Welcome to another special edition of Euro Roker Riches, timed to align with the start of the knockout stages for the remaining home nations, Wales and England.
Wales face the Danes, who have bounced back from a terrifying episode experienced by their team and one of their star players, and they have managed to qualify well against the odds. We are sure they will be hoping to carry on going as long as they can for their now recovered comrade, Christian Eriksen.
England face the Germans on Tuesday night, with an attractive looking route to the final if they can overcome another traditional opponent whom in the main they have struggled to get past. After only managing a draw at home to the Scots, and then winning against the Czechs by a single goal, can they do enough against Germany and avoid another lottery draw on penalties?
The Euro Roker Riches Table 2020/21 - after round 3
As can be seen above, Phil had a decent win and Matty a smaller one, but all the others lost 20 quid each.
With the reduction of games and hence betting options, the ability to find decent returns on bets will get harder and the bets more creative. The lateral thinking and spreads for bets will have to step up a level.
No Bankers Bonus allocation is awarded from the last round, as the England team failed to get a 2 goal win. The Scots also failed to get through, so a double whammy for our punters.
This round, it is all about winning and keeping going. Any win for the Three-Lions-wearing lads, and the banker will allocate an extra tenner to all punters for the last 8.
We dont really care if it is a single goal in off their keepers left butt cheek, we will take it.
What bets do our lads have on this weekend? Lets see.
This round’s bets...
Matty Crichton says...
Euro Last 16 Double: Italy went through the entire group stage without conceding a goal, so I am backing them to beat Austria to nil. Combine that with both teams to score in the other tie between Wales and Denmark and I think you have a tidy double! £10 returns £49.50
Ciro Immobile to score first: This one is a bit of a gamble but Italy’s first man bags for fun and has already found the net twice in two starts! £10 returns £45.00
Luke ‘Bomber’ Davies says...
Desperate to claw some money back treble
It’s been a miserable Euro Riches for me so far so I’m going with a last 16 treble that should help me start clawing my way back to black!
Italy, France and Netherlands are all odds on to progress to the quarter final within 90 minutes, so I’m putting the three of them in my treble.
France, Netherlands and Italy to win
£10 returns £35.75
England v Germany bet builder
I’m taking the same approach to this bet builder as I did to the end of SAFCs season… back against them so either way it’s a win/win!
Over 1.5 goals
Germany to Qualify
£10 returns £25.72
Phil Butler says...
Raheem Sterling to score Anytime
England’s only goalscorer at the tournament and the player who consistently lines up as the most obvious goalthreat in the team, since Kane is playing a deeper role.
£10 returns £38
An inspired Danish side to end Wales’ tournament, impressive Italy to get the better of underdogs Austria, the Dutch to beat Schick Republic and Belgium to knockout the holders Portugal. £5 returns £52.96
Paul Fletcher says...
England to lose on penalties:
I’m going to continue my tactic of betting on things I really, really don’t want to happen and hope my losing streak continues. Going bankrupt will be a small price to pay for football to come home. £5 returns £55
I fancy the last sixteen stage of the tournament to start with a draw and end with a draw. First up, Denmark are fancied by the bookies to knock Wales out in 90 minutes, but I don’t think it will be that straightforward. Wales will certainly believe that they can at least take the game into extra time. At the other end of the draw, Sweden sailed through the group stages unbeaten and would be expected to progress against a Ukraine side that only scraped through as the fourth best of the third placed teams. All of Ukraine’s games were decided by a single goal so there’s a good chance that it’ll be a tight game. £5 returns £52
Malc Dugdale says...
I can see an open game for the Taffs against the Danes.
My bet is quite minimal - BTTS, 1+ corners each team in each half and 10+ booking points each team.
I think the Welsh may win it, but I think even more that there will be goals for both sides. At 4/1 this spread bet is way better odds than a lot of other bets.
Fiver returns £25.
England to win in extra time.
I think the German tie will be as tight as ever, but with the youth in the England team and hence the stamina, I think we may well nick it in overtime. With good odds of 10-1, this is worth a tenner. Returns £110 with Sky Bet.
Good luck to England as they look to move towards the quarter finals, and good luck too to all our fellow punters too.
Please remember to gamble responsibly, and enjoy your Tuesday night in front of the footy.
Cheers, and ha’way the Lads!