Outright Winner Euro 2021 Betting Tips & Predictions
There are seven teams trading at single-figure odds to win Euro 2021 which illustrates that the bookmakers regard this as a wide-open tournament and the truth is that there are even more countries that can be crowned champions of Europe at the tournament.
All of a sudden, the European Championship seems a long way away considering that we've got a whole additional domestic season to contemplate before we move on to an international tournament which was delayed by a year due to the COVID-19 virus that swept through the world.
The bookmakers have revised their prices and England are still the outright favourites. This is partly down to the fact that the Three Lions have a favourable group and play their first three matches at Wembley Stadium. There is also the fact that the semi-finals and final take place at this ground, although 5.00 (4/1) seems a touch on the skinny side.
On the flip side, Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford were facing a race against time to be available for Euro 2020 although they now have a much stronger chance of being fit and in form for the 2021 European Championships, while we could see a new goalkeeper come to the fore in the guise of Nick Pope or Dean Henderson.
Nevertheless, Gareth Southgate’s side having to overcome some high-quality teams if they’re to win this tournament for the first time and we should note that they have never won a European Championship before.
France are the world champions and Didier Deschamps retains the nucleus of the squad that triumphed in Russia two years ago, with Les Bleus boasting brilliant attacking players such as Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann, while we can expect N’Golo Kante to provide that defensive midfield foil once again. Even Paul Pogba might be able to hit the ground running now there has been a year's pause.
However, the team that really makes appeal is BELGIUM, with the Red Devils having reached the business end of the past few major tournaments and we would have them as favourites to triumph at Euro 2021.
It’s crazy to think that the Belgians were struggling to qualify for major tournaments only a few years ago considering they can now lay claim to being the most devastating attacking team in the world.
Any team who has Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne is going to be fearsome and the former should have gotten himself up to full speed come the summer of 2021 after an injury-ravaged first campaign with Real Madrid since signing from Chelsea.
De Bruyne has shone typically bright for Manchester City during the 2019/20 campaign and the same can be said of Romelu Lukaku who has adjusted well to life at Internazionale after being moved on by Manchester United.
Belgium reached the semi-finals of the World Cup and beat Brazil along the way before losing narrowly to the French, although you could argue that they have more match-winners in the team and boast a top-class goalkeeper in Thibaut Courtois.
We should also give an honourable mention to the Netherlands who have really undergone a renaissance in the past two years and we could see the Dutch go deep at Euro 2021 under the experienced Ronald Koeman.
Germany will appeal to some punters at 10.00 (9/1) and they remain in the elite of international clubs although it’s hard to forget their group stage exit at the 2018 World Cup and they have been handed a tough opening group.
Spain are another team who seem to be on the wane, with La Roja trading at a bigger price for the European Championship than they have been for several years.
Italy and Portugal are the other teams worthy of consideration, with the latter actually the reigning champions and capable of upsetting the odds again. However, the big question is whether they can get through a group that includes Germany and France.
Belgium to win Euro 2021 @ 6.00 (5/1) with bet365