Euro 2016 Round of 16 Final Matches: Spain Meets Italy, England Clashes with IcelandPublished June 27, 2016 by Sol FH
Two of the biggest matches of the Euro tonight at 17:00 and 20:00 GMT featuring Spain, Italy, England and Iceland.
Usually, when writing about Spain, Italy and England with regards to soccer, one would think that they were in the Semi-Final or even the Final of a tournament. At this year’s Euro however, with the addition of qualifiers Iceland, these are the teams in the final two Quarterfinal matches. The evening will begin at 17:00 GMT with a huge game between Spain and Italy.
Spain vs Italy
Italy may be the underdogs in the odds posted ahead of tonight’s game, but they could easily win this match against Spain in a heartbeat. The way that both teams offenses and defenses have been playing in this tournament is worthy of a Finals berth by anyone’s standards. Both Italy and Spain know that they have one of the toughest matches of the tournament ahead of them, and the winner will go onto the Semi-Finals.
Spain have beaten Italy in all major competitions for the last few years, which is the reason that sportsbooks like bet365 Sports have odds posted in the Spaniards’ favor at 2.15, while the Italians are at 4.33. A draw after 90 minutes is at 3.00, which could ultimately be the best bet, as this one could end in penalties quite easily.
England vs Iceland
It is amazing to see a team like Iceland in the Quarterfinals, but do they actually have a chance against the Three Lions? Probably not, but just in case Iceland try any funny business, Roy Hodgson will be putting his three best attackers on the front line in attempts to silence Iceland early.
It would be a punters’ dream to bet on Iceland and they were to win. In fact, bet365 is paying out an amazing 9.00 if they can do it, while England is at 1.50 and a draw is at 4.00. bet365 is also offering a nice line on an extra-time win or penalty shot win by England at 13.00.