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EURO 2020 Winner Prediction

EURO 2020 Group A Predictions and Betting Tips

The largest continental football competition is back after a 5-year hiatus, with EURO 2020 taking place a full year after it was postponed. The tournament, which would be held at 11 different sites across 11 different UEFA member countries, was originally scheduled to take place from June 12th to July 12th, 2020. Below, you will find our best EURO 2020 Winner Prediction.

The tournament was postponed to June 11th to July 11th, 2021, primarily to reduce the burden on afflicted nations' public services and to allow for the completion of previously interrupted domestic leagues.

The EURO 2020 final will take place at the historic Wembley Stadium in London, England on 11th July 2021, and several top teams will be vying for a place in that exclusive match. The usual heavyweights such as France, Germany, Spain and Italy, who have won the last 4 World Cups, will have the trophy in their sights, as will the likes of England, Belgium and defending champions Portugal. 

Let’s take a look at our EURO 2020 Winner Prediction and best football betting tips, with odds provided by Bet365 India

EURO 2020 Winner Betting Tips 

Our best EURO 2020 winner betting tips is that France will win the trophy, after missing out in the 2016 final to Portugal. France went on to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup however, and are joint favourites with England to win this tournament as well. This could be a golden era of French Football. 

EURO 2020 Winner Betting Tips: France to win the title
Betting Odds: 5.00 @ Bet365
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Why is France Our EURO 2020 Winner Prediction?

Incredible Squad Depth – No other international football team can boast of a better squad depth than France right now. One only needs to look at the quality of the players that have not been selected to understand just how intense the competition for places is, in this squad. The likes of Lacazette, Martial, Fekir, Upamecano, Ferland Mendy etc all have been left out of the French Squad for this tournament, while almost all would have been in the starting 11 of any other team.

Great mix of experience and youth – For every Benjamin Pavard there is a Raphael Varane, for every Ousmane Dembele there are Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema to balance out the lack of experience among the youngsters. This is a very well-balanced squad that knows what it takes to win. The likes of Griezmann and Kante are serial winners who have won the World Cup together, and will be keen on adding the Euro to that trophy as well. 

Joint Favourites – France are joint favourites to win this tournament along with England, with odds of 5/1. This squad is widely regarded as the best in the world, and are on an incredible run, with a Euro Final and a World Cup trophy already in the bag. It is very hard to see them struggling any time soon. 

Revenge on the cards -   France were left heartbroken in front of their home fans in the final of the 2016 EURO Cup, as they lost to a solitary goal in extra time by Eder of Portugal. They would be looking to avenge that disastrous result and add a Euro trophy to their collections this time around. 

EURO 2020 Winner Betting Tips: France to win the title
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Squad Information and Statistics That Back Our EURO 2021 Winner Prediction 

EURO 2020 Winner Prediction

The current France squad is one of the best international squads ever assembled in the history of international football, almost on par with the legendary Spanish squad of 2008-2012, which won everything in sight. 

The legendary Didier Deschamps has plenty of world-class options in every single position on the pitch, an embarrassment of riches in every sense. The problem with France is not the quality in the squad, it is how to best utilize that quality and find the right combination between several world class stars.

They found the perfect combination at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where they annihilated every single team they faced en-route to winning their second World Cup title. Many of the stars of that campaign are still included in the squad for Euro 2020, hence, the teams has tons of experience combined with the perfect mix of youth as well. 

Captain – Hugo Lloris 

The French captain is one of the most highly rated goalkeepers of the modern era. Lloris is also the captain of London club Tottenham Hotspurs, and is one of the most popular footballers in the world. He is an excellent shot-stopper, and while he is prone to the odd clanger, Lloris is usually a very reassuring and commanding figure at the back, strengthening their defence multifold. 

Defence 

France have a very deep squad, with all their players playing for some of the top clubs in the world. Their defence is headlined by the likes of Raphael Varane of Real Madrid and Kimpembe of PSG. Chelsea’s Champions League winner Kurt Zouma is only a reserve center back, such is the strength in depth. On the flanks they have Digne from Everton, Hernandez and Pavard from Bayern Munich, ensuring the defence is absolutely world class. 

Midfield

Another department where France have an abundance of riches, their midfield is headlined by the magical N’golo Kante, fresh from his man of the match display in the Champions League final for Chelsea, and an early favourite for the Ballon D’or award as well. Kante is joined by the likes of Paul Pogba and Adrian Rabiot, both highly rated midfielders playing for top clubs. 

