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Holland have scored at least twice in their last nine games.
North Macedonia have netted in each of their last seven matches.
Depay has 27 goals in 66 appearances for the national team, including six goals in 2021.
Ukraine have drawn four of their last nine games, while Austria only have 1 win in 8 Euro matches.
The previous two Ukraine vs Austria matches both finished with over 2.5 goals scored; an average of 4 goals per game.
Yarmolenko has scored in the first two rounds at the Euros.
Russia have conceded the first goal in three of their last four away fixtures.
The two sides have scored just once at this summer’s championships.
Belgium have won nine of their last 11 games, while Finland have lost four of their last five.
The Finns have surrendered just one goal against Russia while keeping a clean sheet against Denmark in their opening 1-0 win.
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Portugal are, of course, the current holders of the Euros and will no doubt be once again viewed as a side who can go far in this year’s tournament.
In fact, you could probably argue that Portugal’s side is much better than the one which clinched the trophy back in 2016.
Cristiano Ronaldo is as deadly as ever, whilst the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix have all improved markedly in the last five years.
Elsewhere, 2016 quarter-finalists Belgium are expected to give a solid account of themselves this year.
In Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku, Roberto Martinez’s side have two of the world’s best players in their roles at present.
However, the Red Devils do also have to contend with the injury issues which have followed previously key man Eden Hazard since he departed Chelsea, plus the fact a number of their star players – Dries Mertens (34), Jan Vertonghen (34) and Toby Alderweireld (32) are getting on in years.
Looking at other possible winners this summer, World Cup holders and Euro 2016 finalists, France, are obviously viewed as one of the main favourites for Euro 2020.
Didier Deschamps’ side has a plethora of quality options all over the pitch and it is hard to see them not at least making it to this year’s final.
Their already stacked squad has also been boosted by the recall of Real Madrid hitman, Karim Benzema.
Finally, England, like France, also boast some quality depth in certain areas of the pitch, with the likes of Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Jack Grealish and Phil Foden simply world-class on their day.
However, the Three Lions’ options between the sticks and at centre-back are less impressive and may cause them some issues against the bigger sides, though the aforementioned players do, when firing, have enough quality to beat pretty much any side.
Our outright winner prediction: France
Group A breakdown
Group A consists of Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and Wales, and could well throw up some interesting results.
Italy are probably the most likely side to secure passage into the knockout rounds from this group.
The Azzurri have begun to integrate a number of promising young stars into their ranks over the last couple of years, with the future certainly looking bright for Roberto Mancini and co.
The likes of Sandro Tonali, Nicolo Barella, Luca Pellegrini and Gianluigi Donnarumma have all impressed of late and will no doubt complement the already established stars in Italy’s ranks such as Lorenzo Insigne and Ciro Immobile.
As for the remainder of Group A, a case could be made that any of Wales, Switzerland and Turkey secure the second spot.
It is probably Wales and Switzerland who possess the most gifted individual players outside of Italy. But it is also worth noting that the likes of Daniel James and Xherdan Shaqiri struggle for regular football at their current clubs.
But based on the quality of their current squad, it is likely to be Switzerland who finish 2nd.
Top two: Italy & Switzerland
Group B breakdown
Group B should be one of the easier to call at Euro 2020.
As already mentioned, Robert Martinez’s Belgium should be viewed as one of the tournament’s favourites.
And even with an ageing backline and a misfiring/unfit Eden Hazard, the Red Devils should have little to no issues navigating their group.
Belgium are currently the no.1 ranked team in the world, with their next closest competitor from Group B, Denmark, down in 12th.
Elsewhere, Belgium will face off with Finland, who have never even made it to the group stages of the European Championship before this tournament.
Russia are the final side to make up Group B and they also don’t have a great record at the Euros.
Barring something of an anomaly in 2008 when they made it to the semi-finals, Russia haven’t made it out of the group phase since back in 1988.
So, as long as Denmark are on their game, they shouldn’t have too much of an issue picking up enough points to finish behind Belgium.
Top two: Belgium & Denmark
Group C breakdown
Group C is made up of the Netherlands, Austria, Ukraine and North Macedonia.
The latter of that quartet will be entering the group phase for the first time in their history and are unlikely to fare too well.
North Macedonia secured their qualification by beating some fairly average sides, with Kosovo probably their toughest opponent along the way.
In terms of who should do well in the group, the Netherlands are of course one of the favourites to qualify.
Even if they are unable to call upon a currently injured Virgil van Dijk, they still have a plethora of talent, including Frenkie de Long, Memphis Depay, Matthijs de Ligt, Donny van de Beek, Nathan Ake and Georginio Wijnaldum.
That leaves one of Ukraine or Austria to secure second place.
