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Euro 2020 Group Stage, Tips & Previews, Wednesday 23rd June

The BetDeluxe team previews the best bets from the group stage of Euro 2020 - albeit a year late!

We bring to an end the group stage of Euro 2020 tomorrow morning. 

The best bets for Sweden versus Poland, Slovakia versus Spain and Germany versus Hungary will hopefully those betting accounts filled up overnight!

Sweden vs. Poland

June 24th 2:00am

Group E comes to an end when leaders Sweden meet Poland in St Petersburg Thursday morning.

The Swedes need a solitary point from this game to finish on top spot, while their opponent Poland need to win in order to guarantee a top two spot. 

Poland has only managed one point from its opening two fixtures after a disappointing 2-1 loss against Slovakia was followed up a 1-1 parity with Spain. 

Jaane Anderson will be wary of the threat posed in offence by Poland after talisman Robert Lewandowski opened his Euro 2020 account with the equaliser against Spain. 

But Poland, too, must keep tabs on Swedish youngster Alexander Isak who was named Star of the Match by UEFA after previously shining brightly against Spain as deputy and understudy to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Prediction: Sweden 2 Poland 2

Suggested Bets:
Draw at $3.3

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Total goals scored over 2.5
Leg 2: Both teams to score (YES)
Leg 3: R. Lewandowski to score anytime
Combined odds = $3.3

Slovakia vs. Spain

June 24th 2:00am

Spain will attempt to save itself from the precipice of a group exit disaster when it faces Slovakia in the concurrent final fixture of Group E.

Luis Enrique’s men are yet to notch up a win in this tournament following a 0-0 draw with Sweden and a 1-1 stalemate with Poland. 

Slovakia, meanwhile, will automatically gain qualification to the Round of 16 if it can pinch a point. 

While the odds may be stacked against his squad, Stefan Tarkovic has defied expectations to sit second in a group many thought would be dominated by Sweden and Spain. 

Slovakia’s only loss came against Sweden after a 2-1 defeat of Poland in its opening fixture. 

A 77th minute spot kick goal proved the difference against the Swedes despite dominating the majority of possession. 

Spain obviously has the offensive talent with the likes of Alvaro Morata – who scored his first tournament goal in the draw against Poland – as well as Gerard Moreno, but the form of the team itself has not been that of the dominant Spanish squads we have seen in previous tournaments. 

The gap between the two nations in the betting market looks enormous. 

Prediction: Spain 0 Slovakia 1

Suggested Bets:
Slovakia or draw at $4.15

Germany vs. Hungary

June 24th 5:00am

Group F leader Germany will attempt to hold fort atop of the group and charge into the Round of 16 when it welcomes Hungary to Allianz Arena. 

Germany stamped its authority on Euro 2020 with a 4-2 victory over reigning European champion Portugal. 

Joachim Lowe and his men might have counted themselves lucky thanks to two own goals allowing them to cancel out Cristiano Ronaldo’s early go-ahead strike. 

But second-half goals to kai Havertz and Robin Gosens put the result beyond doubt. 

Hungary, meanwhile, put in arguably its best performance at an international tournament in recent history to hold World Champion France for a 1-1 draw. 

Atilla Fiola put his nation 1-0 up on the stroke of half-time but Antoine Griezmann wrestled back a point for France. 

Facing Germany in Germany is one of the toughest propositions in world football. 

Hungary has a solid defensive structure and plenty of heart, as it showed against France, but this German team look a class above and a serious threat to go all the way. 

Prediction: Germany 2 Hungary 0

Suggested Bets:
Total goals scored under 2.5 at $2.85

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Total goals scored under 2.5
Leg 2: I. Gundogan to score anytime
Combined odds = $10

France vs. Portugal

June 24th 5:00am

One of the fixtures of the Euro 2020 tournament goes ahead when FIFA 2018 World Cup champion France does battle against reigning European champion Portugal. 

It was only in October and November of 2020 that these nations last met in an international tournament. 

France went through both games undefeated with a 0-0 draw preceding a 1-0 victory. 

Didier Deschamps’ troops head into this match after escaping with a 1-1 draw against Hungary, while Portugal’s tournament sits on a tight rope after suffering a 4-2 defeat against Germany despite Cristiano Ronaldo hitting the scoresheet early in the match. 

At worst, Fernando Santos’ men could afford a loss in this match if Germany produce a likely victory over Hungary. 

It would mean the defending champion would have to repeat what did back in 2016; progress through with a lucky third-placed finish. 

Prediction: France 1 Portugal 0

Suggested Bets:
France head to head at $2.2

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: France head to head
Leg 2: Total goals scored under 2.5
Combined odds = $3.90

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