The third day of EURO 2020 has extremely interesting games, with the most notable being the one between England and Croatia. A clash of two teams that have finished the previous World Cup among the top four teams draws enormous attention.
Also, we have two games in Group C, and all of them will be covered and properly analyzed by BetXChange’s tipsters crew.
England vs. Croatia
The Three Lions had massive problems these days, and several of their players picked up injuries with the EURO just behind the corner. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s absence will be a heavy setback for Gareth Southgate, but that is what it is.
England has six straight wins at the moment, and just one conceded a goal during that period. Three of the past four matches also saw under 2.5 goals. This team plays tough, and very rigid in the midfield.
Croatia had mixed results lately, winning just twice in the past nine events. It’s been evident that this unit doesn’t have a quality like three years ago once they won second place in the World Cup. However, they are still adamant, and this unit could create huge troubles for any team.
Their matches are inefficient as well, with four of the previous five concluding under 2.5 goals or both teams not scoring.
Our pick here would be under 2.5 goals because both teams play like that, and as you saw, this outcome is predominant in recent times when one of these sides is on the field.
Pick: Under 2.5 goals 0.65 at BetXChange
Austria vs North Macedonia
We have one easy match here with the Austrians presenting huge favorites over North Macedonia. The Austrians are one interesting crew that likes to play offensive, which often sees them scoring goals, but also conceding on the other end.
They have several excellent players like West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic or David Alaba, who was one of the vital pieces in Bayern Munich over the past several years.
North Macedonia went against odds to proceed to this EURO, beating Georgia in the playoffs. It is the biggest success in the history of the country. However, this is pretty much it when talking about this unit, because they don’t have the quality to compete with the rivals from the group, with all due respect.
The odds on Austria’s win are excellent, and without any further delaying, we are suggesting to bet on their victory in this meeting.
Pick: Austria to win 0.60 at BetXChange
Netherlands vs Ukraine
Without Virgil Van Dijk, the Netherlands is a completely different team. Liverpool’s centre-back is their best player and the focal point of the squad, and not having him in the lineup makes them much, much weaker.
Oranje’s matches are very efficient, and only one in the previous seven didn’t saw three goals. Also, the Netherlands has just one defeat in the last 10 games, with five wins and four draws.
Ukraine is one very nasty and tough team with great potential. One of the best strikers in the history of Europe, Andriy Shevchenko, leads this team, and Scheva slowly introduces youngsters in the lineup. He has plenty of resources because Ukraine won the U20 World Cup back in 2019.
The Ukrainians are oscillating, but they haven’t lost in six previous events, posting four draws and two triumphs.
Our prediction for this match would be to bet on over 2.5 goals. The Netherlands’ defense is shaky, the same as Ukraine’s, which is the reason for our belief in high efficiency.
Pick: Over 2.5 goals 1.15 at BetXChange