With the qualifying groups already complete, the Euro 2020 finals draw has been made. The finals will commence on 12th June, with the last game played on 12th July. As opposed to previous tournaments where the finales were performed in one country, this year’s games will be staged across Europe, with the finals and semi-finals scheduled to be played in London at Wembley Stadium.
Throughout June and July, the 24 qualifiers will play several matches as the European Championship celebrates its sixtieth anniversary. These games will be hosted in 12 cities, including Bucharest, Saint Petersburg, Bilbao and Munich.
Expert Advice On The Euro 2020 Finals
This year, Portugal will attempt to defend the title they took in 2016, after beating France during the finals. Since then, they’ve won the European Nations League, and they’re among the bookies’ favourites to take the title in 2020. Despite being among the favorites in leading sports gambling markets, France got a hard draw in the group stages.
There will be lots of contenders for the Euro 2020 title, with countries like England, Spain, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Italy making strong claims for the title. In the finals, six groups with four teams each will battle it out for a spot in the last sixteen.
The top two teams in every stage will proceed to the knock-out stages together with the top four third-placed nations. In the 2020 championships, the draw has produced several fascinating matches, starting with Group F where the defending champions, Portugal are slotted alongside Germany and France.
A Look at the Stats
By looking back at the history of an event, you can often predict who’s likely to perform well in the upcoming event. In 2020, leading contenders for the Euro Championships have played well over the last four tournaments.
According to the Euro Championships history, Portugal, France, Spain, Germany and Italy have been the most consistent teams. Portugal won the 2016 Euro Championships, after reaching the semi-finals in 2012. France managed to claim the first runners up position in 2016, after reaching the quarter-final in 2012, though they got eliminated in the group stages in 2008.
In 2016 and 2012, Germany managed to reach the semi-finals after being the runners up in 2008. That means that the Germans have lost in three finals. On the other hand, the Netherlands have managed to qualify for only one final, which they won.
Both Hungary and England lost two semi-finals in the past, but they’ve not managed to reach the finals. Spain remains the only country to have ever won the European Championship title for two consecutive times.
How to Bet
When deciding who to back for the Euro 2020 finals, it’s essential to consider the statistics related to the countries participating. There will be lots of friendly matches played before the tournament officially starts, so you can check the strengths of individual players and see who’s on form.
In Group A, Italy is expected to make a comeback in international football tournaments as they take on Wales, Turkey and Switzerland. Belgium also seems determined to win Group B, as the Netherlands try to take over Group C despite missing the 2016 Euro Championships. Additionally, England, Spain and France are also the favorites to win in Group D, E and F.