Euro 2016: Mr Fixit’s Tips – 2 Days To Go


ANYONE who backed Spain last night will be counting down the hours to the start of Euro 2016.

It’s just two days to go until the action kicks off with France v Romania and I couldn’t be more excited unless Scotland were involved.

Over the past few days I’ve put up a variety of bets and today I’m looking at the draw and how the last 16 and last-eight line-ups might look.

As I said before the winners of Groups A, B, C and D will face third-placed sides in the last 16 and that could be a huge advantage.

I’m on France to win Group A and if they do they’ll face the third-placed side in C, D or E. In the last 16 the winner of that game will play second in England’s Group B or second in Portugal’s Group F.

In reality France should have a fairly comfortable route to the last eight where they should meet the winners of Group B.

On the other side of the draw the winners of Group C tackle third in Group A, B or F then Group E winners or second in Group D. So that could be Germany v Belgium for example.

It’s the Group D winners who are favoured and that could be Spain – even if they did lose their final warm-up 1-0 at home to Georgia.

If Spain top their table they’ll face third in B, E or F and then the runners-up in Group A or C – so you can see from this how important it is to top your table. Especially in Groups A-D.

There are of course so many possibilities but for the last eight I can see France v Austria, England v Italy, Poland v Spain and Germany v Croatia.

Have a look at the draw and let’s hear your thoughts on what might be the last-eight line-up.

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    irishinatlanta 2 years ago

    Great stuff MrF, enjoyed that read, thank you to the lads at WeLoveBetting, appreciate them putting that together, was thinking of a cheeky fiver ew on Austria and now they have convinced me, not a bad bet at all

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    jimron12 2 years ago

    I used the skybet interactive wall chart and got England France Spain Germany in semis….

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      Mr Fixit 2 years ago

      jimron12, that’s how it looks to me but usually one surprise semi-finalist.

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    hendz77 2 years ago

    Spain to flop this year for me

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    the notorious 2 years ago

    Have to agree. There’s no excuse losing to Georgia even been a friendly. Spain were full strength so worrying times imo.

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    nathanufton 2 years ago

    one of the big teams will trip up in the group stages, but hey, we all applauded beckham with his inch perfect injurytime freekick against Greece to give us qualification all those years back, guess who won it that year??? Greece !!

    trying not to get carried away but having a renewed sense of belief in the likes of kane and vardy up front and the old guard of lampard/beckham/gerrard well out of the picture shows we’re evolving as a nation in footy anyway.

    with no clear front runner in these euro’s, now is as good a chance as any time since 1990 that England can reclaim a bit of pride at international level. all the big teams are misfiring in this past 3 weeks of friendlies and some have struggled in their qualifying rounds too. apart from England. I think we have a good chance to get to the semi’s.

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      Mr Fixit 2 years ago

      nathanufton, England should go well but the defence is a slight concern.
      As you say at least one of the big guns will slip up and there is likely to be a surprise semi-finalist.

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        craigyboy 2 years ago

        If it’s Spain that trips up you’d have to fancy Croatia for a nice run to the final.

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    sonnyboy 2 years ago

    Message in my WHill inbox offering enhanced odds on France and England both to win their opening games @3.00. Worth a go?

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      Mr Fixit 2 years ago

      sonnyboy, it’s not a bad offer. Both are expected to win but absolutely no guarantees and England need to start quicker than they usually do.

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        sonnyboy 2 years ago

        Thanks Mr. F. Normally I am wary of these so-called “offers”, but this particular one looks worth a modest punt! Fingers crossed!

