Pre-tournament favourites to win the 2021 European Championships

The postponed 2020 European Championship finals finally get underway this week and it’s promising to be an exciting tournament with fans expected back in the stadiums. This year’s tournament is one of the most open in recent memory as there are a whole host of nations who have a genuine chance of going all the way.

Bookmakers rarely get it wrong but some are struggling to price the leading contenders as there are several closely-matched countries. There will be thousands of punters betting throughout the tournament so bookies will be vying for business with competitive odds. You can check for the latest Euro 21 odds and while there you can also take a look at other exciting casino games.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the favourites to win Euro 2021.

France 5/1

Understandably, reigning World Champions France as the early favourites to win the Euro’s with many bookmakers pricing them at around 5/1. They have arguably the most talented group of players to choose from and you could even make a competitive eleven from the players Didier Deschamps hasn’t selected in his squad.

If the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and Antoine Greizmann are on form, it will be hard to stop the French this summer. The key will be getting out of the ‘group of death’ as France have been drawn alongside Germany and Portugal.

England 6/1

This is perhaps England’s best opportunity to win a major international tournament for over 20 years. Gareth Southgate has a hugely talented group of young players at his disposal and expectations are high heading into the tournament.

A semi-final appearance at the last World Cup has fans convinced England can go all the way at the European Championships. They have a very winnable group as the Three Lions are in Group D alongside the Czech Republic and Croatia.

Belgium 6/1

You can’t discount Belgium as they also have a hugely talented group of players with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku in their ranks. If they’re on fire then Belgium will take a lot of stopping this summer.

Germany, Spain and Portugal 8/1

Germany and Spain are perhaps in ‘transitional’ years after enjoying a lot of recent success but they’re still dangerous on their day so some fans could be tempted to back them at 8/1. Of the two, Germany are probably in better shape heading into the tournament but you can never discount Spain at major tournaments.

Portugal are perhaps the dark horses once again and they look terrific value at odds of 8/1 considering the talent in their squad. Cristiano Ronaldo is the obvious danger-man but he’ll be supported by Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes and Liverpool attacker Diogo Joto in the final third.

Ruben Dias was a rock as he helped Manchester City win the Premier League title this season while Portugal also have the likes of Bernardo, Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo in their ranks.

It’s geared-up for a fascinating tournament with so many top nations looking strong so it will be interesting to see who comes out on top this summer.