The ultimate favorite to win the Euro 2016 will be in Group C as Germany takes every game expected to win big. Poland, Ukraine and Northern Ireland will be the opponents, but reality says all of them will be looking for the second place.
The Germans are the World Champions and having one of the best football generations. It’s hard to rank this team, but they were so dominant in Brazil two years ago, they might be one of the All-Time groups.
– Poland (1.95) vs Northern Ireland (5.0), Draw (3.5) | June 12, 18:00 | Stadium: Stade de Nice, Nice
– Germany (1.55) vs Ukraine (7.5), Draw (4.6) | June 12, 21:00 | Stadium: Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille Métropole
– Ukraine (2.05) vs Northern Ireland (3.95), Draw (3.45) | June 16, 18:00 | Stadium: Stade de Lyon, Lyon
– Germany (1.65) vs Poland (6.5), Draw (4.0) | June 16, 21:00 | Stadium: Stade de France, Saint-Denis
– Northern Ireland (15.0) vs Germany (1.25), Draw (6.25) | June 21, 18:00 | Stadium: Parc des Princes, Paris
– Ukraine (2.9) vs Poland (2.55), Draw (4.25) | June 21, 18:00 | Stadium: Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
As mentioned, this is Germany’s group to lose. They are listed at 1.4 at the Online Sportsbook Bodog to win the zone. However, Germany are not worried about the group; instead, they are probably looking ahead, knowing they haven’t won the European Championship since 1996.
Poland are the ones called to be second in the group; they are rated at 4.33 in the Euro Odds if they managed to advance as first. The Polish didn’t advance four years ago when they were the host nation, but a lot has changed since then; for example, striker Robert Lewandowski is now one of the favorites to win the tournament’s Golden Boot.
Ukraine are third in the odds, paying 10.0 to get the first place. This is their second participation in a European Championship after getting eliminated in the group stage four years ago as the host nation.
Northern Ireland, of course, don’t have a real aspiration to get to the other phase. They are at 21.0 to win the group. This is the first time they will be in Euro, and the draw was not kind to them.
“I believe we are capable of taking points from Ukraine and Poland before we face Germany,” said manager Michael O’Neill. “Our focus is on being competitive and on finding a way out of the group. We are not going just for the experience.”