Euro 2020 Betting – Outright Winner Odds
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Euro 2020 Top Goalscorer Odds
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Open look to Euro 2020 odds
Euro 2020 will be the first European Championship contested by 24 teams. It is shaping up to be a highly entertaining tournament, with a competitive look to the Euro 2020 odds table above, writes Nick.
From the 10th June to the 10th July 2016, 10 venues across France play host to 51 matches in the 15th running of the competition. The widened field means that there will be less jeopardy for the bigger nations during the group stage but has also had the welcome effect of, directly or indirectly, introducing five new faces to the competition in the form of first-time qualifiers Albania, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Slovakia and Wales. Hungary have qualified for the first time since 1972.
England’s chances at Euro 2020 finals
England progressed through the qualifiers with a 100 percent record, with victories home and away to a very decent Switzerland side representing the highlight of a campaign in which they scored 31 goals and conceded just three over the course of their 10 fixtures. Wayne Rooney (seven) and Danny Welbeck (six) were their top contributors of goals.
Coach Roy Hodgson looks to have struck a decent balance between defence and attack, and has some good players at his disposal in what is likely to be one of the youngest squads England have ever taken to a major international tournament. His side certainly look worthy of their place among the bookies’ top-eight in the Euro 2020 odds to lift the trophy.
There is, however a big difference between being one of the eight best teams and one of the best four, best two or even the best of all, as England have found over the last 20 years. Euro 1996 was the last time they made it through to the final four of a major international tournament. They have reached the quarter finals in each of their last two European Championship appearances and in truth that probably still remains their level.
Other nations with European Championship claims
Spain have won each of the last two European Championships but their early exit from the 2014 World Cup and their unconvincing qualifying campaign justify their status as only third favourites for Euro 2020. World Cup winners Germany, who themselves endured a few off days in qualifying, and hosts France are currently placed as joint favourites in the Euro 2020 betting.
The likelihood is that one of those three teams will emerge with the trophy, but there are other sides who also look capable of challenging. Belgium’s cautious setup appears tailor-made for knockout football, as does that of Portugal, who can also count on the services of Cristiano Ronaldo up front. Italy seem to be adjusting to the demands of the system that brought coach Antonio Conte three consecutive Serie A titles at Juventus.
Beyond them, the likes of Croatia, with their plethora of technically gifted midfielders, Austria, who have qualified for only the second time with a very interesting generation of players and Poland, who recorded a home win over Germany during the qualifiers and have Robert Lewandowski as the spearhead of their attack, can all be relied upon to entertain. Turkey, too, have more talent than their somewhat patchy qualifying campaign suggested.
The tournament will be a new experience for home nations Northern Ireland and Wales. The former did very well to top their qualifying group and while they possess no standout players, are a determined and well-organised outfit. Wales, meanwhile, will seek to keep things tight at the back and will put their faith in Gareth Bale to tip the balance for them in attack.
Extra Euro 2020 matches a betting boon
The increase to 24 teams and the slightly awkward group-stage progression format (in which the four best third-placed teams joining the top two from all six groups in the last 16) will undoubtedly reduce the concentrated quality provided by the previous 16-team format. It would still be fair to say that even the weakest of the nations set to compete are stronger than some of those from other continents who regularly qualify for the World Cup.
The promise of 20 additional matches in these finals will be welcomed by bookmakers and punters alike, all eager to work the Euro 2020 odds to their advantage. Aside from the betting, the new format will be sufficient to draw in the majority of football-lovers and with no one team as clearly superior as Spain were coming into Euro 2012, everything looks set for an interesting and entertaining tournament in France.