EURO 2021 – Key betting contenders

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The European championships were of course scheduled to take place this year but unfortunately this was yet another competition that had to be postponed and moved to 2021, alongside the Olympic games. The format will remain the same and is set to kick off on June 11th, before finished on July 11th. Portugal head in as the defending champions, following their victory in the 2016 edition of the competition. But they are not amongst the betting favourites for the title next year.

The general 9/2 favourites are England, who are looking for their first title victory in the competition. They are also coming off the back of reaching the semi-finals at the World Cup back in 2018. England have reached the finals, following a very impressive qualifying campaign. This saw them top Group A, which included the likes of the Czech Republic, Kosovo and Bulgaria. They finished having picked up 21 points out of a possible 24, from their eight matches played. This also included scoring 37 goals and conceding just six. That is why there has been a lot of support for the side to finally win the competition next year. It will be interesting to see how well they perform and the 9/2 could turn out to be big odds, considering the strength of the squad.

Next in the betting and the general second favourites are Belgium. They also had a positive showing at the World Cup in finishing in third position, which was also the highest finishing position for the side in their history. They are another side who will be looking for their first Euro 2020 title but appear to have as good a chance of any side. Belgium also progressed through very impressively, as they won all ten matches in Group I. That saw them beat the likes of Russia, Scotland and Cyprus. Belgium also scored 40 goals and conceded just three, so head in as strong contenders for the title.

The final side to make the select list and the general third favourites for the title are France. They were beaten finalists back in 2016 and have since now gone on to land the 2018 World Cup. France are two-time winners of the competition and head in as many people’s ideas of the winners, which has seen them well supported to do so. They progressed through by topping Group H, beating the likes of Turkey, Iceland and Albania. This saw them win eight matches, draw one and lose one. France also scored 25 goals and conceded just six, so will again be hopeful of winning another trophy.