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The Ultimate Euro 2020 Betting Guide: From Winner To Top Scorer

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The Ultimate Euro 2020 Betting Guide: From Winner To Top Scorer

The European Championships are finally here and that can only mean one thing and one thing only - it's coming home.

Almost three years on from Gareth Southgate's side crashing out in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, his youthful, talented and experienced side will head into this summer's Euro's hoping to end 55 years of hurt.

According to the bookmakers, the Three Lions are the current second-favourites to win Euro 2020 - and it comes as no surprise, too, especially given the talent among the ranks.

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Gareth Southgate's England are the current second-favourites to win Euro 2020
Gareth Southgate's England are the current second-favourites to win Euro 2020

Portugal will also be confident of retaining their crown, having assembled a stronger support cast for Cristiano Ronaldo, especially in midfield maestro Bruno Fernandes.

A talent-packed France - including world-class finisher Kylian Mbappe - are considered to be the other front-runners, seeking to add to their World Cup win in 2018.

Euro 2020 will conclude on July 11 at Wembley Stadium - the home of English football - with the winners walking the famous steps up to the Royal Box to collect the coveted prize.

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With this summer's tournament ready to take centre stage, our tipster Robert Mann takes a look at some of the best bets to get your teeth stuck into.

Euro 2020 betting odds

  • France (9/2)
  • England (5/1)
  • Belgium (13/2)
  • Spain (15/2)
  • Italy (15/2)
  • Germany (8/1)
  • Portugal (9/1)
  • Netherlands (13/1)

25/1 bar. Odds are correct at the time of publication and are, as always, subject to change.

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England Starting XI - First Euro 2020 Game

Tip: Pickford, Walker, Stones, White, Shaw, Bellingham, Rice, Mount, Foden, Sterling & Kane all to start (18/1)

Gareth Southgate has some big decisions to make - and we think that these are the players who are most likely to feature in his starting 11 against Croatia on Sunday.

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Jordan Pickford has been Southgate's number one goalkeeper since he started his reign as Three Lions manager back in November of 2016.

And after a famous stint in goal during England's emphatic 2018 World Cup run, we can't see him siding with any but the Everton shot-stopper.

Jordan Pickford is currently Gareth Southgate's first-choice goalkeeper
Jordan Pickford is currently Gareth Southgate's first-choice goalkeeper

Kyle Walker, now heading into his fourth major tournament as an England international, is another one of Southgate's go-to players.

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With the amount of youth that Southgate has in his side, expect the Manchester City right-back to be the experience that the Three Lions will need at the back in their first game.

With Harry Maguire unlikely to feature, late England inclusion Ben White could be a shock starter - and we wouldn't be surprised to see him go shoulder-to-shoulder with John Stones at the back.

Ben White could be a surprise starter against Croatia on Sunday
Ben White could be a surprise starter against Croatia on Sunday

Jude Bellingham is a newbie to England's set-up, but when taking into account his stellar performances already in a Three Lions shirt, it would come as no surprise to see him start.

Meanwhile, Declan Rice's performances for West Ham and England have also been exceptional and he would act as a rock in the heart of midfield.

In attack, Mason Mount and Phil Foden look like two of the most exciting youngsters that England have had among their ranks in years - and Southgate will want to let them loose as soon as he can.

The Three Lions go into this year's contest with an extraordinarily talented squad
The Three Lions go into this year's contest with an extraordinarily talented squad

Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane were two of the first names on the team sheet for England during the 2018 World Cup campaign.

Their chemistry with one another should see them cemented in the starting line-up again for this summer's fixtures.

Of course, making a case for each player is easier said than done, but we think 18/1 for these 11 players to start against the Croats is a price that's just too good to miss.

Euro 2020 winner

Tip: Portugal (10/1)

If you're looking for a safe bet for Euro 2020 this summer, then look no further than Portugal.

After beating France in the final back in 2016, they head into the tournament bidding to become back-to-back European Champions - and they have a good chance, too.

Portugal have used their warm-up games to brush aside all of their opponents in style - including a 4-0 thrashing of Israel on Wednesday night.

Portugal will be looking to retain their European Championship crown
Portugal will be looking to retain their European Championship crown

Of course, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, they will be a huge threat going forward - will we see him lift the trophy yet again?

Portugal also have the likes of Eintracht Frankfurt's Andre Silva, who looks like one of the best strikers in the world right now.

The 25-year-old scored an impressive 30 goals inside just 34 appearances last season - that's an average of 0.94 goals per game.

Despite his sizzling form, Silva will, presumably, start on the bench - which just goes to show how good Portugal's squad depth is.

Euro 2020 Golden Boot Award

Tip: Harry Kane (5/1)

This summer's tournament will have a host of deadly goal scorers looking to leave their mark on defences.

Antoine Griezmann might have scooped the Golden Boot prize at Euro 2016, but this year it should be Harry Kane's for the taking.

Harry Kane will be England's main source of goals during this year's contest
Harry Kane will be England's main source of goals during this year's contest

The Tottenham Hotspur talisman and England captain has scored a staggering 166 goals for his club, as well as 34 for his country.

Kane scooped the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot award and, after winning the Premier League Golden Boot on the last day of the season, he looks primed to add another to his collection of impressive individual awards.

Euro 2020 Best Player of the Tournament

Tip: Bruno Fernandes (18/1)

As Portugal prepare to defend the European Championship crown, they going into this year's tournament with one of football's most in-form players, Bruno Fernandes.

On the face of it, however, Fernandes doesn't have a very impressive record in international football.

Bruno Fernandes looks primed and ready to run the show at Euro 2020
Bruno Fernandes looks primed and ready to run the show at Euro 2020

In 29 appearances for his country, the Manchester United playmaker has come up with just four goals - those coming up against Algeria, Luxembourg and Israel - as well as five assists.

With that said, it hardly looks like the return of someone about to rip up Euro 2020, no matter how talismanic they have been for their club over the last 15 months.

If Fernandes replicates his United form, though, he is sure to make a devastating impact during this year's contest - especially with a hungry Cristiano Ronaldo to feed in front of goal.

Euro 2020 Best Young Player of the Tournament

Tip: Phil Foden (7/2)

Phil Foden can do no wrong at the moment - especially with his new trailblazing Gazza-like haircut.

The 21-year-old heads into the tournament off the back of winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award after a superb season with Manchester City.

Phil Foden is looking to play a key role at Euro 2020 this summer after a strong domestic campaign
Phil Foden is looking to play a key role at Euro 2020 this summer after a strong domestic campaign

Dubbed the 'Stockport Iniesta', Foden has become one of City's most important players, playing 50 times in all competitions, scoring 16 goals and assisting 10.

It is only a matter of time before he replicates that same form in an England shirt - and what better time than to do it at this year's European Championships.

Foden won the award for best player when England won the Under-17 World Cup in 2017 - so he knows exactly how to perform on a world stage.

At just 21, we expect Foden to use the Euro's as a platform to show Europe - and the world - just how good he really is.

Topics: Euro 2020

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