Dan’s Euro2020 Predictions – Week 1 – Can England settle their nerves?

Dan’s Euro2020 Predictions Preview by Dan Smith

 

It’s time for Week 1 of the JustArsenal Euro2020 predictions League.

The format follows the same as the Prem, 1 point for correct result. 3 for getting the scoreline exact.

The first kick off is on Friday night.

After all group games, top 2 players from each group advance along with the 4 best 3rd place teams.

If you want to do predictions gradually, I’m on Twitter @dan_destiny…

 

Italy 1-1 Turkey

If you take away the third-place rule making the group stages not competitive, this should still be an entertaining way to start the Euros.

Italy have been one of the in-form teams as Mancini has put them back together and have kind of gone under the radar.

A proud footballing nation will be great home support …. until something goes wrong.

Turkey are my dark horses and I think a few players will come to the attention of the wider football community in the next few weeks.

 

Wales 0-0 Switzerland

So many times over the years Wales have relied on Bale and Ramsey to save their best form for international duty.

Not this time.

Can’t see either set of fans travelling to Baku either so this game could be lifeless.

 

Russia 0-3 Belgium

Russia were viewed as old, not entertaining and in poor form before the last World Cup yet home advantage inspired them.

The same won’t happen here. Where Saudi Arabia, 3 years ago, was an ideal game to start with in terms of gaining early momentum and confidence, this will be the opposite.

Lukaku might have to carry the load while Hazard finds form and KDB finds fitness.

 

Denmark 2-0 Finland

Not sure the Danes are comfortable being the ones with majority of possession and having the imitative to break the deadlock.

Home advantage though and not a 100 percent Pukki should give the home side the encouragement to show ambition.

 

Austria 1-2 Macedonia

My upset of match day 1?

The Austrian public have been disconnected for so long with their ‘golden generation ‘ letting them down.

This is being built up as their golden chance to win their first ever game at the Euros but with that comes a lot of pressure and a fear of failure.

History shows Austria choke when they are favourites while Macedonia have nothing to lose. Macedonia have produced bigger upsets than this recently. If they can win in Germany in a World Cup qualifier, then they can win here.

 

Holland 1-1 Ukraine

If this was when scheduled Holland might have been considered dark horses.

A year ago they had Koeman making an impact and a fully fit VVD.

Now they have De Boer who hasn’t won fans and media over, their best player injured, and youngsters who have had difficult seasons.

I’m not sure they have the leaders to cope with the pressure of playing at home, especially if things go wrong.

 

England 2-0 Croatia

England have never won their opening game at the Euros but surely will never get a better chance.

Just to calm down those who will get carried away when we win. We should be beating Croatia.

Out of the team who got to the World Cup Final, two of their best players have retired, the other two are 32 and 35.

They simply don’t have the legs. A young England team should be winning this.

 

Scotland 1-0 Czech

Like England, Scotland might never have a better chance to win their first ever opening game of the Euros.

The Czechs are a better team, but they wouldn’t have experienced to many atmospheres like they will find at Hampden Park, even if not full.

It can be so intimidating it may influence the result.

 

Poland 2-0 Slovakia

Not sure if in all their games Poland will make enough chances for Lewandowski but this will be the exception to the rule.

I think Slovakia are the poorest team at the Euros.

 

Spain 1-0 Sweden

Easy to read how the pattern of the game will go. Sweden will happily let Spain have the ball and invite them to try and break them down.

The Swedes are comfortable doing that while there is no guarantee that Spain will find that killer final ball or cutting edge.

Where you used to trust Spain to eventually find that moment of quality, now it’s not certain. Do they have that leader who will step up?

The Spanish fans need to be patient and stick with the team.

 

Hungary 2-2 Portugal

With Germany and France to play after there is a lot of pressure on Portugal to get three points on the board.

Hungary though are at home, and I have a feeling they are going to give this a right go with nothing to lose and everything to gain.

They drew with Portugal in the last Euros, so why not here?

 

Germany 1-1 France

On paper, easily the best match of the first week.

It’s a shame UEFA have this nonsense rule where third place can be enough for qualification because that would have put huge stakes on this fixture

France is obviously more settled, but this is still Germany in Germany.

They rarely lose at home and are a dangerous team to play when all expectations are on you.

Both managers would probably take a draw?

