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Euro 2016 Odds – Swedes Favored Among Playoff Teams

Sascha Paruk

by Sascha Paruk in News

Updated Jan 17, 2018 · 9:39 AM PST

Starting on November 12, eight teams (which all finished third in their respective qualifying groups) will square off in four separate two-game, head-to-head playoff series to determine the last four entrants into Euro 2016.

The playoff series will commence with Hungary visiting Norway on November 12th. Then Ireland heads to the Balkans for a battle with Bosnia and Herzegovina on the 13th, while the Ukraine hosts Slovenia, and Sweden welcomes Denmark on the 14th.

Some of the squads (see Sweden and Denmark) will be disappointed that they didn’t automatically qualify by finishing top-two in their group, while others (see Hungary and Slovenia) will just be happy that their chances to crack the 24-team field are still alive.

Sweden, Norway, Bosnia, and the Ukraine are favored to emerge from their respective series, but only the Swedes – who will be led by bona fide superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic – have respectable odds to win the tournament outright.

Odds to win Euro 2016 for the eight playoff teams:

Sweden: 120/1

Norway: 160/1

Ukraine: 175/1

Bosnia and Herzegovina: 220/1

Denmark: 250/1

Ireland: 275/1

Hungary: 750/1

Slovenia: 1,000/1



(Photo credit: Football.ua [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.)


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