Euro 2020 Predictions, Odds and Full Schedule

Welcome to our dedicated page for the Euro 2020 finals tournament. Here we will be providing schedules, data, statistics and Euro 2020 predictions right the way through the tournament. When the tournament concludes, we will then convert the page in to a legacy post, for record keeping purposes.

Euro 2020 countries

Below you will find odds shown for teams qualifying from the group stage and also odds on each team winning the tournament outright. The odds displayed were taken one week prior to the event starting and were the best odds available at the time of writing.

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The Euro 2020 Groups

Group A

Italy 🇮🇹
Switzerland 🇨🇭
Turkey 🇹🇷
Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Fixtures and Results

11th June – Turkey v Italy 20:00
12th June – Wales v Switzerland 14:00
16th June – Turkey v Wales 17:00
16th June – Italy v Switzerland 20:00
20th June – Italy v Wales 17:00
20th June – Switzerland v Turkey 17:00

Turkey 0-3 Italy

Scorers –  Merih Demiral 53′ (OG), Immobile 66′,  Insigne 79′

A dominant performance by the Italians, despite a lot of people seeing Turkey as a possible stumbling block. Immobile and Insigne both get their Euro campaign off with a goal each and the squad earn a lot of early respect from the fans and other 23 competing nations.

Wales 1-1 Switzerland


Wales – Moore 74′ 

SwitzerlandEmbolo 49′

Wales and Switzerland share the points in a match where Wales were a lot happier with the one point than the Swiss. Switzerland created the more frequent and better chances and had a goal rightfully chalked off for an offside offence late on in the game, Both goals came from fine examples of attacking headers.

Group A odds

To qualify out of group

Italy 1/14
Switzerland 4/7
Turkey 4/7
Wales 5/6

Euro 2020 Outright winners

Italy 11/1
Turkey 66/1
Switzerland 90/1
Wales 209/1

Group B

Belgium 🇧🇪
Russia 🇷🇺
Denmark 🇩🇰
Finland 🇫🇮

Fixtures and Results

12th June – Denmark v Finland 17:00
12th June – Belgium v Russia 20:00
16th June – Finland v Russia 14:00
17th June – Denmark v Belgium 17:00
21st June – Finland v Belgium 20:00
21st June – Russia v Denmark 20:00

Denmark 0-1 Finland

 Scorers – Pohjanpalo 60′

A match that pretty much united all competing nations and beyond. A horrific moment late on in the first half saw Christian Eriksen collapse on the pitch with nobody around him, causing the match to be temporarily postponed. The match continued once news had been received that Eriksen was conscious and stable. The Incident clearly had an impact on everyone, but none more so than the Danish players. A Kasper Schmeichel fumble allowed a Pohjanpalo and a missed Hojbjerg penalty pretty much demonstrated that and that was enough to provide Finland with all three points.

Belgium 3-0 Russia

Scorers – Lukaku 10′, 88′, Meunier 34′

A match that was largely dominated by the Belgian team, as most had expected. An early Lukaku goal allowed the nerves to settle and Belgium grew in to the game with some effective passing. a 90% passing accuracy marker led to 62% possession for Belgium, which was enough to keep the Russians at bay, whilst being creative enough with the ball to bring about three goals fro themselves. Lukaku looks like a strong contender for Golden Boot at this point.

Group B odds

To qualify out of group

Belgium 1/12
Denmark 2/9
Russia 2/5
Finland 5/2

Euro 2020 Outright winners

Belgium 7/1
Denmark 33/1
Russia 239/1
Finland 500/1

Group C

Ukraine 🇺🇦
Netherlands 🇳🇱
Austria 🇦🇹
North Macedonia 🇲🇰

Fixtures and Results

13th June – Austria v North Macedonia 17:00
13th June – Netherlands v Ukraine 20:00
17th June – Ukraine v North Macedonia 14:00
17th June – Netherlands v Austria 20:00
21st June – Ukraine v Austria 17:00
21st June – North Macedonia v Netherlands 17:00

Austria 3-1 North Macedonia


Austria – Lainer 18′, Gregoritsch 78′, Arnautovic 89′

North Macedonia – Pandev 28′

Austria picked up their first ever Euros Finals win against the weakest team in Group C. North Macedonia still had to be dealt with though, and they were in a very professional performance. A confidence boosting win will be a good tonic for the Austrians as they are now left with Ukraine and Netherlands to play. It’s hard to see any hope for the North Macedonians now, as they have the same task ahead.

