England and Croatia Play the Sunday Derby at Euro 2021Published June 13, 2021 by Florin P
Belgium and Russia play the derby of the day at the Euro 2021 on Saturday, while Switzerland and Denmark hope to kickstart their campaign with a win against weaker opponents.
Sunday brings three more amazing games for football fans, with England and Croatia playing the most exciting match of the day. In the other fixtures, North Macedonia make their debut against Austria in a game that means a great deal for football fans from both countries. In the final match of the day, the Dutch hope to return to relevance after a string of disappointing campaigns on the international stage.
England Hopes to Extend Amazing Run against Croatia
It’s been a while since England made a deep run in international competitions. For the first time in many years the country has a team capable of competing at the highest level against Europe’s finest opponents. With a mix of young and experienced players, they bring an offensive starting formation for the match against Croatia. Odds of 7/10 offered by bet365 Sports are based mainly on their amazing form and success in the qualifying campaign. Croatia is the World Cup finalist but the team struggled in 2020 and failed to impress this year. This explains their underdog status and the odds of 4/1 at the same bookmaker.
North Macedonia Faces Austria in Euro Debut
North Macedonia is a brand-new country and it already secured a place in the most important European football tournament. In spite of playing defensive football, this team has scored and conceded plenty of goals against most opponents. In the opening Euro 2021 match they would gladly settle for a draw against the much better Austrian team. Recent performance highlights their ability to cause upsets, so odds of 5/1 at bet365 Sports are quite tempting. Austria failed to win any of the last three matches, but it has a young and talented team that should be able to convert the odds of 13/20 into a winning bet.
Netherlands Pins Euro 2021 Hopes on Match vs Ukraine
Netherlands used to have one of the best football teams in the world and proved its quality at Euro and World Cup tournaments. With no tangible results in recent years, the Dutch hope for this tournament to be the one to return them to relevance. Recent results were nothing short of impressive and if they can carry that form, they should be able to defeat Ukraine. The match is played in Amsterdam, so the Dutch also have home pitch advantage and odds of 3/5 make perfect sense. Ukraine won back-to-back friendly matches after splitting points in the previous four and now get odds of 11/2 to cause an upset at Euro.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, June 10 at 5 A.M. UK time.