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European Championships 2020: The Ultimate Euro 2020 Guide
Many of the world’s greatest players will be in action when the Euros take place across the continent this summer. European teams dominated the last World Cup, occupying all four semi-final berths, so the level of competition should be fierce. Read on for a detailed Euro 2020 guide.
When is Euro 2020?
Euro 2020 gets underway when Turkey and Italy square off at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome at 8pm on Friday 11th June. It runs for precisely one month, with the final taking place on Sunday 11th June. There will be games held every day until the group stage concludes on 23rd June. The Round of 16 begins on 26th June, the quarter-finals will take place on 2nd July and 3rd July, and the semis are on 6th July and 7th July. It was supposed to take place last summer, but the tournament had to be pushed back a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Where will the Euros be held?
The Euros will be held in 11 cities across Europe this year: Rome, Baku, Saint Petersburg, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Bucharest, London, Glasgow, Seville, Munich and Budapest. There is normally a specific host nation, or two countries join forces to host the tournament, but this year it will be held in a range of different venues around the continent. This is to mark the 60th anniversary of the tournament. It will return to a single host nation next time around, with Euro 2024 taking place in Germany.
When is the Euro 2020 Final?
The final will take place on Sunday 11th July.
Where is the Euro 2020 Final Being Held?
Wembley will host both semi-finals and the final, as it is the largest of all the venues taking part in the tournament. That would see England enjoy home advantage if they can make it to the latter stages of Euro 2020.
How many countries are competing in Euro 2020?
There will be 24 nations competing for glory at the Euros. Nineteen of them featured at Euro 2016. Finland and North Macedonia will be playing at their first major championships, while Scotland are in the mix for the first international tournament since the 1998 World Cup.
Who is in Euro 2020 Group A?
Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and Wales have landed in Group A. Italy are the favourites to emerge from that group after enjoying a 100% record during their qualification campaign.
They should be rock solid at the back thanks to the presence of veterans Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, while Nicolo Barella is going from strength to strength in the Inter midfield and Ciro Immobile is a handful up front. We make Switzerland the second favourites in our Euro 2020 spread betting Group A index, but you cannot write off Turkey or a Welsh team led by Gareth Bale.
Which teams are in Euro 2020 Group B?
Belgium, Denmark, Russia and Finland are in Group B. The Belgians are naturally the favourites to progress. They also had a flawless qualification campaign, with 10 wins out of 10, and they have beaten both Denmark and Russia home and away in the past couple of years. However, Kevin De Bruyne may miss the tournament with a fractured eye socket, while there are doubts over Eden Hazard. Denmark are up to 10th in the FIFA world rankings after embarking on a very strong run of form, and they will fancy their chances of getting the better of Russia, but that group does look pretty open.
Who is in Euro 2020 Group C?
Group C looks like potentially the weakest on paper. The Netherlands are the heavy favourites to win it, despite missing Virgil Van Dijk. Austria, Ukraine and North Macedonia are also in contention. Austria lost 4-0 to Denmark last time out, while Ukraine have gone six games without a win, but North Macedonia recently pulled off a shock 2-1 victory over Germany, so that group also looks interesting.
Which teams are in Euro 2020 Group D?
England will head into battle with Croatia, Czech Republic and Scotland in Group D. The Three Lions lost to Croatia in the semi-finals at the 2018 World Cup, but they have since had a few good results against Luka Modric and co. Croatia will have Modric and Mateo Kovacic in midfield, and Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic down the flanks, but they need to fix the defensive issues that plagued their last Nations League campaign. The Czech Republic are an impressive team – they beat England 2-1 in 2019 – and Scotland will be keen to impress after ending their 23-year period in the wilderness.
Who will play in Group E at Euro 2020?
Group E pits Spain, Poland, Sweden and Slovakia against one another. The big story in the build-up to the tournament is Sergio Ramos’ omission from the Spain squad. It means that Spain will not have a single Real Madrid player in their ranks. However, a midfield featuring the likes of Thiago Alcantara, Rodri, Sergio Busquets and Koke looks superb, and Spain should also be tough at the back, while Gerard Moreno could thrive up front.