Gregoritsch got on the scoresheet to give him a personal morale boost and Arnautovic coming on as  a sub, due to recovering from injury and scoring will make sure his ego remains as large as ever. There’s still plenty to play for at this stage, But Austria look like they could cause the Netherlands and Ukraine some problems.

Netherlands 3-2 Ukraine


Netherlands – Wijnaldum 52′, Weghorst 59′, Dumfries 85′

Ukraine – Yarmolenko 75′, Yaremchuk 79′

The most entertaining match of the tournament so far. A goal-less first half then sprung in to life in the second half, whee five goals were witnessed. Ukraine showed courage and a sense of fighting spirit to get back in the game and levelling things up after going 2-0 down. Yarmolenko scored the goal of the tournament so far, in my opinion and Yaremchuk struck just four minutes later to make the score 2-2.

However, the Netherlands were not going to be undone and Dumfries made up for an earlier poor headed to attempt to step up at the back post and power head the ball past the Ukranian keeper, Bushchan. The Netherlands had the better of the statistics, but the Ukranians showed they have attacking power that requires close attention.

Group C odds

To qualify out of group

Netherlands 1/25
Ukraine 2/7
Austria 2/5
North Macedonia 5/2

Euro 2020 outright winner

Netherlands 29/2
Ukraine 125/1
Austria 150/1
North Macedonia 500/1

Group D

England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
Croatia 🇭🇷
Czech Republic 🇨🇿
Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Fixtures and Results

13th June – England v Croatia 14:00
14th June – Scotland v Czech Republic 14:00
18th June – Croatia v Czech Republic 17:00
18th June – England v Scotland 20:00
22nd June – Czech Republic v England 20:00
22nd June – Croatia v Scotland 20:00

England 1-0 Croatia

Scorers – Sterling 57′

England did enough to put a smile on the Wembley crowd’s face by securing their first ever opening match win at a Euros tournament. The performance was far from convincing, but there was obvious potential that the young group of players could develop in to quite a threatening one.

The big question is whether or not that sort of progression can evolve quick enough to compete with the big boys towards the later stages. The match was fairly even on paper with 52% possession to the English, 8 attempts on goal each, one corner each and one save from each goalkeeper. Not a great game for the neutral, but a fantastic win nonetheless, as far as the England fans are concerned.

Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

Scorers – Schick 42′, 52′

Scotland fell short of the required performance to get their Euro campaign off to a positive start. Chances were created but quality seemed to be lacking in front of the goal. The Scots always looked like they were forcing the play rather than playing at a controlled tempo.

The Czech’s made Scotland rue their missed chances as Schick struck twice in the second half. The first a well placed towering header. The second, a wonder strike from 49 yards that looped and curled over David Marshall, who was left tangled up in his own nets and a little red faced.

Group D odds

To qualify out of group

England 1/33
Croatia 3/10
Czech Republic 4/5
Scotland 6/5

Euro 2020 Outright winner

England 11/2
Croatia 41/1
Czech Republic 179/1
Scotland 279/1

Group E

Spain 🇪🇸
Poland 🇵🇱
Sweden 🇸🇪
Slovakia 🇸🇰

Fixtures and Results

14th June – Poland v Slovakia 17:00
14th June – Spain v Sweden 20:00
18th June – Sweden v Slovakia 14:00
19th June – Spain v Poland 20:00
23rd June – Sweden v Poland 17:00
23rd June – Slovakia v Spain 17:00

Group E odds

To qualify out of group

Spain 1/25
Poland 2/5
Sweden 4/9
Slovakia 13/8

Euro 2020 outright winner

Spain 9/1
Poland 99/1
Sweden 119/1
Slovakia 500/1

Poland 1 – 2 Slovakia


Poland – Linetty 46′

Slovakia – Szczesny 18′ (OG), Skriniar 69′

Poland sustained a very disappointing defeat in their first game of the tournament. Despite having the mighty Lewandowski up front, they were unable to bond together to get the job done against one of the tournament long shot outsiders. Matters weren’t helped when Krychowiak saw red for two bookable offences, but Poland were far from convincing prior to that.

