Venue: Stade Vélodrome

Date: Thursday, July 7

France take on Germany in the second semi-final of Euro 2016 on Thursday. There is no doubt as to whom the crowd will be rooting for in this high-octane clash.

Considering the quality of players in both squads, fans can expect a thrilling contest in Marseille.

Germany come into this match on the back of penalty shootout win against Italy. France on the other hand easily brushed aside Iceland’s challenge.

Joachim Loew’s has plenty of problems as Matt Hummels, Sami Khedira, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Mario Gomez will not feature in this game. While the defender is suspended, the trio is out injured.

There is good news for Didier Deschamps as Adil Rami and N'Golo Kante will be back to the squad after serving suspensions.

At full strength, the world cup winners held a slight edge over the hosts. With key players injured however, there is nothing to choose between Germany and Les Blues.

Possible starting line-ups:

Germany XI: Neuer; Howedes, Boateng, Hector; Kimmich, Draxler, Kroos, Hector; Müller, Özil; Götze 

France XI: Lloris; Sagna, Koscielny, Mangala, Evra; Kanté, Matuidi; Pogba, Griezmann, Payet; Giroud

72Betting tips:

Under 2.5 goals in match

Germany to win in extra time

72Betting prediction:

France 1-2 Germany

Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Date: Wednesday, July 6

Portugal take on Wales in the first semi-final of Euro 2016 in what many believe will be a cracker of a contest. This match is also being billed as a duel between Real Madrid teammates and world football superstars Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Portugal have not really set this tournament on fire and have relied largely upon individual brilliance of Ronaldo, Nani and Ricardo Quaresma.

Fernando Santos’ men have failed to seal the deal in regular play right through the tournament and have relied on extra-time or penalties to progress.

Wales have improved as the tournament has progressed and clear signs of confidence can now be seen within Chris Coleman’s giant killers.

Apart from the brilliance of Bale and Aaron Ramsey, skipper Ashley Williams has defended resolutely and lead by example.

Surprisingly, Bale has outperformed Ronaldo at the event is clearly enjoying a dream run with his national side.

While Lionel Messi retired from international football after failing to win the Copa America, Ronaldo can edge in arch rival in this department if he were to go all the away at the Euros.

Possible starting line-ups:

Portugal XI: Rui; Soares, Pepe, Fonte, Eliseu; Carvalho; Mario, Sanches, Silva; Nani, Ronaldo

Wales XI: Hennessey; Chester, Williams, Davies; Gunter, Allen, Ledley, Ramsey, Taylor; Bale; Robson-Kanu

72Betting tips:

Cristiano Ronaldo to score

Gareth Bale to score

Over 2.5 goals in match

72Betting prediction:

Portugal 2-1 Wales

Venue: Stade De France 

Date: Sunday, July 3

The last quarterfinal of Euro 2016 has France taking on Iceland. The home side will be hoping there is no upset against the underdogs to ensure a place in the semi-final.

Without a doubt, Iceland’s journey has been the biggest story of the tournament. Neutrals spectators will clearly be rooting for the minnows in this high-profile game.

Les Blue beat Republic of Ireland 2-1 to win a place in the quarterfinal. Iceland stunned England 2-1 to set up a date with the hosts.

Didier Deschamps will be without key midfielder N’Golo Kante for this fixture. Adil Rami too is suspended, while exciting young star Kingsley Coman is a doubt too. Iceland have a fully fit squad at their disposal for the most important football match in their nation’s history.

The two teams have played on 11 occasions, France won 8 and three matches did not produce any result. Plenty of goals have been scored when the two sides met recently. France won both games 3-2.

The French have a solid record on home soil in major tournaments. They have won 14 and drawn 2 of their last 16 games. Also, their defense has done a good job in this campaign. Both goals conceded by France came from the penalty spot.

Iceland have scored in all their Euro 2016. Interestingly, different players have scored all their goals. The manager has opted to start with the same set of players in all their games so far.

Possible starting line-ups:

France XI: Lloris; Sagna, Rami, Koscielny, Evra; Matuidi, Kanté, Pogba; Griezmann, Giroud, Payet

Iceland XI: Halldorsson; Saevarsson, Arnason, R. Sigurdsson, Skulason; Gudmundsson, Gunnarsson, G. Sigurdsson, Bjarnason; Sigborsson, Bodvarsson

72Betting prediction:

France 2-0 Iceland

72Betting tips

Under 2.5 goals in match

Paul Pogba to score

Venue: Nouveau Stade Bordeaux 

Date: Saturday, July 2

Italy take on Germany is what is undoubtedly the biggest clash of the tournament so far. Both teams are capable of handling pressure and can certainly turn it on in the big games.

