Group A Euro 2020 odds
Who will win the Euro 2020 Group A?
Group A: Qualifies for Round of 16
Euro 2020: Group A
Turkey had a very promising qualifying campaign: winning 10, drawing 2 and only losing the 1 game. This was helped by their top goalscorer, Crystal Palace striker, Cenk Tosun who netted on 5 occasions. He’s not extremely quick or strong, but he will always give 100% and only needs one chance to finish. Their coach, Senol Gunes won 6 titles with Trabzonspor and Turkey and in his managerial stint he won 2 championships with Besiktas prior to his Turkish job in 2019. Turkey have qualified for 5 of the last 7 Euros.
In qualifying Group J, Roberto Mancini, Italy’s head coach made sure of a demolishing of every opponent in their path. They won every single game, scoring 37 goals and only conceding 4 goals. Andrea Belotti scored 5 times and their campaign ended with a 9-1 win over Armenia to record their 11th straight victory and their 10th win this calendar year. Marco Veratti is in my opinion their best player, a tenacious midfielder, perfectly suited to Italy’s possession game. Their hottest prospect, Gianluigi Donnarumma is only 21 years of age and yet has been playing internationally already for years as a Goalkeeper, fitting Buffon’s shoes quite well. In Euro 2016, Italy were defeated in the quarter finals to Germany, after they lost 6-5 on penalties and there only 1st Euro win came in the year of 1968.
Wales will always be remembered for their astonishing run in Euro 2016 where they went all the way to the Semi-Finals. Their key player back then was Gareth Bale and it will be no different when the Euro’s kick off that they will at times have to rely on him. In qualifying, they won 4, drew 2 and lost 2 which was enough to see them through. Their hottest prospect is Ethan Ampadu, a 20-year-old centre back, ever so comfortable on the ball and can use either foot. He also has the ability to fit into central midfield and play as a defensive or holding midfielder.
A successful qualifying campaign, winning 5, drawing 2 and losing on only one occasion, helped by top scorer Cedric Itten. They are extremely good in every group stage under their manager Vladimir Petkovic, haiving negotiated through the 2014 and 2018 world cup, Euro 2016 and the UEFA Nations League, however, they have never won a knockout game under him. Key player, Granit Xhaka has received plenty of criticism whilst as club side Arsenal, but when playing for his country, he is the glue that binds Switzerland together with his tough tackling and excellent vision. In Euro 2016, they did lose to Poland on penalties in the round of 16 and in record, have never progressed past the round of 16.
This is going to be an extremely tough group to call as all 4 teams are fairly evenly matched. Despite this, I do imagine that Italy will top the group and the second spot could be claimed by any of the other 3 sides.
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