Euro 2020 Betting Tips: Monday 14th June
The fourth day of action in the tournament sees Scottish fans get their first taste of Finals football since 1998 as the Scots face the Czech Republic at Hampden Park in what could well be a crucial game for both teams in Group D
The other games we have today both come from Group E with Poland facing Slovakia in Saint Petersburg, followed by Spain, in their popular haunt of Seville, taking on Sweden in the late game.
Here’s hoping our tips for these games land us another Euro 2020 profit today!
- Group D – Scotland V Czech Republic (2pm, Hampden Park, Glasgow)
- Group E – Poland V Slovakia (5pm, Gazprom Arena, Saint Petersburg)
- Group E – Spain V Sweden (8pm, Estadio La Cartuja, Seville)
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Euro 2020 Tips: Monday 14th June
Can Scotland spring something of a surprise and qualify from Group D? If they are going to do so, then this is the game which manager Steve Clarke will have identified as being the one that they are most likely to win.
The Scots beat the Czech Republic home and away in the Nations League recently and they will know that a win in their first game here could well be enough to earn them at least one of the best third place spots in the Round of 16.
Similarly, of their three games, this will be the one that the Czech Republic will feel that they have the best chance of winning, so I am not expecting too cagey a game here, especially with neither side overly prolific in front of goal.
To me, this has the look of a 1-0 win about it and with them being on home soil and having a fervent crowd behind them, I am backing the Scots to squeak the victory here.
Poland’s record against Slovakia isn’t particularly good which will give the underdogs a degree of confidence here as they battle it out in Group E. The Poles are a good side and in Robert Lewandowski, have arguably the best centre forward in the world at present, and he will be their main attacking threat here.
Slovakia though are well organised and won’t make this easy for the Poles. They will know that a win here puts them in a great position to qualify for the Round of 16 and with the Poles not in the best of form, their only win in the last seven coming against Andorra, they should be confident.
That said, I look at the two teams and see them very well-matched throughout, but when it comes to the attacking options available, I just think the Poles have so much more quality in that vital final third of the field.
As such, I am backing both teams to find the net here, but I think Robert Lewandowski’s extra quality in front of goal will turn this tie in Poland’s favour and take them to a narrow but vital win.
With Spain having home advantage for the three group stage games, and with those games being played in their fortress of Seville, I think that the other three teams in this group are going to be fighting for second spot behind Luis Enrique’s team.
Sure, the Spanish are not the force that they were 10 years ago or so, but this young side has developed into one that still plays neat, attractive football although I do think that against the very best sides, they probably lack of the attacking flair that made them such a dominant force a few years back.
Sweden’s DNA means you always know what you are going to get with the team. They will be experienced, physically strong, fit, well-organised and disciplined and will make life tough for every team they face. Watch out for midfielder Dejan Kulusevski, who has had a great season for Juventus and who could well shine in this tournament.
However, without Zlatan Ibrahimović, I don’t rate the Swedes chances here and I am backing Spain to win this one comfortably without conceding.
*Tips are exactly that tips (predictions) and do not guarantee success.