Saturday, July 13, 2024

July 1st: Monday’s EURO 24 Double – 6/1 Special, Betting Tips & Predictions

With a stacked Monday from this summer’s European Championships, France and Belgium will steal plenty of the headlines when they meet in Düsseldorf.

Watching reigning European champions Italy come crashing out over the weekend, Portugal will be looking to punch their own quarter-final ticket on Monday night.

With two EURO 24 Round of 16 showdowns on the cards, we have taken a look at two of the most intriguing betting markets available.

17:00 France vs Belgium

While France might have opened up this summer’s European Championships pencilled in as a standout title contender, Les Bleus have struggled to make much of a statement over the past fortnight. Signing off their Group D campaign with a downbeat 1-1 stalemate against Poland last week, Didier Deschamps’ men will be more than aware that they have a huge amount of pressure on their shoulders here.

Nevertheless, despite suffering infamous World Cup heartbreak out in Qatar 18 months ago, the European heavyweights are still regarded as one of world football’s elite and they certainly hold a fearsome reputation.

Opening their EURO 24 adventure with a gritty 1-0 victory against Austria on June 17th, France have also continued to shine with their rugged defensive performances.

Along with shipping just a single goal in any of their three Group D appearances this summer, Les Bleus have also conceded just a single goal in over 450 minutes of action.

Watching skipper and attacking talisman Kylian Mbappe open his account against Poland last week, France will be looking to cash in on a Belgium squad that are in the midst of another major tournament struggle.

Coming under a tremendous amount of scrutiny and opening their European campaign with an infamous 1-0 defeat at the hands of Slovakia on June 17th, the Red Devils should be bracing themselves for a huge challenge here.

Once again failing to make any kind of impact last week as they eventually had to settle for a 0-0 stalemate against Ukraine, Belgium’s golden generation have plenty of questions that needed answering.

Really limping their way to the knockout stage and only mustering a second-place finish behind Romania in Group E, the former RB Leipzig boss couldn’t have asked for a tougher challenge on Monday evening.

Hit with a 3-2 defeat when they last met their fellow European giants back in October 2021, we are expecting Les Bleus to extend on their EURO 24 adventure and book a quarter-final spot.

Betting Tip: France win & Under 4.5 goals @ 5/4 with Pribet

20:00 Portugal vs Slovenia

Signing off their Group F campaign with an infamous 2-0 defeat at the hands of major tournament debutants Georgia, Portugal will be looking to prove that performance was nothing more than a minor blip. Still finding at the top of the Group F standings and with a superstar squad at their disposal, Roberto Martinez’s men are tipped as a potential title contender this summer.

Embarking on what was a sensational EURO 24 qualifying romp last year as they won all of their 10 appearances by an aggregate score of 36-2, the former Belgium boss will be smelling a golden opportunity here.

Mustering six points from their three Group F matchups this summer and opening proceedings with respective victories against Turkey and the Czech Republic, Portugal are rightfully tipped as a standout contender in midweek.

While five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo might still be waiting to open his EURO 24 account this summer, Bruno Ferandnes has been at the heart of everything positive that Portugal have produced this summer.

Getting on the scoresheet at the Navigators collected a 3-0 romp against Turkey on June 22nd, the Manchester United skipper also recorded 10 Premier League goals last season.

Although Slovenia might have failed to collect a single victory from any of their three Group C appearances this summer, the Falcons have only continued to make real history.

Booking a maiden knockout stage ticket and with the mood in their camp at a red-hot high, Matjaz Kek’s men also put in a hugely impressive performance last week as they snatched a 0-0 stalemate against European heavyweights England.

In fact, springing what was an almighty upset during March’s international break as they secured a 2-0 victory against Portugal in Ljubljana, Slovenia have suffered just a single defeat in any of their previous 15 appearances across all competitions.

However, although that remarkable purple patch might stem back over the past 12 months, Kek’s camp will be more than aware that they have a real challenge on their hands here.

Betting Tip: Bruno Fernandes to score anytime @ 5/2 with Luckster

Monday’s EURO 24 Double

  • France vs Belgium – France win & Under 4.5 goals @ 5/4
  • Portugal vs Slovenia – Bruno Fernandes to score anytime @ 5/2

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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