The group stages are all in the books at the European Championships in France, which means it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty in the knockout stages. There will be 8 games played between Saturday and Monday, and that means that there are numerous soccer betting opportunities to take advantage of. I have given the betting odds for each of these games the once over, and I think I have some nice little winning tickets on tap. I will break all of my picks down by day, and you can then choose to either play them individually, parlay them, or go with something else entirely if you think my crystal ball is a little cloudy. Let’s take a look at the 3 days of action.
Breaking Down the Winning Odds Picks for Euro 2016 Round of 16 Match Ups
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Winning Picks for Saturday, June 25 at Euro 2016
There are 3 games on tap on Saturday, and it all begins with Switzerland facing Poland at 9 AM EST. Neither of these teams have been lighting things up offensively, which leads me to believe that the UNDER 2 goals (-152) may well be the way to go here.
I think there is a very good opportunity to cash out some money in the Northern Ireland Vs Wales game at 12 PM EST. I am looking at the spread for this one, where Wales are EVEN money at -0.5. I think they will win by a couple of goals, so this looks like a safe bet.
The toughest pick on Saturday is in the Portugal Vs Croatia game at 3 PM EST. There have been goals in every game these guys have played, and that is why I am leaning towards the OVER 2 goals at odds of +102.
Winning Picks for Sunday, June 26 at Euro 2016
The ball gets rolling on Sunday at 9 AM EST, with the hosts France playing the Republic of Ireland. I like France to win this one by a couple of goals, so my pick here would be to go with the -1 spread at odds of -127.
The Slovakia Vs Germany game at 12 PM EST is a bit of a tricky one, as I’m not sure how Slovakia are going to approach this game. I would lay it safe here and take Germany to win at odds of -232.
The 3 PM games that sees Hungary square off against Belgium is one that could potentially carry a lot of goals. I think that the OVER/UNDER of 2 goals represents the best bargain here, and I will be taking the OVER at odds of -115.
Winning Picks for Sunday, June 27 at Euro 2016
Only 2 games to choose from on Monday, which sets up nicely for a little parlay. The 12 PM EST game sees Italy face Spain in what is sure to be a tight, defensive struggle. One goal could win this one, and that is why I am taking the UNDER 2 goals at odds of -160.
England have what looks like an easy draw on paper versus minnows Iceland, but the underdogs of the tournament have proven to be pretty resilient. Still, I think England gets the win at odds of -185. We might get goals in this one, so I would also think about the OVER 2 goals at -108.