So – the first day is finally here. France get the proceedings going with a tough game against a defensively sound Romanian side. Stats are meaningless coming into this, but Romania have looked dangerous of late.
Bookies are expecting this entire competition to be low on goals – most games are priced over Evs for both BTTS as well as Over 2.5 Goals – but I do think this will stay under 2.5 as Romania are a tough cookie to crack.
France will have the pressure of an entire nation resting on they’re shoulders, and with the likes of Pogba, Griezmann and Payet in their ranks I fancy them to grab 1-2 goals and win to nil. I also think Payet is worth backing in the Goalscorer market – he is likely to start as well as be on free kick duty, and with the Romanian side full of tough tacklers like Vlad Chiriches and Razvan Rat I think set pieces will be a regular occurrence – especially with the quick feet of the likes of those mentioned above.
Odds aren’t great but Payet anytime + France win is 13/8.
Top tip for the game is France Win + Under 2.5 Goals @ 13/8.
There will be a wider selection tomorrow, and from now on as there are 3-4 games per day until the Round of 16 in about 2 weeks time.
Best of luck