda Turan and Hakan Calhanoglu. Probably attack will act Tosun, not Burak Yilmaz. The four defenders were repeatedly moved around, but in the last two games figured he would play Gonul, Erkin and experienced Balta and Topal.

The two teams will play a quality game and the outcome is difficult to predict. Class in attack is high and there will be goals in both doors.

Match Forecast :  2  ( Croatia to win )

England – Russia: Domestic leagues battle

Saturday, June 11, 10:00 PM
Stade Vélodrome
England 1 – 1 Russia


Euro2016_England_vs_RussiaEngland and Russia will play the second match of Group B of the Euro 2016 football match will be played on Stad Velodrome, Marseille and will be one of the last matches of the the program for 11.06. In the selection of England players all play in the Premier League, but all Russians without Neustadter play in the Russian Premier League. So this match will be a clash of peculiar domestic leagues of both countries.

Euro2016_EnglandThe English were compelling in qualifying after reaching 10/10 success. Moreover, they did an excellent preparation before the start of their Euro campaign. “Three Lions” beat the top teams in controls France, Germany and Portugal. The only minus to the composition of Hodgson would probably accumulated fatigue infinitely long season of Premier League.

Russia_Euro2016Sbórnaya did not win the last three friendly games. The team fell from the Czech Republic and France and drew with Serbia. Head coach Leonid Slutsky had to deal with several issues around the composition. The team’s star Alan Dzagoev missed the tournament due to knee injury. Cheryshev also in the infirmary, and the last control and midfielder Denisov was injured. Instead, the camp was called his teammate at Zenit Yusupov. The defense will consist mainly of players of CSKA Moscow, while in attack will act Dzyuba, Kokorin and Shatov. In the center is expected to be Glushakov, Shirokov and Golovin.

Mystery for the audience to last will be whether Hodgson will rely on offensive trio Vardy-Kane-Rooney or will saturate the midfield.

The English have never reached the finals of the European Championships and it will be their time. The team has gained good momentum and win in their detection football match will be something normal with regard ambitions. Two places in the group ensure continuation towards eliminations and definitely aim of Russia will be the second.

Forecast:  Draw


Wales – Slovakia: Debutants make history

Saturday, June 11, 7:00 PM
Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux
Wales 2 – 1 Slovakia

Wales and Slovakia will play a match for the story. For both sides it will be the first meeting of the European Championship. It is in Group B and will play on the second day of the tournament Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux in the southwestern French city.

Euro2016_WalesWales finished second in the qualification group with a balance of 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss and goal difference 11: 4. Chris Coleman relied on very conservative tactic with five in defense and this led to low scoring matches. Then at some controls he experimented with a change of formation, but failed and is now expected again to rely on a 5-4-1 or a 5-3-2 with Chris Gunter, Ben Davies, James Chester, Ashley Williams and Neil Taylor in defense . The main threat to the opposing defense will be the star of Real Madrid Gareth Bale.

Euro2016_slovakiaSlovakia, similar to the “British” took second quota in its qualifying group. The country recorded 7 wins in its 10 games. In one of them Slovaks beat Spain, but in a friendly meeting by the end of May prevailed over other global power – Germany. Definitely can not go wrong bills movements with great reputation. They are a team with an experienced defense and creative midfielders. Coach Jan Kozak played mostly in the 4-2-3-1 formation. Question represents Adam Nemec or Michal Duris will be in the attack.

In view of the defensive strategy of Chris Coleman and experienced team of Slovakia, we think that both teams will play the game wisely without many risks and will try to make the most of opportunities opened. This will result in scoring of a few goals.

Forecast:  1 ( Wales to win )


Albania – Switzerland: Loyalty challenge

Saturday, June 11, 4:00 PM
Stade Bollaert-Delelis
Albania 0 – 1 Switzerland

EURO2016_Albania_vs_SwitzerlandAlbania meets Switzerland in the second match of Group “A” of Euro 2016. The match is on 11.06.2016 and will be played at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens.

In the qualifications Switzerland was in the same group with England, Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania and San Marino and easily beat last 3 teams.
Albania finished second in the company of Portugal, Denmark, Serbia and Armenia. 4 wins 2 draws and 2 losses in the difficult group speak well for the team.

EURO2016_AlbaniaFor Albanians, it will be the first game of a big tournament. “Crusaders” have qualified only 3 times for European Championship once it became official time in 2008, along with Austria hosted the Championship. They never passed the group stage.



In the friendly matches in March and May of Switzerland did not achieve satisfactory results. The team was defeated by Republic of Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Belgium. This led Petkovic to make some changes for the last inspection against Moldova. The most significant of them was the placement of Steve von Bergen among holders instead Djourou. The strength of the team will be wings.

In their last 4 games the selection of De Biasi beat Qatar and Luxembourg, but fell by more powerful Austria and Ukraine. This is a sign that perhaps the “red-black” are not sufficiently prepared to compete with better sides. In the last friendly match Albania played in formation 4-5-1 with Sadiku attack. Zurich’s forward scored in the last three controls and is expected to be preferred to Cikalleshi and Balaj.

