In less than a week, another edition of the Eurocup will start. There will be 24 teams searching for the dream trophy of the primary team of the Old Continent. Finishing the special that has accompanied us during the past weeks, Betarena presents the Group F of the competition. And this is not just any group. After all, we have three European champions in it.
The reigning world champion France is the leading candidate for the European title. However, to do so, it will face, in the first round, none other than Germany and Portugal, the latter the winner of the last European Championship. Finally, as the ugly duckling of the group, Hungary appears, which will try to take at least one point from the group favorites.
France arrives in search of a new double
Just as it did in 1998 and 2000 when it won the World Cup and then the European Championship, the French team wants to win the two main trophies of world soccer. There are plenty of reasons to believe so. Semi-finalists in the current Nations League and with an excellent qualifying campaign for this Euro, France arrives with high confidence for the tournament.
Moreover, Didier Deschamps’ team counts on a vital return. The Real Madrid striker Karin Benzema returns to the national team and should add a lot to the French team. However, their presence in the group of death does not seem to diminish the favoritism of the Blues. Currently, France appears as the best odds to win the Eurocup, with odds at 5.50 to win the trophy, according to Bet365.
In Low’s farewell, Germany wants to do well
The UEFA Euro will be the last competition in which Germany will have Joachim Low as a coach. Hansi Flick, former coach of Bayern Munich, will replace the commander responsible for the team that won the 2014 World Cup. The coach will try to take the Germans as far as possible in the continental tournament to leave with a golden key.
Having qualified for the competition without significant problems, the German team is the main favorite to advance in the group, with odds even lower than France. Germany is quoted at 1.08 to reach at least the round of 16. Not even the formidable rivals that the team will face should prevent Low’s team from going far in the competition and fighting for the top positions.
Portugal relies on CR7 to take the championship
Winner of the last edition of the Euro, Portugal tries to be inspired by Spain, which was twice continental champion in 2008 and 2012, and win once again the central cup of the Old Continent. For this, the guys count on Cristiano Ronaldo’s inspiration, who is coming from a weak season at Juventus. However, the star has already proven several times that he can reinvent himself like few others.
Despite being the big name on the team, Cristiano Ronaldo is not the only highlight of the squad. The Portuguese, today, have several important players on the European scene, such as Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva. Even as one of the best third-placed teams, Portugal has everything to advance with a strong team. The odds for a probable team classification for the round of 16 are at 1.28, at Bet365.
Hungary appears as the ugly duckling of Group F
If for France, Germany, and Portugal, the Group F is already frightening, you can imagine the situation for Hungary. The team was plunged into the most challenging group in the Euro and knows that it will be difficult to achieve anything against such formidable opponents. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that the Hungarians are going for a decent campaign and will try to get the better of the European giants.
However, Marco Rossi’s men are not likely to have much success. The team’s most likely score, for example, is zero points, according to Bet365. The odds for the pick that indicates Hungary will not score are at 2.75. In other words, any achievement that the Hungarians earn will already be much celebrated and can make life very complicated for this “victim.”
The first round of Group F will be played on Tuesday, the 15th. At 1 pm (EST), Portugal and Hungary open the group, while later, at 4 pm, Germany and France will duel. Throughout this week will be available the first forecasts of the competition. So keep an eye on Betarena and do not miss any of our tips.