The qualifiers are almost complete for Euro 2020, with virtually all of the 24 available spots taken. Every side has had to get there in the usual fashion, with no automatic qualifying berths as 12 different countries will be holding matches in the finals. Euro 2020 will be moving around the continent, from Budapest and Copenhagen to Dublin, so the home advantage could be a big contributor to a shake-up in the competition. With that in mind, these are some of the predictions that could occur going forward in this campaign. If you were thinking about placing a bet, check out these sky RAB predictions.
The Favourites to Win
The current favourites to win are England, with odds of 4/1 to win for the first time ever since finishing fourth at the previous World Cup. Gareth Southgate guided them to their joint-best finish and will be setting his sights on a Euro 2020 win next year. With the final being held at Wembley, it would mark a storybook ending for the team. Other contenders are Belgium, with odds of 5/1 to claim their first major title trophy in their football history. They reached the final in 1980 but lost out. However, they have a talented squad, with Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelo Lukaku on their side, so this could be their time to shine.
France haven been given odds of 13/2 at this point to win, which would mark the second time they’ve held both the European Championship and the World Cup at the same time since 2000. They’ve won the European Championships two times before in their history, having also become runners-up in 2016. If they could earn a victory next year it would see them reach level pegging with Germany and Spain on three championships.
Netherlands failed to qualify in their last two big tournaments, however they have decent odds to win next year in the Euro, having turned their luck around. Under the lead of Virgil van Dijk, they won their Nations League group before succumbing to a 1-0 defeat against Portugal. Spain are also sitting on odds of 8/1 to be the title winners next year – they won in 2008 and 2012, becoming the first team to hold on to their title in the process, so they’ll be looking to make up for the disappointment of their 2018 World Cup show.
Euro 2020 Outsiders and Underdogs
Nations League champions Portugal will be looking to repeat their 2016 success by becoming the second side to hold on to the championship after Spain achieved the same feat back in 2012. Croatia are also one of the possible outsiders that could win, with odds of 25/1. Further down the list of possible contenders are Ukraine, with current odds of 66/1, while Switzerland and Denmark are both at odds of 80/1 to win. The competition looks set to be a really thrilling campaign that fans will have plenty of exciting matches to look forward to as each team battles it out for the elusive win.