Euro 2020 is right here and it’s wanting set to be probably the most aggressive tournaments ever.
France, Belgium, Germany, Portugal and Spain are contenders for the Henri Delaunay trophy, whereas there are rumours abound that soccer would possibly simply be coming residence… however to England, Scotland or Wales?
The European Championship, delayed a 12 months as a result of coronavirus pandemic, is ready to be a feast of soccer.
In whole, 51 video games will happen throughout 11 nations, whereas the semi-final and closing shall be staged at Wembley – ought to Gareth Southgate and the boys want any extra inspiration.
However earlier than you get dreaming about Harry Kane lifting the trophy, it’s essential to have a actuality examine.
France are chock filled with stars with Karim Benzema rejoining Didier Deschamp’s assault, which already consists of Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann.
Portugal shall be led by the evergreen Cristiano Ronaldo, aided by Manchester United famous person Bruno Fernandes and the likes of Joao Felix and Ruben Dias.
Germany and Spain may also be seeking to trigger a stir, whereas Belgium’s ‘Golden Technology’ will try and emerge victorious, with their hopes resting on the health of Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard.
There may also be some darkish horses, reminiscent of Denmark, Turkey, and Austria, seeking to pull off some shock outcomes.
However, as ever, soccer is tough to foretell.
So right here, talkSPORT has booted up the Tremendous Laptop – in affiliation with Betfair – to search out out simply what might occur at Euro 2020.
Right here’s the way it predicted the outcomes to unfold…
Just one winner right here, it might appear.
Italy are favourites to win the group, and so they accomplish that, in response to the talkSPORT Tremendous Laptop.
Turkey make it by way of in second place, whereas Switzerland may also be within the spherical of 16, qualifying as probably the greatest third-place nations.
There shall be no repeat of 2016 for Wales with Gareth Bale and co going residence early.
It’s Finland who limp residence right here and there may be nothing Teemu Pukki can do about it.
Belgium have the celebs to high the standings, whereas Denmark pip Russia to second spot.
However, don’t concern, Stanislav Cherchesov’s moustache will attain the knockout section by ending as probably the greatest third-place sides.
Having misplaced goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen previous to the match, it’s going to get a bit trickier for Netherlands, however are nonetheless tipped to win Group C.
Ukraine sneak forward of Austria however, as soon as once more, this lot get a second probability as a finest third-place facet.
New Actual Madrid signing David Alaba shall be thanking his fortunate stars.
It’s the large one.
A tough group for England as they face auld enemy Scotland in addition to Croatia, their 2018 World Cup conquerors.
However concern not, as they’re backed to return by way of as group winners.
Croatia make it out too, however it’s commiserations to Czech Republic and Scotland, who fall on the first hurdle.
Spain aren’t as sturdy as they was once however they nonetheless sail by way of as group winners in 2021.
With out Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sweden can’t get previous Poland who’ve the firepower of Robert Lewandowski.
Slovakia prop up the desk.
It’s the Group of Loss of life and France and Portugal are set to duke it out for high spot.
Deschamps’ facet end first, Ronaldo’s lot in second, and Germany need to accept third.
That’s not the tip for the Germans, although, as they sneak into the knockouts with a third-place end.
Hungary didn’t stand an opportunity however hopefully we’ll see them once more quickly.
Spherical of 16
Now issues are getting attention-grabbing!
Belgium edge out Switzerland to succeed in the final eight, the place they are going to face Italy, who sneak past Ukraine.
France make gentle work of Austria, whereas Croatia battle to a victory over Poland, which might frustrate Lewandowski’s Ballon d’Or hopes.
What’s that? England make it previous Portugal in a knockout sport? No, you aren’t dreaming. Helder Postiga isn’t round to cease them this time.
However the Three Lions will face Spain within the subsequent stage as they defeat Russia – revenge for World Cup 2018.
Germany squeak previous Netherlands on penalties and can tackle Turkey, who beat Denmark.
When talkSPORT mentioned this match was extra aggressive than ever, we weren’t joking!
Belgium make it into the final 4 previous Italy – simply – and they’re going to tackle France, who had it a lot simpler towards Croatia in a replay of the 2018 World Cup closing.
Southgate’s starlets stun Spain with an excellent 2-1 win however subsequent up is an previous enemy as Germany beat Turkey, however solely after extra-time.
Right here’s the place the story ends for the Three Lions, overwhelmed at Wembley by Germany, on penalties – devastating.
In the meantime, France additionally make the Wembley showpiece as they defeat neighbours Belgium.
talkSPORT was shocked the Tremendous Laptop didn’t blow a fuse with a few of these classics being performed however after chuntering away it gave us the winner.
France, on the again of their World Cup win in 2018, declare the European Championship triumph they in all probability really feel they need to have had again on residence soil in 2016.
Congratulation to Kylian and the boys – historical past is yours!
Now, let’s hope England could make a mockery of the Tremendous Laptop…
Euro 2020 winner odds
Right here’s the favourites for glory this summer time…
France – 24/5
England – 26/5
Belgium – 34/5
Germany – 17/2
Portugal – 17/2
Spain – 17/2
Italy – 17/2
Netherlands – 11/1
Denmark – 27/1
Croatia – 45/1
*Odds right at time of writing, could have modified since publication. See newest odds at www.betfair.com.
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