Wales v Switzerland
Although Switzerland have tweaked their back-line in recent years due to the retirement of Stephan Lichtsteiner, they remain equally as tough to beat. Vladimir Petkovic’s side are vastly experienced when it comes to tournament football and in 2016, they kept an extremely tight ship during the group stage.
They conceded just a single goal in their three matches and even held France to a goalless draw.
Although they were leakier in 2018, they still managed to remain unbeaten during their opening three matches and we expect them to get the job done once again here.
Wales won’t make it easy and Rob Page’s side will be tough to break down, however, a single goal could be enough to collect three points and it is likely to go the way of the Swiss.
1-0 Switzerland | 5/1 at bet365
Belgium v Russia
Although Belgium will be expected to win this game, facing Russia in St. Peterburg is never easy. The Red Devils should have enough quality in the final third to sneak over the line and without talisman Kevin de Bruyne, they’ll be pleased to open the tournament with three points.
Although they’ve been drawn in a winnable group, Roberto Martinez will be aware of Denmark’s quality and he will know that they can’t afford too many early slip-ups.
Russia are decent going forward and have the aerial presence of Artem Dzyuba, however, the quality of their defence is questionable and they could easily concede a couple in this opener.