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Sky Bet’s Fan Hope Survey: England Fans Are Not Confident for Euro 2020

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Sky Bet Fan Hope Survey - England Addition

The Sky Bet Fan Hope Survey has returned and they have taken a look at the attitude of England fans ahead of Euro 2020 and it doesn't seem the English are very confident.

Sky Bet questioned the fans of Premier League clubs around England and asked whether they think their country will go all the way, how far the Three Lions will go, and how confident they are in certain players.

Research was completed by Sky Bet in partnership with YouGov and surveyed 2,108 UK adults aged 18+ who are fans of the associated clubs. For more information about the Sky Bet Fan Hope campaign and the research, please contact

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Are England fans confident for Euro 2020?

England head into Euro 2020 as the favourites, just like they did prior to last summer's postponement of the tournament, as they sit at 5/1 alongside world champions France.

Gareth Southgate's men have produced a brilliant rise under his leadership, having gone from being knocked out of Euro 2016 at the round of 16 stage to Iceland in stunning fashion, to semi-finalists at the World Cup two years later. In the process, the then young stars like Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane have become the senior heads of the team and turned into some of Europe's very best, whilst the latest wave of youth talent like Jadon Sancho and Phil Foden have quickly become some of the most sought after youngsters around.

However, despite possessing some of the best talent in world football and arguably the most promising squad for the future across the continent, England fans are still not satisfied. In fact, a telling 7% of England followers believe they will go all the way at Euro 2020, despite being the joint-favourites for the entire tournament itself, whilst only 25% believe they will progress further than the quarter-finals and match their semi-final result from three years ago.

England should, however, progress from their group relatively easy, as they, without question, have the easiest group from the nations expected to get to the latter stages. The Three Lions will compete with Croatia, Czech Republic and Scotland in Group D, and they sit at 4/11 to win the group and an incredibly low 1/50 to qualify.

Advancing should be simple, but given how the winner of England's Group D faces the runner up of Group F, which is either Portugal, Germany, France or Hungary, Southgate's men have to beat arguably the best nation at the tournament immediately following their progression from the groups.

If England finish as runners-up in Group D, ironically, their life seems significantly easier, similar to how was the case at the 2018 World Cup. The Three Lions will meet the runners-up of Group E if this is the case, which could be either Spain, Poland, Sweden or Slovakia. Whilst Spain is a task too, the Spanish don't quite uphold the fear of France of Portugal right now.

So, with only 25% of people thinking England can get past this point do have a case, because if they can win their group, things get quite worrying in the round of 16.

Which players do the England fans have hope in?

The England squad selection has always raised eyebrows, regardless of who is at the helm, as with a nation of 60m+ people, it's near impossible to satisfy the lot. Now, for the first time since being called up in 2018, Southgate has opted against the inclusion of Trent Alexander-Arnold, who 6% of England fans had the most hope in for success at Euro 2020.

Similarly, Mason Greenwood was left out too, and 3% of England followers believe that Manchester United’s youngster should be England’s main man in the summer. On the opposite side of Manchester is Phil Foden, and 29% of fans believe he is England's best chance at success at Euro 2020 after a fabulous season with the relentless Manchester City.

Elsewhere, some England fans have expressed their confidence in Jack Grealish, with the Aston Villa captain taking 21% of England fans' hopes, whilst James Maddison (5%), and Jadon Sancho (2%), are notable names too.