One Step Away from the Euro 2020 Final

Can you remember the opening match of Euro 2020? It does seem an age that Italy beat Turkey 3-0 on June 11. We’re in the final week now but will Italy also play in the final match of the tournament. Let’s look at their semi-final against Spain and England’s match against Denmark.

Tuesday 6 July: Italy v Spain

Since October 2019, these two countries have between them played a total of 61 internationals. Italy have been unbeaten in 32 games and Spain have had just one loss to a Ukraine side that played a lot better than they did against England on Saturday.

This is a repeat of the Euro 2012 final and that was won 4-0 by Spain. They ruled the world, not just Europe at the time, that’s not the case now and are 3/1 at BetVictor to win the title. Over 90 minutes, Spain have only won one match at Euro 2020. You can get odds of 2/1 at Paddy Power on them beating Italy without the need of extra time or penalties.
Spain are the top scorers at Euro 2020. That wasn’t expected to be written after they scored just one goal in their first two games. 11 goals have come against Slovakia, Croatia and Switzerland but it’s hard seeing them getting a hatful against the Italian defence.

Italy have only conceded two goals at Euro 2020. They are 6/4 at Betfair to beat Spain in 90 minutes and it looks a good bet to place. Italy have won all five of their matches played so far and haven’t lost a match since September 2018.

They will play at a frantic pace but when leading, have the ability to close the borders and ensure they go on to win the match. You can get odds of 9/4 at William Hill on Italy to win Euro 2020. Would they be such a price if the bookies weren’t scared of all the England fans betting with their hearts?

Wednesday 7 July: England v Denmark

England have never reached the final of a European Championships. It’s 55 years since that World Cup final victory and it’s about time England won something. Gareth Southgate’s side isn’t the most exciting around, but they do get results. They are 6/4 at Betfred to become European champions, those odds look too short.
They go into this match unbeaten in their last 11 games, ten of which were won. Not since last October have they lost a home game at Wembley. Their opponents that night just happened to be Denmark. It’s 7/10 at Unibet that England beat Denmark in 90 minutes.

That was in the Nations League and before that, England had played an immensely boring goalless draw in Denmark. This is going to be a tough game for England against a side that has won their last three games since being beaten by Finland and Belgium. Ten goals have been scored in those three games and a bet on both teams scoring looks a good one. That’s 6/5 if your wager is placed with Bet365.

There’s a strange feeling that fate has Denmark winning this title. They are 10/1 at Betfair to win the Euros for the second time. There is momentum and that desire to win the title for Christian Eriksen. There are odds of 9/2 at Boylesports on them beating England in 90 minutes. Why be scared? They’ve won three of their last six games against England. It’s going to be a thriller, but the chances are England will win with both teams scoring and that’s 17/5 at BetVictor.

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