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The 15th edition of the European Championships kicks off on June 10 in France. The action starts with the hosts, who are not only favoured to win the group, but are also +325 co-favourites to win the tournament, along with Germany. Here's a look at key Group A matchups.


Albania (+425) vs Switzerland (-130) – Saturday, June 11, 9 AM ET

Albania is +3300 to win Group A in their first-ever appearance at a major tournament. They have a tough defense, but lack a bit of power going forward, which is something Switzerland should be able to take advantage of. La Nati is a strong team, but they'll be without captain Gokhan Inler, so they'll need some steel in midfield. Striker Josip Drmic will also miss the tournament due to a knee injury, which puts pressure on striker Haris Seferovic.

These two teams have met six times, with Switzerland winning five and drawing one. It would be a huge upset if Albania were to beat Switzerland for the first time.


Romania (+300) vs Switzerland (-115) – Wednesday, June 15, 12 PM ET

Switzerland will be determined to take all three points from Albania (+350 to win Group A) because they have a crucial meeting with Romania right after. Romania is back in the Euros despite not qualifying in 2012, and they're going to need midfielder Nicolae Stanciu to continue his fine form; the 23-year-old has scored three times for his country in his last four games. With Alexandru Maxim being left at home, Stanciu becomes all the more important.

These two teams have each won one of their last two meetings and now that third-place teams will get a chance to play their way into the knockout stage, each point is important. Neither team will be able to sit back and rest on their laurels.


Switzerland (+425) vs France (-145) – Sunday, June 19, 3 PM ET

The hosts are the tournament favourites at +325 and they're -375 to win Group A, so they could be resting players by the time they get to this game. Even though they had to leave Karim Benzema at home due to some legal issues, Anthony Martial and Antoine Griezmann can handle things up front. France might have the best midfield in the tournament with Paul Pogba leading the way. This is the tournament in which he can really put his name out there with the best of the best in Europe. There could be issues at the back in front of captain/goalkeeper Hugh Lloris as someone has to step up and partner Laurent Koscielny in central defense.

These two teams have met 37 times, with France winning 16 and drawing nine. Switzerland last beat France in a 1992 friendly. France has won three and drawn three since.


*Odds as of June 2, 2016