When on the 11th of June the group B starts, there is also starting one of the secret favourites in the EURO 2016. England meets Russia. And the “Three Lions” are traded as one of the teams with the best chances to win the competition even though the English team hasn’t been a good tournament team in the past. Kick-off on the 11th of June will be at 9 p.m..
Current performance of England
England has mastered the Qualification more than sovereign. During the whole qualification the English team has been the only one who hasn’t lost any points. Therefore they have finished the group E with a point maximum of 30 and an impressing goal difference of 31:3. This means they are one of the most accurate teams behind Poland of all teams of the qualification. This is due to two players that make England very happy at the moment. It’s Jamie Vardy und Harry Kane. At the test match against Germany in March 2016 both of them have scored and the match ended with a score of 3:2. England has a lot of young players at the moment with a lot of talent and quality. However beside the success against Germany, Australia (2:1) and Turkey (2:1) there has also been a defeat against the Netherlands (1:2). At the match against Australia Youngster Rashford has scored his first goal for the “Three Lions” after 138 seconds after he has been brought to the match.
Current performance of Russia
On the contrary to England the performance of Russia wasn’t very convincing at the qualification for the EURO 2016. Even when they have finished the Group G on the second position behind Austria the backlog with 8 points is very big. The performance at home against Moldavia (1:1) and away against Sweden (1:1) could have been also better. During this qualification Starcoach Fabio Capello was forced to leave. His successor Leonid Slutski was able to lead Akinfeev & Co to some victories against Portugal (1:0) and Belarus (3:0) at the test matches in 2015. However even with a new coach they also had to suffer defeats against Croatia (1:3) and against the host of the EURO France (2:4). It seems as if the host of the world championship in 2018 isn’t in his best condition. One fact beside: with Roman Neustädter from the FC Schalke 04 there is only one legionary at the squad of the „Sbornaja“. This could be a disadvantage against top teams like England because the Russian league isn’t one of the best on the contrary to the English Premiere League for example.
Betting tip for this match
England always had some trouble at tournaments in the past and to show a good performance when it was really necessary. To avoid an early pressure they need to win against Russia. Russia is the clear outsider in this match and are only able to surprise. However we do not believe this and think that this will happen. Our tip: tip 1.