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Euro 2020 - Discussion, Opinions, and Prediction game

JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 21,817
edited June 8 in Off-Topic
It's been a good custom of this forum, to have football prediction threads for each big tournament. Look at how fun the previous threads were:

World Cup 2018
Euro 2016
World Cup 2014

Euro 2020 will have 24 teams and has a difficult (from the first look) system for defining teams getting to knockout stages. But please read the description on Wiki and you'll see that it's not that difficult, actually. You just have to guess which 4 teams from 3rd places will be better than the rest 4 teams from 3rd places.

It starts this week already!

Groups & Schedule

Current FIFA rankings

So, what team do you think will win? Germany? Belgium? Portugal? France? Spain? England? Another country?

@booinyoureyes won the World Cup 2014 prediction game.
@FinneousPJ won the Euro 2016 prediction game.
@Pibaro won the Confederations Cup 2017 prediction game.
@Doubledimas won the World Cup 2018 prediction game.

@bengoshi was the winner of match-by-match predictions in 2014.
@FinneousPJ was the winner of match-by-match predictions in 2016.
@Montresor_SP was the winner of match-by-match predictions in 2017.
@FinneousPJ was the winner of match-by-match predictions in 2018.

Anyone interested can post their predictions regarding a champion, a vice-champion, as well as group winners. You can also post your predictions for all matches (as they go day by day) before each kick-off.

Everything is optional (you can make those predictions you want, for example, predict only group winners and overall winners).

1) guessing the right outcome = 1 point
2) guessing the right score = 2 points (so that 51 matches potentially can give 102 points)
3) guessing the champion (before the tournament starts) = 25 points
4) guessing the vice-champion (before the tournament starts) = 10 points
5) guessing the right team to qualify from the group (before the tournament starts) = 2 points (per team)
6) bonus for the right prediction regarding the 1 & 2 places (their final standings don't matter; before the tournament starts) = 10 points

For the matches after the group phase:
guessing the right outcome and the right score should be done only regarding normal time (so it can be only this way: team A wins in normal time; team B wins in normal time, a draw in normal time)

Tagging people from previous football-related threads (hope some of you are still active):

@Anduin @Argas @Aristillius @Belteshazzar89 @BGLover @Blackraven‌ @booinyoureyes @Dungeonnoob‌ @Cahir @CrevsDaak @elminster‌ @fluke13 @Grond0 @histamiini @jackjack @Messi‌ @Mhamza‌ @Montresor_SP @Pecca @Pibaro‌ @Qbert‌ @ronaldo @SpaceInvader @Sparkleav @StummvonBordwehr @TheElf @UnderstandMouseMagic

Also, if you're new and haven't participated in such threads before - welcome!

Before the very first kick-off everyone can give the prognosis regarding the champion, the vice-champion and teams to qualify from the groups. A one-off prediction.

You can post your prediction regarding the nearest games (before they start) and I will put it into an Excel table. Then, after the games will be over, we can count points for successful predictions.

Post edited by JuliusBorisov on
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Comments

  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 21,817
    I'll start:

    Champion = France
    Vice-champion = England
    Teams to qualify from the groups:
    Turkey, Italy, Wales
    Denmark, Belgium
    Netherlands, Ukraine
    England, Croatia, Scotland
    Spain, Sweden, Poland
    Portugal, France, Germany


    Also, I see some exciting games in the knockout stages, potentially:
    England vs Germany
    Netherlands vs Portugal
    Belgium vs France

    Game on!

    ArviaSkatanGrond0StummvonBordwehr
  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 16,221
    edited June 8
    I know nothing about soccer (more of a lacrosse watcher now) so I'm just going to vote for the underdogs.

    Champion = Slovakia
    Vice Champion = North Macedonia

    JuliusBorisovArviaStummvonBordwehr
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 21,817
    edited June 9
    elminster wrote: »
    I know nothing about soccer (more of a lacrosse watcher now) so I'm just going to vote for the underdogs.

