1. Italy (1.57 to Win The Group)
European giants Italy have a huge history in international football. They have won the World Cup 4 different times, a record for European sides, and also finished as the runners-up two times. They have also won the European Championship, or EURO as we call it, back in 1968, and we runners-up as recently as 2012, where they got destroyed by an inspired Spanish side in the final, despite a brilliant tournament till then.
Italy have gone with plenty of experience, with iconic defenders Chiellini (Captain) and Bonucci both making the final list, despite crossing the age of 35 each, with more than 200 international caps between them.
They have also selected some brilliant young players such as Niko Barella and Federico Chiesa. Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne and Andreas Belotti will be tasked with handling the goal-scoring duties for Italy, while the likes of Jorginho and Marco Verrati will keep things flowing in midfield.
Player to watch out for
Ciro Immobile – Lazio’s pacy forward is a prolific goalscorer. In just the last 2 seasons, he has scored a staggering 64 goals in all competitions, including 20 in the Serie A this season. He has scored 150 goals in just 5 seasons at Lazio, at an unmatched average of 30 goals / season. He is 21.00 to finish as the Golden Boot winner.
2. Switzerland (5.00 To Win The Group)
Switzerland are often regarded as the giant killers of European Football. While they don’t have any major international trophies to show for their resilience, the Swiss national side has plenty of quality players eager to make their mark on the international stage.
Their best ever finish at the FIFA World Cup has been 3 quarter-final appearances, while their only tangible international achievement is an Olympic Silver medal won all the way back in 1924.
Switzerland have been fortunate as none of their star players are injured. Goalkeeper Yann Sommer has been their talisman for a very long time now, as is left back Ricardo Rodriguez. Center back Manuel Akanji is regarded as one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga, while the main men in attack are Xherdan Shaqiri and Seferovic (81.00 to finish), who have troubled many top teams in recent years.
Player To Watch Out For
Xerdan Shaqiri – The diminutive Liverpool forward is arguably Switzerland’s most famous player. While he hasn’t truly hit great heights with Liverpool, Shaqiri is famous for always reserving his best for his national team. He is currently the top scorer in the team with 23 goals in 90 appearances, with only Granit Xhaka playing more matches than him.
3. Turkey (7.50 To Win The Group)
Turkey enters Euro 2020 in strong shape, having bounced back from Nations League relegation with a commanding start to World Cup qualification. Turkey is one of the trickiest sides to face in international football, as no one knows which version of this team will step on to the pitch.
Turkey reached the 2008 EURO semifinals, and will be hoping to emulate that remarkable feat again, with an exciting squad.
Several Turkish players are playing for some of the top clubs in Europe, highlighting the importance of this nation in European football. Leicester City’s Soyuncu is widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the Premier League. He will be joined by Liverpool center back Kabak.
In midfield they have Hakan Calhanoglu, one of the finest playmakers in the Serie A, while up front they have BUrak Yilmaz, a very prolific striker.
Player To Watch Out For
Burak Yilmaz – Despite turning 35 this year, the iconic Turkish striker is in the form of his life, having just led Lille to an astonishing French League title, pipping PSG in the process. Yilmaz scored 12 league goals and also provided 9 assists as he emerged as the most important forward for the champions. He is the second highest goal-scorer in Turkish history, and is 41.00 to finish with the Golden Boot.
4. Wales (8.50 To Win The Group)
Wales are expected to be the whipping boys of this group, with their relative inexperience counting against them. However, they were in the same situation in the previous EURO tournament as well, where they shocked the world to reach the semifinals, where they were eliminated by eventual winners Portugal.
Wales have a squad brimming with talent all over the pitch, with their most high profile player being Gareth Bale, widely regarded as one of the best players to play this sport in recent times. He is ably supported by the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Ethan Ampadu.
Player To Watch Out For
Gareth Bale – If there is a One-ManTeam in this tournament, it is Wales, and the man is Gareth Bale. The Real Madrid winger almost single-handedly dragged Wales all the way to the semifinals in 2016, and will be hoping to put in some more inspired performances to help his team win. He is rated at 61.50 to win the Golden Boot