EURO 2016 – Group B Winner Analysis

In Euro 2016, by on Jun 06, 2016
EURO 2016 – Group B Winner Analysis For latest odds you can check a few recommended sportsbooks and betting exchanges euro 2016 group b oddsThe EURO 2016 features six groups of four distinctly talented national clubs, vying for sixteen positions in the second stage or “Knockout Round”. First, these teams have to play each other in their corresponding groups in a round-robin format. The rules are the same as in any other major tournament: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss. The team with the most points after playing each opponent once wins the group and advances to play a runner-up or wildcard third-place qualifier. Draws in standings are settled by Goal Differential. Teams that finish in second also advance slated to a play a group winner. Now let us break down the Group B outrights, a group that may feature a lot of parody in deciding a likely unconventional winner.

England– 5/6– LEAST VALUE

We have a habit of laying chalk, more often than not because the favorite is typically overvalued. Like France, England is another club that is prone to lay an egg and bust the bankrolls of punters. This group is by no means a walk in the park for the Three Lions, they are up against a national rival that knows their number and a red-hot Slovakian team. Given their propensity for let-downs, we believe England may find themselves fighting just to make it out of this group even if they have Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane at their disposal.

Slovakia– 9:1 – BEST VALUE

As mentioned, the Slovaks are entering off a huge win in a friendly against Germany and this may have paid dividends to the Slovak morale. The accolades do not stop at Germany. In a friendly in November, this same Slovak team defeated Switzerland 1-0. The Slovaks are on a roll and remain undefeated in their last seven fixtures. Slovakia opens up with Wales and if by any means, the Slovaks can secure a quick three points against the Welsh, this will almost guarantee them a chance to vie for the group outright. The odds in this offering alone wets our whistle given the quality of the club.

Wales- 11/2

Fellow British national team, Wales offers the most upside in this group. Speculation may arise against the Welsh be that they are not a household name in the EURO. Nevertheless, the qualification campaign of the Welsh suggests this team is primed to make an impact in this tournament. The Welsh were a thorn in the side of perhaps the best team in this tournament Belgium, in their qualification efforts. The Welsh would secure 4 points at the Belgians and they also own a 1-0 win over their arch rival England in a friendly. Expect no timidity from Garreth Bale and his merry men, this is a team that will certainly be in contention to advance, if they do not win outright.

Russia- 19/5

We are not particularly keen on the Russians be that this a team that often procures morose results in any tournament of consequence. The Russians have lost three of their last four fixtures, all of which were friendlies against teams qualified for the EURO. Nevertheless, the results have led us to be weary of this side. The Russians were outgunned by Croatia, France and the Czech Republic, scoring 4 goals while conceding 9. Against teams like Wales and England, Russia will need a stronger defense as these two squads have offensive weapons that can find the back of the net with ease. It is hard to suggest playing on any team that when it boils down to goal differential, many find themselves in quite the bind if their defense has been proven to be a bit porous. We recommend staying off this one. For latest odds you can check a few recommended sportsbooks and betting exchanges