England were installed as favourites to win Euro 2020 by Exchange bettors after Gareth Southgate’s men beat Germany in their last 16 clash at Wembley.
The Three Lions are 3.1511/5 to go all the way as they prepare to face Ukraine in their quarter-final on Saturday. Win that and a semi-final against the winner of Czech Republic v Denmark awaits.
The draw has opened up for England but the most foolish thing they could do now is take any result for granted. Fortunately, in Southgate they have a manager who won’t let them.
You can read all about the heroics of Raheem Sterling et al in our Euro 2020 Daily Report.
England are 1.4740/85 to beat Ukraine 9.417/2 who booked their place in the last eight be beating Sweden 2-1 with a goal in the last minute of extra-time.
Switzerland and Spain set for another epic?
Spain 4.216/5 follow England in the outright betting.
Switzerland v Spain is the first quarter-final on Friday and Luis Enrique’s men are the firm favourites to win inside 90 minutes at 1.715/7. They are the tournament’s top scorers so far, smashing 10 goals in their last two matches.
Not that the Swiss will mind a jot. They were sensational is knocking out tournament favourites France on penalties in the last round.
That win may have taken a lot out of Switzerland but remember that Spain were taken to extra-time in their equally thrilling 5-3 win over Croatia. With the two matches combining to produce 14 goals you’d have to think Yes in Both Teams To Score was worth a bet.
Belgium and Italy prepare for titanic battle
Italy are 5.49/2 and Belgium 8.415/2 in the outright betting ahead of their quarter-final. The match has the makings of a classic but it might not produce a glut of goals.
Belgium and Italy are two of the strongest sides at Euro 2020 but one of them is going home here. On the touchline it’s Roberto v Roberto after Martinez’s men muscled their way past Portugal in the last round and Mancini’s were taken to extra-time by Austria.
Italy have conceded just one goal but Romelu Lukaku, who scored 24 in Serie A this season for Inter and is 8.27/1 in the Euros Golden Boot betting, will know what to expect up against Leonardo Bonnuci and co. A classic awaits.
Danish emotional rollercoaster to sweep aside Czech Republic?
Denmark have provided the story of Euro 2020, although of course it’s one they would rather not have had to tell. It seems a long time since Christian Eriksen’s horrifying collapse in their opening game, which required life-saving emergency medical treatment, but their talisman is never far from their thoughts.
Now they play Czech Republic, who have been arguably the tournament’s surprise package, in Saturday’s first quarter-final.
The Danes are 2.166/5 favourites to win in normal time but the Czechs 4.1 caused an upset in the last round to beat the Netherlands and, with the impressive Patrik Schick looking to add to his four goals, will believe they can do it again.
England mustn’t underestimate Sheva’s history-makers
You know all about England so a bit about Ukraine: this is the furthest they have ever progressed in a European Championship and, in Andriy Shevchenko, they have a manager who is a national hero, their greatest player of all time. He also knows about English football having played for Chelsea.
As mentioned, England go in as firm favourites but how will they react to moving to Rome after playing all four of their matches so far at Wembley? Ukraine come into this match on a high after Artem Dovbyk scored a 120th minute winner against Sweden.
As for the history, the last two meetings between England and Ukraine were draws. England beat Ukraine 1-0 at Euro 2012.
England are yet to concede a goal at Euro 2020 and another narrow win would be absolutely fine. Under 2.5 goals is 1.834/5 on the Exchange with ‘No’ odds-on in Both Teams to Score?
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