Football Tips: Today’s tasty 6/1 double for all the Euro 2020 action

Our footie tipster Andrew Cunneen has a deadly double to check out.

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Ah yes, the European Championships. The pinnacle of continental footballing competition that sees the best nations in the footballing world exert their dominance over the smaller countries and newly-founded states within this land mass that Americans see no problem with mass-labelling as ‘Europe’.

An area so vast that when those aforementioned Yanks speak of tasting European food, we don’t know if they’re sat down for bubble and squeak in Croydon or sat atop the Leaning Tower with some fettucine.

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And despite the mass spend of the larger bullies in this association on grassroots football, the passing drills that go on for hours on end and the superstardom that’s yielded more sponsorship deals than a Wayne’s World remake, one of the quarter-finals reads: Denmark versus the Czech Republic.

Welcome to 2021. Or is it technically still 2020 – I can’t remember? Tuesday brings us a clash of the titans in Germany and England as well as once again assuring us that either Ukraine or Sweden will be joining the winners in the last eight.

And while we all might scoff at the smaller sides doing their bit and being robbed of Pepe being sent off in a major final, it’s worth remembering one thing: You can make a few quid off this, you know. Here’s the double we all deserve.

England v Germany – England to Win

Tuesday 5pm: England v Germany
BBC One/ RTE2

Don’t overcomplicate this. I’d love to sit here as an Irishman and blag on about how much we can laugh at this England side struggling to beat teams and the inevitability of them going to extra-time against Germany because that’s the narrative everyone expects.

But it’s also my job to watch football and spot tournament management when I see it.

England have faced one semi-decent side so far – Croatia. They coughed no conceivable dangers. In Scotland, there was a difference in intensity levels largely because of the historical weight of that fixture. They then went about their business in another victory to round off the group stages.

It’s about time we understand that England topped their group, are tournament-managing and are only really finding their best XI as this thing goes on. Germany are leaking left, right and centre – and England have yet to concede a goal. They’re worthy favourites.

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Sweden v Ukraine – Alexander Isak to Score Anytime

Tuesday 8pm: Sweden v Ukraine
BBC One/ RTE 2

Isak has maybe been the best young player at this tournament and has been the most unlucky when it comes to situational finishing. While at Sociedad, he’s part of a side who play progressive, slow-burn football – and until now, everything Sweden have done has been on the break.

He’s an instinctive striker who feeds off finishing with one touch and he hasn’t been afforded those opportunities yet.

Isak netted 18 times for Sociedad in La Liga – a considerably tougher week-to-week return than facing Ukraine and now that his side will be expected to play with possession, we should see the best of him as the game progresses.

I’d not like to guess what happens between the weaker sides on a game-by-game basis, but I do know the top-end players will revel here.

Tuesday’s Euro 2020 double:

England to Win
Alexander Isak to Score Anytime

  • A double of the above 2 bets clocks in at 6/1 with Paddy Power

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