Euro 2020: How Far Can England Get Odds

England to Win All of Their Group Games: 13/8

England are in Group D at Euro 2020, which sees them face the likes of Croatia, the Czech Republic and bitter rivals Scotland.

Gareth Southgate’s side have recent history with all three of these sides, as they beat Croatia in the Nations League in 2018 at Wembley 2-1, via late strikes from Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane. Whilst they beat the Czech Republic 5-0 at Wembley in the qualifiers for the Euros in March 2019 but produced a drab display the following October in the reverse fixture and were beaten 2-1 away in Prague.

The last time England played Scotland was in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, where they drew 2-2 at Hampden Park, having fallen 2-1 behind due to two sensational Leigh Griffiths free-kicks in the closing minutes of that match before Harry Kane scored a stoppage-time equaliser. In the home qualifier against Scotland, Southgate’s men comfortably won 3-0 thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill.

England haven’t got any excuses for failing to beat any of their group stage opponents, as they have a stronger squad than all three, meaning that the odds of 13/8 for this to happen are more than fair. With the recent developments in terms of quality in the England national team since their semi-final exit at the 2018 World Cup, this is arguably England’s most exciting group of players since ‘The Golden Generation’ of the mid-2000s.

Euro 2020 Tips - England Specials

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ENGLAND TO WIN ALL OF THEIR GROUP GAMES @ 13/8

England to Reach the Quarter-Finals: 4/6

If England do what they are expected to and win Group D, then they will face the runner-up of Group F, which will be one of France, Germany, Hungary or Portugal. That would be a huge test for the Three Lions, as they have poor records against the likes of France, Germany and Portugal at major tournaments.

The last time England beat France in a traditional international tournament was back in the 1982 World Cup, but, they have only met three times since, with two of them resulting in draws, most recently at Euro 2012, whilst France beat England 2-1 at Euro 2004, courtesy of a Zinedine Zidane brace. At present France are the World Champions and, in all truth, look like an unstoppable force.

Portugal and Germany both nemeses of England, as Portugal knocked England out of back-to-back tournaments at Euro 2004 and the World Cup in 2006, both via penalty shootouts. Whilst the old enemy Germany last met England in a tournament at the 2010 World Cup and emphatically knocked out Fabio Capello’s side 4-1.

If the Three Lions were to beat any of these sides, in the round of 16, then it would surely give the players the belief that they could go on and do something special at the Euros, as like when they beat Colombia in the 2018 World Cup, they managed to defeat ghosts of times gone by as they won their first penalty shootout since they defeated Spain at Euro 1996.

England’s best chances of progressing to the quarter-finals could be via a second-place finish in Group D in similar circumstances to that of the 2018 World Cup, as they will face the runners up of Group E, which will see them play one of Spain, Sweden, Poland or Slovakia, with the latter three being the most likely opponents. If England were to face any of these sides, they would most likely qualify for the quarter-finals with minimum fuss.

If England were to do the unthinkable and finish as one of the best third-placed teams, then they would face the winners of Group B, C or E which on paper would most likely be one of Holland, Belgium or Spain, which alike winning the group, would make the path to the quarter-finals incredibly tough.

Euro 2020 - England Tips

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ENGLAND TO REACH THE QUARTER-FINALS @ 4/6

England to Reach the Semi-Finals: 7/4

There are also several prospects that England could face in the quarter-finals, as if they win Group D as well as their round of 16 game then they face Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia or third place in Group A, B, C or D.

If England finishes second in Group D and win their round of 16 match, then they will play one of Portugal, France, Germany, Hungary or third place in Group A, B or C.

The outcome is much more complicated if England finishes third place as if they beat the winners of Group B in the last 16, they will face either the winners of Group A or the runner-up in Group C.

If the Three Lions beat the winner of Group C then they will face the runner-up of Group A or B and finally, if England beat the winners of Group E, then they will play either the winners of their own group (Group D) or the runner-up of Group F.

It is most likely that England would take the first route discussed and play the likes of Spain in the quarter-final. England’s most recent match with Luis Enrique’s side came back in October 2018 in the Nations League, where a first-half brace from Raheem Sterling and a 29th-minute strike from Marcus Rashford saw the Three Lions run out as 3-2 winners.

Euro 2020 Tips - England To Reach The Semi Final

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ENGLAND TO REACH THE SEMI-FINALS @ 7/4

England to Reach the Final: 3/1

The pathway to the semi-finals is also complex, with the most likely outcome according to the bookies being that if England were to make it there as winners of Group D or one of the best third-placed teams in the competition, then the strongest opponents on paper that they would face is the Netherlands at Wembley.

If Southgate’s men were to finish as runners up of Group D, then they would most likely face one of Belgium, France or Italy in the semi-finals.

Euro 2020 Tips - England to Reach the Final

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ENGLAND TO REACH THE FINAL @ 3/1

England to Win the Euros: 5/1

If England were to win the Euros for the first-ever time then it would take a monumental effort, as it would for anyone who lifts the trophy. England’s pathway is arguably better in the long run if they win Group D and manage to beat what will likely be Portugal or Germany as the runners-up of Group F, however, this is no easy feat due to Portugal being the current holders of the Euros and Nations League, whilst Germany also have trophy-winning pedigree in their squad.

Spain and Holland would also stand in the way in the quarter and semi-finals of the competition if all of the favourites do what they are expected to. England could come into these matches in positive spirits, having beaten Spain last time out as mentioned above, whilst Frank de Boer’s side will be without the likes of Virgil van Dijk for the Euros, which is a huge blow to their chances of winning their first tournament since Euro 88.

The prospects of facing up to the likes of Italy, Belgium or France in the final is also a daunting prospect, of which England would seemingly be forced to do so anyway in rounds prior to the final if they finish as runners up or even third place in their group. The Three Lions records against the latter two in Belgium and France isn’t great, although in knockout football and with the quality of players that England have at their disposal coming anything could happen.

Euro 2020 Outright Winner Tips - England to Win the Euros

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ENGLAND TO WIN THE EUROS @ 5/1


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