Fans who bet on soccer will be eager to see England encounter Russia again for the first time since a Euro 2008 qualifier in 2007. On that occasion, the Russian team defeated the England squad 2-1 in Moscow. This may bring English soccer betting fans bad memories; Russia finished second in the group and qualified to the Euro Cup, while England went on lose the last qualifying match to Croatia and fail to qualify to the tournament. England had previously won the home game 3-0 at Wembley including a pair of goals by Michael Owen (fun fact: Michael Owen is currently a breeder and owner of race horses).
The French national team has never lost a competitive match to the Southeast Europeans. Nevertheless, experts who bet on soccer expect this one to a close contest, based on recent encounters. France and Romania have played each other officially on eight occasions; the former have won three of those matches, while the rest have ended in a draw (including four of the last five). The opening match of the Euro 2016 will be held on June 10th at Stade de France, Saint-Denis; t heir only previous game in that venue was a 1-1 draw in a World Cup qualifying game in September 2009. The two squads first met in a EURO 1996 finals game in Newcastle on June 10th, which France won 1-0 with the lone goal scored by Cristophe Dugarry – can soccer betting history repeat itself 20 years to the day? Well, other than the fact that Dugarry has been retired for over a decade.