Euro 2020 (2021) Goal Difference Game

Discussion in 'Forum Games & Competitions' started by HHHornet, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. HHHornet

    HHHornet Academy Graduate

    I haven't seen any Euro games, so I thought with the Euros only a couple of days it feels only right we get a little fun game under way.

    The 24 teams have been split into 4 Pots sorted via the odds of winning the tournament. Everyone will pick ONE team from each Pot who they think will have the best goal difference over the whole tournament.

    How to Enter

    • Pick one team from each Pot.
    • Guess the total number of goals for the tournament
  2. HHHornet

    HHHornet Academy Graduate

    My guess is:
  3. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    France, Netherlands, Poland, Wales
  4. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    France, Italy, Austria, Wales, 132
  5. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Belgium, Holland, Ukraine, Finland.
    111 goals
  6. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    Belgium Italy Austria Wales. 106 goals.
  7. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    Spain, Italy, Austria, Wales

    107 goals
  8. HHHornet

    HHHornet Academy Graduate

    Mike, what's your guess for the total tournament goals? Will be using this as a tie break if needed.
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  9. HHHornet

    HHHornet Academy Graduate

    Current players selections.
  10. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Squad Player

    Does the total number of tournament goals include extra time and penalties?
  11. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain


    Goals: 95
  12. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

  13. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Wales 124
  14. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    France, Italy, Poland, Wales. 96 goals.
  15. WatfordÉire

    WatfordÉire Squad Player

    Belgium Italy Poland Wales. 108 goals.
  16. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    France, Italy, Poland, Scotland....141 goals.
  17. HHHornet

    HHHornet Academy Graduate

    Extra time goals are included as well as in game penalties, but a penalty shoot out wouldn’t be counted.

    If we take Euro 2016 as an example the tournament total goals were 108 goals.
    Groups - 69
    R of 16 - 19 (88)
    1/4 final - 15 (103)
    Semi - 4 (107)
    Final - 1 (108)​

    The goal scored by Éder in the final was aet and is included in the tournament total goals.
  18. goldpapaya

    goldpapaya Academy Graduate

    France, turkey austria wales 128
  19. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Wales, 112
  20. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Squad Player

    France, Netherlands, Ukraine, Scotland, 109
  21. HHHornet

    HHHornet Academy Graduate

    Updated players selections.
  22. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn Reservist

    France, Italy, Sweden, Wales, 99
  23. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member


    101 goals

    How does the scoring work for this game?
  24. HHHornet

    HHHornet Academy Graduate

    Scoring works using Goal Difference, so each of the four teams that are selected the GD will be added together and the winner will be the person with the highest GD.
    Using your selection as an example by the end of the tournament you could have:

    Belgium +6
    Netherlands +2
    Poland -1
    Slovakia 0​

    Total GD = 7

    In case of a tie, the closest to tournament total goals will be the winner.
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  25. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Reservist

    Portugal Italy Switzerland Ecosse

  26. HHHornet

    HHHornet Academy Graduate

    Davy whose Ecosse?
  27. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Reservist

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  28. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Reservist

    anyone who punted on Italy is off to a flyer !
  29. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Yes - I “umd and ahhd” between Italy and the Netherlands for that pot - think I may have opted for the wrong one of the two..
  30. HHHornet

    HHHornet Academy Graduate

    After the first 4 games of the Euros two players are tied in the lead, both K9 Hornet and WatfordÉire.

    A very quick start out of the blocks for both the Azzurri and The Red Devils with Lukaku netting a brace for the latter.

    Most importantly of all, thoughts and best wishes to Christian Eriksen. Hoping for a speedy recovery.


    Current Stats
    Total Goals 9
    Games Played 4
    Average 2.25
    51 Games 115
  31. HHHornet

    HHHornet Academy Graduate

    Now we are midway through Matchday 2 of 3 in the groups.

    Latest results are K9 Hornet is still leading the way, WatfordÉire has dropped a point behind and is in close second.

    Before Holland played Austria, K9 did have the highest goal difference at 14 points.

    Big day tomorrow. Can Sweden do BushyOrn and Sahorn a favour and win emphatically to Slovakia, will Scotland upset the In-Ger-Land faithful. All still to play for.

    Current Stats
    Total Goals 42
    Games Played 18
    Average 2.33
    51 Games 119
  32. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    I'm already looking forward to my inevitable slide into mid-table obscurity...
  33. HHHornet

    HHHornet Academy Graduate

    With the weekends games just gone, some could argue the most enjoyable game of the Euros so far with two giants in Germany and Portugal showcasing a 6 goal thriller. Leaving group F wide open with all to play in Matchday 3 of 3.

    Unfortunately it didn't help the only player Davy Crockett with one of them teams, although some consolation can come in the Scots getting a draw on Friday.

    Leading the way won't come as a shock, K9 is still holding on to the top spot, no moccasin's and glass mountains in sight.

    Closing that gap is BushyOrn rising up into third. Otter and Sahorn are hot on the leading packs tail with Austria, Belgium and Holland playing tonight. If all three win and comfortably Knight GT would jump up the table quicker than Poulsen's goal last Thursday.


    Current Stats
    Total Goals 60
    Games Played 26
    Average 2.31
    51 Games 118
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  34. goldpapaya

    goldpapaya Academy Graduate

    i got sold a turkey!
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  35. HHHornet

    HHHornet Academy Graduate

    They were the dark horses by a lot of pundits. Was a big differential in this table though, could of been great.
    Looking at your selection, it feels like half are from an Attenbourgh documentary.
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