Poland were outwitted by the Slovakians, who sat back, kept their structure, kept a keen eye on Lewandowski and then pounced on the counter when the opportunity arose. The Slovaks performed that strategy to claim all three points, by pulling off their second ever win at the Euros finals.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

This game wasn’t the most boring of 0-0 draws to watch, but it will far be one of the games to remember, when looking back on the tournament. Spain dominated the ball and broke the all time record of most passes completed in the first half of a Euros tournament with 419. However, they were unable to do anything with the 75% possession they received.

The Swedes tackled well and kept their belief, despite being run ragged by the Spaniards. The pressure intensified in the second half as Spain pushed for the goal, but the Swedes stood firm and saw the game out with conceding.

Group F

Germany 🇩🇪
France 🇫🇷
Portugal 🇵🇹
Hungary 🇭🇺

Fixtures and Results

15th June – Hungary v Portugal 17:00
15th June – France v Germany 20:00
19th June – Hungary v France 14:00
19th June – Portugal v Germany 17:00
23rd June – Germany v Hungary 20:00
23rd June – Portugal v France 20:00

Group F odds

To qualify out of group

Germany 1/12
France 2/17
Portugal 2/7
Hungary 7/2

Euro 2020 outright winner

France 26/5
Germany 9/1
Portugal 10/1
Hungary 500/1

The knockout stages

Second Round

26th June – 2nd in Group A v 2nd in Group B 17:00
26th June – Group A winners v 2nd in Group C 20:00
27th June – Group C winners v 3rd in Group D, E or F 17:00
27th June – Group B winners v 3rd in Group A,D,E or F 20:00
28th June – 2nd in Group D v second in Group E 17:00
28th June – Group F winners v 3rd in Group A, B or C 20:00
29th June – Group D winners v 2nd in Group F 17:00
29th June – Group E Winners v 3rd place in Group A,B,C or D 20:00

Quarter Finals

2nd July – Quarter final 1 17:00
2nd July – Quarter final 2 20:00
3rd July – Quarter final 3 17:00
3rd July – Quarter final 4 20:00

Semi Finals

6th July – Semi Final 1 20:00
7th July Semi Final 2 20:00


11th July – Final 20:00

Golden Boot odds

We’ve included here anyone priced up at 50/1 or below. Here’s the odds one week before the tournament begins.

Harry Kane 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿  37/5
Romelu Lukaku 🇧🇪  15/2
Kylian Mbappe 🇫🇷  23/2
Cristiano Ronaldo 🇵🇹  29/2
Karim Benzema 🇫🇷  9/1
Memphis Depay 🇳🇱  20/1
Ciro Immobile 🇮🇹  25/1
Antoine Griezmann 🇫🇷  25/1
Robert Lewandowski 🇵🇱  25/1
Alvaro Morata 🇪🇸  30/1
Timo Werner 🇩🇪  30/1
Serge Gnabri 🇩🇪  39/1
Ferran Torres 🇪🇸  40/1
Eden Hazard 🇧🇪  50/1
Burak Yilmaz 🇹🇷  50/1

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Euro 2020 predictions

We will be making fully justified predictions across each game of the Euro 2020 finals. These will be served a couple of days in advance of the tournament, once all preparation friendlies are done and dusted. Bookmark this page and continually visit throughout the tournament to get up to date news and Euro 2020 predictions. You can also follow us on Twitter, where we will be retweeting all the latest gossip from reliable sources, as well as creating a few funnies ourselves.

Turkey v Italy

Euro 2020 predictions for Turkey v Italy

Friday 11th June 20:00

Stadio Olimpico (Rome)

  1. Italy to win
  2. Final score 0-2

Turkey and Italy get the tournament underway and Italy come in to the tournament in fantastic form. They are on a 27 game undefeated run, as well as pulling off an eight game win streak right before the Finals.

In those eight games, Italy scored a total of twenty five goals and kept clean sheets in all eight wins. Immobile and Insigne both looked sharp last time out, both picking up a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win over the Czech Republic.

Turkey are proving to be tough opponents to beat and are in good form themselves. They are on a six game undefeated run, but the class of overall opponent has been significantly lower. Therefore I see them putting in a good account of themselves here, but falling short to the more superior side. The fact that the game is also held in Italy should give Italy the advantages they need to secure a win from their first game.

