Free Euro Cup 2016 Picks: Best Soccer Bets For Tuesday

Monday, June 13, 2016 6:00 PM GMT

Tuesday’s round of EURO 2016 features group E action that concludes the first round of group play. We bring you a preview of both fixtures, complete with soccer odds and picks.

Austria vs. Hungary
Austria and Hungary open their respective Euro 2016 Group F bids on Tuesday evening at the Stade Matmut-Atlantique in Bordeaux and it’s a total tossup between this pair in many respects. It remains to be seen which side will handle the pressure better.

Austria are making their first-ever appearance in the tournament as successful qualifiers. Their only other appearance was as co-hosts with Switzerland in the 2008 European Championships. On a similar note, Hungary aren’t regular European qualifiers; it’s only their third-ever appearance since 1972.

Austria emerge as the favourites to win in 90 minutes at -133 soccer odds or thereabouts. It’s worth noting Hungary are unbeaten against Austria in their last three meetings, but those are well old and out-of-date. Their last meeting was in 2006, well before Austria’s significant improvements on the football stage came about and gaining the experience in 2008 as co-hosts. Makes it a moot point, doesn’t it.

Fact is, on paper Austria are the better team and deserve to be the favourites. For our money, they do make our recommended soccer pick for this game and at -133 soccer odds they are good value. Of course, one can’t dismiss Hungary out of hand, even if they are trading as the substantial underdogs at +500 or thereabouts depending on your choice sportsbook. It’s the first game of Group F, all there for the taking. There have already been several surprises in the tournament with a subpar Russian side holding England to a draw and a plucky Republic of Ireland holding Sweden to a draw, for instance.  Perhaps hedging your bets with a draw no bet on Austria is a good option at -333 soccer odds.

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Free Soccer Pick:  Austria to win at -133 or draw no bet at -333
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Portugal vs. Iceland
Portugal are the dark horse of the tournament in many respects and they are contained within a manageable group that they should win, so say soccer pundits and experts alike. However, sometimes things don’t go quite as one expects – ahem Roy Hodgson would know more intimately about it.

Portugal open their campaign against plucky underdogs Iceland, a side that very nearly made history by reaching their first-ever World Cup in 2014 only to be denied in the playoffs. They followed that run by qualifying for EURO 2016, which says a lot about their grit and determination. However, it’s their first major tournament so lack of experience can and will be a factor you’d think.

Of course, Iceland can’t be underestimated if their qualifying campaign for EURO were anything to go. They could make an impact as did Republic of Ireland in their clash with Sweden. However, Sweden were underwhelming and Portugal should be a lot better.

As such, Portugal are the favourites across sports betting platforms to win in 90 minutes and they are trading at good value soccer odds of -188 with bet365. It’s hard to look beyond a Portugal win given the star-studded cast – they are more than a one-man show in Cristiano Ronaldo, make no mistake. Iceland won’t roll over but Portugal should have enough class to get by the plucky underdogs nevertheless.

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Free Soccer Pick:  Portugal to win at -188 and Over 2.5 goals at +145
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