Content Editor at Free Super Tips, Alex was born in the shadow of Old Trafford and is an avid Man Utd fan. After graduating from university he combined his love of football, writing and betting to join FST and now closely follows goings-on in all of the top European leagues.
The clock ticks ever closer to 8pm on Friday night when the long-awaited European Championship finally gets underway in Rome and the team here at FST have been hard at work scouring all the outright markets.
We’ve got in-depth analysis for all the below tips, but if you just want to glance at our selections and digest a small part of our reasoning this is the place to be!
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France at 9/2
World champions France undoubtedly possess one of the most talented squads in world football right now and their strength in depth is a huge factor as well. They could field two full lineups that would be considered among the favourites to win Euro 2020, and that could play a major role after such a gruelling club campaign.
Group F is undeniably a tough one but they should have no trouble navigating to the knockout rounds and then it’s a case of trying to find who can stop them. In my mind, nobody can.
Italy at 8/1 (tipped at 11/1)
Italy have been backed in to 8/1 since I tipped them as outsiders last week. Their squad lacks the big-name stars of other nations and that perhaps causes them to fly under the radar, but make no mistake Roberto Mancini is a fantastic manager and has a well-drilled squad this summer.
They qualified with a perfect record of ten wins from ten and haven’t lost in almost three years. They have won 22 of their 27 games since and could go the distance this summer.
In case you missed it, Statman Dave has joined forces with FST for the duration of Euro 2020 and he’s backing Portugal to retain their European Championship crown.
“My pick is Portugal! A Seleção have had great success on the back of Cristiano Ronaldo’s elite goal-scoring, but the team’s overall talent level has increased massively in recent years with the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva coming to the boil. They have what it takes to defend the European Championship trophy they won five years ago in France.”
Denmark at 28/1
Denmark are streets ahead of Russia and Finland in terms of quality in Group B and a runner-up spot behind Belgium could afford them a favourite run in the knockout stages.
They have plenty of talent in their squad and they have only lost two of their last 28 games, with both of those coming against Belgium. With the likes of Kasper Schmeichel, Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Pierre-Emile Hojberg, Thomas Delaney and Christian Eriksen in their ranks they could raise a few eyebrows.
Ukraine at 50/1
Ukraine have turned a corner under Andriy Shevchenko and head to the Euros with a young and talented squad. They have only lost ten of their 44 games under Shevchenko and they have every chance of qualifying top of Group C ahead of the inconsistent Netherlands.
That would make for a very favourable draw in the knockout stages and their squad – which includes the likes of Oleksandr Zinchenko, Andriy Yarmolenko and Ruslan Malinovskyi – is deceptively good. The fact that 17 of their 26-man squad ply their trade for either Dynamo Kiev or Shakhtar Donetsk is a bonus when it comes to team cohesion, as well.
Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) at 7/1
Romelu Lukaku is arguably the best out-and-out centre forward at the tournament and playing for one of the best sides. He has scored 47 goals in his last two Serie A campaigns and led Inter to the title this season, and his record for Belgium isn’t to be sniffed at.
He has netted 19 times in his last 20 appearances and Belgium look to have a fairly straightforward group, so he can rack up the goals for Belgium.
Ciro Immobile (Italy) at 20/1
Another Serie A striker heading to the tournament off the back of an excellent domestic campaign, Ciro Immobile will lead the line for Italy after scoring 25 times for Lazio this season.
He has scored in three of his last four appearances for the Azzurri and looks an excellent price to continue his goalscoring exploits.
Burak Yilmaz (Turkey) at 40/1
Veteran striker Burak Yilmaz led his Lille side to a shock Ligue 1 title last season, scoring 18 league goals along the way. He’ll spearhead a Turkey side that love to attack and with five international goals in 2021 alone – including a hat-trick against the Netherlands – he can carry his great form into Euro 2020.
France to Win & Lukaku to be top scorer at 50/1
There’s value to be had combining our outright winner and top goalscorer predictions. Only once this century has the Golden Boot gone to a player who also won the tournament and much of the groundwork for a top scoring tournament comes in the group stages. Back France and Lukaku to excel at huge odds.
N’Golo Kante to win Player of the Tournament at 20/1
FST and Statman Dave are in agreement here. N’Golo Kante’s stock is at an all-time high after his fantastic performance in the Champions League Final and each of the last six winners of the European Championship have contained the Player of the Tournament.
Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann are also among the favourites, but Kante’s performances will be key if France are to make a run at the trophy.
Ferran Torres to win Young Player of the Tournament at 9/1
Ferran Torres ended a stop-start campaign with a hat-trick against Newcastle for Manchester City and he’s set to carry a lot of the attacking burden for Spain this summer.
He’s a key part of the Spanish setup at the age of just 21 and with a fairly straightforward group to content with he could make a real impression.
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