3 Huge Odds on Euro 2020
Ukraine to reach the Final
The Euro 2020 qualifiers produced a few shocks and Ukraine caused one of them. They were expected to qualify from their group but not as winners. That's just what they did though and Ukraine finished top of Group B three points clear of defending champions Portugal. You can't say that the Portuguese weren't in good form, they won the Nations League during the time it took to complete the group. A run to the Euro 2020 final at odds of 22/1 could just happen.
Ukraine went unbeaten in their qualifying group, beating Portugal at home and drawing their away game. They only conceded four goals in their eight qualifiers and two of those were penalties. Ukraine don't have a player who will score goal after goal for them. Their top scorer in the qualifying stages was Roman Yaremchuk with just four goals. However, seven of their squad scoring.
Ukraine didn't do quite so well in the 2020/21 Nations League, finishing bottom of their group and being relegated to League A. That's not as bad as it sounds though. They had a tough draw though, having to face both Spain and Germany. Ukraine showed what they are capable of with home wins over Spain and Switzerland. Two losses to Germany and away to Spain were perhaps expected results. Their final game away to Switzerland was awarded to the home side as Ukraine had Covid-19 problems and couldn't travel.
They had lost just one of their last 22 internationals before the Nations League began and that was bac in 2018. Before Euro 2020 begins, Ukraine have a World Cup qualifier at home to France and then a series of friendlies. Some wins will hopefully get them in a confident mood for Euro 2020.
Looking at their group in the finals, Ukraine are up against the Netherlands, Austria and North Macedonia. Qualifying from that group shouldn't be a problem for them. Ukraine boss Andriy Shevchenko has been hugely successful since taking over in 2016 and a bet on them reaching the final could well pay dividends.
The odds can evolve, have a take a constant look at the Euro 2020 odds.
12/1 Sterling to be Top Scorer
England are one of the favourites to win Euro 2020. The latter stages are being played on home soil, so this could be their year. Harry Kane is their top scorer but he's been out injured for a while. Raheem Sterling is 16/1 at Betfairl to be the top scorer in the Euro 2020 finals and he is well worth taking a chance on.
Sterling had a reputation for not scoring goals for his country. That has all changed now since the first UEFA Nations League where he found his international goal scoring touch. He had gone 27 internationals without scoring until putting two past Spain. The Euro 2020 qualifiers followed soon after and the Manchester City player scored a hat-trick against the Czech Republic (who England face in the group stages of the finals). 2019 saw him score eight goals in nine England internationals.
The past three seasons have seen Sterling score at least 20 goals with 31 for Manchester City in 2019/20. This season has again seen him in good scoring form with 12 goals in 30 games for Manchester City. He scored the winning goal for England in their away game against Iceland last year. If he keeps fit, then in an attacking England side, he could have an impressive Euro 2020.
12/1 Portugal to Retain their Title
Portugal are the current European Championship title holders and went on to win the 2019 UEFA Nations League, With Cristiano Ronaldo in top form, the 12/1 at Bet365 on them retaining the title look a bit too large. They finished second behind Ukraine in their qualifying group only losing to Ukraine.
Their grip on the Nations League ended this season as they finished second behind France in their group. The only game they lost was at home to France, after previously going to Paris and getting a draw. They have only only lost two of the 24 internationals played since being knocked out of the 2018 World Cup by Uruguay.
They do of course have a tough group with France and Germany to face but are good enough to get through. Even a third plac finish can be enough to take them into the knock-out stages. Their squad is full of experience and youthful talent. Diego Jota and Bruno Fernandes are both playing well in the English Premier League. Cristiano Ronaldo can't stop scoring in Serie A and in midfield they also have Bernardo Silva and Joao Moutinho. Making a strong start is imperative but this is a squad that has a great chance of retaining the title at good odds. They certainly won't be 12/1 if reaching the knock-out stages.