And though their results haven’t been that impressive of late, Austria should have enough quality to see off Ukraine.
Players such as Marcel Sabitzer, David Alaba, Alexsandar Dragovic and Konrad Laimer are established stars at top clubs.
Ukraine, though, outside of Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko, have very few players playing consistently in a top-five division.
Top two: Netherlands & Austria
Group D breakdown
In theory, England should be topping Group D with relative ease.
The Three Lions have by far and away the most talented squad out of all their upcoming opponents.
However, as we have seen in the past on numerous occasions, England can underestimate teams typically seen as lesser opposition in major tournaments.
The Three Lions were, of course, ousted from Euro 2016 after a simply dismal showing against Iceland in the last-16. They also failed to pick up a single win at the 2014 World Cup, which saw them held to 0-0 draw by Costa Rica.
So, whilst England should win this group, fans should be cautious when betting on Gareth Southgate’s side.
As for who should join England in the knockout stages, Croatia look to be the most likely team to do so.
This Scotland side have little tournament experience and have picked up just one win against England since 1986.
The Czech Republic could cause an upset in the group, and did actually beat a fairly strong England side 2-1 in qualifying back in 2019. Though it is also worth noting England hammered them 5-0 in the reverse fixture.
Croatia, though, have much more talent in their side, even if a number of their star players, such as Luka Modric, are getting on in years.
Top two: England & Croatia
Group E breakdown
Like many of the Euro 2020 groups, E has a clear favourite with the remaining three places up for grabs to some extent.
Group E is made up of Spain, Sweden, Slovakia and Poland. And, of course, it is the Spaniard’s who should be viewed as the clear favourites to clinch top spot.
Spain would dominate the international stage for many years with the likes of Xavi and Andreas Iniesta in their primes.
However, with so many top talents now retired or past their best, Spain have experienced something of a decline in recent times, with La Furia Roja handed a rather embarrassing exit at the 2018 World Cup in the last 16 vs hosts, Russia.
Since, though, Spain have looked to primarily focus on bringing through a new generation of stars.
The likes of Mikel Oyarzabal, Dani Olmo, Ferran Torres, Marcos Llorente, Rodri and Pau Torres have all improved markedly over the last several years and should be able to complement the older players in Spain’s squad, such as Jordi Alba, David de Gea and Sergio Busquets, well.
And though Spain are without Ramos this summer, Aymeric Laporte has now been called up to help cover for the Madrid captain’s absence.
As for the remaining three teams in Group E, as already mentioned, all of Poland, Slovakia and Sweden have some chance of earning that second spot.
However, especially if they are able to keep Robert Lewandowski fit, it is probably Poland who stand the best chance of clinching 2nd place.
All of Lukas Fabianski, Wojciech Szczesny, Jan Bednarek, Piotr Zielinski, Mateusz Klich, Arkadiusz Milik and Krzysztof Piatek have ample experience at the top level, with both Sweden and Slovakia lacking quality throughout their squads.
Top two: Spain & Poland
Group F breakdown
Group F of Euro 2020 has aptly been dubbed the ‘group of death’.
And it is very easy to see why it has earned such a nickname when looking at the teams involved.
Both the current World Cup and Euros holders, France and Portugal, have managed to land themselves in the group, as have Germany and Hungary.
And though on the surface it may seem like a tough group to call, it should actually be pretty easy.
Hungary are certainly the poorest side in this group, and though they have some solid players, it is really hard to see them earning an automatic-promotion spot.
Elsewhere, Germany are, of course, a historically quality side and they still have some top players.
However, Joachim Löw’s team have been on the decline for some time now and didn’t even make it out of a fairly weak group at the 2018 World Cup.
Die Mannschaft have also suffered some rather concerning defeats in recent times, including a 6-0 hammering at the hands of Spain.
So, if they are similarly poor at the Euros this year, Portugal and France should have very few issues qualifying.
Top two: France & Portugal
After making it to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals under Gareth Southgate in 2018, England fans are no doubt hoping for a similar run at the Euros.
As already mentioned, the Three Lions should be able to navigate their group with relative ease.
However, it is in the latter stages of the competition where England’s persistent flaws are likely to be exposed more regularly.
Starting at the back, while it’s not 100 per cent set in stone, you would imagine Jordan Pickford will be England’s no.1 again this summer.
The Everton man had a decent World Cup, of course being one of the heroes in the penalty shootout vs Colombia.
Since returning from Russia, though, Pickford has underwhelmed for both club and country.
The shot-stopper has made numerous errors for the Toffees and, against tougher opposition, he may well cost England in big games.
Herein lies the issue facing Southgate though. Nick Pope is quite clearly the best shot-stopper amongst England’s main three keepers at present, but he is now injured.
