Euro 2020 Tips, Predictions & Preview

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Euro 2020 Tips

England and Italy square off in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday night (Monday morning AEST) and we've come up with our best bets for the showpiece at Wembley.

Euro 2020 Tips, Predictions & Preview

Expert tips, daily best bets and predictions for Euro 2020, live across Europe from June 12 to July 12.

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Italy vs England Euro 2020 Final Tips & Predictions

  • Monday July 12 | 5.00am AEST | Wembley Stadium (London)

A mouth-watering Euro 2020 final awaits at Wembley on Sunday night as England attempt to snap their long-standing trophy drought against Italy.

England and Italy have been the two clear stand-out nations of these Euros and it’s only fitting they will square off for the silverware in what should be an electric atmosphere inside the iconic Wembley Stadium.

It’s shaping as an even contest, and considering both teams have been rock solid in defence all tournament, we’re going to backing a low-scoring game.

Italy are now unbeaten in a nation-record 33 consecutive games as they chase a first Euros trophy since 1968.

The Azzurri cruised through the group stages with three wins from three, but were forced to raise their level and survive some tricky games in the knockouts, edging Austria and Spain in extra-time either side of a 2-1 victory over Belgium.

Italy have kept a clean sheet in 11 of their last 14 games and only conceded in extra-time against Austria and via the penalty spot against Belgium.

Lorenzo Insigne and Ciro Immobile have been sensational in attack, while the Italian’s midfield have been keeping possession and dictating play. They have the perfect balance and won’t be daunted by the Wembley cauldron.

England on the other hand have been improving with each game these Euros as they look to win their first major trophy since the 1966 World Cup.

Gareth Southgate received his fair share of criticism for some timid play during the group stage, which included a 0-0 draw with Scotland, but England have found some of their attacking mojo in the knockouts, defeating Germany 2-0, Ukraine 4-0 and knockout out a gallant Denmark 2-1 in extra-time via a controversial penalty awarded to Raheem Sterling.

Harry Kane is starting to peak when it matters most, with the England striker netting four times in the knockouts.

But it’s also in defence where England are shining, with the Three Lions leaking just one goal for the entire tournament.

As a result, we’re backing a defensive-orientated final with few chances. All the pressure is on England at home to end their drought, but this Italian side is very tough to break down.

The final might only come down to a single moment (and could easily be decided in extra-time or penalties) and we think Italy have the steel to close this out clinically.

Euro 2020 Multi Tips

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Euro 2020 Groups

Group A

🇮🇹 Italy
🇨🇭 Switzerland
🇹🇷 Turkey
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales

Group B

🇧🇪 Belgium
🇩🇰 Denmark
🇫🇮 Finland
🇷🇺 Russia

Group C

🇦🇹 Austria
🇳🇱 Netherlands
🇲🇰 North Macedonia
🇺🇦 Ukraine

Group D

🇭🇷 Croatia
🇨🇿 Czech Republic
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland

Group E

🇵🇱 Poland
🇸🇰 Slovakia
🇪🇸 Spain
🇸🇪 Sweden

Group F

🇫🇷 France
🇩🇪 Germany
🇭🇺 Hungary
🇵🇹 Portugal

Euro 2020 Tips & Predictions

There’s six clear standouts when it comes to the Euro 2020 winner (France, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Germany and England), two next best chances (Italy and Netherlands), a pair of dark horses (Croatia and Denmark) and the rest of the field.

Three of those teams have been drawn in the ‘Group of Death’, with France, Portugal and Germany all fighting for a spot in the knockout stages from Group F.

World Cup champions France are aiming for the double and with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, N’Gole Kante and Ousmane Dembele in their squad, they certainly deserve favouritism with the bookies.

Reigning European champions Portugal – who beat France 1-0 in the 2016 final – are blessed with incredible depth across the field and are certainly capable of replicating Spain from earlier this century and claim successive European silverware.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Andre Silva, Diogo Jota, Bernando Silva and Joao Felix are all options in attack, Bruno Fernandes will pull the strings from midfield, while Premier League player of the year Ruben Dias is a rock at the back.

Out of the ‘Group of Death’ teams, we think Germany will struggle the most. They still lack a true out-and-out goalscorer and recently lost to North Macedonia. They were once the most reliable of countries to make it deep at major competitions, but they appear to be on a downward spiral.

England have a good group and shouldn’t have much issue qualifying for the knockout rounds, but they repeatedly stumble at major events and have waited 55 years for a trophy. The Three Lions have the talent and one of the best strikers in the world in Harry Kane – and also the added benefit of Wembley hosting the semi-finals and final – but we have our doubts they can make it that far…

Belgium are the No. 1 ranked team in the world with FIFA’s rankings, but can they put it all together when it matters most? Any squad with Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Dries Mertens are capable of beating anyone, but their defence could be where they slip up.

We are liking the value with Italy. The Azzurri have a great group against Turkey, Wales and Switzerland, with each of those fixtures being played in Rome, while if they can win Group A, they’ll face either Ukraine, Austria or North Macedonia for a spot in the quarter-finals.

Italy’s defence is back to their traditional best, with the side keeping a clean sheet in 12 of their last 15 matches, while they’ve won their last six consecutive games to nil. With Ciro Immobile leading the line up front, the Italians will be very hard to stop.

Spain can never be discounted, but they have aged past their golden generation and haven’t been convincing at all in their recent outings, while the Netherlands have only won five of their last 10 matches and recently lost to Turkey.

If you’re looking for a genuine dark horse, Croatia are your best bet. They’ve drawn well with Scotland, Czech Republic and an England side that can choke at any moment – and if they finish second in Group D, you’re likely to face one of Sweden, Poland or Slovakia in the R16. The Croatians made the World Cup final three years ago (beating England along the way) and have a decent draw to go deep again if things go their way.

Overall, France and Portugal are the two clear favourites for us, but we’ll be siding with the latter. Portugal’s depth is out of this world and the Ronaldo factor is massive. With Dias at the back and a host of talent stretched across the park, Portugal have the ability to make it back-to-back European triumphs.