Kevin Hatchard: Griezmann loves scoring at tournaments
Kevin is one of our six soccer specialists who’ve supplied a detailed have a look at each nation going for glory this summer. He shall be making use of his in-depth data of European soccer to offering previews of matches in Group C at Euro 2020, although it is Group F the place his greatest pre-tournament guess may be discovered.
Kevin says: “A certain starter for a France team that’s been heavily tipped to go all the way, Antoine Griezmann is well worth backing in the Top Goalscorer market, especially when you consider Betfair are the only bookie paying out six places on this market. The Barcelona forward has netted a couple of spectacular goals in the build-up to the tournament, and was top scorer at Euro 2016. He followed that performance up with four goals at the World Cup in 2018.”
Andy Brassell: Memphis to fill his boots
European soccer expert Andy Brassell shall be in his aspect in Euro 2020 so do not miss his insider dispatches for Betting.Betfair.
Andy says: “A lot of people have gone cold on the Netherlands since Ronald Koeman’s departure, but they have the form of Memphis to rely on. He had a great club season with Lyon and has been the central figure for Frank de Boer‘s side in the warm-up matches – plus the Dutch have one of the more straightforward looking groups, in which he might be able to fill his boots.”
Mark O’Haire: A simple group for Belgium and Denmark
One of Betfair’s high soccer tipsters and common podcaster Mark O’Haire shall be previewing all video games in Group E throughout Euro 2020, however our man’s greatest guess is in Group B the place he fancies Belgium to come back out on high ahead of Denmark.
Mark says: “Belgium might not be at full-strength from the off but the Red Devils deserve to be taken seriously in the Group B betting heat. Roberto Martinez has overseen 20 wins from 23 competitive contests since finishing third at the 2018 World Cup, and even with two away games in the pool, they should be good enough to navigate a top-two finish.
“Denmark have been on an upward trajectory for just a few years now and the Red-White profit from dwelling benefit in Copenhagen throughout the group-stage. As properly as an stubborn and organised strategy, the Scandinavians have one of the strongest spines in the competitors and look properly positioned to additionally publish a top-two end.
“Elsewhere in the Group, Russia have regressed since hosting the World Cup. Playing in St Petersburg will give the Sbornaya a slight edge, although quality and structure is lacking, particularly at the back. Debutants Finland arrive with hopes pinned to Teemu Pukki but the Norwich striker is still recovering from an ankle ligament injury.”
Paul Higham: Goal machine Gundogan to maintain scoring
Paul Higham shall be offering suggestions and evaluation of matches in Group D the place England will meet Croatia, Scotland and Czech Republic, although he is liking a pre-tournament punt involving Germany in Group F.
Paul says: “While scouring the ante-post markets, the newly-prolific Ilkay Gundogan – priced at a juicy 10/1 to finish as Germany’s top scorer – jumped out at me as well worth a punt.
“Pep Guardiola turned him right into a objective machine with 17 this season together with an unimaginable burst of 11 objectives in 12 Premier League video games from mid-December to mid-February, successfully sealing the title.
“More importantly, Gundogan has been a vital part of Joachim Low’s side of late, has scored three goals in his last four and crucially looks like being their penalty taker – although he’s split the last four with Toni Kroos.
“I’m anticipating a fairly low-scoring tournament however with lots of penalties given VAR and yet one more change in the baffling handball legal guidelines. Muller and Werner are big risks of course, however that spot-kick responsibility could possibly be the decider.”
Andy Schooler: Danes to suffer penalty heartbreak
Andy will use Bet Builder to provide a tip on every day of Euro 2020.
Andy says: “The Danes have been devilishly troublesome to beat in recent times. Ignoring a defeat sustained when the total first-team squad was on strike, the Danes have misplaced twice (previous to a shoot-out) of their final 47 matches.
“With a decent defence here, including Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen and AC Milan’s Simon Kjaer, expect that trend to continue. They should get out of their group and and it’s not hard to see them repeating the penalty exit they suffered in the last 16 of the World Cup. A price of 9/1 looks decent.”
Dave Tindall: Le Bleus to pay penalty once more
Group F is changing into highly regarded for pre-tournament bets, and Dave Tindall – who shall be previewing Group B video games – fancies a penalty shoot-out elimination for one of the tournament favourites.
Dave says: “France are clearly one of the best teams in the tournament but you wouldn’t put them head and shoulders above a number of potential rivals. Their knockout phase games are likely to be fairly tight and there will be a distinct chance of penalties. That presents a problem.
“The French crashed out of Euro 1996 on penalties and have been additionally crushed in the 2006 World Cup closing by Italy in a shootout. More just lately, they have been having horrible bother from 12 yards, lacking 5 of their final eight spot-kicks. Antoine Griezmann (3 times!), Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema have all fluffed their traces and it is turn out to be a bit of a ‘factor’ in the French camp.”
Charlie Mullan: Italy can reach the final
Charlie will provide a Euros Daily Report every morning of the tournament.
Charlie says: “Italy have had one of the smoothest routes to the Euros with a 100 per cent report in qualifying. They are unbeaten in 27 matches. They say defences win championships and Italy will hope that’s the case for them after profitable their final eight video games with out conceding a objective. Topping Group A shouldn’t be an issue and they are going to be assured of preserving clear sheets towards any nation they face in the knockout stage.”
Paul Robinson: Portugal are no one-man team
Paul Robinson will be providing a daily Euro 2020 Acca throughout the tournament.
Paul says: “Portugal have been drawn in the Group of Death – with France, Germany and Hungary – however the chances are three groups will qualify from it, and I might nonetheless fancy the defending champions to complete first or second anyway.
“Led by Cristiano Ronaldo, they are far from a one-man team any more, with the likes of Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo in defence, Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes in midfield, and Diogo Jota supporting the captain in attack. At 9/1 they look over-priced to retain their crown.”