Euro 2016 – Head-to-Head Group Stage Stats

June 19, 2016 by  
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Our good friends over at leading Betfair software producers, Racing Traders have kindly provided us with some excellent preview material ahead of this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament.

Euro 2016 – Head-to-Head Group Stage Stats – By Andy Newton

Football fans might be having their normal ‘end-of-season’ withdrawal symptoms with the main league and cup action over, but they don’t have to wait long before they can get back their ‘football fix’ as this summer we’ve got the small matter of Euro 2016 to keep punters ticking over.

Yes, we get rolling on the 10th of June as the hosts, France, kick things off with their opening Group game vs Romania – then it’s full steam ahead with three group games on most days right up until Wednesday 22nd June – girlfriends and wives are not going to like it!

So to help you along the way, and to keep you prepared for each game, here at RacingTraders we’ve taken a ‘quick-fire’ look at each group clash from a HEAD-TO-HEAD angle.

You’ll see below that there are some ‘standout stats’ when certain sides have met in the past and hopefully these will give you a few different betting angles to take into each game – plus we’ll also give you our RacingTraders best bet

Friday, 10th June 2016

20:00 France v Romania

  • Last Met Sept 2011 (Euro), Romania 0-0 France
  • Played 14 times, France 6, Draw 5, Romania 3
  • 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads ended in draws
  • 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 goals
  • Romania have scored just 1 goal in their last 3 vs France
  • France are unbeaten in their last 10 vs Romania
  • Romania last beat France in 1972 (11 games ago)

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: UNDER 2.5 GOALS @5/8

 

Saturday, 11th June 2016

 

14:00 Albania v Switzerland

  • Last met Oct 2013 (WC), Albania 1-2 Switzerland
  • Played 6 times, Albania 0, Draws 1, Switzerland 5
  • Switzerland have NEVER lost to Albania (6 games)
  • Switzerland have scored in their last 6 vs Albania
  • 4 of their head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 goals
  • Xherdan Shaqiri (Switz) has scored in the last 2 head-to-heads

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: XHERDAN SHAQIRI to score anytime

17:00 Wales v Slovakia

  • Last met Sept 2007 (Euro), Slovakia 2-5 Wales
  • Played twice before, Wales 1, Draw 0, Slovakia 1
  • Both games went OVER 5.5 goals
  • Both teams scored in both previous head-to-heads

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE @11/10

20:00 England v Russia

  • Last met Oct 2007 (Euro), Russia 2-1 England
  • Played twice before, England 1, Draw 0, Russia 1
  • Both games went OVER 2.5 goals
  • England scored in both previous games vs Russia

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: OVER 2.5 GOALS @23/17

 

Sunday, 12th June 2016


14:00 Turkey v Croatia

  • Last met Nov 2011 (Euro), Croatia 0-0 Turkey
  • Played 6 times, Turkey 0, Draw 4, Croatia 2
  • Turkey have NEVER beaten Croatia (6 games)
  • 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads ended in draws
  • Turkey have not scored in their last 2 vs Croatia
  • 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 goals
  • Croatia have scored in 5 of their last 6 vs Turkey

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: DRAW @2/1

17:00 Poland v Northern Ireland

  • Last met Sept 2009 (WC), Poland 1-1 N Ireland
  • Played 9 times before, Poland 3, Draw 2, N Ireland 4
  • Both teams scored in 5 of their last 7 head-to-heads
  • 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 goals
  • Poland have scored in their last 7 vs N Ireland

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE @15/13

20:00 Germany v Ukraine

  • Last met Nov 2011 (Int), Ukraine 3-3 Germany
  • Played 5 times before, Germany 2, Draw 3, Ukraine 0
  • Ukraine have NEVER beaten Germany
  • 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads ended in draws
  • Both teams scored in the last 3 head-to-heads

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: DRAW @37/13

 

