Euro 2021 is starting soon, so it’s time to announce the tournament. We have compiled a list of the top five favorites of the tournament in our opinion and present it to you. These are the top 5 top favorites to win Euro 2021 from Football CrikTrik.
5. Germany. Winning odds – 8.6
In 5th place, we put Joachim Low’s team, which in recent years has been playing noticeably weaker than before. But we think that Germany has a very real chance of winning the tournament. Low admitted his mistake and returned to the team Hummels and Müller, who had not been in the team for a long time. With Hummels on board, Germany is finally going to be solid on the defensive. And other players of the national team had an excellent club season. But most importantly, the leaders of the team are the Bayern players who are in great shape. We also add here Kroos, Rüdiger, Gosens from Atalanta, and Gundogan, they were very good in the club season. And also we must not forget about Havertz, who gained confidence after the Champions League final.
4. Belgium. Winning odds – 7.1
We wanted to put Belgium higher, but the team has several drawbacks. Firstly, Eden Hazard is no longer the one we saw at the 2018 World Cup. The captain of the Belgium national team suffered from injuries all year, has problems with being overweight, and had a very weak club season. The second problem is central defenders. Alderweireld and Vertongen have aged, and no new tough center-backs have emerged. The center of defense is a weak point that can play a key role. But it should be noted the excellent form of Lukaku, De Bruyne, Thielemans and Courtois, they can make their country a champion. Also, another advantage of Belgium is the coach of the team, Roberto Martinez. Martinez is a tactical genius, he can find a way out of any situation.
3. England. Winning odds – 6.0
England is one of the main favorites of the tournament for most of the experts, but for us, the British are inferior to 2 other teams. England has a great young roster, the team is strong in any line. Also, the main matches of the tournament will be held at Wembley, so the British have an additional advantage.
But England is too young a team, so the lack of experience is the main drawback of the Three Lions. It is very difficult to win such a tournament without experience. Also, the leaders of the national team often play poorly in important matches. Let’s recall the recent Champions League finals, the Europa League final, and the English League Cup final (the weak play of Sterling, Rashford, Kane). And also the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, where England lost to Croatia.
2. Portugal. Winning odds – 9.2
The Portuguese national team is not even included in the top five favorites, but we think that experts greatly underestimate Cristiano and the company. Portugal has a very high-quality and well-coordinated squad. This is not the same team that only plays for Ronaldo. The reigning champions have quite a few players in their current roster who can decide the outcome of the match. These are Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Diogo Jota, João Felix, and other quality footballers. Also, Portugal has perhaps the strongest pair of center-backs. Ruben Dias and Pepe had a very strong club season. Pepe became the hero of the Porto-Juventus confrontation, and Ruben Dias turned Man City’s defense into one of the most reliable. Unlike England, Portugal also has young talents as well as experienced fighters who have often played in major tournament finals.
1. France. Winning odds – 5.5
France is the undisputed favorite of the tournament. France has such a deep and high-quality roster that many cool players did not go to the Euro. And also note that the main central defender of Spain is Laporte, who could not break into France and chose Spain.
N’Golo Kante spends the space season and goes to the Golden Ball, and only a few can stop Kilian Mbappe. Also Deschamps to the national team called Karim Benzema, who was one of the best in the current season. And France has a very friendly team, which is also of great importance.
The only minus of the French is a difficult group, at the start, they will have to spend a lot of effort.