With UEFA Euro 2020 lingering around the corner and domestic football nearing its end, it is time to predict the tournament’s outcome. However, the situation of dismay is that the future of UEFA Euro 2020 is still uncertain. With lots of rumors flying around, the future of Euro 2020 hangs by a thread.
Uncertainties aside, let’s take a look at the potential favorites that can clinch the European championship. We will look at some of the underlying numbers, key stats, betting odds, and players that can help their teams get the title to their name.
Belgium is tipped at 5/1 to win the UEFA Euro 2020. If they win the competition, it will be their first-ever major International trophy in history. However, they had come close to winning it before when they lost the final in 1980 and lost to France in World Cup 2018. Later on in the tournament, Belgium beat England to finish in third place.
Belgium has some of the hottest and generational talents in their squad. With some big names, such as Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, and Dries Mertens, they have what it takes to get their hands on the title.
Key Strength: The key strength of Belgium’s team lies in the powerhouse Kevin de Bruyne. The midfield has been nothing short of a miracle for Pep Guardiola and his team. By scoring and assisting on multiple occasions, de Bruyne does not let any opponent slow him down, except the laws of nature – his age.
The Englishmen are hot favorites to win the Euro 2020 title this year, with odds of 4/1 weighing in their favor. Suppose they manage to get their hands on the title. In that case, it will be their first-ever European Championship win after finishing fourth at the previous World Cup.
Key Strengths: England’s key strength lies in the insane depth laying in the squad. They have tensile strength when it comes to depth. They have the like of Danny Ings, Harry Kane, Callum Wilson, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Patrick Bamford, and other notable strikers competing for only one center-forward position. England has at least four to five players in each of their starting position, which makes them one of the strongest contenders to win the championship.
The former world champions France are 13/2 to win the UEFA Euro 2020 competition. The current defending World Cup champions came close to winning the European Championship’s last iteration after Ronaldo limped out after an injury. But, to their dismay, their hopes were crushed by a late strike from Eder.
Key Strength: The key strength of France lies in their attacking threat and prior experience. They are already the defending champions of the World Cup and took second place in UEFA Euro 2020. Ever since, they have been on a steady flight to take the number one spot from Belgium in terms of the overall ranking. With Mbappe reinforced in their attack, France can achieve wonders.
The finalists of World Cup 2010 are 13/2 to win the European Championship this year. Leading from the back, Virgil van Dijk will be looking to reinforce his side with his leadership skills. In addition to their talented squad, the Netherlands were on the verge of winning the Nations League before being edged by Portugal in the final by one goal to nil.
Key Strengths: The Netherlands will be looking to go all guns blazing in the European championship’s upcoming 60th anniversary. One of their key strengths is to play as a unit. Players such as Virgil van Dijk and Frenkie de Jong can help them cruise to victory with their top-of-the-line performances. They may not be the same as the team that appeared in the World Cup 2010 final, but they have what it takes to beat the odds this time around.
Spain is 8/1 to win the European championship this year. After winning the World Cup of 2010, La Roja’s has had a very tough opening and closing to European tournaments. After winning three International titles in a row, i.e., Euro 2008, World Cup 2010, and Euro 2012, Spain stopped were Germany in the World Cup of 2014.
Key Strengths: Hailed as one of the best center-backs globally, Spain will be led by Real Madrid and their national team captain Sergio Ramos. Other than that, their key strength lies in their attack because their recent success in rankings has been a result because of them going forward.
With plenty of cover at the back and a solid midfield in play, Spain will be looking to prove themselves again in the upcoming Euro 2020 outing. They are currently in Group E against Sweden, Poland, and Slovakia.
After analyzing the bets, odds, and key players for each national team, our verdict favours England winning the UEFA Euro 2020. They have insane squad depth, and if they reach the final of the tournament, they will be playing at their home ground, hence gaining the upper hand over other teams.
Other teams possess a certain goal threat and a chance to win the Euro 2020, i.e., Germany, but they have been inconsistent lately. But, let’s see what happens in the future because our fingers are crossed.
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