The 2nd accumulator of the tournament started well, with Romania-Switzerland BTTS winning, but with Iceland losing a lead in the last minute, Ukraine being stunned by Northern Ireland – it was one to forget!
With the last set of group games coming up – I have four bets that form a 35/1 accumulator:
- Romania Win @ 13/10 vs Albania (Sunday)
- England Win + Over 2.5 Goals @ 2/1 vs Slovakia (Monday)
- Spain Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 5/4 vs Croatia (Tuesday)
- Belgium Win to Nil @ 13/8 vs Sweden (Wednesday)
Romania were a tough cookie for both France and Switzerland to crack – and to be fair the Swiss failed. Albania have looked decent but still failed to score or gain a point. With Romania’s defensive strength teamed with an attacking lineup that could include Stanciu, Torje, Andone and Stancu – I think they will win and claim a best 3rd place spot or even nick 2nd off Switzerland.
England seem to have found a good combination – drop Sterling and Kane for Sturridge and Vardy. They have faced 2 teams looking to frustrate them – but this time I don’t think Slovakia will. They know that they could exit if Russia beat Wales, and that could be their downfall as their main weakness is a dodgy back four that are partial to sticking the boot in. England have great counter attacking players and I think with Rooney pulling the strings they could rack up 2-3 goals, with a good chance they will concede, especially with Hamsik and Mak on the pitch.
Spain are Spain. Classy – and after demolishing Turkey, they know a draw against a decent Croatia team will get them top spot. Croatia’s back four is a weakness – plenty of ageing players like Srna in there – and one I feel a patient Spain side will pick off.
Belgium looked better yesterday – having finally listened to my gambit on them needing proper full backs (Ciman was dropped for Meunier, who assisted the 3rd goal). Sweden look as likely to score as Jeremy Clarkson in a bar full of women – a flukey own goal their only so far. With Belgiums superior defence, and classy attack – I think they will get the needed win to finish 2nd and qualify.
Best of luck