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Reminder of the Euro2020 Prediction League Groups ……..(left – right)

 

A -Phenom, HH, J Gunner, D Kit

B-Terrah, Samson, Shakir, Sid

C- E Blake, Kenya 001, Davars, Khadi

D- Sue, Edu, ME, Sagie

E- Okobino, Buchi, SJ, Dunchirado

F- Declan, Dotash, Easy Guys, lykmatt

 

Good Luck Peeps

 

Dan

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  1. Dan kit says:

    Italy 2-0 turkey
    Wales 0-1 Switzerland
    Russia 0-2 Belgium
    Denmark 2-1 Finland
    Austria 3-0 Macedonia
    Holland 3-0 Ukraine
    England 2-0 Croatia
    Scotland 1 -2 Czech
    Poland 1-1 Slovakia
    Spain -2-1 Sweden
    Hungary 0-2 Portugal
    Germany 1 -3 France

    GL to my group 👍

    1. Highbury Hero says:

      Good luck to you. Please don’t do double 😁

      1. Dan kit says:

        Hope so ,the only double we will be seeing around here for along time 😂
        Probably go out in the group stage now 👍

      2. Okobino says:

        Not on my watch lol

        1. Dan kit says:

          Okobino @
          That’s the spirit bud 👍
          Bring your A game

    2. Sagie says:

      Italy 3-0 turkey
      Wales 0-2 Switzerland
      Russia 1-3 Belgium
      Denmark 3-1 Finland
      Austria 2-1 Macedonia
      Holland 2-0 Ukraine
      England 3-2 Croatia
      Scotland 2 -2 Czech
      Poland 2-1 Slovakia
      Spain -3-1 Sweden
      Hungary 0-2 Portugal
      Germany2 -2 France

      Enjoy everyone
      All the best to Sue, EDU & ME

      1. Sue says:

        Nice one, Sagie! And to you 🙂🤞

  2. Declan says:

    Italy 2-1 Turkey
    Wales 2-1 Swiss
    Russia 1-2 Belgium
    Denmark 1-1 Finland
    Austria 2-0 Macedonia
    Holland 2-0 Ukraine
    England 2-1 Croatia
    Scotland 1-1 Czech
    Poland 2-1 Slovakia
    Spain 2-1 Sweden
    Hungary 1-2 Portugal
    Germany 2-2 France

    Good luck everyone and all my group F buddies.

  3. Felix says:

    Italy 3 – Turkey 1
    Wales 2 – swiss 2
    Russia 1 – Belgium 2
    Denmark 1- Finland 0
    Austria 2 – Macedonia 1
    Holland 3 – Ukraine 1
    England 2 – Croatia 2
    Scotland 2 -Czech 2
    Poland 1 – Slovakia 2
    Spain 2 – Sweden 0
    Hungary 0 – Portugal 2
    Germany 1 – France 1

  4. Prince says:

    Italy 3-1 turkey
    Wales 1-1 Swiss
    Russia 0-2 Belgium
    Denmark 2-1 Finland
    Austra 1-0 marcedonia
    Holland 2-1 Ukraine
    England 3-2 Croatia
    Scotland 0-0 Czech
    Poland 2-1 Slovakia

    Spain 3-1 Sweden
    Hungary 1-3 Portugal
    Germany 2-2 France

  5. dotash says:

    Italy 2-0 turkey
    Wales 0-1 Switzerland
    Russia 1-2 Belgium
    Denmark 3-1 Finland
    Austria 2-0 Macedonia
    Holland 3-0 Ukraine
    England 2-0 Croatia
    Scotland 1 -2 Czech
    Poland 2-1 Slovakia
    Spain -3-0 Sweden
    Hungary 0-2 Portugal
    Germany 2 – 2 France

    GL to my group 👍

  6. Sid says:

    Italy 1-0 Turkey
    Wales 0-1 Switzerland
    Russia 1-2 Belgium
    Denmark 2-0 Finland
    Austria 2-0 Macedonia
    Holland 2-1 Ukraine
    England 2-0 Croatia
    Scotland 1-1 Czech
    Poland 3-0 Slovakia
    Spain 2-0 Sweden
    Hungary 0-2 Portugal
    Germany 1-2 France

    Good luck to everyone!!

