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England favored to win UEFA Euro 2020

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January 14th, 2020

Euro 2020 is nearly here! The 16th UEFA European Championship is less than five months away and England has emerged as the favorite to win the tournament. Let's take a closer look at the odds and see where the value lies.

Odds to win Euro 2020

TeamEuro 2020 Odds
England
+400
Belgium
+550
France
+600
Netherlands
+650
Spain
+750

Why is England the favorite?

England reached the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup, after a Round of 16 performance at Euro 2016, but it has kept the same young core. Many of its key players have been excelling at the club level and it has translated to the international level.

Tammy Abraham has emerged as an option at forward, and in the middle, Mason Mount, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have been great, while Dele Alli has come on lately for Tottenham.
On defense Trent Alexander-Arnold has become one of the best right backs in the world. Add Kieran Trippier’s great play with Atlético Madrid, and you have one of the better defenses in the world.

Should England be the favored?

England is absolutely one of the best teams in Europe and should be considered a contender to win Euro 2020. However, questions surround whether it can keep its core healthy and whether the defense can come together.

England's forward options are fantastic and play well together, but there are some opponents out there that will cause England's midfield issues. If England gets stretched out by a team that has several attacking options, the Three Lions have shown they can’t handle that pressure. Expect England to go far in the tournament, but it will slip up before the finish line.

France represents excellent value

The French are the defending World Cup champions, and they’re somehow better now than two years ago. They have one of the best players in the world—Kylian Mbappé—and also feature N’Golo Kanté, one of best midfielders in the world. France will also get have Paul Pogba back from injury and will have world-class quality at every position.


A rash of injuries has led fans to doubt France's potential to win it all, but those injured should be back in time for the tournament. England may be the favorite to win Euro 2020, but everyone is still looking up to the French, and they’re most likely to lift the trophy this summer.




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