It’s time to check in with two teams yet to make an appearance in the Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama – from the Czech Republic, The Lens, and, from Spain, Falcón. Let’s be brutally honest here: these two aren’t expected to go beyond the group stages but, as we saw from yesterday’s fixture between Inspector Montalbano and Salamander, unfancied teams can and do produce some close match-ups.
As ever, let’s recap yesterday Group C game. It was a very tight one, with Italy and Inspector Montalbano just about pulling through. It was certainly the closest game of the tournament so far:
Inspector Montalbano 59%
So after that, this is how Group C looks:
Happy Valley (P1 W1 L0 POINTS 3 WM +88%)
Inspector Montalbano (P1 W1 L0 POINTS 3 WM +18%)
Love/Hate (P1 W0 L1 POINTS 0)
Salamander (P1 W0 L1 POINTS 0)
Now, onto today’s game, which sees us return to Group D.
REPRESENTING THE CZECH REPUBLIC: THE LENS
Form guide: An unheralded drama from the Czech Republic, traffic photographer-turned-cop Roman Kadlec is a prodigious talent although some would argue shy and sensitive on the field. His partnership with sparky Nikola Bárdyová is, however, one to watch, and potentially one of the most complimentary in the tournament.
REPRESENTING SPAIN: FALCON
Form guide: Javier Falcón is the brooding, Latin detective here and he alone is worthy of note, but, again, a lack of depth in the team and the bench might make this another show to leave the tournament.
VOTING FOR THIS FIXTURE HAS NOW ENDED
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