JustArsenal’s Euro 24 Predictions Game 2 Part 2 – The big guns meet each other

Here are Dan’s Predictions for Matchday 2, Part 2

Poland 0-2 Austria

To play Ralf Rangnick’s system you need to be incredibly fit, hence why Austrian and French players were both on their knees at Monday’s full-time whistle.

It must be mentally a blow when you put in the energy Austria did against France only to have nothing to show for their efforts. Especially with a quick turnaround.

A repeat performance and they can win this game and even beat the Dutch.

It’s just a case of can they play the Gegenpressing tactics in three fixtures so close together?

Netherlands 1-1 France

As I write this it hasn’t been confirmed if Mbappe can play on Friday and it might be confirmed that the France captain will have to wear a mask the next time he plays.

A broken nose is not ideal, but it’s not going to be enough for Deschamps to give up on his best player or indeed the player to turn his back on the competition.

Like Italy vs Spain if this game is level with 15 minutes to go both might settle for a point?

Special mention for Kante. There will be owners in Saudi Arabia grateful that the 33 proved to his peers that you can play in the Pro League for a season and yet still steal the show on the international stage.

Ukraine 0-0 Slovakia

Ukraine had over 70 percent possession against Romania yet lost 3-0. Partly because they didn’t manage a shot on target until the 77th minute, but mostly because Lunin had the worst goalkeeping performance of the tournament so far.

Slovakia will no doubt equally shoot from distance to test the keeper’s nerves. Having got an unexpected three points Slovakia have no reason to chase the win.

This could be a hard watch.

Belgium 1-1 Romania

Comparisons have rightly been made to Belgium’s opening Euros 2024 game and their final 2022 World Cup fixture.

On both occasions Lukaku missed enough chances to win the entire Golden Boot in the space of 90 minutes.

Just like in Qatar it was noticeable that the body language of senior players was negative.

Any sign of adversity and I don’t trust the Belgians to have the leadership to respond.

First goal vital.

Georgia 1-1 Czech Republic

Who would have thought that Georgia would be involved in arguably the most entertaining game of Matchday one?

They missed some incredible chances.

Quite simply if they play like that again they can get a result here.

Making their debuts on the world stage, it’s just a case of can they replicate the same level of performance just 4 days on.

Portugal 2-2 Turkey

For the majority of Tuesday night Portugal were quite slow and obvious in their build up, almost waiting for each other to find the quality delivery for Ronaldo.

It felt like only Mendes and Leao tried to take on their man.

Yet a triple sub wasn’t made till the 90th minute while the likes of Felix and Ramos stayed on the bench.

You sensed Martinez was never going to take his captain off.

He can get away with that in the group stages but might need to find a compromise in the knockout stages?

Guler on the same day became the youngest player to score on his Euros debut. I. Can’t wait to see how the teenager approaches this level of opponent?

He’s special.

Dan

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  1. Poland 2-2 Austria
    Netherlands 2-1 France
    Ukraine 0-1 Slovenia
    Belgium 1- 0 Romania
    Georgia 1-1 Czech
    Portugal 3-1 Turkey

  2. Fair predictions. England will need to improve a lot after the Iceland and Serbia games. Gallas was right about Folden and Kane, but wrong about Saka, who is England’s most consistent attacking player when fully fit. A couple of changes need to be made.

    Gallas comments: Hes only got two out of three correct in his statement.

    Yes, Kane was quiet, and also Folden, who is “not use to being double marked” was totally invisible.

    However Saka, “who is use to being double marked” was England’s most attacking player during the first half against Serbia, and he made the only goal contribution that night, apart from the Scorer of Saka’s cross that was Jude Bellingham.

    Saka who has not started a game for over 5 weeks due to an injury, did well to last 70 minutes and is England’s 2nd highest goal scorer not to mention his high amount of assists.

    England are not the same without Saka starting, as this was clearly shown against Iceland, where Folden was also poor in that game as well.

    Saka is use to being double marked and fouled a lot, when playing for Arsenal, so it’s easy for him to transfer his spectacular league form for England where he gets the same close treatment.

    Unfortunately Folden doesn’t get double marked or fouled often with Man City, so he finds it very hard to produce that form for England, where he is now tightly double marked and unable to cope, unlike Saka who is use to it and can still produce the goods.

    Southgate Should start with kane and drop the “invisible Folden” to the bench, and only bring him on to replace kane during the last 30 minutes.

    However a fully fit Saka is a must start as England’s best attacking player, if they want to progress in this competition.

    He is nearly back to full fitness, but even a 80% fit Saka is still England’s best attacking player. He still produces the goods, even when double marked and also when consistently fouled. Saka is a top class player and man of steel for England and the fans favourite.

