According to sportsbooks on both sides of the Atlantic, France and England are the favorites to take home the UEFA Euro 2020 title.
However, there are some differences as to which side is the official favorite as some sportsbooks place France as the top chalk even though the team is playing in Euro 2020’s version of a “group of death.”
Group F is home to winners of the last three major international tournaments which are France, Portugal and Germany. The group will be determined by playoff matches between Iceland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Georgia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, and Belarus. There are high chances that France will emerge the top in this group.
If France wins Group F, it would face a third place team from either Groups A, B or C. Italy. Switzerland, Turkey and Wales reside in A, and with the Azzurri installed at 12-1 to take home the crown, the team appears to be an unlikely knockout stage opponent for France.
In Group B, there is high probability that France will avoid Belgium in the first elimination phase. Other teams in that draw are Denmark, Finland, and Russia. Group C is home to the Netherlands, Austria, and Ukraine, and is awaiting another member to be determined by play-in games. Austria and Ukraine have among the longest odds to win the tournament. Caesars offers the Dutch side at 10-1. The Czech Republic also resides in Group D, and a fourth team will be slated into the fray via upcoming play-in competitions.
According to casino.org, there is no official host country for Euro 2020 as there has been previously. Instead, 12 cities in 12 UEFA nations will host games, and that’s good news for England. England’s first tilt is against 2018 World Cup nemesis Croatia at Wembley Stadium, followed by the Czech Republic, a match that will be played in London. But the Three Lions’ road to late stage glory at Wembley won’t be easy. Assuming they win Group D, their first knockout stage match would likely be against Germany or Portugal.