The knockout stage of the Euro 2012 continues with a very anticipated matchup between France and Spain. All Euro odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
People do not think Spain would have so trouble in their group, but they still emerged to the knockout round. It looked as though the defending champions may have been a little bored with the pool play round as they seemed to drift in and out of concentration during the three matches. This is an experienced team that fully realizes the importance of the knockout stage and we expect them to come out with a lot of intensity in this game. There will be a lot of key individual matchups in this game and the defense for each team will likely be the difference between a winner and loser. Spain hopes their defense is up to the task and it leads to a win in the quarterfinal round.
France on the other hand is coming into the knockout round after a puzzling 2-0 loss to Sweden, a team that was already eliminated from the tournament. From a historic standpoint France has always had the upper hand on Spain and was the last team to defeat Spain in a major international competition when they beat them in the 2006 World Cup. However, these two teams are entirely different and there is a young group of French players looking to make a name for themselves. How these young players stand up to the pressure of a win or go home game versus an international powerhouse will go along way in deciding if France can win.
This is the match that everyone is looking forward to in this round. This is an extremely tough game to call, but we will take the French with young players with something to prove against the spread over Spain. We just do not like what we’ve seen from the Spanish in group play and like the energy, despite a loss, that we’ve seen from the French so before placing a bet read a sports book review.