Dan’s Euro2020 Predictions Week 3 – Are England set to win the Group?

UEFA have teams playing their final group games at the same time to protect the integrity of their competition.

The only way I can do that is, if you don’t want other players to know your scores and be tactical, then you can privately email me your predictions or find me on Twitter @dan_destiny (don’t know how I will ever win always going first lol)

We will follow the same criteria – top 2 players from each group go through as well as the 4 best third placed players

Players on level points will be separated by the most correct scores. If still the same, I will have to base it on who finished higher in the domestic season.

The winner gets Arsenal shirt and trophy depending on where in the world you live, but either way, we will arrange something.

 

Group A

Italy need a point to win the Group. Even if that happens 4 points should be enough for one of the top 4 best third place finishes.

It will be enough for second if Switzerland don’t beat Turkey.

Turkey, my dark horses two weeks ago are on 0 points with a goal difference of -5!

Italy 1-0 Wales

Even though the Italians need a point to guarantee they win the group, there is talk that Mancini might rotate his squad to rest players for the last 16.

That will give Wales a chance especially if Bale and Ramsey play like they did on Wednesday.

Italy will snatch the win, but 4 points will be enough for the Welsh to advance from the group.

 

Switzerland 1-1 Turkey

Turkey have been the biggest disappointment so far.

They have conceded 5 goals so far meaning they would have to win by a big scoreline for 3 points to be enough to qualify for the group. It might be hard for their players to believe it’s still a possibility.

The Swizz are better at protecting/not chasing a lead.

A draw suits the other third place teams.

 

Group D

Despite all the doom and gloom, England’s fate is in their own hands.

Despite all the positively, Scotland will have to do what they haven’t done yet and score to have any chance of getting past the first round of a tournament in their history.

England 1-0 Czech Republic

England fans never learn.

After one win, we were calling Phillips world class and praising Southgate for sticking by his convictions.

A draw later supporters want the whole front three to be changed and one less DM.

If our manager makes wholesale changes and we beat average opposition, we then won’t know our best 11 for the knockout stages.

Do we ever learn?

Winning the group might not be for the best though.

 

 

Scotland 1-1 Croatia

If you only watched the post-match scenes on Friday and didn’t know the score, you would have thought Scotland had won 3-0.

In reality they have one point and 0 goals after 2 games.

The atmosphere at Hampden Park might be too much for an ageing Croatia, like Wembley was.

Equally the occasion might be too intense?

A draw knocks both teams out.

 

Group B

Belgium are one of three sides who still have a 100 percent record.

Because of their dominance the other 3 sides could all end up with three points, meaning three points could be enough for any position between 2nd- 4th

Belgium 2-0 Finland

Even if Belgium rest key talent I see them winning comfortably.

Finland’s goal difference is 0 so they might play for only being beaten by a small margin to ensure 3 points is enough for at least one of the best 4 place third finishes.

Which is why that rule is nonsense.

 

Denmark 1-0 Russia

On and off the pitch It’s been a nightmare tournament for Denmark.

So much has happened that I wonder if they have the strength left to chase the win by the margin of victory they need to?

Home advantage could mean, considering everything, this is one of the most emotional moment of the tournament.

The Danes and Russia would have to then wait and see if three points is enough to put them in the last 16.

 

Group C

A point wins the group for Holland.

It’s assumed 4 points is enough for one of the best third place finished.

Ukraine and Austria will finish on 4 points if they draw.

 

 

Holland 3-0 Macedonia

Holland are pretty much guaranteed to win the group so will make changes.

Macedonia can’t qualify, so this should be an evening the Dutch can enjoy.

 

Ukraine 1-1 Austria

The rule that third place teams can qualify I hate because it takes away any real consequences of results in the group stage.

There are conspiracy theorists out there who go a step further.

It’s assumed 4 points is enough to be one of the best third place teams.

A draw means 4 points for these two teams.

So if the score line is level with 10 mins to go, is there any incentive for to chase a late winner?

 

Group E

All 4 teams they can qualify.

Essentially all have their own fate in their own hands.

 

Spain 1-0 Slovakia

Will Slovakia be another team who will simply try to keep the scoreline down so three points is enough for a best third place finish.

Predictable how to call the pattern of Spanish matches.

Opposition park the bus, Spain pass ball side to side but struggle to turn possession into chances.

Eventually they can break down a Slovakia but I’m not sure against better opposition?

 

Poland 1-0 Sweden

The Swedish are conservative most of the time and have zero reason to change that approach with 4 points on the board.

The Poles have had ‘ if only moments ‘ in their two fixtures and this will be a case of can they motivate themselves for a meaningless game?

They might play well without any pressure

 

Group F

France, Germany and Portugal can all finish anywhere between third and 1st. The winner faces England if they top group D.

Hungary have to win in Munich to be in the equation.

 

Germany 2- 0 Hungary

At 1-0 down on Saturday, the German’s were heading for a second defeat which would have meant having to win this game by a big scoreline to qualify and more criticism from their media and fans.

An hour later they had scored 4 goals and now have their fate in their own hands, showing courage and personality which has been questioned

Don’t underestimate how massive that turn around could be.

They might look back at it as the moment a young squad believed they could win the trophy.

Hungary have been as competitive as they realistically could be in the group of death, but this fixture is in Munich not Budapest.

 

Portugal 0-1 France

Both would have felt like they missed a chance at the weekend.

France could have won the group without having to worry about a tough fixture, while Portugal were on course of sealing qualification without having to worry about needing a result against the World Champions

Wouldn’t shock me if both teams approach this as not lose instead of must win.

5 years ago 3 points was enough for Portugal to advance from the group before they went on to win the whole thing.

I’m predicting the same will happen again.

