DTPT Predictions

See how my tone changes throughout the competition as I guess pre-tournament, before the match, and actual result and then bask in my knowledge or eat humble pie

Group A

Poland – Greece:
Poland to break down a stubborn Greek side 2-0
Same as above for the opener 2-0
An impressive first half from Poland follewed by a second 45 mins where they failed to capitalise on 10 man Greece before getting keeper sent off 1-1

Czech Republic – Russia:
Russia to win in a low key affair 0-2
Russia to be strong in their opener 0-2
Dominant display from Russia 1-4

Poland – Russia:
A bigger test for both side, Poland to edge it 2-1
Russia impressive in first match but I see the Poles nicking it 1-0
Entertaining game with Poland equalising with a screamer 1-1

Greece – Czech Republic:
Both sides see their chance of qualifying fading 1-1
Both teams looking for their first win with each getting a point in the end 1-1
Czechs winning giving them a great chance to qualifying needing a draw in their last match 1-2 

Poland – Czech Republic:
Needing a point to top the group Poland get it 2-2
Win to guarantee the hosts go through 2-0 
A shock result as the Czechs top the group and Poland crash out without wining a game 0-1

Greece – Russia:
A win to guarantee Russia a place in the last 16 0-2
Russia to find the form from their opening match 1-3
Another shock result as dead and buried Greece snatch second place on head to head record 1-0

Poland------7pts +3 CZE 6pts -1
Russia-------6pts +3 GRE 4pts 0
Czech R-----2pts -2 RUS 4pts 2
Greece-------0pts -4 POL 2pts -1

Group B:

Holland – Denmark:
Holland just to good for the Danes 3-10
Strong Holland side to get the win 2-0
The Danes show they are no pushover and upset the Dutch with a single goal 0-1

Germany – Portugal:
Portugal no match for the mighty Germans 3-0
Germany win comfortable 3-0
Tighter game then predicted, Gomez goal the only difference 1-0

Holland – Germany:
A tough match to call, Germany to edge it 1-2
Holland look to bounce back but Germany are the wrong team to do it against 0-2
Germans should of won by more but did enough for the 3 points 1-2

Denmark – Portugal:
Denmark to upset below par Portugal 1-0
A point a piece for the two sides 1-1
Last minute winner upsets plucky Denmark 2-3

Portugal – Holland:
Dutch add more misery to lowly Portuguese 0-3
Holland need a clear two goal victory to stand a chance of going through 1-1
The Ronaldo show exposes poor Holland 2-1

Germany – Denmark:
Germany wrap up and impressive group stage 3-1
Germany to keep 100% record 2-0
A close match but late winner for Germany, a draw wouldn’t of been enough for Denmark anyway 2-1

Germany------9pts +6 GER 9pts 3
Holland-------6pts +4 POR 6pts 1
Denamrk-----3pts -3 DEN 3pts -1
Portugal-------0pts -7 HOL 0pts -3

Group C:

Italy – Spain:
Italy to upset the favourites Spain in the group C opener 2-1
I probably overestimate Italy at the beginning of the tournament 1-1
Italians show I didn’t overestimate them too much 1-1

Ireland – Croatia:
Ireland to level score late on 1-1
Green tinted specs still on 1-1
Croatia dominance, Ireland quite poor 1-3

Spain – Ireland:
Spain to bounce back against resilient Ireland 2-0
Ireland hoping not too concede too many 2-0
Mismatch in teams, Spain never even reached top gears 0-4

Croatia – Italy:
Croatia cant break through Italian defense despite chances 0-1
Italy to squeeze a very tight match 0-1
Good games from two very good teams 1-1

Croatia – Spain:
Spain hit form against plucky Croatians 2-4
Close match, a win guaranteeing Croatia through, a point enough for Spain 1-2 

Ireland – Italy:
Trapattoni gets tactics right against his home nation but not enough to go through 0-0
A sad tournament for the Irish as Italy need to win by two or more goals to be certain of a last 8 spot 0-3

Italy--------7pts +2
Spain-------6pts +3
Ireland-----2pts -2
Croatia-----1pts -3

Group D:

Ukraine – Sweden:
Stalemate in group D opener 0-0
Sweden to nick all 3 points 0-1
A spirited comeback lead by Shevchenko 2-1

England – France:
Exciting match but fans turn on Roy already 1-3
France superior and take the win 1-2
France the better side but seemed happy with a draw 1-1

Sweden – England:
Sweden remain England’s bogey team 2-2
Exciting match and points are shared 2-2
Great match, England take the lead before going behind and then winning late on 2-3 

France – Ukraine:
Another good French performance 2-0
French to easy to victory 2-0
After a crazy thunderstorm France get their win 2-0

England – Ukraine:
Rooney vital in crunch match for England 3-0
Only a win will see Ukraine through but England want it more 2-0 

Sweden – France:
A Sweden win would see both teams through but France take all 3 points 1-3
France need to equal England’s result to go through as group winners 0-3

France------9pts +6
England-----4pts +1
Sweden-----2pts -2
Ukraine-----0pts -5

Knockout Stages:

Quarter Finals (Initial Predictions):

1) Poland – Holland:
The dutch too strong in the end against the co-host but not an easy match 1-3
2) Germany – Russia:
Russia put up a fight but Germans go through 2-1
3) Italy – England:
Even with Rooney its the end of the road for England 3-1 AET
4) Spain – France:
The French pull off a shock as the Group D winners progress 2-3

Semi Finals (Initial Predictions):

1) Italy – Holland:
Italy manage to hold off the Dutch attack and sneak a very late winner 1-0 AET
2) Germany – France:
Germany get a bit complacent and France take advantage only to loose on penalties 2-2 AET Germany win on penos  

Final (Initial Predictions) :

Germany – Italy:
Triumph for the Germans as they boss a final in  style 3-0

Quarter Finals (Actual Matches):

1) Czech Republic – Portugal:
Portugal to go through by a single goal in an even enough game 1-2
A tight first half followed by Portugal dominance in the second half sealed with a late winner 0-1
2) Germany – Greece:
Walk in the park for Germany but find Greece to break down until their opener 0-3
All Germany but Greece were good on their few attacking chances in a highly entertaining game with some cracking German goals 2-4
3) England – Italy:
England got the results without being great, Italy look good throughout the group stages and will win this one. Possibility of going to extra time but the Azzuri to march on 0-2
4) Spain – France:
Still waiting on the Spanish mess up and this game could be it! 2-3

Semi Finals (Actual Matches):

1) Portugal – Spain/France:
Wednesday 27th June
2) Germany – England/Italy:
Thursday 28th June

Final (Actual Matches) :

Germany/England/Italy – Spain/Portugal/France:
1st July

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