Attack

The French attack is even more stacked than their midfield, with the biggest news being Karim Benzema’s return from international exile. The Real Madrid forward has been in brilliant form of late, and will be looking to lead the attack alongside probably the best young footballer in the world – Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe would be targeting the Golden Boot, the Golden Ball, as well as the Ballon D’or award at the end of the year, such is his stature in world football right now. There is incredible pace in the French attack as well, with Ousmane Dembele and Kingsley Coman bringing in the heat. Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud are two World Cup 2018 heroes who are not in great form, but can still play a very important role in this tournament. 

France’s Recent Performances In International Tournaments

EURO 2020 Winner Prediction

France have always been traditional heavyweights of international football, famously adding the 2000 EURO Cup to the 1998 World Cup as part of the double that created several legends such as Zinedine Zidane and Lilian Thuram among others.

They are currently undergoing their second such period of dominance, after almost winning the 2016 EURO Cup on home soil, as they dominated their way to the final, before succumbing to the underdogs Portugal in the final, despite Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the game in the first half to an unfortunate injury. 

The heartache did not last long however, as France stormed through the World Cup qualifiers with a very impressive squad, and then during the actual tournament, displayed the kind of ruthlessness that was expected of them as they were classified as the pre-tournament favourites.

Their toughest clash en route to the final was against Belgium, the number 1 ranked international football team in the world, however, this French squad shone on that night, with their experience taking them over the line for a first World Cup final since 2006, where Zidane infamously headbutted Materazzi and got sent off, before France lost the final to Italy in a penalty shootout. 

The unexpected opponents in the final were Croatia, who had a solid tournament of their own till then, eliminating England in a thrilling semifinal clash. The World Cup final is usually a very tight affair, with either 1 goal separating the two sides or a penalty shootout determines the winner. However, this particular final turned out to be a goal-fest, as France hammered Croatia 4-2 in a very entertaining affair, to lift their 2nd World Cup trophy. 

France are in imperious form ahead of the the European Championships, with 8 wins and a draw in their 10 EURO Qualifiers, as they breezed to the top of the table. They were dominant in the Nations League as well, and have lost just 1 out of their last 18 matches, that too a meaningless friendly against Finland where they played a weak side. 

Other Contenders 

England – 1966 World Cup winners England are the joint-favourites to win EURO 2020, despite the fact that they have never won this tournament before in their entire history. England is the only team that can somewhat match France in terms of squad depth, with many brilliant players left out of the final squad for the tournament.

Led by the mercurial Harry Kane who won the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot with 6 goals, England are brimming with confidence as several youngsters have already announced themselves on the big stage, none more so than Mason Mount and Reece James, who were absolutely brilliant in the UCL final as Chelsea beat Manchester City.

Other young players like Declan Rice and Phil Foden have world class potential, and if Gareth Southgate can find the best combination, England will be right up there as a major threat to France’s plans of winning this competition. 

Bet on England to win the EURO 2020 @ 6.00

Germany – Another very stacked squad full of versatile players all across the pitch, Germany have been on a downward spiral ever since peaking with the 2014 World Cup trophy in Brazil. Joachim Low has struggled to maintain the same standard in the squad as key players have retired over the years.

However, they still have a world class squad full of up and coming talents such as Kai Havertz, who scored the winner for Chelsea in the UCL Final against Manchester City recently. They also have Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry on the flanks, with Thomas Muller playing in the middle. All 3 have been very pivotal for Bayern’s success in recent years.

Versatile and solid operators such as Goretzka and Kimmich add a lot of balance to the side, while in form Rudiger and iconic goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will ensure things are kept tight at the back. Germany are 9.00 to win this tournament. 

Bet on Germany to win the EURO 2020 @ 8.00

How many major international trophies has France won ?

 France are a decorated European Football side with 2 World Cup trophies and 2 EURO Cups as well. They have also won 2 Confederation Cup trophies, and added an Olympic Gold Medal to their collection in 1984. 

Who is France’s all-time highest scorer?

Thierry Henry, the legendary former Arsenal and Barcelona man is France’s all-time highest scorer with 51 goals in 123 matches. 

Who is France’s current manager ?

France’s manager is Didier Deschamps, who has been in charge since 2012. He is one of only two people who have won the World Cup as a captain (1998) as well as a manager (2018). He is arguably the most important legend in French Football history. 

Who is France’s current highest scorer?

Out of the current crop, Olivier Giroud is the highest scorer with 44 goals in 107 matches. 


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