Euro 2020 Pre-tournament Preview
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The wait is over and finally, the much awaited Euro 2020 is upon us. We get to see some of the top football stars alongside 24 of the best teams in Europe compete for the chance to be crowned king of European football. This year’s edition of the Euro’s is being held in multiple locations across different countries as an anniversary celebration to mark 60 years of existence of the tournament.

The group stages of Euro 2020 will kick off on Friday 12 June, with the tournament culminating in a final to be held at the iconic Wembley stadium in London on Sunday 12 July and we will we have analysis, betting tips and predictions on matches throughout the tournament.

Title contenders

This year’s tournament will be highly contested. Many of the teams present boast superb quality within their ranks and we expect to see battles of stern defence against resolute attacking force. Below we take a look at some of the favourites for the title:

Portugal

First up on our list is Portugal, the defending champions. The Portuguese national team has been impressive throughout qualification as well as during their warm up leading to the tournament. The Portuguese have a deep and varied group of players in every department but with talisman Cristiano Ronaldo fit, we expect the team put on a strong showing in defence of their title.

France

France lost out narrowly to Portugal in the final of Euro 2016. After that defeat, the team has gone on to win the World cup and they presently boast one of the most talented squads in world football. This time out, they find themselves in a group touted as the most difficult as it contains the likes of Portugal and Germany. We expect the French team to progress out of Group F and try to dethrone Portugal.

Italy

The Italians come into this tournament with fresh faces and only a handful of established names in world football. But make no mistake; the team has one of the most impressive records in qualifying for the tournament with a perfect record of ten wins from ten. Also, the team is unbeaten in almost three years and have won 22 of their last 27 matches. The Italians are potent in front of goal and solid in defence. The Italians find themselves in a relatively easy group and we expect them to ruffle some feathers.

Group of Death

Undoubtedly the group of death is Group F. The group contains defending champions Portugal, last time finalist and current world champions France as well as constant knock-out stage appearance and 1996 winners Germany. Hungary makes up the last member of the group. The three heavy weight teams in the group have in their ranks, UEFA champions’ league winners, World cup winners, respective club champions and a world player of the year winner. Games from this group are expected to be an interesting match-up as all the three teams have a mathematical chance of qualifying.

Players to watch out for

There are many options in choosing a list of players to watch in this year’s finals. Teams like Turkey, Ukraine, England and Italy have teams a number of young budding stars eager to impress. Here are some few players to watch out for:

Marcus Thuram: the young Frenchman might have stiff competition upfront in the likes of Mbappe and Benzema. But he might get his opportunity to show the world his talent.

Serge Gnabry: the Bayern Munich marksman is in a fine form for Germany and scored eight goals in the qualifiers.

Joao Felix: is one of the most promising young prospects to watch out for in the Euro’s. The young attacking player is versatile and we hope he gets the chance to shine for Portugal.

Ruben Vargas: is a promising Swiss prospect and has enjoyed successful seasons in the Bundesliga with FC Augsburg. Plays well on both flanks and has the ability to strike as well.

Ryan Gravenberch: The 19-year-old was a revelation for Ajax this season especially when dribbling forward and combining in the attack and can be a revelation to help stabilize a fluttering Dutch side.

Phil Foden: the young English man is yet to feature in a major tournament for the England’s senior national squad but has been impressive with Manchester City. We expect him to shine with the three lions on their charge to continental glory.

Ferran Torres: the young attacker has scored six goals in 10 appearances for Spain and had a wonderful season with Manchester City. If given a chance, the young lad could explode to the world with Spain this time out.

The wait is over and finally, the much awaited Euro 2020 is upon us. We get to see some of the top football stars alongside 24 of the best teams in Europe compete for the chance to be crowned king of European football. This year’s edition of the Euro’s is being held in multiple locations across different countries as an anniversary celebration to mark 60 years of existence of the tournament.

The group stages of Euro 2020 will kick off on Friday 12 June, with the tournament culminating in a final to be held at the iconic Wembley stadium in London on Sunday 12 July and we will we have analysis, betting tips and predictions on matches throughout the tournament.

Title contenders

This year’s tournament will be highly contested. Many of the teams present boast superb quality within their ranks and we expect to see battles of stern defence against resolute attacking force. Below we take a look at some of the favourites for the title:

Portugal

First up on our list is Portugal, the defending champions. The Portuguese national team has been impressive throughout qualification as well as during their warm up leading to the tournament. The Portuguese have a deep and varied group of players in every department but with talisman Cristiano Ronaldo fit, we expect the team put on a strong showing in defence of their title.

France

France lost out narrowly to Portugal in the final of Euro 2016. After that defeat, the team has gone on to win the World cup and they presently boast one of the most talented squads in world football. This time out, they find themselves in a group touted as the most difficult as it contains the likes of Portugal and Germany. We expect the French team to progress out of Group F and try to dethrone Portugal.

Italy

The Italians come into this tournament with fresh faces and only a handful of established names in world football. But make no mistake; the team has one of the most impressive records in qualifying for the tournament with a perfect record of ten wins from ten. Also, the team is unbeaten in almost three years and have won 22 of their last 27 matches. The Italians are potent in front of goal and solid in defence. The Italians find themselves in a relatively easy group and we expect them to ruffle some feathers.

Group of Death

Undoubtedly the group of death is Group F. The group contains defending champions Portugal, last time finalist and current world champions France as well as constant knock-out stage appearance and 1996 winners Germany. Hungary makes up the last member of the group. The three heavy weight teams in the group have in their ranks, UEFA champions’ league winners, World cup winners, respective club champions and a world player of the year winner. Games from this group are expected to be an interesting match-up as all the three teams have a mathematical chance of qualifying.

Players to watch out for

There are many options in choosing a list of players to watch in this year’s finals. Teams like Turkey, Ukraine, England and Italy have teams a number of young budding stars eager to impress. Here are some few players to watch out for:

Marcus Thuram: the young Frenchman might have stiff competition upfront in the likes of Mbappe and Benzema. But he might get his opportunity to show the world his talent.

Serge Gnabry: the Bayern Munich marksman is in a fine form for Germany and scored eight goals in the qualifiers.

Joao Felix: is one of the most promising young prospects to watch out for in the Euro’s. The young attacking player is versatile and we hope he gets the chance to shine for Portugal.

Ruben Vargas: is a promising Swiss prospect and has enjoyed successful seasons in the Bundesliga with FC Augsburg. Plays well on both flanks and has the ability to strike as well.

Ryan Gravenberch: The 19-year-old was a revelation for Ajax this season especially when dribbling forward and combining in the attack and can be a revelation to help stabilize a fluttering Dutch side.

Phil Foden: the young English man is yet to feature in a major tournament for the England’s senior national squad but has been impressive with Manchester City. We expect him to shine with the three lions on their charge to continental glory.

Ferran Torres: the young attacker has scored six goals in 10 appearances for Spain and had a wonderful season with Manchester City. If given a chance, the young lad could explode to the world with Spain this time out.