Rather confusingly, UEFA, in their eternal wisdom, have decided that despite the European Championships being delayed till the summer of 2021, the competition will still be called Euro 2020.
In this article we take a look at who the favourites are to wrest the prestigious title away from the Portuguese in 2021, or should we say 2020?
Should England’s Short Odds Be Believed?
If the bookmakers are to be believed, Gareth Southgate’s charges are the hot favourites to go all the way this summer. The fact they are slated to play all their group games on home turf is probably the main factor behind this.
However, with Scotland desperate to spoil the English party, as well as the Czech Republic and Croatia also unlikely to be pushovers, it is hardly a done deal that the Three Lions will escape group D. However, that will not stop thousands of loyal England fans using Euro 2020 free bets to back Kane, Sterling, Maguire, and Co. And who can blame them, because if England do make it through the group, they will have all the confidence they need to go on and dominate.
Caption: Ronaldo’s Portugal are being overlooked by experts, which could be a mistake given that the reigning champions boast the likes of Diogo Jota and João Félix
Will Pogba Come to Life for France?
The French national team is always something of an enigma, either sinking without a trace or launching themselves into the title reckoning.
What the French also excel at is bringing out the best in players who have otherwise been under-performing, so do not be surprised if Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann suddenly burst to life as soon as they don a blue jersey.
Can Belgium’s Golden Generation Come Good?
England will forever kick themselves for not winning anything during the Lampard, Gerrard, and Rooney years, and the same fate could befall Belgium if they are not careful.
Could 2021 be the year that Lukaku, De Bruyne, and Hazard finally deliver for their country as they do for their clubs? The bookmakers seem to think they will, offering odds of 5/1.
Why Would Anyone Bet Against Germany?
It could easily be argued that the Bundesliga is the strongest league in the world at the moment, and that is being driven by a whole host of huge German talents.
The smart money almost always goes on the Germans, who can at least be counted on to reach the semis.
Are Spain this Year’s Dark Horses?
The Spanish bull is beginning to show signs that it could be returning to the form that saw them win Euro 2012, with young stars in the making, like Ansu Fati, showing that there is life after Xavi and Iniesta.
With them strongly fancied to top group E, Spain could well be worth plumping for this summer.