Playing last Portugal will know if a narrow defeat is enough.

 

My 4 best third place teams

Austria 4 points

Sweden 4 points

Portugal 3 points (0 gd)

Denmark 3 points -1 gd

Euro2020 Predictions Table after 2 games…

A

HH 20

DKit 18

J Gunner 17

Phenom 17

 

 

B

Samson 24

Shakir 18

Sid 18

Terrah 17

 

 

C

Kenya 001- 23

Khadi 18

Davars 15

Admin 14

 

 

D

Edu 20

Sagie 16

Sue 15

Me 14

 

E

Buchi 24

Okobino 20

SJ 15

Rob 13

 

F

Dotash 18

Declan 17

E Guys 15

Lykmatt 14

 

Good Luck Peeps

 

Dan

51 Comments

  1. Sid says:

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

  2. Samson Afolayan says:

    Everyone in group F. are only on there toes love d competition in that group robbing my palms already in group B top of the table

    1. Declan says:

      Excellent score of 24 Samson 👏👏

      1. Samson Afolayan says:

        Thanks @dec am rooting for you to take the crown in group F

        1. Declan says:

          Thanks Samson but I’m in a strong group and I’m not confident.

      2. Declan says:

        And well done Buchi with top score 24 too.

        1. Buchi says:

          Thanks Declan, I was a bit lucky in my second leg game prediction. You have to be confident Declan, you are in second place albeit your group is still very much open.

  3. Sue says:

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

    1. Phenom says:

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

    2. Sagie says:

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

  4. Samson Afolayan says:

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

  5. Dan kit says:

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

    Think I should be on 19 points Dan ,every point counts 😂

    1. Samson Afolayan says:

      @ every points trully counts I see everyone in your group can still finish in either first or last place

    2. Samson Afolayan says:

      @dan kit

      1. Iykmatt says:

        Am currently bottom of group f,am not that confident i can make it out of the group because we have expert predictors in that group that scores 3points at ease so am really scared about the outcome of this final round of group games

    3. Dan says:

      Soz
      Did write 19 in book ,must have been a typo

  6. Samson Afolayan says:

    If I finish in first place in group B from which group will I have my next opponent

    1. Dan says:

      If you win group b you face third place team from A/ D/ E or F

      Second in b you would face second in A

  7. Davars says:

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

  8. Declan says:

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

    1. Admin Pat says:

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

    2. Joe Gunner says:

      Italy 2-W0ales
      Swezerland 1-0 Turkey
      England 2-1 Czech
      Denmark 1-0 Russia
      Sotland 1-1 Croscia
      Belgium 3-0 Finland
      Holland 3-0 Macedonia
      Ukrian 1-2 Austria
      Spain 1-0 Slovakia
      Poland 1-0 Sweden
      Germany 3-1 Hungary
      Portugal 1-2 France

  9. Terrah says:

    Italy 2 vs 1 Wales
    switzerland 2 vs 1 turkey
    England 2 vs 0 zcech republic
    scotland 2 vs 1 croatia
    Belgium 2 vs 0 finland
    Denmark 1 vs 2 russia
    Holland 2 vs 0 north macedonia
    Ukraine 2 vs 1 austria
    spain 2 vs 0 slovakia
    Poland 1 vs 2 sweden
    Germany 2 vs 0 hungary
    portugal 1 vs 2 france

  10. Iykmatt says:

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

  11. Joe Gunner says:

    Italy 2-0 Wales

  12. Kenya 001 says:

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

  13. EDU says:

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

  14. Khadii says:

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

  15. dotash says:

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

    1. Highbury Hero says:

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

  16. Buchi says:

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

  17. S.J says:

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

  18. Highbury Hero says:

    This round games are so unpredictable. One and a half hour to go.

  19. Rob says:

    Italy 3 – 1 Wales
    Switzerland 2 – 2 Turkey
    Macedonia 0 – 4 Netherlands
    Ukraine 2 – 2 Austria
    Russia 2 – 2 Denmark
    Finland 0 – 2 Belgium
    Czechoslovakia 2 – 1 England
    Croatia 2 – 1 Scotland
    Slovakia 0 – 2 Spain
    Sweden 2 – 0 Poland
    Germany 5 – 0 Hungary
    Portugal 2 – 3 France

  20. ROB says:

    Good luck to Okibino, Buchi, and SJ in group E.
    I’m bottom in 4th place, but hey we all know 4th place is a trophy lol.

    1. Kobin says:

      Yes!!! Good one Rob!

    2. Buchi says:

      Good luck to you too Rob: It is not yet over at the moment as 3rd place is still very much open.

  21. Sid says:

    Seems like at the moment I am the best third placed player😁

  22. Highbury Hero says:

    Here we go. Granit Xhaka is my game of choice today.

  23. Okobino says:

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

  24. Iykmatt says:

    Easy guy seems to be missing in action

  25. Ernie Blaze says:

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

  26. Shakir says:

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

  27. Easyguy says:

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

  28. Sue says:

    Dan.. you pulled it out of the bag last night, for sure!! 👏 Our group is so close, think I may rue putting Belgium down as 3-0!! Good luck to Edu, Sagie and yourself… these last few fixtures are going to be exciting (or nail-biting! 😄)

    1. Dan says:

      Sue
      Currently
      Edu – 29
      Me – 27
      Sue 24
      SAgie.21

      1. Kenya 001 says:

        Looks like group of death! All the best to whoever wins .

  29. Sue says:

    Saka – Starboy of the match!!

    1. Kenya 001 says:

      Does he have a price

  30. Iykmatt says:

    Barring any last minute miracle,i will crash out today

    1. Dan says:

      Great effort anyone who got this far

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