The Killing Times’ Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama got off to a cracking start yesterday with a really tasty opening match: France’s Spiral versus Northern Ireland’s The Fall. The host nation certainly felt the pressure in the opening minutes, but pulled away for a solid victory. Now we have another of the seeded teams – Sweden’s The Bridge – taking on Germany’s Cenk Batu. A mismatch? Only you can decide…
So, yesterday’s result was:
Spiral (FRA) 64%
The Fall (NI) 36%
That means Group A looks like this:
Spiral (P1 W1 L0 POINTS 3+28%)
The Fall (P1 W0 L1 POINTS 0)
Trapped (P0 W0 L0)
Mammon (P0 W0 L0)
That means Spiral sit atop Group A with three points. Now our attention turns to Group B, which comprises Sweden’s The Bridge, Germany’s Cenk Batu, Wales’s Hinterland and Scotland’s Shetland. Another tough group. Seeds The Bridge get its campaign underway today against an unheralded but sneakily determined Cenk Batu. Here’s the form guide:
REPRESENTING SWEDEN: THE BRIDGE
Form guide: One of the favourites, The Bridge caused controversy because of deciding to represnt Sweden, despite its heavy Danish connections. This team features one of Europe’s most dangerous strikers. Saga Norén has an intensity and instinct that makes her hard to stop, and she forms an irresistible partnership with Martin Rohde (who caused yet more controversy when he decided to represent Sweden for this tournament, despite actually being Danish), while out on the wing newcomer Henrik Sabroe provides a fresh take on things. John Lundqvist in the middle of the park is dangerous, too. The big question mark is whether Rohde, who has been out of action for a year, will make the team in time.
REPRESENTING GERMANY: CENK BATU
Form guide: Cenk Batu might just surprise a few people in this tournament. With Turkish/German blood coursing through his veigns, undercover expert Batu is a tough centre forward, used to going it alone. But the lack of depth in the squad will probably do for this show in the early rounds, despite its huge support at home.
So who’s it going to be? Sweden or Germany? The Bridge or Cenk Batu? Vote now!
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