Poland are the second favourites in our Group E Index, with superstar Robert Lewandowski leading the charge, but Sweden were quarter-finalists at the last World Cup and talented youngsters like Dejan Kulusevski are coming through. That should soften the blow of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury, and Sweden be formidable.
Which teams are in Group F at Euro 2020?
The final group features France, Germany, Portugal and Hungary, and it is sure to attract the most attention among neutral fans.
What is the Euro 2020 'Group of Death?'
That is undoubtedly Group F. France are the reigning world champions, having blown away the competition in 2018. Germany won the previous World Cup, and they have a strong blend of youth and experience. Portugal are the reigning European champions.
Hungary are a decent team, but many people expect to see France, Germany and Portugal battling for two places. We make Germany the favourites in the Group F Index, followed by France and Portugal. However, the Portuguese have a wealth of talent: Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Felix, Bernardo Silva, Diogo Jota, the list goes on and on. France have the Herculean presence of N’Golo Kante in midfield alongside Paul Pogba, with Kylian Mbappe wreaking havoc in attack. Picking a winner from that group looks fiendishly difficult.
Who are Favourites to Win Euro 2020?
We make England and France the joint favourites to lift the trophy in our Euro 2020 odds, with both teams priced at 5/1. It is the first time that the Three Lions have ever gone into a major tournament as favourites. Brazil led the betting in the build-up to the 1966 World Cup, which remains the only piece of silverware England have ever seized.
However, Gareth Southgate’s team have been on an upward curve since reaching the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup. They fired in 37 goals in just eight qualifying games for this tournament. The Three Lions boast a great deal of firepower, led by the irrepressible Harry Kane, and they will also have home advantage if they reach the semi-finals. They also did not land in a group of death.
France may well have been the outright favourites had they not landed in such a horrific group. They remain extremely strong, and if they can get out of Group F, Les Bleus will be the team to beat. We have Belgium at 11/2, with manager Roberto Martinez sweating on the fitness of key players De Bruyne and Hazard. Spain are next at 7/1, followed by Germany at 15/2, Portugal at 9/1, Italy at 11/1, the Netherlands at 12/1, Denmark at 28/1 and Croatia at 33/1. You can go each-way and get half the odds if your team finishes as the runners-up.
What are the Odds on England Winning Euro 2020?
England are the 5/1 joint favourites in our fixed odds on Euro 2020. However, we actually have England and France in joint third place in our Euro 2020 Outright Index. This Euro 2020 spread betting market awards 100 points to the winner, 75 points to the runner-up, 50 points to losing semi-finalists, 25 points to losing quarter-finalists and 10 points to any team that reaches the last 16, with zero points if a team fails to get out of the group stage. Belgium lead the way in this market, with a spread of 39-42, followed by Spain at 38-41. England and France are both priced at 37-40, while Germany are 33-36 and Italy are 32-35.
Who is Favourite to be Top Goalscorer at Euro 2020?
England captain Harry Kane is the favourite to finish Euro 2020 as the top goalscorer. He outscored every other player at the 2018 World Cup, and he has banged in 34 goals in 53 appearances for his country. Kane takes penalties, but he is also a terrific finisher with tremendous aerial presence. He enjoyed another fine campaign for Spurs, winning his third Premier League Golden Boot after scoring 23 goals in 35 games, so he will be central to England’s chances of success at the Euros.
What are the Odds on Harry Kane Being Euro 2020 Top Goalscorer?
Kane is priced at 11/2 to finish as the top scorer at the Euros. His main rivals are Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku (6/1), France’s Kylian Mbappe (8/1) and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal (10/1). Memphis Depay, Alvaro Morata and Karim Benzema are all priced at 16/1.
Benzema has been recalled to the French team following a long exile, and it will be fascinating to see if he plays a starring role alongside Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann in a potentially devastating attack. Longer shots include Robert Lewandowski at 25/1, Kai Havertz at 40/1, and Bruno Fernandes and Gerard Moreno at 50/1.
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