Wales v Switzerland

Wales v Switzerland Euro 2020 tips

Saturday 12th June 14:00

Baki Olimpiya Stadionu (Baku)

  1. Switzerland to win
  2. Final score = 1-3
  3. Mario Gavranovic to score anytime

Wales and Switzerland travel to Azerbaijan for their opening fixture of the finals. Wales do have quality players to choose from, but they are failing to bond as a team to get the desired results.

Goals are proving to be hard to come by as the Welsh struggle to break weak teams down and also fail to keep things tight at the back against the better teams. They head in to the tournament on the back of a 3-0 defeat to France and then a 0-0 draw with Albania.

Switzerland come in to this game on a six game winning streak. That streak includes victories over Ukraine, Finland and the USA. They won 7-0 last week against Liechtenstein.

They are looking more like the team on the same wavelength. Therefore it’s Switzerland who get my vote here to pick up all the points.

Mario Gavranovic has just achieved his highest goal scoring season tally of his career at Dinamo Zagreb, with 16 goals. He also scored a hat-trick in Switzerland’s last game. He will surely be full of confidence and seems to be the most likely goal scorer here, in my opinion.

Switzerland are susceptible to conceding a goal, so I am expecting Wales to break through during the game. However, Switzerland have also made a habit of outscoring their opponents and getting the job done.

Denmark v Finland

Denmark v Finland

Saturday 12th June 17:00

Parken (Copenhagen)

  1. Denmark to win
  2. Final score = 3-0

Two teams here on opposite sides of the form spectrum. Denmark are on a five game undefeated run, whereas Finland have not won a game from their last six.

Denmark’s last three games saw a 0-4 win over Austria, a 1-1 draw with Germany and a 2-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina. Finland’s last three games resulted in a 3-2 defeat to Switzerland, a 2-0 loss over Sweden and then a quite embarrassing 0-1 defeat by a Estonia last week.

Denmark have a solid defence and a more-than-competent goalkeeper in Kasper Schmeichel. They have a quality midfield line-up, with the only real weakness being scoring power from the forwards.

As Finland will be perceived as the weakest team in the group I am expecting the Danes to come out strong to try and score as many as they can here, in case the group ends up finishing a tight one.

With Finland not being in the best of form I can see them keeping men behind the ball to limit the damage. Therefore a 3-0 outcome, with help from the Danish midfielders to score seems like a logical outcome to me.

Belgium v Russia

Euro 2020 tips for Belgium v Russia

Saturday 12th June 20:00

Saint Petersburg Stadium (St. Petersburg)

  1. Belgium to win
  2. Final score = 2-0
  3. Lukaku to score anytime

Belgium start their tournament with seven wins and two draws tucked nicely behind them from their last nine games. That run includes wins over Switzerland, England, Denmark and Croatia.

The Belgian squad possesses quality in abundance in areas all over the pitch. They have bred a supreme set of players and if they can gel together, they have a very good chance of progressing deep in to the tournament.

Lukaku has had a fantastic Season, helping Inter Milan become Serie A Champions and looked hungry and threatening last week in Belgium’s game against Croatia.

That game finished 1-0 to Belgium, with Lukaku scoring the only goal. He also gave himself plenty of opportunities that could have seen him score more on another day.

Russia don’t get embarrassed when entering the big tournaments, but they do tend to fall just short of the required standard to be seen as any type of major threat. They can grind out results against the small fry, but then struggle majorly when put up against the big boys.

Russia are playing this game in their own country which may be seen as an advantage. However, Belgium visited this stadium to qualify for this tournament and won 1-4. Lukaku also appeared on the scoresheet in that game.

Therefore the Belgium win seems to be the direction in which the statistics are pointing for my Euro 2020 predictions in this match. I don’t see it being quite as convincing as the 1-4 win back in 2019, but I see it being comfortable enough to settle a -1 handicap.

England v Croatia

Euro 2020 predictions for England v Croatia

Sunday 13th June 14:00

Wembley Stadium (London)

  1. England to win
  2. Final score = 1-0
  3. England to score a penalty
  4. Kane to score anytime

England have secured six consecutive wins coming in to Euro 2020, but look far from the finished article in their performances. Rather than making the recent wins look easy, they have rather appeared very difficult to acquire.

