European club competitions have gone on break and summer is here. This means that fans of the beautiful game are finally to see Euro 2020, which was rescheduled for 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Enthusiasts of sports forecasts have held their breath as well, while Scores 24 prepared plenty of top tournaments for making bets and tracking results online.
The 30th Jubilee European Football Championship will be held in 11 countries, which is an unprecedented event. The opening match will take place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on June 11. The national teams of Turkey and Italy will meet there.
Bookmakers have already started to announce odds for the opening matches in Groups A and B.
Group A: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales
Italians are considered the undisputed favorite of Group A. The betting market offers the average odds of 1.60 for the success of Roberto Mancini’s wards in the opening match of Euro 2020. The Turks’ success is estimated at 7.70. Experts suggest approximately the same 1.60 for the Italians to get their qualification spot.
Also, Mancini’s team rounds out the top five of the leading contenders for the continental tournament title with odds of 12.50.
The national teams of Wales and Switzerland will meet in a parallel match of Group A. Ryan Giggs’ troops will take the field as an underdog; their triumph is estimated at 3.80, while the odds for Vladimir Petković team’s win are set at 2.34. Both teams have roughly the same chances to have the qualification spot.
Gareth Bale, the captain and leading star of the Welsh team, got extremely fit at the end of the club season. Experts in sports forecast believe that if the Tottenham winger manages to keep a competitive spirit until the Euro, his team will be able to repeat the success of 2016. It bears reminding that back then the Welsh team dramatically reached the semifinals of the continental tournament on the fields of France.
Group B: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Russia
This group of four is the most interesting one for Russian fans. Bookmakers have already started setting odds for all possible outcomes that Stanislav Cherchesov’s troops might face.
The national team’s failure to qualify from the group is estimated at 2.75 on average. According to experts, getting a qualification spot for Russia is a more likely event, so the odds are 1.45. Getting to the quarterfinals would be a small sensation with the odds of 4.00. The odds for the subsequent stages are offensively high and as follows: reaching the semifinals – 12.00, getting into the final – 32.00, and winning the main match of the tournament – 65.00.
The Belgians, the bronze medalists of the 2018 World Cup, are the unconditional favorites of Group B. But Eden Hazard who captains Red Devils is in terrible shape, and Kevin De Bruyne, the team’s most creative player suffered an injury, so the Belgian national team has ended up outside of the TOP-5 contenders for the final victory. Their chances for this outcome are estimated at 15.00.
Group C: Austria, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Ukraine
When it comes to this Group, a confident win by the Dutch national team is predicted, and it is despite the fact that Virgil van Dijk, the captain and defense leader, won’t play due to an injury. The teams of Ukraine and Austria will fight for the second qualification place. Bookmakers give a slight advantage to Andriy Shevchenko’s team, as its leaders had an excellent season in top European clubs.
Group D: Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Scotland
The British are favorites of both their Group and the tournament as a whole. Gareth Southgate’s troops got the smallest odds for the final victory – 6.05. The experts’ opinion was influenced by the excellent play of the football founders at the 2018 World Cup (4th place) and a confident win in the 2020 Euro qualification stage.
The Croatians, vice-champions of the world, should get the qualification spot by finishing second in the group, without noticing the Czechs and Scots.
Group E: Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
The Swedes decided not to take Zlatan Ibrahimović, the all-time best top striker of the national team, to the tournament. This decision may result in their failure to get the qualification spot since the Polish national team has one of the best attacking player of our time, Robert Lewandowski.
According to the experts’ forecast, both the Poles and the Swedes will be easily bypassed by the European champions of 2008 and 2012, the Spaniards, who are traditionally included in the TOP favorites for the final win.
Group F: France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal
This is the death quartet. The obvious outsider is the Hungarian national team. According to all forecasts, they will finish the group stage with zero points earned. The French are the main contenders for gold medals after England. The German national team is in the TOP-3. However, the bookmakers believe that the reigning European champions, the Portuguese with the magnificent Cristiano Ronaldo, are likely to take the third line.
Euro 2020 will last for one month flat. It will end on July 11. If the past experience is anything to go by, the continental tournament generates loud sensations and quite regularly, for instance, the Wales national team in the semifinals or Iceland in the quarterfinals, as it was at Euro 2016.
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Not only football offers raw betters to practice the betting art this summer. A lot of other top sports are in the middle of the hot season now.
The Ice Hockey World Championship is approaching the knockout stage. The Russian national team has already secured its qualification spot. Its hockey players have got the rank of the main favorites for gold medals since the Finland national team, the current best team on the planet, is hardly progressing through the tournament.
American hockey is nearing the final round of the knockout stage. Tipsters have determined the Colorado as the main favorite of the Stanley Cup with the odds of 3.10. The Tampa Bay and the Boston Bruins are second and third with the odds of 4.25 and 5.80.
The Roland Garros Grand Slam is being held on French clay courts. Rafael Nadal, the legendary Spaniard who won the French Open 13 times, is once again the tournament favorite.
The Roland Garros will be followed by ATP and WTA tournaments in Nottingham, Stuttgart, Berlin, Halle, London, and Mallorca.
2021 Volleyball Women’s Nations League is in full spate; and e-Sports enthusiasts enjoy CS:GO top-matches on daily basis. Making bets on these events and follow their results online are available in one place – on Scores 24 platform.