The knockout stages of the Euros are well underway, after an exciting round of 16 the tournament now heads into the quarter finals with Switzerland and Spain kicking the weekend off. Whilst many fans have been turning to exciting distractions with the best video slots and other wagering favourites in the couple of days break, betting odds will certainly look to excite once again when the quarters finish and the semi’s begin – but who are the favourites going into the weekend, and what are the hopes of it all shaping out?
Switzerland v Spain – Spain go into the quarters as the favourite and with Xhaka missing out on the semis it’ll surely be a big hit to Switzerland’s performance, but the team will certainly be on a high after knocking France out of the tournament following a very exciting 3-3 game that ended in a penalty shootout. That’s not to say Spain won’t be confident, scoring 5 against Croatia will keep spirits high, and will hopefully be enough to take them through to the semi’s.
Belgium v Italy – Following that is what many have considered to be the biggest game of the tournament – Belgium are going in as the favourites to win the whole thing, and many believe whoever wins this game will win the whole thing, but with Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard not being at 100%, it could certainly hurt their chances. Italy are another of the big powerhouse teams but have had some disappointing results so far with fans hoping they’ll be able to step things up to take things further in the competition.
Czech Republic v Denmark – Two teams that some believe are punching above their weight, and it certainly has been a storied tournament for Denmark too after their opening game. Whilst the Czech Republic are slightly favoured going in, anything can happen here and both teams will be looking to put up a solid performance to see them through to the semi’s and their own chance of taking a big win too.
England v Ukraine – Another huge game for the semis, England have yet to concede a goal and whilst they haven’t put a huge number away either have looked solid throughout. They’re considered to have one of the best teams of the whole tournament, so could look to sail through. Ukraine have had a tough run of things and some tough games too so will be on the back foot going into the game, so it’s certainly all England’s to lose. Whoever comes out on top will have a tough game going into the semi’s however, so both will need to show a lot of strength to inspire confidence in the game that will follow.