International Football Bets Ahead of Major Tournaments
John Greenwood: June 2020
are some major international football tournaments to look
forward to over the next few years and they all represent
great betting opportunities.
those who like to have a punt on the outright market before
these tournaments begin, we have put up our best bet for
each of these competitions.
2020 - Germany (7/1)
2020 is a great chance for Germany to make up for the disappointing
World Cup they had in Russia in 2018. Germany bounce back
from poor tournaments better than any other country in the
world, so expect this to be the case again at the European
Championship in 2021.
Munich, who are as short as 1/150 now in
the Bundesliga betting for their eighth straight title,
are arguably the strongest club in Europe currently. Many
of their stars are German and should take that form into
the national team.
betting suggests Euro 2020 is wide open but at 7/1, Germany
offer great value. They have a good mix of talented youth
and experienced players who have won major tournaments.
If successful, it will be their fourth European Championship
win, a record they will hold on their own.
America 2021 - Brazil (9/4)
won Copa America for a ninth time in 2019. The Green and
Yellow are back at the very top of international football,
a place they deserve to be. They can continue their excellent
run of form in 2021 in Argentina and Colombia.
have been drawn in a group alongside Peru, Qatar and Venezuela.
They should have no problems winning that group. The biggest
threat to the title is likely to come from Argentina in
the latter stages of the tournament.
9/4 in the outright market, Brazil have to be backed to
confirm their spot as the number one nation in South America
Euro 2020 - Croatia (25/1)
If it is an each-way bet you are looking for over the next
couple of years, Croatia at 25/1 for Euro 2020 should fit
Although the country has a population of just over 4 million,
they always seem to perform well at international tournaments.
They proved this at the 2018 World Cup where they were runners-up,
4-2 to France in the final.
you consider Croatia beat England in the semi-final of that
competition, it's hard to imagine that they are five times
bigger in price then the Three Lions in the outright market
for the European Championship.
2020 will be the last chance for former Ballon d'Or winner
Luka Modric to win an international tournament. The 34-year-old
is still delivering for Real Madrid and he can remain a
key player for his nation next year.
Perisic, Ivan Rakitic and Mateo Kovacic are also players
who have what it takes to shine at the tournament, so they
must not be underestimated again.
the above two tournaments and hopefully you will be toasting
the success of your bets once they conclude.