Russia, Slovakia, Romania and Albania all make a return to the competition for their second group matches today. The last two teams also playing are Switzerland and France.
The first match at the start of second group matches will be Russia (assuming they haven’t been sent home by UEFA!) v Slovakia (at 2pm) in England’s Group B. Russia are in a slightly better position than their match opponents after nicking that late equaliser against England – Slovakia lost to Wales. Nobody has tipped Slovakia to win this one, while nine have plumped for a draw and 13 for a Russia win.[powr-map id=933c8566_1465933827674]
Next up in the 5pm kick-off is Romania v Switzerland. The Romanians lost to hosts France in the opening match of the tournament, while Switzerland squeezed past Albania in Group A. Interestingly only Micheal and Rachel have predicted a Romania victory, while most people have opted for a positive result in Switzerland’s favour.
Thirteen people have predicted that France will put at least three past Albania on what seems a forgone conclusion! Having lost their first match to Switzerland, it’s essential to their hopes of progressing that Albania secure at least a draw in this match, so maybe a stuffing isn’t on the cards?
So What Happened?
Well that evening game (France v Albania) was very interesting! 49 seconds from the end of 90 minutes and at 0-0, nobody was scoring any points! By the full time whistle, goals from Griezmann and Payet had secured France a 2-0 victory that scored a total of 38 points across all of the predictions – that’s the highest in the Group Stage so far.
The early kick-off between Russia and Slovakia (in England’s group) was actually a nil points result. Nobody saw a Slovakia victory coming at all pre-tournament, but to be fair, Russia are a bit rubbish now it’s started!
The Switzerland v Romania match (between the above two) ended 1-1 and netted four players maximum points.
Overall today’s matches didn’t really change very much in the standings which can be seen in the EURO16 Members Area…[powr-button id=ac740224_1465638877672]