Earlier this season, we correctly predicted Manchester City to be crowned as English Premier League 2020/21 winner and Atletico Madrid as La Liga’s winner. We also predicted West Brom and Fulham to be part of the relegated teams from the English Premier League. We didn’t stop there, we went on to correctly predict Norwich, Watford and Brentford to be promoted to top flight English football. Our team of football betting tipsters are here to predict who will win EURO 2021.
In this article, we will be discussing the favourites, squad depth, style of play, home advantage and more…
The rearranged Euro 2020 tournament is here, with Europe’s best competing to be crowned the continent’s top team.
Delayed from a year ago by the COVID-19 pandemic, with Portugal as the defending champions, the competition will finally get started when Italy and Turkey kick things off in Rome on 11 June.
Who will host Euro 2021?
According to UEFA, the tournament is to be held in 11 cities in 11 UEFA countries a “romantic” one-off event to celebrate the 60th “birthday” of the European Championship competition.
Stadia, Cities and Countries to be used are;
Wembley (London, England)
Hampden Park (Glasgow, Scotland)
Johan Cruyff Arena (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Stadium La Cartuja (Sevilla, Spain)
Allianz Arena (Munich, Germany)
Stadio Olimpico (Rome, Italy)
Parken Stadium (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Puskas Arena (Budapest, Hungary)
Krestovsky Stadium (St Petersburg, Russia)
Arena Nationala (Bucharest, Romania)
Olympic Stadium (Baku, Azerbaijan)
Who are the top favourites to win EURO 2021?
As seen on 1XBET, top six favourites to win are;
France is priced as favourites to win at 5.50 Odds
England @ 6 Odds
Belgium @ 6.80 Odds
Germany @ 8.6 Odds
Italy @ 9 Odds
Spain @ 9 Odds
Portugal @ 9.5 Odds
But who do we think will win!?
The football betting tipsters at Tips180 locked horns between France and England to win but eventually settled with France as the most favourite to win the title.
Fun Fact: If both teams manage to top their respective groups and avoid defeats in their knock-out matches, they will face-off in the final in London!
England’s home advantage will cancel out France’s team quality advantage making it an even match.
Why we tipped France to make it to the final?
The French will be looking to add to the 2018 World Cup triumph and make up for the disappointment of the last Euros when they failed at the final hurdle on home soil against an obstinate Portugal.
Following their near-miss from the last Euro competition in 2016 after Portuguese Eder 109th minute strike condemned their title hope, we believe France national team have reinforced with some of the finest quality in Europe for almost every position on the pitch.
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Mike Maignan (Lille)
Defenders: Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), Leo Dubois (Lyon), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Lucas Digne (Everton), Clement Lenglet (Barcelona), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)
Midfielders: N’golo Kante (Chelsea), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham)
Attackers: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain, Marcus Thuram (Borussia Monchengladbach), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona), Thomas Lemar (Atletico Madrid), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)
Squad list accurate as of Thursday, June 10.
France’s forwards combined for a total number of 155 goals for their club side in the 2020/21 campaign. We do not see too many defenses in the Euro stopping this formidable French force in their full flow.
Aside from their quality going forward, they have a good balance, strength and fluidity in defense and midfield.
Fun Fact: France have never lost a game that N’golo Kante and Paul Pogba started together.
27 games; 21 wins, 6 draws.
Bet on France to win Euro 2021 @ 5.50 on 1XBET.
Why we considered England as top favourite?
Yes! England! Although, England are notoriously slow starters at the Euros – bafflingly so in many cases – and, in fact, have never won their tournament opener in over 50 years of trying but we are backing them to go all the way through to the final.
Not alright on opening night.
England have failed to win each of their nine opening fixtures at a European Championship finals, a torrid run dating back to 1968.
Here’s the result of their opening game and what happened next.
1968: Semi-final lost 1-0 to Yugoslavia in Florence, Italy – finished third
1980: Group stage drew 1-1 with Belgium in Turin, Italy – eliminated after group
1988: Group stage lost 1-0 to Republic of Ireland in Stuttgart, West Germany – finished bottom of group with zero points
1992: Group stage drew 0-0 with Denmark in Malmo, Sweden – finished bottom of group
1996: Group stage drew 1-1 with Switzerland at Wembley – reached semi-finals
2000: Group stage lost 3-2 to Portugal in Eindhoven, Netherlands – eliminated after group
2004: Group stage lost 2-1 to France in Lisbon, Portugal – reached quarter-finals
2012: Group stage drew 1-1 with France in Donetsk – reached quarter-finals
2016: Group stage drew 1-1 with Russia in Marseille – reached last-16
It’s a track record of mediocrity they will be desperate to end at Wembley this weekend when the opportunity arises to gain a small measure of revenge on Croatia for that World Cup semi-final defeat three years back.
Despite having attacking talents like Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and so on… that could pose significant threat to any defense on their full throttle, Gareth Southgate’s still fancy a pragmatic style of play. With three center backs, and two full backs, England thrives on being a well-organized team defensively conceding only 5 goals in their last 16 matches. We have likened their chances of winning to that of the Portuguese 2016 winning team.
England to win Euro is priced @ 6.00 odds on 1XBET
Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Jordan Pickford (Everton)
Defenders: Ben White (Brighton), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Tripper (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham United)
Forward: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
N.B : These are still forecasts so we always urge you to Gamble Responsibly!