What are the odds that England will win Euro 2020 this summer?
“… but I still see that tackle by Moore and when Lineker scored…” are lyrics that always ring in the ears of football fans up and down the country when yet another Euro football tournament is about to be held.
Feelings ultimately rush from excited to nervous to euphoric to disappointed, but will 2020 be any better for England? Can they win the Euro 2020 tournament this summer?
Who is the Euro 2020 Tournament host and will this help England?
Unlike all previous tournaments, Euro 2020 will take place across numerous countries. The first round of games will take place in the Netherlands, Spain, Romania, Hungary, Denmark, Republic of Ireland and Scotland. Azerbaijan, Germany, Italy and Russia will host the quarter finals. Wembley Stadium will be the venue for the semi-finals and finals. If England are successful in reaching the final four, playing on home turf could certainly be a big boost for them.
Who will he choose?
Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 England squad is likely to comprise Raheem Sterling, one of England’s best and most important players whose international form has greatly improved of late. Captain Harry Kane is expected to return alongside Sterling and youngster Jadon Sancho, who is on great form at Borussia Dortmund. With Liverpool F.C. fielding an amazing team match after match, it would come as no surprise if unrivalled right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold were to be selected along with their captain, Jordan Henderson. Although Manchester United’s form is hit and miss this season, centre-back Harry Maguire is favourite to be chosen to marvel with his set-piece magic. Not part of the 2018 World Cup team, Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell certainly appears to be Southgate’s most favoured left-back.
Other players considered likely for inclusion are West Ham’s midfielder Declan Rice, Liverpool centre-back Joe Gomez, Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley and Manchester City’s John Stones, though recent injury means he is not currently a regular at club level. Marcus Rashford, Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Callum Wilson are also thought to be in contention.
Southgate has a difficult task on his hands. Choosing a 23-man squad from a fantastic array of homegrown players around at the minute will be challenging. Euro 96’s infamous penalty shootout has undoubtedly haunted boss Gareth Southgate for many a year. As a result, whoever he picks, he will certainly have them practising their skills regularly to avoid a repeat performance.
What are their chances?
If this year’s team is as predicted, they certainly stand a good chance. With many players from the World Cup squad returning, they are a strong squad with some good wins under their belt. Following on from being World Cup semi-finalists, these players will be feeling confident, which adds something very special into the mix. Although the England team has not won any significant silverware since 1966, 2020 could potentially be the year that all that changes. However you now feel about England’s chances of winning, if you enjoy placing bets then find betting tips at Bettingmetrics.
Who will they play?
It is not possible to know the exact route they would take if they were to reach the final. However, we do know that the Three Lions will face Croatia (hopefully not a replay of the World Cup 2018 semi-finals) and the Czech Republic as well as one of the following teams: Scotland, Norway, Serbia and Israel. As well as England being seen to stand a good chance of winning this tournament, other favourites include World Cup winners, France, and Belgium. However, as we are all too aware, absolutely anything can happen.