Best Bets For European Championship In 2021
May 26, 2020
The European Championship is going to be one of the highlights of 2021 and as ever with a major football tournament, it will be a huge betting event. Here is an early look at the competition to see where the value lies at this stage in the outright market.
France To Win The Tournament (5/1)
World champions France will be aiming to complete the major tournament double next year by adding the European Championship to their World Cup, just like they did in 2000. Didier Deschamps side have been the most consistent international team in the world over the last five years, so it comes as a surprise that they are as big as 5/1 in the betting to win Euro 2020. England, who have not won a major tournament since 1966, are ahead of them at 9/2.
Given the average age of the France starting XI, expect to see Les Bleus continue their dominance in the European Championship. Now that they have a taste of success, there should be no fear in their ranks.
When it comes to attacking threats, France have an embarrassment of riches. Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe are two guaranteed starters, if fit, and they have the potential to light up this tournament, so look out for them in the player of the tournament market.
Now is a good time to back France for the trophy as they could be much shorter in the betting by the time the competition comes around.
Germany Each-way In Outright Market (8/1)
Germany have been going through a transition phase in international football over the last two years. The recent signs suggest they could be a big force at next summer’s European Championship. Joachim Low’s side were eliminated in the group stages of the 2018 World Cup, which was a humiliating performance for the four-time winners.
The big difference with the current Germany squad to that which competed in Russia in 2018 is the average age. It has been reduced since that disappointment. There are a number of young and talented players who could have a big impact at the tournament next year.
Kai Havertz is one of these young wonderkids. The Bayer Leverkusen forward has impressed for club and country. His side have German Bundesliga odds of 1/2 to finish in the top four this season, so the 2020/21 campaign could be a big year for the youngster.
The bookmakers make Germany 8/1 shots for Euro 2020 and those odds suggest they have somewhat been underestimated. In their qualifying campaign for the tournament, they finished top of their group ahead of the Netherlands, winning seven of their eight matches.
At 8/1, Germany represent a solid each-way investment. If they reach the final, you will be a winner on the place part of your bet, at the very least. Given their record in major finals, you would also stand a strong chance of collecting from the win part of the punt.
It is going to be an exciting tournament next year and one in which many teams will be confident they have a great chance of lifting the trophy at Wembley Stadium on the 11th July.