The final 23-man squads have been named – now it’s time for some of the final pre-Euro 2016 friendlies to be played. Here’s a guide of what to expect on the final Sunday before the tournament:
Czech Republic v South Korea – Over 2.5 Goals @ 6/5
Spain did a splendid job loosening up South Korea’s defence for Czech Republic, bringing a miserable end to the Asian nation’s ten-match clean sheet streak by sticking six past them in midweek.
The Euro 2016 Qualifying Group A table-toppers probably wouldn’t have needed any help though having notched at least twice in six of their last ten encounters, and eight times across the two since the end of the domestic season.
Indeed, it is remarkable that over 2.5 goals is available to back at odds greater than evens, given that the bet has paid out in eight of the hosts’ past 11 games and five of South Korea’s previous seven.
Sweden v Wales – Under 1.5 Goals @ 33/20
Sweden and Wales don’t generate quite as much in the way of entertainment, with the bwin bookmakers so awake to this trend that two goals or fewer is highly fancied at 4/7.
Luckily for those who prefer backing at odds of evens or greater, there is a compelling case to be made for under 1.5 goals too at the meatier price of 33/20.
Wales have churned out one goal or less in a whopping four of their last eight fixtures, while they have participated in a similarly dispiriting three goalless draws in their most recent 12 outings.
Sweden were held 0-0 at home to Slovenia on Sunday, and another bore draw is an enticing prospect – well, to bet on at least, probably not to tune into – at 6/1.
Belgium v Norway – Both Teams to Score @ 11/10
Don’t let the prospect of Sweden and Wales underwhelming get you down as the latest kick-off in this Sunday afternoon triple header promises goals for everyone.
Belgium have scored in all six of their assignments since October but, though that potency has been rewarded with four victories and a draw, they haven’t delivered a single shutout, with Andorra, Israel and Finland among those to get involved in the fun.
Norway have netted in seven of their past ten contests, firing twice or more in four of the last nine, and achieved an impressive (not to mention both-teams-to-score-tastic!) 3-2 triumph over Iceland on Wednesday.