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First up on this Manic Monday of European football is England v France, as Roy Hodgson plays his first competitive match as new England manager.
Two warm up victories over Belgium and Norway has delivered a sense of optimism for England fans, however the Three Lions remain heavy underdogs with the bookmakers at 11/5, which could play into their hands as for once, the nation does not expect.
The French side are unbeaten in 21 games under Laurent Blanc, and it would take a very foolish punter to back against them.
Bet365 offer a price of 6/4 for victory for Les Bleus, which is attracting plenty of attention from savvy punters.
Ukraine will have big hopes of going far in the tournament on home soil. However, it will be difficult for them to progress from a tough group.
Home advantage is of course something that all teams would like in such a big competition but it does add pressure to the team.
This is a must win game for Oleg Blokin’s side. Failure to take all three points and it would be difficult to see them making it to the quarter-finals with matches against France and England to come after this.
The Ukrainian supporters must get behind the team as a negative atmosphere could dent their chances of a successful Euro 2012.
In terms of the betting for the match, Blokin’s men are the slight favourites to take all three points with odds of 6/4.
As for Sweden, they will be hoping to keep the crowd quiet in this game and spoil their opponent’s party.
Erik Hamren’s men are in a great run of form with four wins from as many matches so will be difficult to stop and they are certainly capable of going a long way in the competition.
Hamren will want his side to attack at every opportunity and they have scored ten goals in their previous four games. Sweden will have to be careful not to leave themselves exposed at the back though as Ukraine have the personal capable of hitting them on the counter attack.
After failing to make the World Cup in 2010, they will feel as though there is a point to prove this summer. Sweden are being offered at 21/10 to get off to the perfect start on Monday evening.
With both teams likely to go all out for the win, it could make for an extremely entertaining match. It all gets underway from 7.45pm.