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Euro 2024 futures bets, Spherical of 16 picks, Italy-Switzerland predictions


“Bear Bets” are actual wagers that Chris “The Bear” Fallica is definitely making.

General event report: 8-17, -9.4 models 

What an thrilling time for soccer followers and bettors as we get to observe all of the enjoyable Euro and Copa América motion on FOX and the FOX Sports activities app.

As for playing on these matches, I am going to provide you with my greatest bets all through the tournaments. Mainly, if I see an edge, and I am betting on it, I am going to share it. I need us all to win.

Keep in mind, solely wager what you’re snug with.

I imagine in transparency, so I will be sharing my event betting report over the subsequent a number of weeks. It has been a tough begin, however I’ve just a few futures bets I like that ought to assist us flip this factor round.

Let’s dive into the motion.

(All instances ET)


The Netherlands have been erratic, to say the least, on this event. They practically beat France after which, subsequent match noticed their protection look inconsistent towards Austria. However on this aspect of the draw, I feel the Dutch are harmful. They need to get previous Romania, who hasn’t regarded nice since beating Ukraine. They might then get both a rematch with Austria — the place they probably would not concede one other personal aim or see a Virgil van Djik psychological breakdown. Get by means of that, and it is probably England or Italy — each of whom have warts. So, as you’ll be able to see, on this aspect of the draw, the trail is there. 

And if you wish to gamble a bit extra and guess who advances by means of from the tougher aspect, you may get 14-1 worth on a Netherlands-Spain last and 18-1 on a Netherlands-France last.

PICK: Netherlands to achieve Remaining (+350)
PICK: Netherlands-Spain Remaining (+1400) (½ unit)
PICK: Netherlands-France Remaining (+1800) (½ unit)


There’s nonetheless no clear frontrunner on this class, so I’ll take a stab with a few first rate costs. If France wins, I do suppose N’Golo Kante has a terrific likelihood to win that award, given how Kylian Mbappe has been affected by harm. Spain has been one of the best group within the tourney up to now, and a wholesome Pedri has been an enormous motive why. Nico Williams and Lamine Yamal have gotten the headlines, however Pedri is the motor that makes this group go. 

At these costs, these two are undoubtedly value a sprinkle.

PICK: Pedri to win Participant of Event (+2300) (½ unit)
PICK: N’Golo Kante to win Participant of Event (+1400) (½ unit)

There’s a good chance this sport goes to penalties as effectively, however Draw and Beneath 2.5 are auto bets right here for me. Donnarumma has arguably been one of the best participant on the event up to now and will make it powerful for the Swiss to attain, regardless of defender Riccardo Calafiori lacking the match. It isn’t like Italy has been nice on assault both, needing a 98th minute aim towards Croatia to safe the knockout rounds. 

I like 0-0 or 1-1. Let’s get this factor to additional time! 

PICK: Italy-Switzerland draw (+190)
PICK: Italy-Switzerland 0-0 (+500) (½ unit)
PICK: Beneath 2.5 objectives

Chris “The Bear” Fallica has coated sports activities for practically three a long time. Whereas school soccer has been his focus, he additionally enjoys the NFL, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, MLB, NHL and Horse Racing, with an “occasional” wager on such occasions. Chris not too long ago received the inaugural Circa Soccer Invitational and completed within the Prime 10 of the Golden Nugget Soccer Contest. He is a multiple-time qualifier for the NHC Handicapping Championship. Keep in mind, “The much less you wager, the extra you lose if you win!” Observe him on Twitter @chrisfallica.

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