Euro 2020 Winner Preview and Betting Analysis

OM Staff

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 5:24 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jun. 1, 2021 5:24 PM UTC

Almost 365 days after its intended start, the Euro 2020 competition is finally about to kick off. Us football fans have been deprived of an International tournament for almost 3 years now and it’s good to have it back. Here is our Euro 2020 winner Preview and Betting Analysis.

<p><strong>Who Are The Favorites and Potential Outsider Winners?</strong></p><p>The obvious names are floating around as usual, with France the favourites at press time with odds of 6.0 with almost every bookie across the board, followed by England at a close 6.5 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unibet</a> and Belgium at 7.5 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paddy Power</a>. Germany, Spain, Portugal (the current champions), Italy and the Netherlands are all backable between 9.0 and 15.0. As you can see, not a lot of odds separate these five nations.</p><p>The Euros has been known to throw a spanner in the works so to speak and we have seen some underdog winners in recent years. Denmark lifted the cup in 1992 at odds of 34.0, Greece were crowned champions 12 years later at eye watering odds of 151.0 and finally Portugal lifted the cup in 2016 at 21.0.</p><p>So who are the “most likely” outsiders to win the tournament? You would have to give Poland a chance if Robert Lewandowski is fully fit and on fire at odds of 101.0. Denmark have a strong squad and might be worth a look at 34.0. Turkey haven’t a bad squad either, although they leak goals so if they do reach the final expect to see some exiting games. The Turks are currently 67.0 to win the tournament. World Cup finalist in 2018, Croatia are valued at 67.0 to lift the trophy and finally Switzerland might be able to do some damage at 91.0.</p><p>So who is our selection? We believe the Belgians have a very strong squad and a favourable group also. Their odds at 7.5 seems a tad high, as we would have expected them to be 6.0.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Why We Think Belgium Can Lift The Trophy On July 11th</strong></p><p>Belgium have been a big disappointed in recent years as they are currently in their “golden generation” but have failed to capitalize with this current squad. To name just a few players for those who are unfamiliar with their team: Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) Eden Hazard (Real Madrid) Leander Dendoncker (Wolves) Youri Tielemans (Leicester City). That’s just the tip of the Iceberg, most of their substitutes would be starting in most other nations teams. Belgium are flooded with talent, yet they have failed to make hay in the past few tournaments. They were knocked out in the 2014 world cup in the quarter finals against Argentina. Euro 2016 they were knocked out in the quarter finals against Wales, and finally in the 2018 World Cup they lost 1-0 to France in the Semi Finals.</p><p>This is a positive sign, they might finally have matured enough to be able to manage games and keep a level head. France were just too strong in 2018 but we feel the Belgians are the stronger team this time around and since the 2018 World Cup, they have added some notable players to their squad. Dendoncker and Tielemans were at the 2018 world cup but didn’t play many minutes and both only started the game against England, a match where Belgium won 1-0. Both are tough players who do their job on the pitch and don’t mind the nitty gritty work. When one of their star players isn’t performing, they have another very talented player capable of coming in and doing the job. Star striker Lukaku just recently won the Serie A with Inter Milan, and he seems to be at the peak of his powers these days.</p><p>Heading into the tournament Belgium are sitting pretty at the top of the FIFA world rankings and they have what should be an easy group to navigate from, with the likes of Finland, Russia and Denmark all awaiting them in group B. If they top this group, they then face a team who finished in 3rd place. Obviously if we feel Belgium will go all the way we would suspect Lukaku to be top goalscorer or at least have a chance if they make it to the final, the Inter striker is priced up at 8.5 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Betway</a> to be the tournaments top goalscorer (2nd favourite behind Harry Kane). If you think Belgium win and Lukaku is top scorer, the odds are 26.0 across the board.</p><p>Belgium need to step up to their role as favourites, they seemed to play better as underdogs in the past, but with this squad and ranked 1st in the world, they have to be setting their sights on making it to the final at the very least. They can play very versatile styles of football, they can shut the shop with their star studded backline and goalkeeper, but also outscore teams in a high scoring match with one of the most dangerous midfield and forward lines at the tournament. Personally, I would be shocked if they didn’t make it to the semi finals at the very least. Belgium are the current favorites to reach the Semi Finals at 2.4 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bet365</a>.</p><p><strong>Euro 2020 Free Betting Tip:</strong> <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgium Outright Winners at 7.5 with Paddy Power</a></p>
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