Euro 2020 is finally here! Sunday afternoon will see England play their first group stage game of their international campaign. Their opponents? The 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia, a team England will definitely remember from the semi-finals three years ago. Here at Betting.co.uk, we are going to bring you everything you need to know, as well as an expert betting tip for the upcoming fixture!
As one of the last teams to announce their final squad for the tournament, England face a tough first match, but are definitely optimistic about their chances. So are the bookies - England are currently second favourite to win Euro 2020! With 2018 World Cup Golden Boot winner Harry Kane leading the line, it’s easy to see why. With the huge array of young talent included in Southgate’s squad, confidence is flowing in the England camp right now. Despite the absence of Jordan Henderson in the starting lineup, there are still a number of leaders in the squad that are looking to lift the team to their highest potential. We’re also keeping an eye out on Phil Foden (our new Paul Gascoigne), who has been in great form for the Premier League champions.
As 2018 World Cup finalists, it’s difficult to dismiss Croatia so easily. Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon D’or for his outstanding season for both club and country, and will be Croatia’s main man for Euro 2020. Croatia will also be looking to use the previous result to their advantage. The Croatian squad is filled with talent playing all over Europe, including Ivan Perisic - winger part of Inter Milan’s winning season in Serie A. There are plenty of creative players also included, meaning there will be a full-strength side awaiting England on Sunday.
Currently, 888sport are favouring England in this matchup, with odds of 7/10 for the Three Lions to take the victory on Sunday. Meanwhile, Croatia have odds of 17/4, while a draw at the end of 90 minutes has odds of 51/20. With England considered as one of the favourites to win Euro 2020, it’s no surprise to many that they are heavily favoured. However, with that said, it was Croatia that beat them in the last major competition, which could be a factor in the match.
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As the leading bookmaker for Euro 2020 betting odds, we’re sticking with 888sport to bring you the latest betting tip for England’s first game. Our dedicated football team are predicting that the first match of Group D will end in a home win for the Three Lions, with Harry Kane writing his name on the scoresheet.
As England’s main man, everyone will be looking to the No.9 for inspiration, and we predict that Kane will deliver on the day. With 888sport, you can use their Bet Builder option to select England to win & Harry Kane to score anytime at odds of 6/4!
At 2pm on Sunday 13 June, fans in the UK will be able to watch England vs Croatia on BBC One and BBC One HD. UK viewers can also watch the match online on the BBC iPlayer live. As Euro 2020 is a major international tournament, UK viewers will be able to watch every match live, with all games shown on either BBC or ITV. For their first group-stage game of the campaign, England vs Croatia will be on BBC One.
Euro 2020 has finally arrived, and after a year of waiting, football fans across the continent are now extremely excited to watch the action. For England fans, the first game is Sunday afternoon, and Southgate’s men will want a win and all three points in the game at Wembley Stadium. Will England get the job done? Will Croatia put a dent in their opponent’s confidence?
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