The round-of-16 knockout stage continues at the Euro 2016 tournament in France on Sunday, June 26th with reigning world champion Germany taking on Slovakia in Lille. The winning country will carry on to the quarterfinals while the loser will be packing their bags and heading home. If the game is even after 90 minutes it will go to 30 minutes of extra time. If it’s still tied, it will then be decided by a penalty shootout. Slovakia is seeking its first European Championship while West Germany was crowned winners in 1972 in Belgium and 1980 in Rome. They also won the tournament as Germany in England in 1996.
Wales and Russia will battle it out in Toulouse, France this Monday, June 20th as both nations hope to land a spot in the round of 16 at the Euro 2016 tournament. England leads Group B with four points followed by Wales and Slovakia with three each and Russia with just one. A Russia win would vault them past Wales, while a Welsh win could see them win the group if England fails to beat Slovakia the same day. If Wales and Slovakia finish level on points, Wales will win the tiebreaker due to their head-to-head-win over Slovakia in their opening match. Wales is currently ranked number 26 in the world by FIFA while Russia is ranked 29th.
Group E continues at Euro 2016 in France on Friday, June 17th with 12th-ranked Italy taking on 35th-ranked Sweden in Toulouse. The Italians managed to down the second-ranked team in the world Belgium 2-0 in their tournament opener while Sweden drew 1-1 with 33rd-ranked Republic of Ireland. Italy was crowned champions of Europe back in 1968 and has lost a pair of Finals while Sweden is seeking their first European championship. Sweden and Ireland are seen as the underdogs of this group with Italy and Belgium being the favorites to advance to the knockout stages.
The top two teams in Group C will meet each other at the Euro 2016 tournament in France this Thursday, June 15th when Germany takes on Poland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. The Germans won their first match 2-0 against 19th-ranked Ukraine while Poland edged 25th-ranked Northern Ireland 1-0. Germany enters the game as the reigning world champions and are ranked number four in the world by FIFA while Poland is ranked number 27. This is one of the toughest groups in the event and each point will be extremely valuable. The top two teams in each of the six groups will advance to the round-of-16 knockout stage and the top four third-place teams will join them.
Group C will kick off at the Euro 2016 tournament in France this Sunday, June 12th with a match between 25th-ranked Northern Ireland and 27th-ranked Poland in Nice. The other teams in the group are fourth-ranked Germany and 19th-ranked Ukraine. This is one of the toughest groups in the event and each point will be extremely valuable. The top two teams in each of the six groups will advance to the round-of-16 knockout stage and the top four third-place teams will join them.
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Champions League Betting Line: Arsenal vs Dinamo Zagreb: Pinnacle lists Arsenal as the favorites at -196 with Dinamo Zagreb +629 and a draw at +355
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Euro 2016 Soccer Betting Preview – Italy vs Bulgaria: Pinnacle lists Italy as the current favorites at -217 with Bulgaria +768 and a draw at +334
Euro 2016 Soccer Betting Preview – Cyprus vs Belgium: Pinnacle lists Belgium as the current favorites at -292 with Cyprus +1000 and a draw at +334
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