Free Euro 2016 Pick: Belgium vs Italy Odds
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Belgium vs. Italy
Date: Monday June 13, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM ET
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon, France
Euro 2016 Moneyline Odds: Belgium +155, Italy +210, Draw +205
Euro 2016 Spread Betting Odds: OFF
Euro 2016 Betting Total: 2
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These are the two favourites in Group E so it will be interesting to see how they approach this first match which just mind determine the group winner, even if both nation’s advance.
The Italians have a bit of a reputation of starting slowly in these kind of events but they won’t get a chance to ease into this one. Belgium will be missing a key player and is still looking for that big cup win for this group of footballers.
There are those who are lauding this as the best generation of Belgium football as there are many star players playing throughout the big European league. However, even if that is true this group has yet to bring home any hardware. Maybe this is there shot.
If they don’t it might be the end of the line for coach Marc Wilmots. Generally speaking most feel that he is not much of a tactician. On paper this is one of the more talented teams in the world and the results haven’t been there so what are you going to do.
Belgium is especially strong in the midfield thanks to Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne. The challenge is getting the two of them to play in a way where they really compliment each other as each is used to being featured.
They are the favourites in this one and if they play well they could really put the tournament on notice with a strong performance. Not to be overlooked are the Lukaku brothers, Romelo is a fearsome physical striker while Jordan helps on the backend.
When it comes to Euro Football Italy is always in the converstion. If you look at the odds they are expected to advance to the knockout stage but there is no great clamour for them to raise the trophy as champions.
Italy still has one of the most recognizable players in all of soccer in goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. The Juventus stalwart has 156 caps coming into the competition. He has been known to inspire wins from the back with his fiery demeanor.
Buffon solidifies things but the question is who is going to score for this group. Amongst the roster they have assembled nobody really has had much of a scoring touch in international play. The leader is Georgio Chiellini but he has only six to his name.
They are asking a lot of the likes of Eder and Graziano Pelle to provide a lot of scoring. Pelle wasn’t even a regular with Southampton.
Free Belgium vs. Italy Euro 2016 Prediction:
In most shops these are the teams with the 5th and 6th best odds to win the Euro. In my mind there is a bigger gap than there respective 11/1 and 18/1 odds. I am not sure Buffon can be enough of a difference maker.
Italy is know for slow tournament starts so when you look at this one closely I think the only way to play is to back Belgium as the favourite. Especially considering you are still getting plau money.
4* Free Euro 2016 Betting Pick: Belgium +155
This is one of the better matches of the first few days of the tournament and you might want to target it. Belgium will look to jump all over the Italians and the pressure may be on Buffon early.
Italy will hope to withstand and counterattack. If they are lucky enough to get the first goal they will really look to lock things down. They might be able to frustrate Belgium a little but their lack of punch will hurt them.
Euro 2016 Free Score Prediction: Belgium 2 – Italy 1
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