There’s a lot of young and unproven talent being relied upon here by Gareth Southgate and the players have looked like they are still in the process of working each other out. For me, If England are to progress in this tournament, it will be by growing in to it, rather than being explosive right from the off.

Croatia have only won two of their last two of their last nine games, so I am expecting England to win here, especially as they are playing in their own international fortress. However the win, in my opinion, will be a narrow one.

Croatia dug their heels in against Belgium and narrowly lost 1-0 last time out. England plucked out a 1-0 win over Austria and then a similar 1-0 performance against Romania. Therefore, a 1-0 win to England looks like a favourable full time score line in the correct score markets.

Croatia have big, strong defenders that are difficult to get behind. As England have players with quick feet like Sterling and Grealish, a clumsy leg in the box could well be the difference here between England drawing and winning, in my opinion. If England do indeed win a penalty, I have every faith in Harry Kane stepping up to convert it.

Austria v North Macedonia

Austria v North Macedonia

Sunday 13th June 17:00

Arena Nationala (Bucharest)

  1. Austria and North Macedonia to draw
  2. Final score = 0-0

I’m not expecting the highlight reel to be difficult to pick out here, as a dull game with few clear cut chances is how I see this game playing out.

Austria have lost two and drawn one in their three games prior to the tournament. Those results were a 0-4 defeat by Denmark, a 1-0 loss to England and then a 0-0 draw with Slovakia.

Goals have completely dried up for the Austrians. Arnautovic has just returned back from injury and will likely require more than 30 minutes he was given in Austria’s last game to get back to full match sharpness.

North Macedonia will be coming in to this game confident they are capable of getting something from it. They have won three and drawn one from their last four games. One of those wins was a 1-2 victory in a World Cup qualifier over Germany. Macedonia also put in a confidence boosting performance last week, in a 4-0 win over Kazakhstan.

Therefore, I can see Austria giving North Macedonia the respect they deserve in the early stages of this match, leading to a lot of midfield possession. That leads to me the conclusion that Austria will be able to keep North Macedonia out, but may well fail to get the ball in to the back of the net themselves.

Netherlands v Ukraine

Netherlands v Ukraine tips

Sunday 13th June 20:00

Johan Cruijff Arena (Amsterdam)

  1. Netherlands to win
  2. Final score = 2-1

The Netherlands have have a good run-in to the tournament, having lost only once from their last ten games. The Ukraine have proven to be handy themselves, going on a six game unbeaten run.

However, it’s the Netherlands who have the more major tournament experience. The experience they have received hasn’t led to the best outcomes, but it still serves as experience nonetheless.

Ukraine are deemed as newcomers to the major tournaments, having only qualified for the Euros three times before and the World Cup only once. They have been seeded well and hold quality players in their side, but may be a little top heavy. The attack looks threatening, but the defence looks more than penetrable.

The Netherlands have a more balanced squad. They may not have the same calibre of attack as the Ukraine, but they certainly stack up a lot better in defence and in the midfield.

With the Netherlands possessing the better quality in a more widespread fashion, it is them I see controlling the flow of the game and hanging on to possession.

It is likely that either Yaremchuk or Yarmolenko get their name on the scoresheet for me, but I see the team performance of the Netherlands pulling through to narrowly win in a tight and hard fought affair.

Scotland v Czech Republic

Scotland v Czech Republic predictions

Monday 14th June 14:00

Hampden Park (Glasgow)

  1. Scotland to win
  2. Final score = 1-0

Scotland have gone five games undefeated in their international campaign prior to the finals. A draw against Austria in a World Cup qualifier and a 2-2 draw in a friendly with the Netherlands are good results for boosting confidence.

Scotland have the benefit of hosting this match within their own borders. They should also have a positive vibe here from the fact that Scotland were able to beat the Czech Republic home and away during the Nations League last year.

The Czech Republic lost to Wales in a World Cup qualifier and were more recently ran over by Italy 4-0 in a friendly on the 4th June. They lack any significant threat in their forward lineup, with Leverkusen’s Patrik Schick probably being the best of a very average bunch.

Therefore, I can see the Scottish defence holding firm and them nicking the game by scoring one solitary goal. A 1-0 win over Luxembourg from Scotland leads me to the conclusion that Scotland will not be scoring any more than one goal here.

