At the end of day 2 of Euro 2016, Group C has had its share of games which went differently than people initially anticipated. A group that seen fairly easy for the world champions and which should have featured a battle for second place between Poland and Ukraine turned out different, with the Eastern European country out of contingency for the first two places and Northern Ireland battling for a place in the knockout rounds. The 0-0 draw between Poland and Germany made the group wide open for everyone – let’s see how that will unfold.
Bookmaker Odds At European Betting Sites:
N. Ireland 13.00 or 12/1 Draw 5.50 or 9/2 Germany 1.28 or 2/7
Ahead of their game against the British team, Germany managed a 2-0 win over Ukraine and a 0-0 draw against Poland, where they found themselves at both ends of many clear cut chances.
Their lack of a classic striker in the first eleven is seen an improvisation and Mario Götze doesn’t seem to enjoy it very much either. They know that a win against N.Ireland will ensure 1st place, a draw will guarantee direct qualification while a defeat could leave them in third place. There is no room for complacency ahead of the tie.
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland produced the shock of the group, managing to win 2-0 against Ukraine after a narrow 0-1 loss against Poland on day 1. The small British team doesn’t rely on famous superstars or extremely gifted players but has a very close-knit bunch who play their hearts out in every game.
They know that the 3 points they currently have are insufficient for the first or second place, but might be enough to qualify from 3rd place. Surely, they will give the Germans a run for their money.
Even though the crowd usually favorites the underdog, from a betting perspective, Germany should win with relative easy. Germany and over 2,5 goals is another decent bet because N.Ireland will probably score as well, making 2-1 or 3-1 possible scores.
Germany and Over 2.5 Goals: 1.95 or 19/20
Exact Score: Germany Win 2:1 – 31.00 or 30/1
After a couple of rather disappointing games, Götze will probably be substituted with a classic no.9 striker, which will change the way Germany plays as well.
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