Predictions on England’s chances of victory in Euro 2016
This year’s Euro 2016 games will not be like the previous ones for the Three Lions, and there is a growing feeling that this might be England’s year especially with the pool of talent that Roy Hodgson has at his disposal. The tournament includes Belgium, the number one FIFA ranked team and Germany, who are the current world champions.
The games will also feature Spain, Portugal and, of course, England among the highest ranked teams by the world’s football governing body. Many punters have placed bets on England to go all the way and win the championship. We have predicted the results of these matches to see what the Three Lions will have to do to win.
The Group Stages
England will face their British neighbours Wales then Slovakia and Russia in the group stages. For the group stage matches, we expect England to win the group to set the following path for the knockout stages.
The Last Sixteen: England Vs Ukraine/Turkey/Switzerland 25th June, Paris
By fancying England to win their group, they will have to face one of the following teams Switzerland, Ukraine or Turkey since it’s going to be a random draw between the third placed teams in groups A, C, and D.
Quarter Finals: England Vs Italy 1st July, Lille
This game will be a very juicy clash for the Euro 2016 quarterfinals. We predict Italy to finish behind Belgium on the group stage, and this would set them up against Austria for their last-16 game. A victory would be sweet revenge for the three lions having been knocked out at the same stage by the Italians four years ago during Euro 2012. If England returns the favour, this will be a magnificent victory.
Semi Finals: Spain Vs England 6th July, Lyon
We expect Spain to win their group, and then beat Sweden, Russia or Iceland in the last sixteen to meet Poland for the quarterfinal game. If they win that game and England makes it to the semi-finals, then a big football clash awaits. Spain beat England 2-0 back in November 2015: this ended up as an easy game for the Spaniards as they were way better than their opponents. If they end up meeting for in the semi-finals, the three lions will need to step up and play at their best to get past Spain.
Final: England Vs France 10th July, St Denis
With the tournament being held in France, we expect the home team to go all the way and reach the finals. This will be a very tough game for England, and they will need to be at their level best to win. France will emerge as Group A winners and, therefore, meet Ukraine, Sweden or Turkey. They will then play Wales in the quarters if Chris Coleman’s boys see off the Portuguese in the last sixteen. France will then face the mighty Germans, but they will edge this one. England beat France in a friendly match, and we fancy them to win this one too.