The real home nation rivalry does not begin until the 16th when England and Wales face each other in Lens, but they both have big games today. Wales take on Slovakia whilst England face Russia. Wales are in their first major tournament since 1958 and lets be honest don’t have much to lose, qualification from the group is a minimum requirement though. As for England, who are the most underachieving team in world football, now Spain have come to the party in recent years, a run to the quarter finals has to be a minimum requirement, though they have had so many failures that may not even be seen as a decent return. Both sides could do with a win in their first matches as the pressure come Thursday will be high enough as it is. England usually start off tournaments very slowly, Wales will be an unknown. One win and one draw is my prediction – England to top the group come the end of play today. Here are my predictions for todays matches.
Albania 1 Switzerland 2
Wales 1 Slovakia 1
England 2 Russia 0
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