England’s Euro 2020 odds shorten after win over Czech Republic
March 23, 2019
We recently reported that the bookies had offered the shortest ever pre-qualification price on England to win a major tournament with Gareth Southgate’s side being just 6/1 to go all the way in Euro 2020. It seems that England’s recent victory over the Czech Republic on Friday evening has given bookmakers even more confidence in their ability to progress next summer as their odds have again been cut.
England are now joint second favourites to win the tournament at odds of just 5/1. A few bookmakers such as Betfred and BetVictor are yet to go so low and are still offering 6/1 but the majority have slashed their odds based on last nights result.
England romped home 5-0 winners in their first Euro 2020 qualifying match with a Harry Kane penalty, an own goal from Czech Republic and Bristol City centre back Tomáš Kalas and a hattrick from Raheem Sterling. His first in an England shirt.
Last nights victory means England top their qualifying group which also includes Bulgaria, Kosovo and Montenegro. It’s a group they are expected to win but finding the net five times in qualification matcheswill give Southgate and his players confidence going into next years tournament should they progress and into their semi-final UEFA Nations League clash against the Netherlands on 6th June.
Should England progress to the final or dare we say it, even win the UEFA Nations League, it’s likely that we’ll see the bookies shorten their Euro 2020 odds even further. It’s unlikely that they’ll head into the tournament as favourites unless France somehow do not qualify. The favourites are currently 3/1 to go all the way and win their second major tournament within two years.
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