World Cup 2018 Group E – Betting Tips, Predictions & Preview

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Most successful footballing nation Brazil find themselves in Group E at FIFA World Cup 2018. The Samba Kings are joined by Costa Rica, Serbia and Switzerland. Brazil are market’s favourites to win the tournament, so they shouldn’t face any difficulty in qualifying from their group. However, there is no clear frontrunner among remaining three sides, and we expect an exciting battle for the second qualifying spot. Here’s our little preview on four sides in Group E. Brazil The embarrassing defeat to Germany in 2014 must still be alive in minds of…

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Euro 2016 – Croatia favourites to topple Ronaldo and Portugal

Although not exactly full of goals, the group stage of Euro 2016 provided its fair share of entertainment and did not produce any of the heavy winning margins that many would have expected. All of the heavyweights made it through whether in convincing or inauspicious fashion, but there were some surprises as some of the competitions least fancied nations advanced to the last 16. The knockout drama begins on Saturday, where the standout fixture comes in the evening as a very impressive Croatia side come up against Portugal, who laboured…

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Danny Murphy draws ire of Arsenal fans following his comments on Granit Xhaka

Former Liverpool player Danny Murphy clearly didn’t do his homework for the Euro 2016 clash between France and Switzerland on Sunday night. While commentating for ITV, Murphy said that new Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is not the kind of player who will “get at you.” Now that’s a strange assessment of the player who is known for dominating the midfield and collecting five red cards in the Bundesliga last season. Arsenal fans, who are quite chuffed with their £30 million signing, were clearly not happy with Murphy’s comments. Asking Danny…

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Euro 2016 Group A – Wasteful Swiss aim to secure top-two spot

On paper, four points from the opening two games of Euro 2016 represents a reasonable haul for Switzerland, but their rewards would surely have been greater had they been more ruthless in front of goal. An early header to beat Albania was not added to despite several further chances being created, while more profligacy against Romania meant their overall dominance counted for relatively little. Young forward Breel Embolo looks a very good prospect, but at present his overall game is not quite polished and as a result he has not…

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Euro 2016 Group A – Payet to take centre stage for Albania clash

Perhaps it was inevitable, but there were obvious signs of nerves from hosts and tournament favourites France as they began their campaign on Friday against Romania, where only a stunning late goal from Dimitri Payet prevented them from unexpectedly dropping points. But in the circumstances it was clearly the result that mattered most, and victory over Albania in their latest outing will see them qualify for the knockout stages. It is a game where anything other than a French victory would come as a major surprise, but Albania showed that,…

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Euro 2016 Group A – Hosts France begin with high expectations

Comprising of 24 nations for the first time, the European Championships finally get under way on Friday after a great deal of anticipation, tinged with concerns over security. The Stade de France was a venue very much caught up in the tragic events of November, but hopefully the football will be the only topic of conversation after it holds the first match of the tournament as hosts France take on Romania. Due to the steady progress the team has been making over the course of former World Cup winning captain…

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England vs Switzerland – Match preview and team news

Having secured a place at Euro 2016 with the minimum of fuss, England welcome Switzerland to Wembley as they attempt to win Group E and maintain their 100% record. Three points was always a virtual guarantee in San Marino on Saturday, but the 6-0 success contained a few positive aspects. Jonjo Shelvey took full advantage of being handed a start to spray the expansive passes that have now become his trademark, forward duo Harry Kane and Theo Walcott – twice – both found the net with confidence boosting strikes, while Wayne Rooney’s…

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