Ireland v France
Credit the Irish for getting this far as it was not expected even by their own supporters, but given their only win was V a less than motivated Italy B team, I can’t see them getting this done against a decidedly motivated host team. They won’t roll over and the French will have to be smoother in the midfield, but the French should get this done.
The Pick: France(-223)
Slovakia v Germany
There is danger here for the Germans as they have yet to find the right combination up front to score goals consistently, but given that A) Slovakia is likely to be in happy-to-be-here mode and B) Their only win was v an inept Russian side I just can’t see anything other than a German win here.
The Pick: Germany(-217)
Belgium v Hungary
This should be Belgium, but the fact that Hungary has overachieved to get there while the Belgians have been largely unimpressive make this a tough call. In the end I think the class of Belgium wins out in a tight match
The Pick: Belgium(-150)
Yesterday: 2-1 and up 1.68 units
Tournament: 15-24 and down 9.63 units
Enjoy the games everybody!