The 2021 Euros were originally supposed to be the 2020 Euros, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the world’s second biggest international competition to be postponed by a year. Now the best clubs in Europe will head to 11 different host cities across the continent starting on Friday with dreams of lifting the trophy and becoming the 2021 UEFA European champs. Cristiano Ronaldo has dealt with some turmoil at Juventus, but the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is hoping to lead Portugal to its second consecutive European title after winning in 2016.
The defending champions are listed at 8-1 in the 2021 Euro odds from William Hill Sportsbook along with Spain and Germany. Meanwhile, France (9-2), England (5-1) and Belgium (6-1) are listed as the top three favorites in the latest Euro 2021 futures.
Who can challenge favorites France and England for summer’s biggest European prize?
One year later than originally planned, Euro 2020 will get underway this Friday when Italy and Turkey clash at Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Although not hot favorites, the Italians have a good chance of going all the way as their rebirth continues under Roberto Mancini while this Turkish side are one of several intriguing dark horses.
Beyond the two teams that kick the tournament off, we are here to look at the early favorites, with defending champions Portugal and world titleholders France arguably the two most fancied sides, along with England and their young attacking corps.
Germany and Spain are the most decorated sides in Euro history with three titles each and although neither rank as strong favorites here, the Portuguese and French will be up against the Germans in a strong Group F.