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Ahead of the Curve: Best bets for second round of Euro 2024 group games

Updated on 3:23pm GMT 17 June 2024
Ahead of the Curve: Best bets for second round of Euro 2024 group games

Before becoming a Sports Journalist for Free Super Tips, Aaron spent three years studying Sports Journalism at the University of Sunderland while taking in the Black Cats' 'glory years' under Martin O'Neill. Now back in Northern Ireland he turns niche stats into predictions for FST, while he's one of the few people on this island who is equally comfortable at Windsor Park and the Aviva.

This busy summer of football continues, with the second wave of Euro 2024 group stage clashes just days away. While we’re turning our focus to those games in our free football match predictions, we’ve also called in a little expert help to pick out some value a little ahead of time.

We’ve asked Mark Langdon, Aaron Ashley and Henry Hardwicke to give us their best bet for the second round of group matches, which begin on Wednesday.

Ahead of the Curve Treble

Aaron Ashley

Best Bet: Spain to beat Italy

Spain to beat Italy could represent some value. I feel the defending champions look weaker than both La Roja and Croatia with a severe lack of attacking quality in their ranks. Spain have won three of the last four meetings between the sides, will dominate possession and that pressure should eventually pay off.

Mark Langdon

Best Bet: Austria to beat Poland

We don’t yet know whether Lewandowski will be fully fit and even if he does recover from injury I just don’t fancy a pedestrian Polish side to live with all that Austria will throw at them. Austria have scored in their last 17 games and one might even be enough to oblige.

Henry Hardwicke

Best Bet: Austria to beat Poland

I think the 11/10 about Austria beating Poland is a nice bet. Ralf Rangnick has a well-drilled side that have bought into the former Man Utd manager’s ideas and Das Team are far more progressive than the Eagles.

Aaron Rogan

Best Bet: BTTS in Germany vs Hungary

Hungary struggled in their opener and their defensive issues are a real concern given the hype around them heading into the tournament. However, their backline wasn’t the most exciting thing about Marco Rossi’s side, who have real talent going forward.

Hungary have proven to be a thorn in Germany’s side before, drawing with them in Munich at Euro 2020 before going unbeaten against them in the 2022 Nations League. While the tournament hosts made a brilliant start against Scotland, this clash will be tougher and both teams to score looks well priced.

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