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    the notorious 2 years ago

    England russia
    Albania Switzerland
    Turkey Croatia
    Belgium Italy
    Austria Hungary
    Romania Switzerland

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    handyman22 2 years ago

    Outright winner (each way):
    Germany 9/2
    Croatia 25/1
    Top Goalscorer:
    Griezmann 9/1
    Nolito 33/1
    Player of the tournament:
    N’golo Kante 50/1
    Top team goalscorers (singles)
    Vardy 4/1
    NO Albania goalscorer 5/1
    Group straight forecasts (lucky 15)
    England 1st Russia 2nd 3/1
    Germany 1st Poland 2nd 15/8
    Italy 1st Belgium 2nd 7/2
    Portugal 1st Austria 2nd 11/4

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    jon 2 years ago

    Hey guys, don’t post much but here’s my Euro Group Winners


    Pays 67-1

    Good luck with all your bets

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    handyman22 2 years ago

    Sweden over Italy and Belgium Jon? Can i hear your reasoning behind this, because other than Ibra sweden have a poor squad!

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    craigyboy 2 years ago

    Anyone else think Switzerland are a nice price at 3/4 to start off with a win?
    Surely Albania will be the whipping boys in this group.

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      2 years ago

      If you look back over the years, the little teams that get to finals for the first time nearly always overperform, I think Albania, Norn Iron and Wales will surprise us all by getting a few results. I predict Wales to get out of their group.
      All you have to look at is New Zealand at the WC a few years ago and it proves anything is possible with these small nations.
      Might be doing Norn Iron dc v Poland, Albania dc v Swiss etc

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    Johnb 2 years ago

    Think people are forgetting just how bad England are in tournaments,
    They don’t play as a team because their egos are too big, the players because they earn so much makes them that way but other European players seem to have the right attitude, it happens in every tournament and this squad is far weaker than than previous squads
    Rooney never turns up for England when it matters, Vardy is good enough but not great, Kane has always been overrated probably because he had big boots to fill after Bale,

    Midfielders Henderson, Dier, Wilshere, Milner, Barkley, Sterling, Lallana & Alli
    Not one single top class player
    Defence and Goalkeepers are even worse

    Best England player by far is Stones
    Not one player would get into the French or German team and probably not even Spain

    A lot of the blame over the years has to go onto the Managers because I can’t think of another international team that continually plays players out of position

    I will be supporting England along with the other home nations but I won’t be backing them

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    Johnb 2 years ago

    A lot of international teams start slow and build up but the problem England have is they play my weakest team in the group first in Russia
    Wales and Slovakia would probably be happy with a draw as I see those two as the groups best teams

    Also Iceland might shock some people

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    Johnb 2 years ago

    By far the best bet of Euro 2016 in my opinion as I fancy over 140 goals to come in

    1 day ago
    Gave a write up a few months ago about the groups in Euro 2016
    Not going into it again but it highlighted the teams in certain groups to avoid for winning the tournament,
    They alway say you need to beat the best to win a tournament, which is true but it’s a lot easier if you are handed an easier passage like France

    It highlighted groups E & F who have the hardest route to the final because even if you win the group you then play a runner up in the last 16 round then you are likely to play a group winner in the quarterfinals
    This is teams like Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Rep of Ireland, Portugal, Austria

    Then look at a team like France who if they win a pretty average group will then play a 3rd place team in the last 16
    Then a group runner up in the quarterfinals
    It’s a massive advantage.

    Anyway onto a tip
    I have spent months looking for the best bets and one that really sticks out is the Tournament goals

    2012 – 76 goals
    2008 – 77 goals
    2004 – 77 goals
    This works out at 2.45 & 2.48 goals per game

    2.45 goals over the now 51 games is a total of 125 goals

    2.48 goals over 51 games is a total of 126.5 goals

    I have seen bet365 are offering 10/11 that there is over 125 goals which is bang on the line for the last three tournaments

    Except there is two major differences this tournament

    (1) four third place teams will be in the first knockout stage which means four weaker teams

    (2) there will be something to play for in every group game, even the weaker teams know going into this tournament that even with two defeats in their first two games, they still have a chance to qualify in 3rd place with a win in their last game

    I can see much more open games in the group stage because the smaller nations, the nations that wouldn’t normally qualify for the knockout stage will go into this tournament knowing that just one win could see them as a 3rd place qualifier

    I think the bookies have overlooked these two major differences and they should be punished

    Euro 2016 best bet

    OVER 125 tournament goals 10/11 NAP/NB bet365 (double stake)

    OVER 130 goals 15/8 bet365

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