The World Cup winners were knocked out of the last edition by Italy in a 2-1 win

Unfortunately for Antonio Conte, defensive midfielder Danielle De Rossi will miss this fixture through injury. Even winger Antonio Candreva is struggling to regain full fitness. Joachim Low has no concerns in that department.

Italy are the bogey team for Germany when it comes to big tournaments. In their last 8 meetings, the Azzurri has won 4, with 4 producing no results. What’s worse is the fact the Italians’ 4 wins have all come at the knockout stages.

The Germans on the other hand have been consistent at major tournaments, reaching the semi-finals in their last five attempts.

One more statistic that will boost German hopes is the fact they are the only team in the tournament to not have conceded a goal so far. They have been superb in attack, controlling 69% of the possession in four outings.

Though it need not be said, Italy too have stupendous defensive record when it comes to major tournaments. 19 clean sheets in 37 Euro games is the best performance by any team.

Ideally, this should have been the final. Italy and Germany are the two best teams at the tournament. Despite their good form, the Italians will not go in as the favorites against the World Cup champions.

Possible starting line-up:

Germany: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Hector; Khedira, Kroos; Özil, Müller, Draxler; Gomez

Italy starting lineup: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Florenzi, Parolo, De Rossi, Giaccherini, De Sciglio; Pellè, Martins

72Betting prediction:

Germany 1-2 Italy

72Betting tips:

Graziano Pelle to score

Under 2.5 goals in normal time

Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille

Date: Friday, July 1

Wales take on Belgium in one of the most exciting quarterfinal fixtures of the tournament. Considering the firepower at its disposal, Belgium is the favorite to win this encounter.

When the two sides last meet in 2015, Wales edged out the Eden Hazard’s side 1-0. In 2014 however, the two teams played out a goalless draw.

Gareth Bale’s side made it to the quarterfinal after beating Northern Ireland 1-0. Belgium on the other hand crushed Hungary 4-0.

Without a doubt Bale and Hazard will be the two most discussed players in the team dressing rooms.

Defensively strong Wales have relied upon the pace and trickery of Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale to unlock teams.

Belgium too have plenty of firepower in attack and the Welsh defenders could find it too hot to handle.

While Belgium are the dark horse, Wales are a surprise entrant to this late stage of the tournament.

With Iceland dumping out England, Chris Coleman will know anything is possible on a big football night.

Possible playing XIs

Wales: Hennessey; Chester, Williams, Davies; Gunter, Allen, Ledley, Ramsey, Taylor; Bale; Vokes

Belgium: Courtois; Meunier, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Nainggolan, Witsel; Mertens, De Bruyne, Hazard; Lukaku

72Betting prediction

Belgium 2-1 Wales

72Betting tips

Over 1.5 goals in match

Eden Hazard to score

Venue: Stade Velodorme, Marseille

Date: June 30

Portugal face Poland in Marseille for a place in the semifinal of Euro 2016. While Cristiano Ronaldo’s men are favorites to win this tie, Poland are more than capable of creating an upset.

The Real Madrid superstar is yet to win a major tournament with his country and he will hope to keep those hopes alive when the two sides clash.

Portugal have not exactly set the tournament on fire. They held firm against Croatia in the round of 16 before Ricardo Quaresma delivered a late winner.

Lukasz Fabianski will retain his position between the sticks for Poland as first-choice keeper Wojciech Szczesny continues to nurse a thigh injury.

Poland fans will be praying for Robert Lewandowski to come good in this crucial encounter.

“Sometimes you have to be pragmatic. It’d be nice to play pretty but that’s not always how you win tournaments,” said Fernando Santos ahead of the game.

"We don't have a single problem with the fact that Robert Lewandowski hasn't scored so far,” said Adam Nawalka.

Possible starting XI:

Poland: Fabianski, Piszczek, Glik, Pazdan, Jedrzejczyk, Blaszczykowski, Krychowiak, Maczynski, Grosicki, Milik, Lewandowski.

Portugal: Rui Patricio, Soares, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro, Joao Mario,, Adrien Silva, Carvalho, Renato Sanches, Nani, Ronaldo.

72Betting prediction:

Poland 2-1 Portugal

72Betting tips

Over 1.5 goals

Robert Lewandowski to score

Venue: Stade de Lyon

Date: Wednesday, June 22

Portugal take on Hungary in a do-or-die battle in Group D of the UEFA Euro 2016. Coach Fernando Santos will rely heavily on talisman striker Cristiano Ronaldo to take his side to the round of 16.

Since Hungary are already through, Bernd Storck is likely to rest some of his key players. Nothing but a win will help Ronaldo’s men qualify for the next round and all the pressure will be on them.

Interestingly, the Hungarians haven’t beaten the Portuguese in any of their last 10 meetings. But their overall recent record has been fairly impressive.

