Many believe that Group E is the strongest one at the Euro 2016 finals, containing star-studded Belgium, one of world’s most successful sides Italy, Zlatan inspired Sweden, as well as hard-working Republic of Ireland, with all four teams harbouring hopes of reaching the knockout stages.
And even if the Azzurri went all the way to the final at the Euro 2012, we definitely do not see them as favourites to win the first place in the group as this is probably one of their weakest teams in recent years.
Italy will be heading to France deprived of services of Andrea Pirlo, Marco Verratti, Claudio Marchisio and Sebastian Giovinco, and with few more first team players rated doubtful, they could find it hard to realise their ambitions.
Star-studded Belgium side are probably your best bet for the Group E winner and this is the tournament where they are finally expected to mount a serious title challenge.
The Red Devils have progressed a great deal in recent years and after narrowly missing out on a place in the 2014 World Cup semis, we believe they can go far at the Euro 2016 finals.
Belgium do have some problems at the back with Vincent Kompany missing and a couple of other defenders struggling through injury, but formidable attack and midfield area should be able to compensate.
We also expect Sweden to do well in Group E despite the fact that online bookmakers do not seem to agree, seeing that Blagult have done pretty well in the qualifying campaign and they also have the X-Factor that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The PSG superstar has played his best international football under current boss Erik Hamren and having developed a very good understanding with his teammates, we can see Sweden doing really well in France.
While Italy, Belgium and Sweden are tipped to fight for the first place in the group, Republic of Ireland face an uphill task in an attempt to finish rock bottom at second successive European Championship finals.
The Irish lost all three games at the Euro 2012 and considering that their key players are not exactly in the best possible shape, backing Martin O’Neill’s side to finish bottom of Group E should be a safe bet.
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