Favourites for Euro 2020

After being cancelled last year due to the ongoing pandemic, the Euro 2020 has finally got started once again whilst holding on to the same moniker from last year. We’ve already seen some high-profile games over this past week, with the event still scheduled to be played out over the next few weeks too there are plenty of games left to watch too. But going into the event, who are the favourites going in, and what are the current odds too? With recent changes to legislation too, your betting options will certainly be much more open as the likes of Maryland online gambling is now much more accessible.

France were the clear favourites going in to the event as the winners of the 2018 World Cup and with a formidable squad too – with huge names on the roster with the likes of Mbappe, Pogba, and Benzema, they’re certainly looking to be amongst one of the strongest squads to take the field this year. With their first game of the tournament ending in a win over Germany, albeit with an own goal from Germany’s Hummels, gets the 9/2 favourites off to a great start – their second game will be against Hungary who recently lost 3-0 to Portugal too, so could be an easy second win for the French.

Coming in after France are both Belgium and England as both sit at 11/2 with both winning their opening games of the tournament too – Belgium took a 3-0 victory over Russia and England a 1-0 win over Croatia to get things started, and both look to have brought extremely competitive teams too. It seems both could certainly be running with the same steam too as both will face off against teams that lost their first matches in the event for the second game, and with two wins all but securing a spot in the round of sixteen it seems almost inevitable that both will be going through to the next stages too. 

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Although a little further down the list, Portugal are also other favourites at 8/1 odds and after a 3-0 victory over Hungary during the week they’re certainly looking very strong, and with Ronaldo scoring two of the goals in that game, the one man force himself certainly is on. An interesting thing to come from this event too has been with Coca-Cola losing reported billions in market value after Ronaldo removed the bottles from the camera shot and instead said to drink water at the post match presser – as one of the big sponsors for the event, it’s a strange look, and whether Ronaldo’s comments were the only reason why is yet to be seen, but the connection is certainly too hard to miss.

About Marcelo Villa

Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.