So, we’ve already considered the candidates to win Euro 2020, but where else could you find real value across the markets?
If you’re after a dark horse for the tournament that could go far, Turkey picked up a number of impressive results in recent seasons and went unbeaten against France in qualifying for the tournament.
A team who have reached the semi-finals of both the Euros and the World Cup since 2002, The Crescent Stars could be a real surprise package, and are 11/4 to reach the quarter-finals, or 8/1 to make the last four again. Similarly, Denmark are embarking on a new era of real attacking verve in their play under new boss Kasper Hjulmand and a route to the semi-finals is entirely possible. 9/2 value can be found with MansionBet. For the other home nations besides England, Scotland and Wales both face tall tasks to reach the knockouts.
The Scots perhaps look best poised to advance however, with several Premier League talents in their ranks. For Scotland to reach the last 16 alone, £1 will treble your money with both UniBet and Betway at 2s. In Group C meanwhile – perhaps the most intriguing quartet – debutantes North Macedonia are expected by many to be tournament whipping boys.
Reaching a major tournament is a story itself, but the fairy-tale may not end there. With the Netherlands in uncertain form, the evergreen Goran Pandev could conceivably lead his side into last 16 over either Austria or Ukraine, and Betfair and Paddy Power’s price of 13/5 looks like tempting.
For the Golden Boot meanwhile, Harry Kane, for many, will take some beating to the top goal scorer prize after his win in Russia 2018. But, after holding a price of 5/1 earlier this week, Kane is now drifting out, at 13/2 with UniBet.
Are punters looking at England’s pre-tournament form and seeing their tough route to the final being cut short? Perhaps. Belgium’s hotshot Romelu Lukaku’s value has seen a similar tale in the past few days and the Inter striker who scored 24 goals in Serie A last season is now 13/2 with Bet365, noting also, that SkyBet’s odds have shortened from 15/2.
Casting our eye on the many special promotional offers bookies are making, SkyBet’s offering looks perhaps the best, as, if you place £10 on the tournament’s top scorer, every time they find the net, you will receive a £3 free bet with no expiry to use on any market.
Finally, for a Euro special that might take your fancy – or not in this case – England finally put to bed their penalty hoodoo during the last World Cup, but for the perhaps masochistic punter out there, the Three Lions are 4/1 with Betfred to be eliminated via spot-kicks.
Those with England allegiances, should however, all pray that does not happen.