Round of 16 Betting Tips & Predictions: Italy vs Spain & England vs Iceland | Euro 2016 | Betway Odds. Fresh from embarrassing defeats in their respective final group stage matches, Italy and Spain will lock horns on Monday evening at the Stade de France for the second last match of the Euro 2016 round of 16.
It will be a fight to the death for either team, who are tournament favorites, and maybe, payback time for Del Bosque’s men, who have knocked the Azzurri out of this tournament twice on the run. But of course they can make it a hat-trick. Below is our betting preview of the match, with odds and markets offered by Betfair.
Italy vs Spain Round of 16 Betting Tips & Predictions: Match Details
Date: 27 June 2016
Kick-off: 17.00 BST, 18:00 CET
Stadium: Stade de France, Paris
Referee: Cuneyt Çakιr (TUR)
Line-up Italy: tba
Coach: Antonio Conte
Line-up Spain: tba
Coach: Vicente del Bosque
Italy vs Spain Betting Tips & Round of 16 Predictions: Match Stats
– Italy and Spain have met 35 times before. Both countries have 10 wins and there were 14 draws.
– In two previous Euro’s Spain have knocked out Italy.
– Italy have failed to score in three of their last four knockout games at the EURO.
– Spain has sterted with the same line-up in all three of their group games.
– Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci are the only players to have started all three of Italy’s games at EURO 2016.
Round of 16 Betting Tips & Predictions: Spain vs Italy | Euro 2016: PREDICTION AND TIPS
In spite of a very balanced overall record over the 34 clashes between these two teams, Spain have been the better side lately. They have won twice and drawn thrice in their last five matches and have consequently surpassed Italy’s overall goal tally by four strikes. Against other teams, they have been level pegging with either team losing two and winning four of their last six fixtures. That’s how hard it is to make a prediction for tonight’s match.
Although we can’t rule out the possibility of a penalty shootout deciding who goes home and who progresses, I think Italy are better prepared this time round. They can beat Del Bosque’s men standing on their heads if they can collect themselves and handle them like they did Belgium a few days ago. Counter intuitively, the guys at Betfair don’t think so. They have tipped Spain to win in normal time at 11/10 and 8/15 at any time over Italy at a ridiculous 3/1 in normal time and 17/10 either in normal time, in extra time or by penalties.
Round of 16 Betting Tips & Predictions: Spain | Euro 2016: OVER/UNDER 2.5 MATCH GOALS
In their last ten meetings, these two teams have produced more than two goals only twice. But that’s basically what comes out of matches involving the Azzurri. In their last seven matches, they have managed to break the 2-goal barrier only once. Spain on the other hand, have been scoring freely since their goalless draw against Romania back in March producing more than 2 goals in four of their last six matches.
But wait! Italy have conceded only once in their last five fixtures. Should we really hold our breaths for more than two goals tonight? I don’t think so. Neither do the guys at Betfair. They have backed Under 2.5 Goals at 4/9 and Over 2.5 Goals at 19/10. Odds provided by Betfair.
Round of 16 Predictions: Spain vs Italy | Euro 2016: FIRST/ANYTIME GOALSCORERS
No Andrea Pirlo this time, no Diego Costa, no Mario Balotelli and no David Villa. But that might not stop goals from going in. It was a very lively match when they met back in March, and the 1-1 final score simply didn’t chime with the quality of football I watched that day. Alvaro Morata, who was literally trash that day, has been up to the task lately earning the backing of Betfair at 5/1 to open the scoring and 7/4 to score anytime.
The 34-year old Aritz Aduriz follows closely with odds of 6/1 to break the deadlock and 2/1 to score anytime, ahead of Nolito, Pelle and David Silva, who have been quoted at 8/1 and 3/1 to score the opening goal and score anytime respectively. Odds provided by Betway.
Round of 16 Betting Tips & Predictions: Spain vs Italy | Euro 2016: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE
Both teams to score is priced at 13/10 and both or one to NOT score at 6/10. Betfair may be right with backing the latter here. Italy haven’t been letting teams lance into their 18 yard box that easily these days, and the legendary Buffon between the sticks has been simply stupendous.
Spain, on the other hand, have kept two clean sheets in their last five matches. They have not let a team score more than two goals against them since March last year. I think it will be pretty hard for either team to score tonight.