    Champion = Slovakia
    Vice Champion = North Macedonia

    Well, a natural 20 can still happen. Remember this story? https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/a-woman-won-a-5000-to-1-bet-on-leicester-city-made-for-her-as-a-joke/

    My match-by-match predictions for Round 1:

    Friday 11 June

    Group A: Turkey vs Italy 1-2

    Saturday 12 June

    Group A: Wales vs Switzerland 1-0
    Group B: Denmark vs Finland 2-1
    Group B: Belgium vs Russia 3-0

    Sunday 13 June

    Group D : England vs Croatia 3-2
    Group C: Austria vs North Macedonia 1-1
    Group C: Netherlands vs Ukraine 3-2

    Monday 14 June

    Group D : Scotland vs Czech Republic 1-0
    Group E: Poland vs Slovakia 3-1
    Group E: Spain vs Sweden 2-2

    Tuesday 15 June

    Group F: Hungary vs Portugal 1-3
    Group F: France vs Germany 1-1

    StummvonBordwehr
  • DoubledimasDoubledimas Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,278
    Champion = France
    Vice-champion = Germany
    Teams to qualify from the groups:
    Turkey, Italy, Wales
    Denmark, Belgium
    Netherlands, Ukraine
    England, Croatia, Scotland
    Spain, Sweden, Poland
    Portugal, France, Germany

    Friday 11 June

    Group A: Turkey vs Italy 2-2

    Saturday 12 June

    Group A: Wales vs Switzerland 1-2
    Group B: Denmark vs Finland 2-0
    Group B: Belgium vs Russia 4-2

    Sunday 13 June

    Group D : England vs Croatia 2-1
    Group C: Austria vs North Macedonia 3-1
    Group C: Netherlands vs Ukraine 3-2

    Monday 14 June

    Group D : Scotland vs Czech Republic 1-1
    Group E: Poland vs Slovakia 3-1
    Group E: Spain vs Sweden 3-1

    Tuesday 15 June

    Group F: Hungary vs Portugal 1-2
    Group F: France vs Germany 2-2

    JuliusBorisovStummvonBordwehr
  • CahirCahir Member, Moderator, Translator (NDA) Posts: 2,685
    edited June 9
    Ok, here are my predictions:

    Champion: England
    Vice-champion: Italy
    Teams to qualify from the groups:
    Italy, Switzerland
    Belgium, Russia, Denmark
    Netherlands, Austria
    England, Croatia, Czech Republic
    Spain, Poland, Sweden
    France, Portugal, Germany

    Friday 11th June

    Group A: Turkey vs Italy 1-2

    Saturday 12th June

    Group A: Wales vs Switzerland 0-2
    Group B: Denmark vs Finland 1-0
    Group B: Belgium vs Russia 1-1

    Sunday 13th June

    Group D : England vs Croatia 3-1
    Group C: Austria vs North Macedonia 3-0
    Group C: Netherlands vs Ukraine 2-0

    Monday 14th June

    Group D : Scotland vs Czech Republic 1-2
    Group E: Poland vs Slovakia 3-2
    Group E: Spain vs Sweden 2-0

    Tuesday 15th June

    Group F: Hungary vs Portugal 0-3
    Group F: France vs Germany 2-1

    JuliusBorisovStummvonBordwehr
  • StummvonBordwehrStummvonBordwehr Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 960
    edited June 12
    Ahh the EC 2020… or is it the EC 2021?

    I also think the Championship will be void of surprise and major upsets. France the most likely champion, and England will fail again. But I am aiming for the win here, so I will rely on some upsets and cast my votes a different way.

    I would love to see Dennark as a surprising winner here, but I will hedge my bet. If Danmark wins, I will most likely not win this challenge - but I can live with that :)

    Here are my predictions:

    Champion = Italy
    Vice-champion = Spain
    Teams to qualify from the groups:
    Turkey, Italy, Wales
    Denmark, Belgium
    Netherlands, Ukraine
    England, Croatia, Scotland
    Spain, Sweden, Poland
    Portugal, France, Germany

    Friday 11 June

    Group A: Turkey vs Italy 0-1

    Saturday 12 June

    Group A: Wales vs Switzerland 1-3
    Group B: Denmark vs Finland 2-0
    Group B: Belgium vs Russia 3-1

    Sunday 13 June

    Group D : England vs Croatia 1-0
    Group C: Austria vs North Macedonia 2-0
    Group C: Netherlands vs Ukraine 3-0

    Monday 14 June

    Group D : Scotland vs Czech Republic 0-2
    Group E: Poland vs Slovakia 2-1
    Group E: Spain vs Sweden 2-0

    Tuesday 15 June

    Group F: Hungary vs Portugal 1-2
    Group F: France vs Germany 2-1

    Post edited by StummvonBordwehr on
    JuliusBorisov
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 21,817
    edited June 11
    Hmm, everyone is voting for Hungary not to qualify from the group. I suspect that now they'll win Group F. :)

    You can check out SkySports's predictions regarding the winner: https://www.skysports.com/football/news/19692/12326833/euro-2020-winner-writers-picks

    Post edited by JuliusBorisov on
    StummvonBordwehr
  • StummvonBordwehrStummvonBordwehr Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 960
    What an evening.

