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Group A in Euro 2016 features France, Romania, Albania and Switzerland.
France are the host country of this event and will kick-start the tournament on Friday, June 10th with the opener against Romania and to no surprise are the favourites to win Group A.
Switzerland are 2nd favourites for Group A and to qualify. They had a fairly solid Euro 2016 Qualifying Campaign with 7 wins and 3 losses. Their losses were both against England, the winners of the group, and a 1-0 loss away to Slovenia.
3rd favourites in the group are Romania. The Romanians had quite an interesting group F, ousting the likes of Hungary and Greece to claim 2nd spot. They also had an unbeaten campaign with 5 draws and 5 wins.
Finally we have Albania who the bookies are writing off. They came 2nd in Group I however there was controversy with the way they got in. Serbia had to abandon a match at home against them and it gave Albania a 3-0 win. That victory moved them above Denmark and into the automatic qualification. It’s no surprise that Albania are least likely, although you have to remember they managed to beat Portugal and draw with Denmark twice.
Group A Winners Betting Odds:
France: 1.36, 4/11, -275
Switzerland: 4.50, 7/2, +350
Romania: 9.00, 8/1, +800
Albania: 26.00, 25/1, +2500
Group A Winners Betting Tips:
France are quite rightly the favourites to win the group – although man, are they heavily overpriced and I just can’t recommend a bet on them. They don’t have a good history in the group stages in recent times, coming 2nd last year with some weak performances and being last in Group C in 2008.
They do have a lot of things going for them – amazing goalkeeper, and the other 10 are also some damn scary players. I mean I could easily argue that France will win the whole thing if they all gel together.
However it might take time for them to gel so I’d advise staying away from betting them to Group A. If you want to bet them to win Group A by all means do it, but I think the real value is in who is going to QUALIFY from Group A. Let’s look at that next.
Group A Qualifiers Betting Odds:
Group A Qualifers Betting Tips:
This is where there is some nice value, and that is on Romania.
The chances of qualifying in Euro 2016 are quite high for the 3rd placed team when you look at it because the 4 best third placed teams qualify. So what you want to do there is look for teams who are strong contenders to finish 2nd, and that’s Romania.
They are a very strict and tight team and we think they could even take points off France. They should be able to defeat Albania easily enough, and we think they have what it takes to surprise the Swiss. At the very least we saw them drawing against Switzerland or France – we don’t see them having the lone win.
Based on that, and looking at the other groups and the contenders, Romanias odds to qualify are 4/6 and that’s a nice price and one we can jump on.