Monday, 13th June 2016


14:00 Spain v Czech Republic

  • Last met Oct 2011 (Euro), Czech Rep 0-2 Spain
  • Played 4 times before, Spain 3, Draw 0, Czech Rep 0
  • Czech Rep have NEVER beaten Spain
  • 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 goals
  • Czech Rep have scored just one goal vs Spain
  • Spain kept a cleansheet in 3 of their last 4 vs Czech Rep
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: SPAIN WIN ‘TO NIL’ @7/5

17:00 Ireland v Sweden

  • Last met Sept 2013 (WC), Ireland 1-2 Sweden
  • Played 4 times before, Ireland 2, Draw 1, Sweden 1
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads
  • 2 of the last 3 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 goals

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: BOTH TEAMS NOT TO SCORE @4/6


20:00 Belgium v Italy

  • Last met Nov 2015 (Int), Belgium 3-1 Italy
  • Played 20 times before, Belgium 4, Draw 4, Italy 12
  • 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads have ended 3-1 or 1-3
  • Both teams scored in 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads
  • 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 goals
  • Italy have scored in their last 5 vs Belgium
  • Italy have scored the first goal of the game in their last 3 vs Belgium

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: CORRECT SCORE 3-1 @45/2 & 1-3 @59/2

 

Tuesday, 14th June 2016


17:00 Austria v Hungary

  • Last met Aug 2006 (Int), Austria 1-2 Hungary
  • Played 3 times before, Austria 1, Draw 1, Hungary 1
  • Both teams scored in all three previous head-to-heads
  • All three head-to-heads went OVER 1.5 goals

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE @21/20

20:00 Portugal v Iceland

  • Last met Oct 2011 (Euro), Portugal 5-3 Iceland
  • Played twice before, Portugal 2, Draw 0, Iceland 0
  • Both head-to-heads went OVER 3.5 goals
  • Both teams scored in both previous head-to-heads
  • Portugal scored at least three goals in their last 2 games vs Iceland

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: OVER 3.5 GOALS @31/10

 

Wednesday, 15th June 2016

14:00 Russia v Slovakia

  • Last met May 2014 (Int), Russia 1-0 Slovakia
  • Played 6 times before, Russia 2, Draw 3, Slovakia 1
  • Russia have won their last 2 head-to-heads v Slovakia 1-0
  • The last 4 head-to-heads went UNDER 1.5 goals
  • All 6 previous head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 goals

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: UNDER 2.5 GOALS @3/5

17:00 Romania v Switzerland

  • Last met May 2012 (Int), Switzerland 0-1 Romania
  • Played twice before, Romania 1, Draw 0, Switzerland 1
  • Romania have scored in their last 2 vs Switzerland

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: SWITZERLAND NOT TO KEEP A CLEAN SHEET @4/7

20:00 France v Albania

  • Last met June 2015 (Int), Albania 1-0 France
  • Played 6 times before, France 4, Draw 1, Albania 1
  • Albania are unbeaten in their last 2 vs France
  • Both teams didn’t score in 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads
  • Albania have scored in their last 2 vs France

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: BOTH TEAMS NOT TO SCORE @7/15

 

Thursday, 16th June 2016


14:00 England v Wales

  • Last met Sept 2011 (Euro), England 1-0 Wales
  • Played 15 times before, England 10, Draw 2, Wales 3
  • England have won their last 4 vs Wales ‘to nil’
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in the last 4 head-to-heads
  • Wales have not scored in their last 4 vs England
  • The last 5 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 goals
  • No draw in the last 9 head-to-heads – last draw 1979
  • England have won their last 4 vs Wales either 1-0 or 2-0

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: UNDER 2.5 GOALS @8/13


17:00 Ukraine v Northern Ireland

  • Last met Sept 2003 (Euro), Ukraine 0-0 N Ireland
  • Played 4 times before, Ukraine 2, Draw 2, N Ireland 0
  • The last 2 head-to-heads ended 0-0
  • 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 goals
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 3 of their last 4 head-to-heads
  • N Ireland have scored just 1 goal in their last 4 vs Ukraine

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: BOTH TEAMS NOT TO SCORE @13/18

