The group stage of the 2021 European Cup has begun, and the game has been more than halfway. We now know very well which teams have reached the championship level. This is good news for bettors who want to take advantage of high-quality odds before the round of 16.
However, as we enter the knockout stage, things will become a bit difficult. Even the best party has no room for error. If a team has a bad day, it could mean the end of the European Championship.
In addition, one side of the bracket is significantly harder than the other, allowing many championship favorites to compete with each other.In fact, these five Our recommended pre-match option Landed on the same side of the stand, and all four landed in the same quadrant.
Therefore, this part will be very difficult for bettors to hand over, and the weaker side of the bracket will provide the opportunity to bet on quality sleepers.
As the 2021 European Cup enters the knockout stage, which teams can you trust? Below are the latest odds for the tournament and the best bets made as we approach the crowning champion.
Euro 2021 odds
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France (+420) Still the favorite to win the European Cup. The defending World Cup champion in 2018 successfully defeated Germany and defeated the well-known “Death Group” in matches against Portugal and Hungary’s upstart teams. In the first two games, the French did not score, but maybe Karim Benzema will succeed after scoring twice in the game against Portugal.
Italy (+600) Since the start of the competition, there has been a considerable leap in the standings. The Italians are in good shape. After sweeping Group A, their odds have been shortened from 8-1 to 6-1. So far, they have scored 7-0 in the European Cup and have not scored games in the past 10 games.
The top competitors are England (+650), Germany (+700), Spain (+700) with Netherlands (+900). Simultaneously, Belgium (+1000) with Portugal (+1400) Before the match between the two sides in the round of 16, their odds have increased.
Austria (+15000) Has the longest odds in the tournament. They must pass the winners of Italy and Belgium vs. Portugal to reach the semi-finals. There, they will wait for a potential date with France.
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2021 European Cup Expert Selection
Best bets to win the European Cup 2021
France (+420). No surprises here. Les Bleus is still one of the best candidates to win the European Cup. Their status in the death group was not good, but they still escaped by 5 points and won the group stage. Now, their path to the final is easier-at least in the knockout stage.
France is on the more difficult side of the bracket, but its quadrant is the easier of the two. The French team will face the Swiss team directly, and then will face the victor of the Croatian team against Spain. Neither team is particularly impressive, so France should have a good chance of reaching the semi-finals.
From there, France will have to beat Belgium, Portugal, Italy or Austria, but the French have the winning pedigree and depth needed to accomplish this goal.
Since the start of the game, France’s odds have hardly changed, and this is for good reason. They are a strong team with almost no loopholes. If Benzema can keep warm and Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann can play, then Les Bruce should have a good chance of reaching the finals. At the very least, they should survive to the semifinals.
Germany (+700). The side of Joachim Low is very lucky to pass the death group. The German almost lost to Hungary and faced elimination, but instead managed to escape as second place.
Their reward for second place was to get into the side of the stand that was considered easier. Their 16 rounds against England will not be easy, but there are not many real competitors in that area. In fact, the winner of the German-England match should enter the final based on the market value of his team.
The performance of the German team in Group F was not stable, but the team defeated Portugal 4-2 and had more possessions in the 1-0 loss to France. It is a risk to believe that the Germans will perform as they did against Portugal, but at 7-1 odds, it is worth it. This is the last game under Low coaching. Players should be motivated to play well for their long-term head coach.
If you are not bold enough, choose Germany Top two (+300) or Top four (+160) It is also a reliable bet.
The best dark horse selection wins
Denmark (+2000). No team is more motivated to win the 2021 European Cup than Denmark. The collapse of Christian Eriksson on the court shocked the Danish side, but the incident and Eriksson’s survival inspired the team to win in his name.
Despite losing to Finland and Belgium in the first two group matches, the team successfully advanced to the top 16. Now, the Danes will have a chance to achieve solid results in the game because they fell on the weaker side of the bracket.
In order to reach the finals, Denmark will face some fierce competition, possibly facing the Netherlands and England or Germany. They will not play in Copenhagen like they did in the three group matches.
Denmark is unlikely to win, but at 20-1 odds, they are a draft pick worth defeating.Just like in Germany, if you want a higher probability bet, you can bring Denmark to Complete the top two (+500) or Complete the first four (+160) In the game.
Don’t buy hype
Italy (+600). Look, this Italian team is very good. They have not lost in 30 games and have shut out their opponents in the last 10 games.
But all the winning streaks ended at some point, and Italy faced a particularly cruel match in the round of 16. The first game against Austria may not seem too difficult, but the Austrians have countless Bundesliga players in the squad, which may be a trickier test than expected.
After that, Italy will face the winner of Belgium against Portugal, which will be a very severe test for the Azzurri. If they advance to the semi-finals, they are likely to date France.
Can Italy beat these three teams? If they play like against Group A, then yes, but it is worth noting that the Italian Group A opponents of Wales, Switzerland and Turkey are not world champions. They did not perform too many tests on the 22-year-old Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
So, can Italy win this game? Of course they can. But should you bet on them at 6-1? May not get their draw.
Round of 16 knockout
The Czech Republic (+220) leads the Netherlands. The Netherlands has yet to lose in the European Cup, winning three Group C matches with a total score of 8-2. They are also on the weaker side of the bracket, so some people may think that if all goes well, they can advance to the finals.
Of course, if Memphis Depay continues to play well, the team will have the opportunity to do so. However, under the leadership of head coach Frank De Boer, the performance of the Dutch team is not stable, and they can easily lose their lead. They almost did this in their first game against Ukraine, and then Denzel Dumfries’ 85th-minute goal saved them from a shocking draw.
The Czech Republic may not look like a difficult draw on paper, but the Czech team defeated Scotland, equalized Croatia and allowed England to win with only one goal. If they can prevent the Dutch team from scoring early, the Czech Republic may have a chance to win a game or drag the game into overtime. So, why not take the opportunity in a frustrating special show?
Avoid entering the 16th round
Belgium vs. Portugal. This game should be an exciting game, but betting will not be very interesting. Both teams are very talented. The Belgian “golden generation” has a lot of depth. At the same time, Portugal has one of the greatest players of his generation, Cristiano Ronaldo (Cristiano Ronaldo) and a solid team around him.
You can defend the victory of either side. At present, the odds makers tend to advance to Belgium, but not much. Therefore, betting on any team in this game is not attractive.
There are reasons to bet on Belgium to win the 2021 European Cup at 10-1 or to join Portugal at 14-1 because the odds of each team have increased since the start of the game. However, neither of them is guaranteed to win in the round of 16. Even if they win, they may have to face Italy and France in the next two games respectively.
Belgium and Portugal have too much uncertainty to bet confidently. It is best to seize the opportunity in France vs. Switzerland, Germany vs. England or Czech Republic vs. Netherlands.
Enjoy the exciting duel of the Round of 16.