    Christian Eriksen passed out on the field, and was rushed to the hospital. Most of us danes followed the match live and where deeply chocked. I think the whole nation held it’s breath for an hour or so. Thankfully he is better.

    We lost to Finland, but it seems utterly unimportant right now. It’s just a game after all..

    JuliusBorisov
  • CahirCahir Member, Moderator, Translator (NDA) Posts: 2,685
    I read that Danish TV did not show the exact moment Eriksen passed out and what happened after. Unfortunately, here in Poland we saw everything. I was truly shocked. The most heartbreaking moment was when Eriksen's girlfriend was calmed down by Kjaer and Schmaichel on the sideline. And how the whole team surrounded Eriksen and the medic team, so cameras could not see the resuscitation procedure. Deeply, deeply disturbing pictures :(

    I'm really glad he's OK now, and I hope he will recover quickly! This match should not be continued today.

    JuliusBorisov
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 21,817
    I think that while both Italy and Belgium impressed, England looked like they had ~2 extra modes in them - so much potential, they have a long and diverse squad. Very promising!

    Too bad Scotland lost - I think they were the better team. Oh well, not every match becomes Holland-Ukraine, I guess.

    The table so far (after 8 games):

    b47vf2vapwcf.png

    StummvonBordwehrCahir
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 21,817
    edited June 15
    I'm so happy for Sweden. Fought like real men! The same spirit as 3 years ago in Russia. Fully deserved.

    Wednesday 16 June
    Group B: Finland vs Russia 1:1
    Group A: Turkey vs Wales 1:2
    Group A: Italy vs Switzerland 2:0

    Thursday 17 June
    Group C: Ukraine vs North Macedonia 3:1
    Group B: Denmark vs Belgium 0:2
    Group C: Netherlands vs Austria 2:1

    Friday 18 June
    Group E: Sweden vs Slovakia 1:0
    Group D : Croatia vs Czech Republic 1:0
    Group D : England vs Scotland 2:1

    StummvonBordwehrCahir
  • DoubledimasDoubledimas Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,278
    Wednesday 16 June
    Group B: Finland vs Russia 0:1
    Group A: Turkey vs Wales 2:2
    Group A: Italy vs Switzerland 3:1

    Thursday 17 June
    Group C: Ukraine vs North Macedonia 2:0
    Group B: Denmark vs Belgium 0:3
    Group C: Netherlands vs Austria 3:1

    Friday 18 June
    Group E: Sweden vs Slovakia 0:1
    Group D : Croatia vs Czech Republic 1:0
    Group D : England vs Scotland 2:0

    JuliusBorisovStummvonBordwehrCahir
  • StummvonBordwehrStummvonBordwehr Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 960
    edited June 15
    Here are the games as I see them.

    England did do well. But they lack a champion coach as I see it - the other favourites have an edge there imho. Time will tell if makes a difference this time around

    Wednesday 16 June
    Group B: Finland vs Russia 0:1
    Group A: Turkey vs Wales 1:1
    Group A: Italy vs Switzerland 2:0

    Thursday 17 June
    Group C: Ukraine vs North Macedonia 0:0
    Group B: Denmark vs Belgium 0:2
    Group C: Netherlands vs Austria 3:1

    Friday 18 June
    Group E: Sweden vs Slovakia 0:0
    Group D : Croatia vs Czech Republic 0:2
    Group D : England vs Scotland 1:0

    Post edited by StummvonBordwehr on
    JuliusBorisovCahir
  • CahirCahir Member, Moderator, Translator (NDA) Posts: 2,685
    Wednesday 16 June
    Group B: Finland vs Russia 0:1
    Group A: Turkey vs Wales 1:2
    Group A: Italy vs Switzerland 2:0

    Thursday 17 June
    Group C: Ukraine vs North Macedonia 2:0
    Group B: Denmark vs Belgium 1:2
    Group C: Netherlands vs Austria 3:1

    Friday 18 June
    Group E: Sweden vs Slovakia 1:0
    Group D : Croatia vs Czech Republic 1:1
    Group D : England vs Scotland 2:0

    StummvonBordwehrJuliusBorisov
  • PeccaPecca Member Posts: 2,006
    edited 10:39AM
    Too bad Scotland lost - I think they were the better team.

    2 Wizards + 9 Warriors > 11 Warriors :)

    Prediction:
    Group D : Croatia vs Czech Republic 1:1

    Post edited by Pecca at
    Grond0JuliusBorisov
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