20:00 Germany v Poland

  • Last met Sept 2015 (Euro), Germany 3-1 Poland
  • Played 7 times before, Germany 4, Draw 2, Poland 1
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 2 of the last 3 head-to-heads
  • 5 of the last 7 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 goals
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 5 of the last 7 head-to-heads
  • Mario Gotze (Germany) scored a brace the last time these sides met

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: MARIO GOTZE to score at anytime

 

Friday, 17th June 2016


14:00 Italy v Sweden

  • Last met Nov 2009 (Int), Italy 1-0 Sweden
  • Played 22 times before, Italy 9, Draw 6, Sweden 7
  • Italy are unbeaten in their last 4 vs Sweden
  • Italy have scored in their last 4 vs Sweden
  • 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 goals
  • 5 of the last 8 head-to-heads ended 1-0 to either side
  • 1 draw in the last 12 head-to-heads

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: CORRECT SCORE 1-0 @19/4 & 0-1 @8/1

17:00 Czech Republic v Croatia

  • Last met Feb 2011 (Int), Croatia 4-2 Czech Rep
  • Played twice before, Czech Rep 0, Draw 1, Croatia 1
  • Both teams scored in the two previous head-to-heads
  • Czech Rep have never beaten Croatia

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: DOUBLE CHANCE CROATIA/DRAW @3/10


20:00 Spain v Turkey

  • Last met April 2009 (WC), Turkey 1-2 Spain
  • Played twice before, Spain 2, Draw 0, Turkey 0
  • Spain have won both previous games vs Turkey
  • Spain have scored in their last 2 vs Turkey

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: SPAIN TO WIN @8/15

 

Saturday, 18th June 2016


14:00 Belgium v Ireland

  • Belgium and Ireland have never played each other before

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: NO BET

17:00 Iceland v Hungary

  • Last met Aug 2011 (Int), Hungary 4-0 Iceland
  • Played 4 times before, Iceland 0, Draw 0, Hungary 4
  • Hungary have won all 4 previous matches vs Iceland
  • The last 3 head-to-heads went OVER 3.5 goals
  • Hungary have won 2 of the last 3 head-to-heads 3-2
  • Hungary have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 vs Iceland

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: OVER 3.5 GOALS @3/1

20:00 Portugal v Austria

  • Portugal and Austria have never played each other before

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: NO BET

 

Sunday, 19th June 2016


20:00 Romania v Albania

  • Last met May 2014, Albania 0-1 Romania
  • Played 5 times before, Romania 3, Draw 2, Albania 0
  • 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 goals
  • 2 of the last 3 head-to-heads ended in 1-1 draws
  • Romania have scored all their previous 5 games vs Albania
  • Both teams scored in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: UNDER 2.5 GOALS @8/13

20:00 Switzerland v France

  • Last met June 2014 (WC), Switzerland 2-5 France
  • Played 37 times before, Switzerland 12, Draw 9, France 16
  • France are unbeaten in their last 6 vs Switzerland
  • 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads ended in draws
  • 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 goals

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: DRAW @23/10

 

Monday, 20th June 2016

20:00 Russia v Wales

  • Last met Sept 2009 (WC), Wales 1-3 Russia
  • Played 4 times before, Russia 3, Draw 1, Wales 0
  • Wales have NEVER beaten Russia
  • The last 2 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 goals
  • Both teams scored in the last 2 head-to-heads
  • Russia have scored in their last 3 vs Wales

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: RUSSIA WIN @11/10

20:00 Slovakia v England

  • Last met March 2009 (Int), England 4-0 Slovakia
  • Played 3 times before, England 3, Draws 0, Slovakia 0
  • The last 3 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 goals
  • Both teams scored in 2 of the last 3 head-to-heads
  • England have won 2 of their last 3 head-to-heads 2-1
  • Wayne Rooney (England) scored a brace in the last head-to-head

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: WAYNE ROONEY to score at anytime

 

