Euro 2024

Euro 2024 Day 12 Stat Pack: 21/10 Højbjerg shots angle and no England cards

Sky Sports' Lewis Jones - aka Jones Knows - unleashes his data analysis on a cracking double-dip day of action at Euro 2024 and tips up some shrewd betting angles to consider...

  • No team have committed more fouls per 90 than Austria at Euro 2024

  • Shots are flying from Højbjerg who had FOUR on target v England

  • Southgate's tame Lions have been shown two cards in last eight group games

  • Use Betfair's Safer Gambling Tools at Euro 2024

England Superboost

Gareth Southgate's men have flown out of the blocks in both Group C encounters at Euro 2024, playing on the front foot from the first whistle and scoring early against both Serbia and Denmark.

We think England will start strongly again tonight, and because we like to play different, we're happy to pay out on another fast start for the Three Lions.

So if you fancy England to register at least one shot in the first 10 minutes against Slovenia this evening, then take advantage of our super-boosted price of 1/12.00 (from 1/41.25) now.

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France vs Poland (17:00) - Saliba dominance points to clean sheet

William Saliba is at it again, playing like the best centre back in the world. Didier Deschamps finally saw the light and made him his first choice alongside Dayot Upamacano - and the early signs have been promising. The balance between them is similar to that of Saliba and Gabriel Magalhães at Arsenal in that Upamacano is the enforcer and Saliba is the calming presence that is one step ahead of the attackers.

France have kept back-to-back clean sheets, offering up just 0.76 worth of expected goals against to Austria and 0.46 to Netherlands.

Saliba's record now for club and country in competitive matches in 2024 reads just 13 goals conceded in 24 matches to a backdrop of 0.76 per 90 in terms of expected goals against. Impeccable. France to win to nil here vs already eliminated Poland at [Evens] will be popular.

Saliba is 80/181.00 with the Betfair Sportsbook to win the Player of the Tournament - not a bad price for the world's best in his position.

Netherlands vs Austria (17:00) - First half fouls to the fore

No team have committed more fouls than Austria per 90 minutes at Euro 2024 (16.4) as their high intensity and counter pressing game under Ralf Rangnick has worked a charm so far. The passes per defensive action (PPDA) is key data when it comes to analysing how affective a press is and that metric also has Austria top of the shops as they've allowed just 8.72 passes per defensive action off the opposition.

It's the best in the tournament and mirrors their work in qualifying.

Austria fouls are my angle of attack here but I'm a little wary of this game drifting to a draw in the second half with both teams set for qualification with a point. Betfair do offer player first half fouls markets though so I'm going to play an Austrian double there and hope to bag winner.

Konrad Laimer has made 18 fouls in his last 13 starts for Austria, including three already at this tournament and he sets the press for Rangnick from his hybrid role in midfield. He is 4/61.67 to make a first half foul. We can get that price to 9/43.25 by adding Stefan Posch to make a first half foul too. He's made 14 fouls in his last five starts, showing a clear liking for the Rangnick way of playing.

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