Portugal have reached the round of 16 in all their last six attempts. However, their recent record at major tournaments has been disappointing. Portugal have won just once in their last 6 games.

While they are favorites to get the win against Hungary, one cannot rule out the possibility of a huge shock and upset at the Euro 2016 tonight.

Form guide:

Form guide (all games, most recent first)



Possible starting XIs:

Hungary: Király; Lang, Guzmics, Juhász, Kádár; Nagy, Gera; Dzsudzsák, Kleinheisler, Lovrencsics; Szalai.

Portugal: Rui Patrício; Vieirinha, Ricardo Carvalho, Pepe, Eliseu; William Carvalho, João Moutinho, Renato Sanches; Ricardo Quaresma, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani.

72Betting prediction

Hungary 1-0 Portugal

Venue: Stade de France

Date: Thursday, June 16

Germany will renew their rivalry with Poland as the two teams clash in Group C on Thursday. The world champions will be aiming to seal their spot in the next round with a convincing win.

Robert Lewandowski knows the German side extremely well, considering he is part of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. The Poles will rely on their talisman to deliver goals up front.

Before beating Germany in the Euro qualifying stages, Poland endured a 18-match winless streak.

The Germans however have a solid record against their archrivals at major tournaments, having not lost in any of their last 4 meetings.

While Mesut Ozil is setting up goals for Germany, the poor from of Thomas Muller will worry Joachim Low.

Despite that, Germany have scored in all their last 14 matches at major tournaments.

Poland have never scored more than 1 goal in Euro matches. Hence they will have to step up their efforts in that department to ensure an upset win.

Form guide:



Possible starting XIs

Germany: Neuer; Höwedes, Hummels/Mustafi, Boateng, Hector; Kroos, Khedira; Müller, Özil, Draxler; Götze.

Poland: Fabiański; Piszczek, Glik, Pazdan, Jędrzejczyk; Błaszczykowski, Krychowiak, Mączyński, Kapustka; Milik, Lewandowski.

72Betting prediction:

Germany 2-1 Poland

Venue: Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis

Date: Thursday, June 16

England take on Wales in a crucial Group B clash on Thursday. After being held to a 1-1 draw against Russia, the Three Lions need all three points against Wales in order to ensure progress to the next round.

This is the Welsh Dragon’s first ever appearance at the Euros. Despite boasting of a strong group of players, Chris Coleman’s side will rely heavily on the brilliance of Gareth Bale to get past Wayne Rooney’s team.

Out of their 102 past battles, England have won 66, Wales 14 and 21 have been draws. This however is the first time the two teams are meeting at a major tournament. It has been 32 years since Wales last beat England.

Roy Hodgson will be worried about the performance of his strikers since they have failed to produce more than 1 goal in 13 of their last 14 games.

Despite the draw against Russia, some of the link-up play from England was good and the attackers did a fine job for majority of the match.

The Welsh defense remains suspect, as they have conceded in each of their last five games.

Considering they became the first British side to win an opening game at the Euros, the whole squad will be raring to go against England.

Form guide:



Possible starting XIs

England: Hart; Walker, Smalling, Cahill, Rose; Alli, Dier, Rooney; Lallana, Kane, Sterling.

Wales: Hennessey; Gunter, Chester, Williams, Davies, Taylor; Allen, Ledley; Ramsey, Bale; Robson-Kanu.

72Betting prediction:

England 2-2 Wales

Venue: Stade des Lumieres 

Date: Monday, June 13

Italy open their Euro 2016 campaign with a tough fixture against dark horses Belgium at the Stade des Lumieres on Monday. Considered a typical tournament team, Italy will have their work cut out against a very talented Belgian side.

Marc Wilmots will be delighted to welcome back Eden Hazard and Thomas Vermaelen into the starting line-up after the duo had an injury scare.

Known for their defensive discipline, the Azzurri will rely heavily on Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini to keep the flamboyant Belgian attack at bay.

Interestingly, the Red Devils have never beaten Antonio Conte’s men in their three encounters at major tournaments. The last five meetings between them have produced 18 goals.

Despite entering the tournament without key players, the Italians remain one of the favorites to lift the title. It must be noted that they were unbeaten in their qualifying campaign.

This match is likely to boil down to a tactical ballte between Belgium's attack and Italy's defense. One thing is for sure, this is the match of the tournament so far.

Form guide:



Possible starting XIs

Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Denayer, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Witsel, Nainggolan; Mertens, De Bruyne, Hazard; Lukaku.

Italy: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Candreva, Parolo, De Rossi, Giaccherini, Darmian; Immobile, Zaza.

72Betting prediction:

Belgium 1-1 Italy