With the round of 16 officially finished, Euro 2020 fans are already looking forward to the quarterfinals to continue wagering with ME sports betting being the third New England State to pass legislation for betting on sports. Various teams have already booked their spot in the quarterfinals, although teams like France and Portugal weren’t as lucky despite being strong contenders at the beginning of the race. Here’s what each squad did to qualify from the round of 16 and who they’ll face in the quarterfinals.
Euro 2020: Which Teams Have Qualified from the Round of 16 to the Quarterfinals
Euro 2020 Quarterfinal Matches
Spain Vs Switzerland – Friday, 2nd July, 17:00 BST
While Spain did not dominate Group E, they deserved the win according to their goals after dominating all their three games. The underlying numbers registered by the Spaniards were mind-boggling mainly in the attack, averaging 3.23 XGF per match. This level of attacking dominance was also seen in their round of 16 game against Croatia, where they registered a triumphant 5-3 win after extra time. Luis Enrique’s men racked a 4.43 XGF during this game and conceded two late goals, which might be problematic if that continues in the later stages of the tournament.
Switzerland on the other side won their last group stage game to feature in the knockouts and they’ve managed to reach the quarterfinals. The team was impressive against Wales with their opener, although they were incredibly timid playing Italy. Their game against Turkey was stacked in their favor and they won 3-1 to finish third, before derailing France’s plans to get a shot at the title.
Belgium vs Italy – Friday 2nd July, 20:00 BST
Belgium cruised through Group B after dominating in all their three games, before facing stiff competition in the Round of 16. Roberto Martinez‘s men were matched with the reigning champions Portugal in Seville, but they managed to edge a hard-fought 1-0 victory thanks to an excellent strike from Thorgan Hazard. The Belgians displayed a surprisingly poor attack, creating only chances reaching 0.26 xGF.
Italy was arguably the most surprising and impressive team during the group stages, dominating Group A with three wins with a clean sheet. The underlying numbers also supported their dominance, although Mancini’s squad needed extra time to overcome Austria in their round of 16 game. Italy still holds the record for the longest unbeaten run in the competition this year, although they’ve hardly played any big games.
Denmark vs the Czech Republic – Saturday, 3rd July, 17:00 BST
Denmark’s story in the Euro 2020 seems like a fairytale and now they’ve got a real chance of reaching the semi-finals despite losing the first two games in the group stages. They showed their power when playing Wales in their round of 16 game, with the comprehensive display of skills giving them a thrashing 4-0 win. However, this level of dominance is what the Danes have displayed throughout the tournament, giving them an excellent chance of going further in the championship if they continue at this level.
On the other side, the Czech Republic caused a major upset in the round of 16 after dumping out the much-fancied Netherlands when they beat them 2-0 in Hungary. Despite their underwhelming campaign in the group stages where they finished with a negative goal difference, they deserved the triumph against the Dutch after creating better chances. However, it’s worth noting that the Netherlands was a 10-man squad after the 55th minute and it was impressive how the Czech Republic took advantage of the situation.
England vs Ukraine – Saturday, 3rd July, 20:00 BST
While England hasn’t established themselves as the competition entertainers, they are certainly among the most effective squads with a clean sheet of four games. England almost matched the entire group stage’s xGA figure and they aren’t too worried as they meet Ukraine since they are the competition’s favorite to take the trophy.