With Game Day 2 of the Euro 2016 tournament set to kick off this afternoon, SBC brings some more bite-size facts about some of this week’s games, as provided by iSportGenius.
Russia vs Slovakia: Kick-off Wednesday June 15, 2:00pm BST
• Including friendlies, none of the last six international fixtures between Slovakia and Russia have seen more than two goals scored.
• Including friendlies, Russia has only lost one of its last six internationals against Slovakia.
• Russia has conceded exactly one goal in each of its last four UEFA Euro Group Stage fixtures.
Romania vs Switzerland: Kick-off Wednesday June 15, 5:00pm BST
• Including friendlies, Switzerland has conceded exactly one goal in six of its last eight internationals against Romania.
• Including friendlies, only two of the last 12 internationals between Romania and Switzerland have resulted in a draw.
• Including qualifiers, Romania hasn’t conceded a first-half goal in any of its last 11 UEFA Euro matches.
France vs Albania: Kick-off Wednesday June 15, 8:00pm BST
• France has won each of its previous four competitive fixtures against Albania.
• Six of France’s 11 goals scored against Albania in competitive fixtures have come in the first 25 minutes.
• Across its four previous competitive fixtures against France, Albania has only scored one goal.
England vs Wales: Kick-off Thursday June 16, 2:00pm BST
• England has won each of its last four internationals against Wales.
• England has kept a clean sheet in each of its last four internationals against Wales.
• Excluding friendlies, Gareth Bale has scored six times in his last seven appearances for the Welsh national team.
Ukraine vs Northern Ireland: Kick-off Thursday June 16, 5:00pm BST
• Each of the last two internationals played between Ukraine and Northern Ireland have resulted in 0-0 draws.
• Across four internationals against Ukraine, Northern Ireland has only scored one goal.
• Across its four UEFA Euro Group Stage matches, Ukraine has never scored a goal in the first half.
Germany vs Poland: Kick-off Thursday June 16, 8:00pm BST
• Including friendlies, six of the last nine internationals between Germany and Poland have been decided by a margin of two goals.
• Including friendlies, Germany has only lost one of its 20 internationals against Poland.
• Including friendlies, Robert Lewandowski has scored two goals and assisted one across his last three internationals against Germany.