England faces Switzerland in the first round of the UEFA qualifiers


7-9th of September it’s time for the first round of the qualifiers for UEFA 2016 in France. We have some interesting match-ups to look forward to. For those of us who have abstinence from this summer’s World Championships, the qualifiers will sure supply our needs of great soccer.

Switzerland vs England

Roy Hodgson’s England will meet Switzerland in Basel. The Three Lions have much to prove after this summers World Championships where they didn’t even make the playoffs. Switzerland made a good World cup and will start the qualifiers full of confidence. It is important for both teams to get a good start in the qualifiers.

Germany vs Scotland

The current world champions Germany will start their qualifiers home against Scotland. Germany lost a friendly game against the world-cup runner-up Argentina earlier this week, they should however be able to win against the Scotts without too much of a hazzle. With the World Cup win, Spain’s dominating dynasty came to an end. They won the 2008 and 2012 European Championships as well as the 2010 World Cup. Perhaps it is Germany who will be the new dynasty. Nevertheless, European Football have a large portion of good teams with different playing styles and mentality right now.

Austria vs Sweden

Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his 50th goal in the national team earlier this week. That made him Sweden’s top goal scorer of all time. Sweden will play Austria in Vienna monday 8th September. In the qualifier draw, Sweden managed to dodge the hardest European teams. Austria and Russia is the main opponents in their group and it should be some even matchups against both these teams. Don’t forget to make some bets during the qualifiers. There are some good combinations that can raise good odds and big wins. Be sure to check out our bonus offers at the start page.

The UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers


The UEFA 2016 European Championships are played in France which is thus qualified as the home nation. The other European teams will fight for the remaining 23 spots in the tournament. The qualifiers are played in eight groups where the teams that finishes first and second horse goes directly to the UEFA 2016 along with the team with the best third place. The remaining teams that finishes in third place in their groups play a separately playoff for the remaining spots in the tournament.

The qualifying groups with comments:

Group A:
Netherlands, Czech Republic, Turkey, Latvia, Iceland, Kazakhstan

The bronze medalists from the 2014 World Cup, Netherlands, are favorites. There should not be any team that can match their skills. We believe that Turkey gets the second place.

Group B:
Bosnia & Herzegovina, Belgium, Israel, Wales, Cyprus, Andorra

Belgium made ​​it to the quarterfinals in the 2014 World Cup and there’s no reason to believe they do not win this group and go to the European Championship together with Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Group C:
Spain, Ukraine, Slovakia, Belarus, Macedonia, Luxembourg

After Spain’s departure in the group stage of the World Cup their whole team and style of play is questioned. We still think they manage to win this group, closely chased by Ukraine and Slovakia.

Group D:
Germany, Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Georgia, Gibraltar

World Cup winner Germany will continue their winning streak. They will win the group. The race for the second place in the group will be a tough fight between the british teams and Poland.

Group E:
England, Switzerland, Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania, San Marino

Switzerland made ​​it to the finals of the World Cup, unlike England. We believe that both teams make it to the Championship in 2016 but we not dare to guess which team will win the group ..

Group F:
Greece, Hungary, Romania, Finland, Northern Ireland, Faroe Islands

Greece is usually able to perform well before and in tournaments. They reached the knockout-stage of the World Cup. Of course they will make it to the European Championship but the question is which of the teams from the group that will follow them? Is it Finland’s time this year? Northern Ireland should never be ruled out. Hungary and Romania are good teams. Tough group!

Group G:
Russia, Sweden, Austria, Montenegro, Moldova, Liechtenstein

The swedes did a decent qualifier before the 2014 World Cup but lost to Portugal in the playoffs. This year they will probably battle their way to the 2016 European Championships followed by Russia. Watch out for Austria!

Group H:
Italy, Croatia, Norway, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Malta

An interesting group where World Cup participants Italy and Croatia can be considered as favorites.

Group I:
Portugal, Denmark, Serbia, Armenia, Albania

The Danish team is assigned in a tough group where they battle with Portugal and Serbia for the group win. Christiano Ronaldo’s Portugal’s fiasco in the World Cup raises some question marks around the team.


For full fixtures, see this PDF from UEFA.


Matchday 1: 7-9 September
Matchday 2: 9-11 October
Matchday 3: 12-14 October
Matchday 4: 14-16 November


Matchday 5: 27-29 March
Matchday 6: 12-14 June
Matchday 7: 3-5 September
Matchday 8: 6-8 September
Matchday 9: 8-10 October
Matchday 10: 11-13 October

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