The odds for England Russia Euro 2016

6 April 2016

Expected to take place in France, European championship is one of the most anticipated events in the world football. The international event that takes place every four years is expected to be more competitive than before, with all European nations involved in the group stages using their best and inform players to lead their campaign. Spain is the current defenders of the tournament trophy having won in 2012. The event is organized into 16 groups each with four teams. England is among the top competitors in the tournament, having been categorized in group B with other strong countries as Wales, Slovakia, and Russia, they not as strong as England.

According to various renowned bookmakers in the UK, England is claimed to be the top favorites in leading the group as well as the tournament with three of the other competitors in the group not as strong. England has currently realized some kind of revolution in its starting eleven lineups, with the likes of Jamie Verdy, Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane delivering outstanding performances to claim the starting lineup. Besides, However, England vs. Russia is believed to be among the most entertaining and competitive matches with both teams having a great recent form. For instance, according to WilliamHill, a leading bookmaker in the UK, England stand 23/20 chances to win the game, 21/20 for a draw, while the probability of Russia winning the match is 23/10. According to another UK bookmaker, Coral, England stands relatively higher chances of winning the game, with a probability for the draw being 21/20 and 27/10 for Russia’s win. According to arguably the best and largest betting site in the UK, Ladbrokes, England has been awarded odds of 21/20 for a win, 21/10 for a draw and 14/5 if Russia wins the game. According to these tipsters, Russia stands fewer chances of winning the match against England, and the odds here are quite profitable for Russia. However, the lesser the odds for England’s win, the more its chances of winning. Also, Skybet backs England’s win with odds of 11/10, a draw with odds 9/4 and a Russia’s win with 13/5. Similarly, there is, even more, likelihood that England will win the match.

These odds by some of the largest bookmakers in the UK suggest that although England stands more chances of winning the game against Russia, the game is bound to be highly competitive, and a sure win for England is not clear as the event is also predicted to end with under 2.5 goals. Bettors are therefore advised to back a win or draw for England as the top favorites of the game, and their starting lineup is quite strong as compared to Russia’s. Expected to close the second match day of the European tournament, this game is however to be expected to be among the most difficult matches of the group.

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