The Euro 2021 International soccer competition is just around the corner, with the tournament’s first fixture taking place this Friday afternoon; soccer odds are now available for us to delve into some soccer betting picks. Let us delve into the most favorable betting picks and soccer analysis and deliver our free betting advice. Please continue reading for our Euro 2021 futures, underdogs with a chance, and those teams we expect to fall short.
Last year’s postponement of the Euro 2020 international feature tournament was quickly rescheduled for 2021, and as time has flew-by, we are just four days out from kick-off. Europe’s most excellent national squads will fight it out to become the kings of European football, but which teams do we think stand a chance in glory?
Outsiders With a Great Chance of Winning 2020/2021 Euro’s
Form, mentality, Italy international squad trends:
- Italy hasn’t lost any of their previous 21 fixtures.
- Italy has avoided defeat at halftime in their previous 15 matches.
- Italy has won 7 away games consecutively whilst maintaining a clean sheet.
- Italy’s previous 9 matches have all provided under 2.5 goals.
Italy & Roberto Mancini
Italy is entirely overlooked by online bookmakers this year. With a generous 8/1 price on their chances of winning the Euros. An experienced manager in Roberto Mancini knows what it takes to become a champion. Combining this with a well-balanced squad who’s faced with an easy set of outings during their group stage – we believe Italy can sneak their way into the finals and potentially relive their success of 1968.
Reaching the final in both the Euros 2000 & 2012 was unbearable for Italian fans, as they own more runners-up trophies than any other country. However, with complete home advantage during their group stage and undoubtedly the best form without a loss since 2018, the betting value for Italy is evidently present. The premise of Domenico Berardi, Lorenzo Insigne and Ciro Immobile shipping the goals this year looks extremely promising, as all three attacking players excelled during this season’s Serie A domestic fixtures. Adding the conservative yet winning experience of Roberto Mancini could spell trouble for the opposition.
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Group A: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey & Wales – Italy to win the Euros at (+801) with Pinnacle
Portugal & Fernando Santos
Defending champions Portugal is also sitting within a price region we cannot overlook. Sure, star player Ronaldo hasn’t had the most beautiful season at Juventus, and the Portuguese outfit are faced with the most formidable qualification group of all – but you mustn’t count out a living legend and his ability to bring a squad together.
The good news for Portugal is that four third-place qualifiers getting through to the knockout stage will ease the pressure of being faced with Germany & France from the onset. If Portugal can wither up success early on, their confidence could become unbreakable.
Fernando Santos led his Portugal squad to trophy-winning glory during the previous Euros competition; his conservative style of play, refreshing talent and experience alike can indeed become issues for most teams. Three of Portugal’s team members are boasting over 100 caps, and Joao Felix, Diogo Jota, Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva can heavily assist Ronaldo in fighting for a consecutive Euros title.
Group F: France, Germany, Hungary & Portugal – Portugal to win the Euros at (+801) with Pinnacle
Our Best Bet to Win the Euro 2020/2021 Competition
France is the online betting sites’ favorite to capture this year’s Euro trophy for great reason. Finding faults in this squad is almost impossible, as the World Cup 2018 winners are still playing with the same talent that assisted them in dominating the world of soccer.
Facing the most challenging set of fixtures during the group stage will reveal the team’s flaws, but if the French team complete their first four fixtures with an air of ease, finding a team to cause them any troubles during the knockout stages will be difficult. We can even go as far as to say their Euros squad is a step ahead of the World Cup-winning side, as Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, and Raphael Varane have since raised their stock and Kylian Mbappe holds three extra years of experience. And this, my friends, should be a scary thought for all teams hoping to win the Euro this year.
The talent inside Les Bleus is shockingly stacked, as manager Didier Deschamps could field two completely different squads using different players and still have a hope of winning. And let us not forget how cool it would be for Deschamps to pull off a Euro/World Cup double as a player in 1998 and 2000, to then do the same as a manager in 2018/2021.
Group F: France, Germany, Hungary & Portugal – France to win the Euros at (+444) with Pinnacle
*The pick reflects the line at the moment the writer made the play, the odds at the beginning of this article show the live line movement. Since the lines might vary, don’t forget to refer back to our live odds.