The European Championship final is just days away and football fans will be disappointed to find that it invariably produces a low-scoring game. That shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise given the magnitude of the fixture, but it will give hope to those addressing the total goals market on Sunday.
Spain’s triumph over Germany four years ago came via a lone Fernando Torres strike and that was the seventh successive occasion that the European final has featured fewer than three goals within 90 minutes. The previous two finals, Spain v Germany and Greece v Portugal, have both been decided 1-0. Across the past seven finals the average number of goals during 90 minutes in the final currently stands at 1.7 per game.
Another interesting factor to come from the Euro finals is that five of the past seven have seen the victor win to nil.