Key Information ahead of the European Championships
The 2020 European Championships were set to take place this summer. This will be the 16th edition of the European championships, in what is set to be a special event. The tournament will see 12 different cities hosting different matches at the event, as London’s Wembley stadium will be hosting the semi-finals and final. However, we have now seen postponements until next year, due to the ever rising crises of the coronavirus. Despite this, it sets up for a fascinating tournament ahead, with Portugal heading in as the defending champions following their impressive victory at the 2016 edition of the competition in France.
Qualification has now passed bar the remaining play-off matches and the teams to have progressed through have been drawn in six different groups for the finals.
Group A – Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
The opening fixture in the group will see Turkey face off against Italy inside the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Italy are the favourites to progress through as group winners, following their hugely impressive qualification. Punters have all being using the betting calculator, as they add Italy into many of their bets ahead of the tournament next year.
Group B – Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
The opening fixture in the group will see Denmark face off against Finland inside the Parken stadium in Copenhagen. Belgium are the overwhelming favourites to progress through as group winners and are also amongst the outright favourites for the title.
Group C – Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, Play-off winner D or A
The opening fixture in the group will see Austria face off against the winner of the Play-off match. This fixture will be taking place in the Arena Nationala in Bucharest. Netherlands are the strong favourites to top the group, as they look to return to the top of the sport, following their surprise failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Group D – England, Croatia, Czech Republic, Play-off winner C
The opening fixture in the group will see England face off against Croatia inside Wembley stadium in London. This will see the two face off again, following their incredible clash in the semi-finals at the 2018 World Cup. England are the strong favourites to progress through as group winners and are also the outright favourites for the competition.
Group E – Spain, Sweden, Poland, Play-off winner B
The opening fixture in the group will see Poland take on the winner of the play-off match. The match will be taking place at the Aviva stadium in Dublin. Spain are the overwhelming favourites to progress through as group winners and are also another side amongst the favourites in the outright markets.
Group F – Portugal, France, Germany, Play-off winner A or D
The opening fixture in the group will see the winner of the play-off match take on defending champions Portugal inside the Puskas Arena in Budapest. France will start as the favourites to top the group, following their victory at the 2018 World Cup. However, this is an incredibly competitive group, with three of the leading sides in the world taking each other on.