  3. Poland 1 – Austria 1
    Netherlands 0 – France 2
    Ukraine 2 – Slovakia 1
    Belgium 3 – Romania 1
    Georgia 2 – Czech 1
    Portugal 1 – Turkey 2

  4. Poland 0-0 Austria
    Netherlands 0 -2 France
    Ukraine 1–2 Slovakia
    Belgium 2–1 Romania
    Georgia 0–2 Czech
    Portugal 2 –1 Turkey

  5. Poland1-0 Austria
    Netherlands 1-1 France
    Ukraine 2-0 Slovakia
    Belgium 3-1 Romania
    Georgia 0-2 Czech
    Portugal 2-0 Turkey

  6. Poland 2 vs 1 Austria
    Netherlands 1 Vs 2 France
    Ukraine 2 vs 1 Slovakia
    Belgium 2 vs 1 Romania
    Georgia 2 vs 1 Czech Republic
    Portugal 2 vs 1 Turkey

  7. Poland 2 – 1. Austria
    Holland 1 – 2 France
    Ukraine 2 – 1. Slovakia
    Belgium 3 – 1 Romania
    Georgia 1 – 2 Czech
    Portugal 2 – 1. Turkey

  8. Poland 1-1 Austria
    Netherland 1-2 France
    Ukraine 1-1 Slovakia
    Belgium 3-2 Romania
    Georgia 1-2 Czech
    Portugal 3-1 Turkey
    🙏🙏🙏🙏

  9. Poland 1-3 Austria
    Netherlands 0-2 France
    Ukraine 0-2 Slovakia
    Belgium 3-1 Romania
    Georgia 1-2 Czechia
    Portugal 3-1 Turkey

  10. Poland 1-1 Austria
    Netherland 1-2 France
    Ukraine 1-1 Slovakia
    Belgium 3-2 Romania
    Georgia 1-2 Czech
    Portugal 3-1 Turkey

  11. Poland 1 – 2 Austria
    Netherlands 1-1 France
    Ukraine 2-1 Slovakia
    Belgium 2-2 Romania
    Georgia 1-2 Czech Republic
    Portugal 2-1 Turkey

  12. Poland 1-3 Austria
    Netherlands 1-1 France
    Ukraine 0-1 Slovenia
    Belgium 2-1 Romania
    Georgia 1-2 Czech
    Portugal 3-1 Turkey

  13. Poland 0-2 Austria
    Netherlands 1-2 France
    Ukraine 2-1 Slovakia
    Belgium 2-0 Romania
    Georgia 0-2 Czech
    Portugal 2-1 Turkey

  14. Poland 0-2 Austria
    Netherlands 1-2 France
    Ukraine 1-2 Slovakia
    Belgium 2-0 Romania
    Georgia 0-2 Czech
    Portugal 3-1 Turkey

  15. Poland 0– Austria 2
    Netherlands 0 – France 2
    Ukraine 0 – Slovakia 2
    Belgium 1 – Romania 1
    Georgia 0 – Czech 2
    Portugal 2 – Turkey 0

  16. Poland 1-1 Austria
    Netherlands 1-2 France
    Ukraine 2-1 Slovakia
    Belgium 2-1 Romania
    Georgia 0-2 Czech
    Portugal 2-1 Turkey

  17. Poland 1 – 2 Austria
    Netherlands 2-2 France
    Ukraine 1-1 Slovakia
    Belgium 2-0 Romania
    Georgia 1-1 Czech Republic
    Portugal 2-1 Turkey

  18. Poland 1 v Austria 1
    Netherlands 2 v France 2
    Ukraine 2 v Slovakia 1
    Belgium 3 v Romania 1
    Georgia 2 v Chezh republic 2
    Portugal 1 v Turkey 0

  19. Poland 0-2 Austria
    Netherlands 1-2 France
    Ukraine 1-0 Slovakia
    Belgium 3-0 Romania
    Georgia 1-1 Czech
    Portugal 2-1 Turkey

  20. Poland 1-2 Austria
    Netherlands 1-2 France
    Ukraine 0-0 Slovakia
    Belgium 2-1 Romania
    Georgia 1-2 Czech
    Portugal 2-0 Turkey.

  21. Poland 2 – 1 Austria
    Netherlands 1-2 France
    Ukraine 1-2 Slovakia
    Belgium 3-1 Romania
    Georgia 1-3 Czech Republic
    Portugal 3-1 Turkey

  22. Poland 2-1 Austria
    Netherlands 1-2 France
    Ukraine 1-0 Slovakia
    Belgium 2-1 Romania
    Georgia 1-0 Czech
    Portugal 1-2 Turkey

  23. Poland 1 – 2 Austria
    Netherlands 1 – 2 France
    Ukraine 2 – 1 Slovakia
    Belgium 2 – 1 Romania
    Georgia 1 – 2 Czech
    Portugal 2 – 2 Turkey

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