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Round of 16 Betting Tips & Predictions: England vs Iceland | Euro 2016
Up next for tournament debutantes Iceland are tournament favorites England. Both teams finished second in their respective groups with five points, and will set up a fixture against hosts France in the quarterfinals with a win at the Allianz Riveria tonight. England come into the match as clear favorites but will need to shun complacency as they come up against a team that is unquestionably here to win matches.
Below is our betting preview of the match featuring tips and predictions, odds and markets as provided by bookmaker Betfair.
England vs Iceland Round of 16 Betting Tips & Predictions: Match Details
Date: 27 June 2016
Kick-off: 20.00 BST, 21:00 CET
Stadium: Allianz Riviera, Nice
Referee: Damir Skomina (SLO)
Line-up England: tba
Coach: Roy Hodgson
Line-up Iceland: tba
Coach: Lars Lagerbäck
England vs Iceland Round of 16 Betting Tips & Predictions: Match Stats
– England and iceland have met 2 times before. England won 1 match and the other finished in a draw.
– Both matches between England and Iceland saw both teams to score come in.
– This is the first time England have reached the knockout stages in two consecutive EURO tournaments (2012, 2016).
– England are unbeaten in their last 10 games at the European Championships after 90 minutes.
– England’s last four knockout games at the EURO have all gone to penalties. The last three shoot outs were lost.
– England has scored all its goals in the second half during Euro 2016.
– All three of Iceland’s group games at EURO 2016 have seen both teams score.
– Iceland has started with the same lineup in all three of their group games. Spain is the only other country to also do so.
England vs Iceland Round of 16 Betting Tips & Predictions: PREDICTION AND TIPS
The tiny island nation has had the honor of playing England once in 2004 and, as you would expect, the Three Lions ran out 6-1 winners courtesy of goals from Lampard, Rooney, Darius Vassell and Wayne Bridge. Here they are now, 12 years later with Rooney the only member of the famous golden generation squad still in the England team. Can he inspire them to yet another win? Probably, yes. Iceland may have defeated Austria and drawn against Hungary and Portugal in the group stage, but clearly, they have nothing on England.
Roy Hodgson’s squad has the depth, balance, experience and virtually everything that counts in this grade of tournaments. Iceland, on the other hand, have the spirit and the cohesion, and hopefully that works for them tonight. England have been backed on Betfair at 1/2 to win in normal time and 1/5 to qualify while the Icelanders have been accorded minnows’ odds of 17/2 to win after 90 minutes and 4/1 to qualify.
England vs Iceland Round of 16 Betting Tips & Predictions: OVER/UNDER 2.5 MATCH GOALS
With Iceland probably comfortable with what they have achieved thus far, I don’t expect them to play too defensively, and even so, not to the extent of denying England a few goals. My pick in this market is Over 2.5 Goals, which has been quoted at 29/20 over Under 2.5 Goals which is 8/13 probable according to Betfair.
England vs Iceland Round of 16 Betting Tips & Predictions: FIRST/ANYTIME GOALSCORERS
Turns out Harry Kane is no longer England’s lone favorite scorer for Betfair. He is joined by Daniel Sturidge and Jamie Vardy at the peak, all at 5/1 to break the deadlock and 7/4 to score anytime. Manchester United sensation Marcus Rashford is quoted at 11/2 to open the scoring and 15/8 to find the back of the net anytime ahead of Wayne Rooney who is 8/1 and 3/1 to open the scoring and score anytime respectively.
Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling – who has been singled out for criticism lately – are 5/1 to put their names on the score sheet ahead of Iceland’s Gylfi Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (both 6/1). Odds provided by Betway.
England vs Iceland Round of 16 Predictions: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE
History suggests that both teams will find the back of the net tonight. Iceland have scored in each of their last thirteen matches while England have failed only twice in their last fifteen. Of interest is that six of Iceland’s last 13 fixtures have been defeats, showing how determined they always are to score even in losing positions. In other words, even if you’re fancying England to win by a milestone tonight, know that Iceland won’t mind pulling one back. Furthermore, how often do you think England keep clean sheets?
In seven matches, they have managed only two, against Slovakia (a goalless draw) and Portugal (without Cristiano Ronaldo). Iceland, on the other hand, can count in the fingers of one hand the number of times they prevented an opponent from scoring…in their history. Both teams to score has been quoted at 6/4 and both or at least one to NOT at 4/7. Odds provided by Betway.
England manager Roy Hodgson and captain Wayne Rooney sit before the media to discuss their team’s Euro 2016 round of 16 knockout tie against Iceland.