EURO 2020 is entering its final phase. The quarterfinals are here, and BetXChange will deliver a preview for the second day of this stage.
We have two games on the menu, the first between the Czech Republic and Denmark, and the second which features Ukraine and England. According to the analysts, these two games should bring a lot of excitement, and that they are worth taking a look.
Czech Republic vs. Denmark
We didn’t expect to see the Czechs reaching this stage, but here they are anyway. Jaroslav Silhavy made a fantastically courageous team with iron-fist discipline and a very resistant system of playing. If you noticed, the Czechs are one of few teams at EURO with no slowdowns during the matches and play with the same intensity throughout all 90 minutes.
This unit is very adaptable to opponents’ tactics. Against all the rivals so far, we’ve seen them figuring out how to respond or at least neutralizing the attacks from the other side.
The Czechs are not playing high-efficiency football, and six of the past eight of their events saw under 2.5 goals.
On the other hand, all but one of Denmark’s matches at EURO saw three or more goals, the past two 4+. The Danes came into the competition as one of the best teams in Europe, solely due to a fantastic defense. Still, throughout the competition here, they would show an incredibly gifted attack.
Christian Eriksen’s absence wasn’t noticeable against Russia and Wales and Belgium as well. The Red Devils won that clash 2-1, but only after surviving a scare in the first 45 minutes and coming back from behind.
As time goes by, this team is showing signs of progress, and we believe that they’ve only hit full speed against Wales,
Danes will set up defensive-minded tactics for the quarterfinals, the same as the Czechs, who usually play like that. In our opinion, betting on under 2.5 goals in this match would be the best possible move.
Pick: Under 2.5 goals at 0.66 at BetXChange
Ukraine vs. England
The Ukrainians beat Sweden in the Round of 16 following a last-minute stunner delivered by Artem Dovbyk, who buried the Swedes in the final moments of the extra times. This game was one of the best in the entire EURO.
Andriy Shevchenko’s side plays an appealing football with lots of passes in the midfield that always go forward, where they have the Yarmolenko-Yaremchuk duo, arguably the most dangerous pair on the tournament.
Such an offensive style of play usually brings goals on both ends, with seven of the previous ten events Ukraine played, finishing with both teams to score.
England plays dull football, but it works. This was the 10th straight game for the Three Lions without a loss, and in nine of them, they didn’t concede, which is remarkable.
Their total goal difference at EURO is 4-0, with three goals being scored by Man City’s Raheem Sterling, who opened Germany’s defense on Tuesday, and one by Harry Kane. That 2-0 win was the first game with more than one or no goals after five such.
Our pick here is England to win. They are a much faster team than Ukraine, whose defenders are mediocre. This generation of English players has a unique chance to go all the way, and we are backing them to beat Ukraine.
Pick: England 0.42 BetXChange