Euro 2024 group stage deciders best bets: 21/4, 29/20 & 21/20 selections

Our best bets include a scorer shout in the most open group in Germany

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4 weeks ago

The final round of group games at Euro 2024 concludes on Saturday June 29 and there are nice bets to be had before the contests get even harder to call in the knockouts.

We like an unheralded goal getter at a big price, one side that have yet to make their mass of shots on target count and another that should prove a cut above whether they decide to rotate or not.

Euro 2024 Group Stage third round tips

Ivan Schranz (Slovakia) to score vs Romania @ 21/4

Czechia to beat Turkey @ 29/20

Portugal (-1) to beat Georgia @ 21/20

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Slavia Prague marksman value to find the Romania net

Group E is the most open section at this Euros going into the final round of matches in the section, with Romania, Belgium, Slovakia and Ukraine all on three points.

That could be construed as a recipe for caginess but France or the Netherlands will likely await the runner up in the round of 16 so winning the group has its allure.

That could lend a swashbuckling air to Slovakia against Romania and if goals are to be found in the fixture, then Slovak forward Ivan Schranz must be the value at 21/4.

Odds of more than 5/1 about a right-sided forward who has bagged in both games at this tournament to date are well worth taking against opponents that gave up nine shots on target against Belgium.

Tip: Ivan Schranz (Slovakia) to score vs Romania @ 21/4

Czechs to make shooting accuracy pay in Turkish tussle

At first glance it may seem a little off that the Betzone traders have priced up Czechia as 29/20 favourites to beat Turkey. After all, the Turks have three points to their opponents’ one and beat a Georgia side the Czechs could only draw 1-1 with 3-1 last time out.

However, Czechia’s performances have deserved more points than they have on the board. They led against Portugal (who beat Turkey 3-0), before giving them the equaliser with an own-goal and shipping a 92nd minute winner.

Against Georgia they racked up 26 attempts for their one-goal return and that has been symptomatic of incisive attacking that’s bound to bear fruit sooner or later.

At the time of writing, Czechia’s Adam Hlozek, Matej Jurasek and Patrik Schick are all inside the top 10 players for average shots on target per game in the tournament. Spain are the only other side with more than one.

In this clash with Turkey, Adam Hasek’s men are backed to make their chances count.

Tip: Czechia to beat Turkey @ 29/20

Portugal can show class to cruise past spirited Georgia

Roberto Martinez could well choose to shuffle his Portugal pack against Georgia given the Selecao are already virtually assured to progress as Group F winners.

However, such are the attacking riches within the squad that they’re still a confident pick to win with a (-1) handicap for the second game running at odds of 21/20.

Martinez is unlikely to shift things around too much in central defence, where Pepe and Ruben Dias can form the foundations of a second successive clean sheet.

Up front, Bernardo Silva and Pedro Neto were introduced from the bench against Turkey so it’s evident that they’ll have the quality to put Georgia to the sword no matter what rotation occurs.

The Georgians have won many friends at this tournament, but with only one point in the bag they will need to try and beat the Portuguese to progress to the knockouts. That will leave space their talented foes should readily exploit.

Tip: Portugal (-1) to beat Georgia @ 21/20