This match we named Loyalty challenge, because the team Albania has a few players like Xhaka, Aliji, Ajeti, Basha, Abrashi and Gashi, who were junior nationals of Switzerland and grew up in the international teams. In the Swiss team has 6 players of Albanian origin, including Dzemaili, Shaqiri, Tarashaj, Behrami, Mehmedi and Granit Xhaka. The last is a brother of Taulant Xhaka both will face each other.

In the past, Switzerland has 5 wins, 1 draw and 0 losses against Albania. The selection of Petkovic seems more prepared, more classy and more experienced when it comes to matches of such rank.

That is why we think that Switzerland will win.

 Match Forecast :  2   ( Switzerland to Win )


France – Romania: First test for the hosts

Friday, June 10, 10:00 PM
Stade de France


France 2 – 1 Romania


Spectacular ceremony will launch a month marathon of matches between 24 national teams, the best of which will win the title of European champion. The host of the EURO 2016 France opened the tournament with a match against Romania. The match of Group A will be played on June 10 of 81,000 seated Stade de France situated in Saint Denis.

The audience in France keep great memories of the matches from the previous two major championships that took place in the country. The French won Mondial’98 and Euro’84.

FranceFrance confidently enter the tournament after defeating the four controls played this year. “Blue” is an excellent series, scoring at least three goals in each match. It is remarkable physical condition in which the Giroud, who scored four goals in his last four matches. Deschamps is consistent in his choice of composition, but many injuries to key players will impose to make changes. Central defenders Varane and Zouma are permanently injured, while first choice for the post breeder defensive midfielder – Diarra, suffering from a knee injury, and left the team camp last week. Probably in the starting line-up we’ll see Lloris – Sagna, Evra, Rami, Koscielny – Kante, Matuidi, Pogba – Payet, Griezmann, Giroud in 4-3-3 formation.


RomaniaRomania finished second in the qualifying group, conceding the least goals (2) of all the teams in Europe. However, we must admit that the Romanians had the top team in the group – Northern Ireland, Hungary, Finland, Greece and Faroe islands. The selection of Iordanescu did not allow loss in 10 games, but 5 times drew. In the pre Euro’16 Romania fell by 3: 4 of the Ukraine and win 5: 1 against Georgia. Stanciu and Torje scored in both games and they will probably start the game.

The balance in matches is 3 wins for Romania, 7 for France and 5 draws. France will play from the position of favorite, it is definitely the class team and is in better shape than their opponent. On that basis, we think “blue” will overcome the first test group.

Match Forecast :  1   ( France to Win )


Today we expect the fourth final: Barcelona – Sevilla

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To continue initiated yesterday. Four finals – three aces. Today we expect the fourth Barcelona Sevilla. For many reasons we are fully confident that today in the final of the Spanish Copa del Rey will fall a lot of goals. We followed the the chosen option because small temptations may be big mistakes. Naturally, there is an option to catch more fish, but especially in the field of disproportionate risk. However, of the three possible options for risking – big handicap for Barca, high goal line or bet on X2 we chose the third option. Both teams not only know it in the coming months will know, so their games to become a complete annoyance. In addition to today’s Cup ahead of their three matches in the summer for the European Super Cup and one in Spain. Then in the autumn will play again for the championship. Six matches in a calendar year are cause for total boredom. Hopefully in the second game of the series will still have the desire to play!

What could happen today? “Wembley drama”: Crystal Palace – Manchester United


In the year there is a day in which play the most Finals national cups or at least today May 21 is. Without the Spanish, which is tomorrow, all the big matches are today. Even on the uneducated is clear how difficult it is to predict final of Cup. So naturally the most prestigious finale is that of England. Not accidentally, this competition is called “the oldest championship in the world”.

Crystal Palace – Manchester United is undoubtedly more than excellent final event of the great season in which Lester became champion. There have glorious history between the two opponents. We don’t have particularly brilliant present. What could happen today: the starting point is always that of “Wembley” drama. 3-3 memory of 26 years ago still remember!


Moldova – super match of the season

FC Dacia v Sheriff Tiraspol

In Moldova will be played super match of the season. The situation is the same as last year even points and everything will be decided like real men in a game. The leaders FC Dacia play against the hegemon Sheriff Tiraspol. For information of the welcoming this is not Moldovan, this is international match. Romanian Moldova against Soviet Transnistria. Players on both teams speak two different languages but come from the same country. In substantial part we believe that Sheriff will become a champion. Two years without a title we see as an impossible situation for them. The two previous matches this season between the leaders finished 1-0 for Dacia and 0-0. This indicates a low-scoring day.


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Odds on next manager of Tottenham: Van Gaal favorite


As many had predicted , on Monday afternoon , while preparing for the match Tottenham Sunderland , it became clear that the end of the season will Tim Sherwood vacant position as manager at White Hart Lane.

Sherwood will have to leave his position as manager of Tottenham, but that does not necessarily mean that the former champion of the Premier League with Blackburn will leave the club .

Very close to the club people expect that Sherwood will remain at Tottenham , but his role will change.

Looking at who will be the next manager of the London club, favorite bukitata obviously Dutch professional Louis van Gaal as bets on are accepted at a rate of 3.00 , while the current manager of Southampton Mauricio Pochettino is the second favorite for the post at 10:00 .

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