Poland v Slovakia

Poland v Slovakia

Monday 14th June 17:00

Saint Petersburg Stadium (St. Petersburg)

  1. Poland to win
  2. Final score = 2-0
  3. Lewandowski to score anytime

This prediction has been made based on analysis of squads and where players are playing their domestic football. The Polish team is made up of players playing at more established, successful clubs, on the whole, when compared to the Slovakian squad.

That for me will not only mean fitter players, but also players that are used to playing against high quality week in, week out. There is, of course, the fact that Poland have goal machine Robert Lewandowski in the forward make up.

He scored a massive 41 goals for Munich in the Bundesliga and at the age of 32, this is likely to be his last Euro tournament he appears in. With the form he is in, he could well be in for a shout of the Golden boot, if Poland get through the group stages. Therefore I see him being the most likely here to bag a goal.

Slovakia start the tournament on a five game undefeated run, but that run consists of four draws. Two of those draws finished 0-0 against Cyprus and Austria. They are not renowned for their scoring ability and lack experience as a nation playing against the International giants.

This will be a big step up from the games they have been involved in over the past year or two and I fear it may take them too long in the tournament to acclimatise. Therefore A comfortable 2-0 win with a Lewandowski goal makes up my Euro 2020 predictions for this fixture.

Spain v Sweden

Spain v Sweden

Monday 14th June 20:00

Estadio Olimpico de Sevilla (Sevilla)

  1. Spain to win
  2. Final score = 3-2

Both teams here have gone five games undefeated leading up to the tournament, but it’s Sweden who are on a five game winning streak.

However, that streak consists of playing Georgia, Kosovo, Estonia, Finland and Armenia. Spain’s last five games saw three wins and two draws, but they were up against Germany, Greece, Georgia, Kosovo and Portugal. The best result being the 6-0 win over Germany in the Nations league.

Spain have a strong squad to choose from, despite the weird choice to exclude Real Madrid players. They have a lot more depth than Sweden and that, along with the match being held in Spain, will be the difference for me.

Sweden will be feeling confident from five straight wins, but as they are without the highly influential Zlatan Ibrahimovic due to injury, I see them just falling short of getting something from the game.

I am predicting Sweden will get some success and will push Spain by scoring and keeping the score tight. However, I also see Spain having the quality to make sure they finish the game one goal ahead.

Hungary v Portugal

Hungary v Portugal

Tuesday 15th June 17:00

Puskas Arena (Budapest)

  1. Portugal to win
  2. Final score = 0-4
  3. Ronaldo to score anytime

Hungary and Portugal get things underway in the group of death. Being pitched up with Portugal, France and Germany will be a nightmare situation for Hungary. they will be lucky to get a goal during the tournament, let  alone any points on the board, in my opinion.

They are completely out of their league in this group, on paper and I suspect in reality also. Each team they face will see playing Hungary as a way of racking up the goal difference to try and secure the best spot in a likely tight group (at the top).

Portugal are not going to hold back here, knowing their next two games are going to be much tougher, so they will be looking to make hay while the sun shines. They have the personnel to do it, with Cristiano Ronaldo up front and the likes of Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes playmaking.

Ronaldo isn’t one to shy away from the big stage and certainly doesn’t not go missing when the pressure is on. He is bound to have a positive impact on the game and on those playing around him. Therefore, an emphatic win for the Portuguese is how I see them starting off their tournament campaign.

France v Germany

France v Germany predictions

Tuesday 15th June 20:00

Allianz Arena (Munich)

  1. France and Germany to draw
  2. Final score = 2-2

The most anticipated match of the first round of fixtures has been saved until last. Both teams flexed their muscles in their last friendly games before the tournament. France put on a fine display to beat the Welsh 3-0 and Germany destroyed Latvia by a 7-1 scoreline.

That sets up for a possible explosive display of attacking football in this match as both teams try to gain the upper hand in the match and in the group.

Mbappe and Griezmann look sharp and with goals coming from a wide variety of sources from the Germans, I’m expecting goals to be scored at both ends of the pitch in this match.

In all honesty this game could swing either way, which is why the draw option is appealing to me here.

There’s a good chance that if the scores are level with around 15 minutes left, both teams will have one eye on protecting what they have and will look to steal the game from a set piece, rather than risk pushing for a win and letting the other team in round the back.

Therefore, a high scoring draw is what I fancy for the outcome of this match and I am predicting this to be one of the most entertaining games from the opening fixtures.