  7. Okobino says:

    Italy 2-1 turkey
    Wales 1-0 Switzerland
    Russia 0-2 Belgium
    Denmark 2-1 Finland
    Austria 4-0 Macedonia
    Holland 2-0 Ukraine
    England 2-1 Croatia
    Scotland 1 -1 Czech
    Poland 1-1 Slovakia
    Spain 4-1 Sweden
    Hungary 0-3 Portugal
    Germany 2-2 France

  8. Terrah says:

    Italy 2 vs 1 turkey
    Wales 1 vs 1 switzerland
    Russia 0 vs 2 belgium
    Denmark 1 vs 1 finland
    Austria 2 vs 0 macedonia
    netherlands 2 vs 1 ukraine
    England 2 vs 1 croatia
    scotland 2 vs 0 czech republic
    poland 2 vs 0 slovakia
    spain 2 vs 0 sweden
    Hungary 0 vs 2 portugal
    Germany 1 vs 2 france

  9. Iykmatt says:

    Italy 2-0 Turkey Wales 1-2 Switzerland Russia 1-3 Belgium Denmark 2-1 Finland Austria 2-1 Macedonia Holland 1-2 Ukraine England 2-1 Croatia Scotland 1-3 Czech republic Poland 3-1 Slovakia Spain 2-0 Sweden Hungary 0-2 Portugal Germany 1-2 France

  10. Sue says:

    Italy 2-0 Turkey
    Wales 1-2 Switzerland
    Russia 0-3 Belgium
    Denmark 1-0 Finland
    Austria 2-0 Macedonia
    Holland 2-0 Ukraine
    England 2-1 Croatia
    Scotland 1-0 Czech
    Poland 2-1 Slovakia
    Spain 2-1 Sweden
    Hungary 0-2 Portugal
    Germany 1-1 France

  11. Davars says:

    Italy 1-2 Turkey
    Wales 1-0 Switzerland
    Russia 0-2 Belgium
    Denmark 2-0 Finland
    Austria 3-0 Macedonia
    Holland 2-1 Ukraine
    England 1-1 Croatia
    Scotland 2-1 Czech
    Poland 3-1 Slovakia
    Spain 2-2 Sweden
    Hungary 0-2 Portugal
    Germany 0-3 France

  12. Alex says:

    Italy 1-1 Turkey
    Wales 0-1 Switzerland
    Russia 0-2 Belgium
    Denmark 1-1 Finland
    Austria 1-3 Macedonia
    Holland 2-2 Ukraine
    England 2-2 Croatia
    Scotland 1-0 Czech
    Poland 2-1 Slovakia
    Spain 2-1 Sweden
    Hungary 0-2 Portugal
    Germany 1-2 France

  13. Joe Gunner says:

    Italy 2-0 Turkey
    Wales 1-2 Switzerland
    Russia 0-3 Belgium
    Denmark 2-0 Finland
    Austria 2-0 Macedonia
    Holland 2-0 Ukrian
    England 2-1 Croatia
    Scotland 1-2 Czech
    Poland 1-0 Slovakia
    Spain 2-1 Sweden
    Hungary 0-2 Portugal
    Germany 1-2 France

  14. S.J says:

    Italy 2 – 1 Turkey
    Wales 1 – 2 Switzerland
    Russia 1 – 3 Russia
    Denmark 2 – 1 Finland
    Austria 2 – 0 Macedonia
    Holland 3 -1 Ukraine
    England 2 – 1 Croatia
    Scotland 2 – 1 Czech Republic
    Poland 3 – 1 Slovakia
    Spain 2 – 1 Sweden
    Hungary 1 – 3 Portugal
    Germany 2 – 3 France

  15. Shakir says:

    Italy 2-1 Turkey
    Wales 1-1 Switzerland
    Russia 1-3 Belgium
    Denmark 2-0 Finland
    Austria 2-1 Macedonia
    Holland 2-1 Ukraine
    England 1-2 Croatia
    Scotland 1-2 Czech
    Poland 1-1 Slovakia
    Spain 1-1 Sweden
    Hungary 0-2 Portugal
    Germany 2-1 France

  16. Highbury Hero says:

    Italy 2-0 Turkey
    Wales 1-1 Switzerland
    Russia 1-2 Belgium
    Denmark 2-0 Finland
    Austria 3-0 Macedonia
    Holland 2-0 Ukraine
    England 2-0 Croatia
    Scotland 2-1 Czech
    Poland 2-1 Slovakia
    Spain 3-1 Sweden
    Hungary 0-3 Portugal
    Germany 1-1 France

  17. Samson Afolayan says:

    Italy 2-1 turkey. Wales 1-2swiss. Russia 0-3 Belgium Denmark 2-0 Finland. Austria 2-1 Macedonia. Holland 2-1 Ukraine. England 2-1 Croatia. Scott’s 2-2 Czech. Poland 2-0 Slovakia. Spain 2-0 Sweden. Hungary.0-3 Portugal. Germany 1-2 France

