Group E has been one of the most interesting groups in this year’s tournament. While Belgium seemed clear favorites on paper, Italy produced great football in their 2 games so far and already qualified top of the group with 6 points. Belgium, Ireland and Sweden are battling for second and third places in a couple of games which will surely be fascinating.
Online Betting Odds At European Betting Sites:
Sweden 5.10 or 4/1 Draw 3.35 or 47/20 Belgium 1.83 or 5/6 with NetBet
Belgium have disappointed in their first game of the group, losing 0-2 against Italy and not showing great football. Their second game was 0-0 at halftime and the Belgians took that as a wake-up sign, scoring three times during the second half and showing some great attacking football.
They need a draw in the last game against Sweden to make sure they qualify from second place, but they will surely go for a win which will get them 6 points.
Meanwhile, Sweden has a slim chance of qualifying from the group directly, relying on both an unlikely win against Belgium and a good showing by Italy against Ireland. What’s even worst is that their game was not very impressive so far, essentially relying on a brilliant moment by Zlatan Ibrahimović to bring a good result.
Zlatan unfortunately seems tired and wants to see the end of his last major tournament as soon as possible, even if it means a group stage exit for his team.
From a betting perspective, Belgium seem clear favorites. They are the better team and need the win, which means they will also be motivated. Sweden will try to put up a fight, meaning that Belgium & over 2,5 goals is a great bet, while bets like Belgium & Lukaku to score are also decent choices.
If you are unsure regarding the final result of the game, just go with over 2,5 goals – if there ever was a game which was a clear candidate for that bet, it’s this one.
Belgium and Over 2.5 Goals: 3.40 or 12/5
Total Goals: Over 2.5 – 2.35 or 27/20
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