Tuesday, 21st June 2016

17:00 Ukraine v Poland

  • Last met Oct 2013 (WC), Ukraine 1-0 Poland
  • Played 7 times before, Ukraine 3, Draw 2, Poland 2
  • Ukraine have scored in their last 7 vs Poland
  • Ukraine are unbeaten in their last 5 vs Poland
  • 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 goals
  • Both teams scored in 5 of the last 7 head-to-heads

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: UNDER 2.5 GOALS @5/8

17:00 Northern Ireland v Germany

  • Last met June 2005 (Int), N Ireland 1-4 Germany
  • Played 7 times before, N Ireland 0, Draw 3, Germany 4
  • N Ireland have scored just 1 goal in their last 3 vs Germany
  • The last 4 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 goals
  • 3 of the last 7 head-to-heads ended 1-1
  • Both teams scored in 4 of the last 7 head-to-heads

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: OVER 2.5 GOALS @7/10

20:00 Croatia v Spain

  • Last met June 2012 (Euro), Croatia 0-1 Spain
  • Played 5 times before, Croatia 1, Draw 1, Spain 3
  • Spain are unbeaten in their last 4 vs Croatia
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 3 of the last 5 head-to-heads

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: BOTH TEAMS NOT TO SCORE @19/20

20:00 Czech Republic v Turkey

  • Last met in Oct 2015 (Euro), Czech Rep 0-2 Turkey
  • Played 9 times before, Czech Rep 5, Draw 1, Turkey 3
  • 7 of the last 9 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 goals
  • Czech Rep have scored in 8 of the last 9 head-to-heads
  • No draw in the last 5 head-to-heads

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: TURKEY NOT TO KEEP A CLEAN SHEET @1/3

 

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016


17:00 Hungary v Portugal

  • Last met in Oct 2009 (WC), Portugal 3-0 Hungary
  • Played 5 times before, Hungary 0, Draw 0, Hungary 5
  • Portugal have won all their previous 5 games vs Hungary
  • Hungary have NOT scored in their last 3 vs Portugal
  • Portugal have won ‘to nil’ in their last 3 vs Hungary
  • 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 goals
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in the last 3 head-to-heads

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: PORTUGAL TO WIN @8/15

17:00 Iceland v Austria

  • Last met in May 2014 (Int), Austria 1-1 Iceland
  • Only ever played once before

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: DRAW @39/19

20:00 Italy v Ireland

  • Last met in May 2014 (Int), Italy 0-0 Ireland
  • Played 9 times before, Ireland 2, Draw 3, Italy 4
  • The last 3 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 goals
  • Ireland have not scored in their last 2 vs Italy
  • 3 of the last 5 head-to-heads ended in draws
  • 7 of the last 9 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 goals
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in the last 3 head-to-heads

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: DRAW @12/5

20:00 Sweden v Belgium

  • Last met in June 2014 (Int), Sweden 0-2 Belgium
  • Played 13 times before, Sweden 5, Draw 1, Belgium 7
  • Belgium are unbeaten in their last 3 vs Sweden
  • Either team have won 2-0 in 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads
  • 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 goals
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads

RACING TRADERS VERDICT: UNDER 2.5 GOALS @3/4

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A Look At The Teams In Euro 2016

June 8, 2016 by  
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Our good friends over at leading Betfair software producers, Racing Traders have kindly provided us with some excellent preview material ahead of this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament.

Here is sports trader and accredited exchange course presenter Steve Taylor with an overview of all the teams at this years finals

Euro 2016 a brief view on the 24 teams

Group A

ALBANIA are the rank outsiders with very few household names. Qualified second in the group to Portugal so are obviously useful but despite being tough to breakdown, they will be vulnerable at this level.

FRANCE the hosts have won a World Cup and The Euros on their own soil before. Under Deschamps they are now playing as a team and have a good blend of youth and experience. Rightly, the favourites to win the tournament but the pressure will be on.

ROMANIA conceded only two in qualifying where they were unbeaten. Scoring will be their biggest problem but some of the bigger sides might want to avoid them if they reach the knockout stage.

SWITZERLAND were second in England’s group and won seven games. The game against Romania is the key as the winner of that should qualify.

