The Group Stages of the Euros kick off on June 11th with France v Romania and here are Euro 2016 Free Bets we like to stick on a cheeky long shot accumulator so were going to have a look at the Group Stage fixtures and bring you 10 matches that we think will be 'bankers' to help you pay for a few beers to watch the other matches with.
In a rather strange set of circumstances, Romania are actually ranked higher in the FIFA World Rankings than France! This is mainly because France have not played a competitive game for over 2 years however, Deschamps will have them raring to go and with the quality at their disposal, they should dispatch Romania relatively easily.
Romania managed to churn out 3 0-0 draws in qualifying against mediocre opposition, there highest goal scorer in the groups managed to get 2 goals. So they do not score a lot and will not trouble the French defence. France, on the other hand, have scored 9 goals in their last 4 games.
France should easily overcome the Romanians to win this bet.
Czech Republic scored quite a few in qualifying but they also conceded the most out of every team to qualify for the Euros this year. That's a bad omen against the Croatians who managed to score 20 goals in 10 qualifying games. The Czech may score but they're almost certain to concede - more than once. The Croatians only conceded 5 goals throughout the whole of the qualifiers and with the likes of Modric, Rakitic and Perisic involved, it's hard to see how the Czechs will keep them out, even with a keeper as good as Arsenal's Petr Cech. It has to be a Croatia win here.
First of all, Hungary are an appalling team, they managed to just about scrape through with a playoff win over Norway after finishing in 3rd place behind Northern Ireland and Romania in Group F. Hungary also managed to concede 9 goals and only score 11 in a group that contained the Faroe Islands and Finland.
Portugal on the other hand have the almost god-like player Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks and although they didn't score a lot of goals in qualifying (also 11), their group was much harder and they only conceded 5.
This match can only go one way - Portugal to win.
As mentioned previously, the Czechs tend to score and concede a lot of goals, this is a great omen for an over 2.5 goals bet. It is a safe assumption to presume that the Czechs will concede a goal and score one, especially with Burak Yilmaz having scored 5 goals in 7 games for Turkey during qualifying. Then it's down to which team will score the winner. The Turks also finished qualifying with a goal difference of +5 which does not say a lot for them defensively.
There has to be at least 3 goals in this game.
Spain are an immense team that play football in a wonderful way. They finished Group C in 1st place having scored 23 goals and conceding just 3, Turkey on the other hand scored 14 and conceded 9 in a group that contained Iceland, Kazakhstan and Latvia. Spain should make very light work of Turkey and a -2 goal Asian Handicap is pretty much a banker.
We've already explained how poor Hungary are and we expect Iceland to just about beat them. They have free-kick specialist Gylfi Sigurdsson in their ranks who scored 6 goals in 10 qualifying games to send them to these finals and they managed to score 17 goals as a team in that group and only conceded 6 against much better opposition including the Netherlands.
Hungary should lose every game in these finals so Iceland seems a safe bet here.
Ukraine qualified for this tournament through a playoff and Northern Ireland qualified automatically so on the face of it this may seem like a strange bet. It's when you factor in that Ukraine were in the same group as Spain and Slovakia and Northern Ireland only had to navigate past Romania, Hungary and the Faroe Islands that you start to see why Ukraine are the better side.
Ukraine have fantastic wingers in Konoplyanka and Yarmolenko and will shoot from all angles and managed to score a combined 8 goals from the wings. Northern Ireland will stuggle to contain them especially as they conceded 8 in their mediocre qualifying group.
This has a Ukrainian victory written all over it.
You've watched Italy play right and know they're style? They love a bit of defensive football which shows in the fact that they only conceded 7 in qualifying and they were in Croatia's group. Italy also don't have a prolific striker in their ranks, Graziano Pelle was their top scorer in qualifying with 3 goals in 7 games.
Sweden do have Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is capable of scoring goals (11 in qualifying) but Italy's defence is rock solid and one of the best in the competition, this has 1-0 or 1-1 written all over it.
Austria were fantastic in qualifying, scoring 22 goals and conceded just 5, making a goal difference of +17! Compare that with Hungary's +5 and 9 goals conceded and this game should be an open and shut case. Austria have 3 brilliant strikers and some amazingly fast wingers, throw in a mean defence and we can't see Hungary even mustering a goal. Austria to win.
Depending on how things turn out against Russia and Wales, this could be a simple stroll or make or break for England. I think it will be a little mixture of both in the sense that they may not be guaranteed 1st place but they will have already qualified for the knockout phase which means that Hodgson will still want to win it.
England had a 100% record in qualifying and were the only team to achieve this whereas Slovakia did very well to finish 2nd behind Spain in Group C. England scored a whopping 31 goals and conceded just 3! Compare that to Slovakia's 17 scored and 8 conceded and it looks quite damning.
We have faith that Eric Dier can contain the threat of Marek Hamsik and England should come through this game unscathed if they bring their qualifying form to the finals.