The 2021 European Football Championship will be the 16th European Championship. It is due to take place between the 11th of June to the 11th of July 2021 across 12 different cities. This is a major change to many of the previous tournaments which have been staged either one or two countries at most.
It will be interesting to see what impact playing the competition in so many different places will have on the tournament. For some teams it is sure to be an advantage as they play all of their group matches in their own country but for others it is not so easy as they are forced to travel larger distances than ever before.
Will this change of format play into the hands of the teams who have home group games or will the nations who are not playing any matches at home succeed? Read on to find out in our Euro 2021 betting tips and for the latest Euro 2021 betting odds.
1. Euro 2021 Betting Odds
The final of the previous European Championship was contested between France and Portugal in Paris. The French went into the final as the favourites, especially considering they were playing at home but perhaps the pressure was too much and they lost the final thanks to a goal in extra-time. The Portuguese were not strongly fancied throughout the group stages as potential winners of the tournament but came through to lift the trophy.
Euro 2016 Final
|Date||10 July 2016|
|Venue||Stade de France, Saint-Denis|
|Match result||Portugal 1:0 France (A.E.T)|
|Man of the match||Pepe (Portugal)|
Qualification for the 2020 European Football Championship did not start well for Portugal and they eventually finished second to group winners Ukraine. This resulted in Portugal being placed in the third pot despite being the defending champions and there was a good chance they were going to be drawn in a tough group. Their worst fears were realised as a Portugal were grouped with Germany and France plus the winner of Playoff A or D.
Considering the nature of their draw plus their below par performance during qualifying, perhaps we should not be surprised to see the odds to win Euro 2021 being against Portugal who are out at 16/1 with Bet365 to retain their title.
Only one nation has successfully defended the European championship and that was Spain in 2012. However, the Euro 2021 betting does not give Portugal much of a chance of becoming the second nation to win the trophy back-to-back. You have to be sure, if they are able to go again that far in the tournament. We analysed it in our Euro 2021 Final Predictions. Continue below for more Euro 2021 betting predictions as we take a look at some of the host nations.
2. Euro 2021 Favourites
Next in our Euro 2021 predictions we take a look at the nation which has an opportunity to play the most matches at their home stadium. England will play all three of their group games at Wembley Stadium and also have the possibility of playing the semi-final and final at their own stadium, which is a massive advantage.
England really need to take advantage of this opportunity as they have a mostly poor record at the European Championship. Who can forget the round of 16 at the 2016 European Championship when England were eliminated by Iceland? It was one of the biggest upsets in major international tournament history and England will be keen to avoid any further embarrassment by progressing from the group and making the latter stages of the tournament.
There is no doubt England have plenty of quality in their squad, especially in the attacking third but question marks do remain regarding their defence. If England are to win their group, they are likely to play one of France, Germany or Portugal in the round of 16 which will be a huge test. Nonetheless, the Euro 2021 betting odds have England as the favourites to win the trophy for the first time in their history priced at 4/1 with Bet365.
Moving on with our host nation Euro 2021 betting winner odds and we come to Netherlands. They will play all their group games at the Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, and have been drawn along with Ukraine, Austria and the winner of either Playoff A or D. This is a relatively favourable draw, especially if you compare it to the group containing France, Germany and Portugal. Euro 2021 presents a great opportunity for Dutch football to return to the top table having failed to qualify for the 2016 European Championship and the 2018 World Cup.
The Netherlands squad includes some high quality players such as Virgil van Dijk, Matthijs de Ligt, Georginio Wijnaldum and Frenkie de Jong. They are likely to reach the knockout stages of the competition and will be a threat any team they face in a single knockout match.
The Netherlands odds to win Euro 2021 are currently set at 13/2 with Bet365.
A potential Euro 2021 betting winner who join both England and Netherlands in playing all their group matches at home is Spain. You must only go back to 2012 to find the last time the Spanish won the European Championship and the current squad of players is sure to be capable of progressing out of the group stage into the round of 16. Spain qualified for the tournament by finishing top of a group which contained Sweden and Romania as their two closest challengers and cannot be underestimated. Spain will meet Sweden again in their European Championship group along with Poland the winner of Playoff B.
Spain may not have the same calibre of player throughout their starting 11 as they did in 2008 and 2012 but there's still enough talent in there to beat any team on their day. The Euro 2021 odds have Spain available at 8/1 to win the tournament.
Germany and Italy are two other major nations who will be playing all of their group games on home soil. The Italians breezed through their qualifying group, winning all 10 of their matches and will be very happy with their draw as their group contains Turkey, Switzerland and Wales. Italy will play all 3 teams at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. However, they are unlikely to be one of the teams contesting the quarter-final at the same venue unless they finish third in the group. The Euro 2021 betting odds have Italy on offer at 9/1 with Bet365 to win the competition.
Finally, we come to Germany who will be contesting all their group games at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Germany lost only one of their 8 qualifying matches with that defeat coming against Netherlands. However, they are in the so called ‘group of death’ with Portugal and France and this will only make things more difficult for the Germans.
Group F is undoubtedly the most difficult to call at the 2021 European Championship but Germany do have the advantage off playing Portugal, France and the Playoff winner at home. That surely hands them the advantage and even if Germany happened to finish as one of the best third placed teams, they have the potential of playing a quarter-final at home.
What happen in 2016?
|MVP||Antoine Griezmann (France)|
|Top goalscorer||Antoine Griezmann (France)|
While many people will be fearful of including any team from Group F in their Euro 2021 betting predictions, it is difficult to ignore the Germans who are available at 9/1 with Bet365 to lift the trophy.
3. Euro 2021 Live Streaming
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