The Euro Cup is here. While it got postponed for a year due to the pandemic, it’s still called EURO 2020, and it’s still held in different countries across the whole continent. Fans will be allowed to attend as well.
Soccer is the most-watched sport in the world, and the Euro Cup is the 2nd most prestigious event after the World Cup. As billions of people would most likely watch the event, some might wonder — who’s the favorite? Who should I bet on?
According to Draft Kings and William Hill, here are the favorites at the time of writing:
- France: +450 (William Hill) + 460 (Draft Kings). The current World Cup champions enter as favorites, and the world’s highest-valued player, Kylian Mbappe, is leading the attack.
- England: +500 (William Hill), +600 (Draft Kings). England’s team is filled with talent and is looking for its first European Cup. Everyone will be looking at Harry Kane to provide the goals.
- Belgium: +600 (William Hill), +750 (Draft Kings). Belgium’s FIFA No.1 ranked team. The Red Devils have plenty of talent to take them to the top. Unfortunately, some key players are still healing from injuries, such as Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, and Axel Witsel.
- Spain: +800 (William Hill), +900 (Draft Kings). The world was shocked by the omission of the team’s captain Sergio Ramos and the lack of players from Real Madrid, the highest-valued club. Moreover, the recent COVID outbreak in the camp is making Spain’s chances slimmer.
- Portugal: +800 (William Hill), +800 (Draft Kings). The reigning champions are not to be forgotten. Cristiano Ronaldo is 36, but he’s feeling and playing as if he’s 26. Plus, he has a team of stars around him.
While these are the favorites, some other teams to consider are Germany (+800), Italy (+800), and the Netherlands (+1,400). If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, you can also think about Croatia, at +3,300, or Denmark, at +2,500.
Some other odds to consider include:
- Name the finalists: England/Belgium at +1,600, England/France and France/Belgium at +1,800
- Team to concede most goals: Hungary +400, Finland +600, North Macedonia, +700
- Most goals scored: Belgium and England: +450
- First Goal at the Euros: Andrea Belotti and Ciro Immobile (Italy) +375
While the World Cup rarely gives us surprises in the last stages, the Euro is different. There are plenty of fantastic underdog stories, such as Greece in 2004 and Denmark in 1992, to make us believe a bet on an underdog might just pay off.