Group B

ENGLAND always under-priced due to the amount of money placed on them at home. Qualified easily and should make quarter finals at least but have a habit of going out when they should go further.

RUSSIA are another team hard to weigh up on form. England and Wales will both fancy beating them as Austria beat them twice but the suspicion is that they will under-perform.

SLOVAKIA have a couple of seasoned pros but on the whole lack the experience at this level and may be too dependent on Hamsik, Nemec and Skrtel.

WALES will not lack for togetherness as the team are a tight unit with Bale the superstar. Could easily qualify and then who knows. If Bale is on song they can dream!

Group C

GERMANY would be favourites if it wasn’t for France having home advantage and the current World Cup holders are a solid experienced outfit capable of beating anyone in any given game. I cannot see them not making at least the semi-finals.

NORTHERN IRELAND will love every minute of this and if showing the same fighting spirit that got them here, could get out of the group. Germany will be tough but they could get results off the other two.

POLAND could be too reliant on Lewandoski but did come through a tough qualification and really should finish second in this group. Plenty of experience should see them reach the knockout stages.

UKRAINE are difficult to weigh up, no superstars but a solid team who will probably suffer from a lack of goals. They will need luck to qualify.

Group D

CROATIA gave Italy a run for their money in the qualifying and could easily go under the radar here. Some quality players in their squad, a mean defence and probably a side nobody wants to meet in the knockouts.

CZECH REP won their group convincingly scoring plenty of goals but they do concede a lot and that may be their downfall.

SPAIN are the defending champions and will again be in the mix. Lack of a top class out and out goalscorer may be their weakness but they have plenty of quality and are likely winners again.

TURKEY qualified as the best third placed team and are another team who may find goals hard to come by. The group is wide open behind Spain so no forlorn hope.

Group E

BELGIUM are many people’s fancy to win but my concern is that there may be too many individual superstars and as with the Dutch in the past, it can cause problems in a team game. If they do click they can be a match for anyone but it’s a tough group.

ITALY are always there or thereabouts in these tournaments and can never be written off. A solid defence will be their basis and they are masters at getting through. Would be dangerous to ignore.

REP of IRELAND will lack nothing for passion and experience but they don’t have the class to go far. Could cause a couple of upsets but will do well to make the quarter finals.

SWEDEN rely too much on Ibrahimovic and only qualified through the knock-outs. I don’t believe that any side reliant one one player can win it but they could cause problems in the group stage.

Group F
AUSTRIA topped the group that included Russia and Sweden winning away to both of those in an unbeaten campaign. Inexperience may be their undoing but they will be tough to beat.

HUNGARY were third to Northern Ireland and Romania but beat Norway in the play-offs, Whipping boys who will do well to get a point.

ICELAND finished second to Czech Rep in a group with Netherlands and Turkey beating the Dutch twice. They have a solid defence but probably just lack the class.

PORTUGAL are seen by many as too old and too reliant on CR7. Lost just once in qualifying and they are always a dangerous opponent, especially in the knockout stages.

Conclusion

This should be a cracking tournament and with only eight sides not making the knock out stage, all teams will fancy their chances of reaching that far and if you are backing one of the outsiders, once they get to the round of sixteen anything is possible. It is impossible to ignore the chances of France in front of their own fans but that may also count against them as the pressure will mount and Germany who are the current World Champions look sure to reach the latter stages.

Of the fancied teams I think Spain and Italy are more value and are likely winners. Spain now know how to win these tournaments and will be organised whilst Italy can produce a result even when playing badly. I don’t fancy Belgium as I don’t think they will stick together if things get tough and England will more likely implode than win it and are shocking value to bet on.

At a slightly bigger price I can see Croatia going really well although they may have to overcome Italy or Belgium in the round of sixteen. I think Spain, Germany and Italy should reach the last four and I have a feeling France will struggle at the later stages due to their lack of “real match” game time as they qualified automatically. Spain to win for me, Croatia and Italy ew and let’s hope for lots of goals.

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