Euro 2021: Which teams appear to be favourites after just one group game?
A look at the betting odds after each team has played one group game at the European Championship finals 2021
Each team participating in the 2021 UEFA European Championship has played a group match so far and the audience gets a sense of what teams have a good chance of success and which are outsiders. Let’s look at each group’s betting odds now that each team in the competition has played a game.
Millions were following the live score or ผลบอลสด in Thai; as Italy kicked off the tournament in its first match as favourites to qualify at odds of -186 and climbed to -770 after their 3-0 victory over Turkey (+1900). Turkey are not expected to be a major threat, while Switzerland (+950) and Wales (+4500) appear to be battling for second spot.
Group B is wider than it ought to be. Belgium rose from -139 to -480 after their 3-0 win over Russia in their opening group game. Also, now that Kevin De Bruyne has returned to training with the squad, it will be strengthened even further, so big things are expected at this year’s tournament.
Denmark (+750) are currently tipped to finish second ahead of Finland (+1050) and Russia (+4000). Denmark’s chances of finishing in the top two are -295 despite talisman Christian Eriksen set to miss the rest of the tournament following a suspected heart attack in their opening match.
The Netherlands (-400) along with Austria (+360) have the greatest chance of winning Group C. The favorites won a 3-2 thriller over the weekend against Ukraine (+3000).
North Macedonia (+20000) in this group should not be much of a factor. However, Ukraine’s chances of finishing second (+100) are worth considering. If they easily defeat North Macedonia in the second group stage match, a win over Austria will almost certainly guarantee a place in the next round.
The Czech Republic (+500) and England (-455) have a strong lead in Group D over Croatia (+2400) and Scotland (+4500). The English team, with prominent names in the Premier League, are in pole position to top the group after beating Croatia – who were seen as their toughest opposition. Croatia have a big match against the Czech Republic on Friday and the winner of that match will be well placed to take second spot.
At this time, only group F is more open than group E. Spain remain the favourites at -265, despite drawing against Sweden (+525) in their first match. Luis Enrique is expected to make changes to his squad after struggling to break down the Swedes.
Slovakia (+575) turned heads after beating Poland 2-1 in their opening match and they’re now well placed to qualify for the knockout rounds. If they can beat Sweden then Slovakia may even top the group so a bet on the underdogs could be lucrative.
France took control of Group F – the ‘group of Death’ after beating Germany thanks to a first half own goal scored by Mats Hummels. Germany’s chances have taken a significant hit as a result of their defeat and they now need to get a result against Portugal at the weekend. If Portugal avoid defeat, then the winner of the Portugal-France game next week will probably win the group. Portugal beat Hungary 3-1 on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring two goals.
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