England UEFA Euro 2020 Preview & Predictions – Best Three Lions bets & odds

England Euro 2020 betting odds & predictions

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England UEFA Euro 2020 Preview – Best Three Lions Bets & Odds
Southgate’s side to reach the last four?
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Odds: 6/4 odds taken 1852 GMT, Wednesday 19 May

England head into the rescheduled UEFA Euro 2020 tournament as one of the bookies’ favourites to go all the way. Being favourites is nothing new to the Three Lions, but the English have never been European Championship champions – can Gareth Southgate change that in 2021?

The England manager is set to name his 26-man squad on 25th May, and we could be in for one or two surprises. However, with so much talent at Gareth’s disposal, England’s squad will surely be as good as anyone’s in this summer’s tournament.

Check out the latest odds and predictions in our in-depth England Euro 2020 betting preview.

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Latest England Euro 2020 Odds – Can anyone stop Southgate’s in-form Lions?

England have recently been replaced by France as the Euro 2020 tournament favourites, but we expect that to change before a ball is kicked in this pan-European competition. Nevertheless, Paddy Power are offering just 5/1 for the Three Lions to go all the way and lift their first ever European crown.

England will kick off their tournament with a 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final rematch with Croatia. The duo will lock horns in a tasty fixture at Wembley Stadium on 13th June. Southgate’s men will also go up against old rivals Scotland and unpredictable Czech Republic in Group D.

Our betting prediction:
Harry Kane top goalscorer

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(odds taken 1903 GMT, Wednesday 19 May)

As you would expect, England are the favourites to progress through to the knockout stage as group winners. They are priced at 1/3 to win Group D and at just 1/80 to qualify. I think it is safe to say that the Three Lions should reach the Round of 16 this summer.

The big guns will be waiting in the knockouts, though, and that is where England’s Euro 2020 trophy bid will really get up and running.

Our betting prediction:
England to win Group D

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(odds taken 1910 GMT, Wednesday 19 May)



England Key Facts

  • England have only won one major tournament in their history (the 1966 FIFA World Cup)
  • The Three Lions were World Cup semi-finalists in Russia in 2018
  • England finished third on home soil at UEFA Euro 1996
  • The English were knocked out in the Round of 16 by Iceland at UEFA Euro 2016


Euro 2021 England Predictions: Will the favourites ease into the last 16?

As tough as Group D looks on paper, it could have been a lot worse for Southgate and his men. If they navigate past Croatia in game one, it should be plain sailing from then on. Of course, the derby game with the Scots will no doubt be entertaining, but Southgate will be targeting maximum points from that one. England then end their Group D campaign with a match with the Czechs at Wembley on 22nd June.

In truth, the English should have no problems getting out of Group D. In fact, we fancy them to secure nine points from a possible nine. The Croatians, the 2018 World Cup runners-up, will be their greatest threat, but home advantage could give the Three Lions the edge on matchday one.

Odds of 1/3 for England to win the group are short, but we can see no other outcome. In terms of other Group D bets, put a few quid on Scotland to join England in the last 16 at the tempting price of evens.

England Squad Predictions: Who will make Southgate’s XI?

Although we have a fair idea of who Southgate will take to the Euros, one or two positions in the team still look up for grabs this summer.

Will Gareth opt for Jordan Pickford between the sticks, or will Nick Pope, who has started the last few internationals, be England’s No. 1 this summer?

The left-back position is still uncertain, while Harry Maguire, if fit, could be partnered by several options in the centre of defence. Skipper Harry Kane is England’s main striker, but who will play backup to the Tottenham Hotspur man?

Southgate has an influx of young talent to choose from this summer, with Phil Foden and Mason Mount set to shine on the biggest stage. Borussia Dortmund starlet Jude Bellingham could become the youngest tournament player for England since Wayne Rooney if selected.

Our England Euro Tips: England to go far this summer

Football fans in general have waited a long time for the Euro 2020 tournament. The England supporters were excited about their country’s prospects last year, but even more so a year on. We have seen the emergence of the brilliant Bellingham, while Foden and Mount have got better and better as the year has passed.

Kane has kept himself fit and will be vital to England’s trophy hopes this summer. The 2018 World Cup Golden Boot winner is among the favourites to finish top scorer in the Euros. Depending on how far they go, Kane could be a good bet. At the time of writing, the English captain is priced at 5/1 to finish with the Euro 2020/21 Golden Boot. The likes of Romelu Lukaku, Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo are expected to be Kane’s biggest challengers.

England had their best World Cup since 1966 three years ago in Russia. They took the lead against Croatia in the semi-final before succumbing to an extra-time Mario Mandzukic winner. Southgate’s troops have grown up a lot since then and are rightly one of the favourites to go all the way this summer. Also, home advantage could be a key factor.

Any of the top nations are capable of winning Euro 2020, including England. They should ease out of their group, and we are backing the Three Lions to reach the semi-finals at the very least. England are priced at 6/4 to make it to the last four.
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