  18. EDU says:

    Italy 1-0 turkey
    Wales 1-1 Switzerland
    Russia 1-3 Belgium
    Denmark 2-1 Finland
    Austria 2-0 Macedonia
    Holland 2-1 Ukraine
    England 3-0 Croatia
    Scotland 1 -2 Czech
    Poland 2-1 Slovakia
    Spain -2-0Sweden
    Hungary 0-3 Portugal
    Germany 1 -1 France

  19. Khadii says:

    Italy 2-0 turkey
    Wales 0-1 Switzerland
    Russia 0-2 Belgium
    Denmark 0-1 Finland
    Austria 3-0 Macedonia
    Holland 1-1 Ukraine
    England 2-1 Croatia
    Scotland 1 -2 Czech
    Poland 1-1 Slovakia
    Spain -2-1 Sweden
    Hungary 0-2 Portugal
    Germany 1 -3 France

  20. Kenya 001 says:

    Italy 1-0 turkey
    Wales 1-1 Switzerland
    Russia 1-3Belgium
    Denmark 0-0 Finland
    Austria 1-2 Macedonia
    Holland 2-1 ukraine
    England 1-1 Croatia
    Scotland 1-0 zcech
    Poland 2-0 Slovakia
    Spain 0- 0 Sweden
    Hungary 0-3 Portugal
    Germany 1-2 France

    1. Phenom says:

      Italy 2-1 Turkey
      Wales 0-1 Switzerland
      Russia 0-3 Belgium
      Denmark 0-0 Finland
      Austria 1-0 Macedonia
      Holland 2-1 Ukraine
      England 2-1 Croatia
      Scotland 1-0 Czech
      Poland 1-0 Slovakia
      Spain 2-1 Sweden
      Hungary 0-2 Portugal
      Germany 1-2 France

  21. Easyguy says:

    Wales 1-2 Switzerland
    Russia 1-3 Belgium
    Denmark 2-0 Finland
    Austria 2-1 Macedonia
    Holland 2-1 Ukraine
    England 3-2 Croatia
    Scotland 1-2 Czech
    Poland 1-1 Slovakia
    Spain 2-1 Sweden
    Hungary 1-2 Portugal
    Germany 2-3 France

  22. Buchi says:

    Wales 0-1 Switzerland
    Russia 1-3 Belgium
    Denmark 2-0 Finland
    Australia 2-0 Macedonia
    Holland 2-1 Ukraine
    England 1-0 Croatia
    Scotland 1-0 Czech
    Poland 2-1 Slovakia
    Spain 2-1 Sweden
    Hungary 0-2 Portugal
    Germany 1-1 France

  23. Admin Pat says:

    Italy MISSED

    Wales 1-1 Switzerland
    Russia 1-2 Belgium
    Denmark 1-1 Finland
    Austria 1-0 Macedonia
    Holland 1-1 Ukraine
    England 0-0 Croatia
    Scotland 1 -0 Czech
    Poland 2-1 Slovakia
    Spain -3-0 Sweden
    Hungary 0-2 Portugal
    Germany 1 -1 France

    1. Kenya 001 says:

      All the best admin pat

      1. Samson Afolayan says:

        Some ppl on here could do a great job and be an expert in prediction game, anyway am leading my group with 11pts from week one good luck pals

  24. Iykmatt says:

    Really tough predicting this games…

    1. Dan says:

      I got correct score lol

    2. Highbury Hero says:

      For the first week just trust your gut feeling and from the second you are going to have an understanding of which teams are likely to win.

  25. Dan says:

    Hey peeps 2 players hadn’t responded so to keep it fair
    Admin is now playing – admin is in grou p.c
    A new player called Rob is group E

    Rob predicted
    Italy 1-0/Turkey
    Wales 0-0 Switziland
    Denmark 2-1 Finaland
    Belgium 3-1 Russia
    England 1-2 Croatia
    Austria 1-1 !macedonia
    Holland 1-1 Ukraine
    Scotland 0-1 Czech
    Poland 2-0 Slovakia
    Spain 2-1 Sweden
    Hungary 1-2 Portugal
    France 2-1 Germany

  26. Iykmatt says:

    Ok,goodluck

  27. Iykmatt says:

    My group is really hotting up,dotash currently on top by 1point against the rest of us

  28. Kenya 001 says:

    Wow! I just said come on Portugal score 3 in 10 minutes and boooom!

    1. Sue says:

      😁 and I went from 3 points to 1 in a split second – thanks Ronaldo 😆

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