After a quiet few days, we are back with tips for the round of 16. The group phase was a little up and down, with most days comprising of 1 win from 2 tips – a run of something like 6 days on the spin where that happened! Some of the minnows have stepped up and shocked the bigger nations – Hungary and Iceland being just two!
Three games today – with two tips taken from those:
Switzerland vs Poland: BTTS @ 11/8 (1400 KO)
Poland, defensively – were not really challenged too much during the group phase. Three clean sheets, the worst of which was a dreadfully boring 0-0 draw with Germany. Now we are into the knockout phases, we may see teams come a little more out of their shell – and in Switzerland I’m hoping this will happen. The likes of Seferovic missed too many chances, so we could see Embolo start a game. Defensively they look frail, Rodriguez the only solid one – after poor performances against Romania and Albania where they looked like conceding multiple times. France also missed a host of chances, and rested players which had an impact on the result.
BTTS @ 11/8 is a very high price! With Lewandowski on the pitch, and then the likes of Shaqiri/Xhaka on the other side, I fancy both to score.
Wales vs Northern Ireland: Wales Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 13/8 (1700 KO)
I had picked Wales to win in the accumulator, but with their price dropping below Evens, this is the next best for me as dropping below Evs doesn’t represent good enough value. Over 2.5 for the game is 21/10, which is probably the highest price I’ve ever seen pre-match for this market!
Having seen plenty of Wales over the last three games, and equally the same of Northern Ireland – I really can’t see Chris Coleman’s men having too many issues getting past the Round of 16 tie. 13/8 is pretty good value for them to score two – given their form, probably the best for this round of games! With all the tougher sides in the other side of the draw, there is a strong chance Wales will face Belgium in the next round.
The double pays 5/1.
Best of luck