Elsewhere, though Dean Henderson has shown promise in recent campaigns, he is now very much a fringe star at Manchester United and is unlikely to do enough to warrant a starting berth at Euro 2020, meaning we are once again likely to see the error-prone Pickford between the sticks this summer.
Another dilemma facing Southgate is who will he play at centre-back? After switching to a back-four post World Cup, England’s defensive frailties have been exposed a fair bit more often.
There is also the issue of Harry Maguire’s fitness heading into the tournament. Though you would expect him to be starting as one of England’s main centre-backs if he can recover in time.
As for the final centre-back spot, with Joe Gomez injured, a number of players, such as John Stones, Tyrone Mings and Ben Godfrey, may well be in with a shot of earning a starting place.
At present, that second centre-back spot looks set to be filled by Stones.
However, Maguire and Stones isn’t exactly the most stable of defences, especially if Pickford is behind them.
Another potential issue England may face is a lack of pace and creativity.
Jordan Henderson (or Kalvin Phillips whilst Henderson is injured) and Declan Rice appear to be Southgate’s favoured midfield pairing. But whilst both are solid players, England seem quite flat when both are on the pitch, often passing sideways and creating little.
Of course, one solution to this would be to use players such as Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish and Phil Foden further forward behind Harry Kane.
Southgate, however, seems quite opposed to this. And whilst based on form, Foden and Sancho should probably be England’s starting wide players this summer, it would not be at all surprising to see them benched in favour of Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford.
So, much like at Tottenham, if Southgate does want to continue playing two defensive-minded midfielders in most games and not playing Foden and Sancho, the onus will most likely fall on a hopefully fit Harry Kane to drop deeper and provide the chances for players such as Sterling and Rashford.
In truth, though, regardless of who is up top, it is hard to see England being able to see of teams such as France and Portugal due to their lack of quality at the back/between the sticks.
And if the Three Lions top Group D, which seems likely, they will face 2nd place from Group F, which is likely Portugal.
So, we are most likely going to see England make it out of their group and then go out at the round of 16 stage.
Predicting who will win the Golden Boot at any major competition is always quite tough as it doesn’t necessarily always go to the standout player from that tournament.
For example, England’s Harry Kane won the 2018 Golden Boot. However, five of his six strikes came in the group stage against lesser opponents.
So, though a player’s form/ability should of course be taken into account, their group also plays a big role.
As a result, those in Group F (also dubbed the group of death), such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe are probably less likely to win it, as they have much tougher games from the get-go.
Therefore, given the remaining groups, you would imagine someone like a Romelu Lukaku or Harry Kane have a great chance of taking the prize this year.
Both are prolific scorers for club and country whilst England and Belgium have been handed favourable groups, in which they are expected to dominate.
Often, the Golden Boot award can have a direct correlation with the winner of the Best Player award.
In 2016, for example, Antoine Griezmann would clinch both the Golden Boot and the Best Player award.
So, with this in mind, players such as Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku could well be in with a shot on picking it up this year.
However, as it is hard to see England making it to the final this year, Kane’s chances may be lessened slightly, as it is less likely for a player to pick up the Best Player award if they go out in the round of 16 of quarter-finals.
So, instead you are probably looking at players such as Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo and probably Lukaku as the favourites – as they are likely to both get to the back end of the competition and score/assist a number of goals for their country.
Euro 2020 has the potential see a number of young stars cement themselves on the world stage.
For England, Manchester City’s Phil Foden is the most obvious inclusion. The midfielder is having by far and away his best ever season as the Sky Blues clinched yet another Premier League title.
However, though he is now an integral member of Pep Guardiola’s set-up, Gareth Southgate hasn’t given him too many chances to date, suggesting he may not feature too regularly in the summer.
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has also been in fine form this term. But again, he has starred as an attacker for the Gunners, with Southgate only likely to use him as a left-wing-back, if at all.
Elsewhere, Ansu Fati had become a key member of Barcelona’s team before his injury and though he has missed out on the Euros due to injury. Instead of Fati, though, Ferran Torres of Spain could be in with a shout, as he has been fairly prolific for Spain in recent times.
Perhaps the most obvious choice for this year’s Best Young Player award, though, is Joao Felix.
The 21-year-old is now a key cog in both Atletico Madrid and Portugal’s attack. And with A Seleção likely to go far at the tournament, Portugal could be clinching the award for a second competition in a row after Renato Sanches picked it up in 2016.
Honourable mentions should also be given to players such as Domini Szoboszlai, Sandro Tonali and Ryan Gravenberch.
But from that trio, Szoboszlai, though impressive, will probably exit the competition in the group stages, whilst Tonali and Gravenberch, who play in deeper roles in midfield, are unlikely to do enough to outshine someone like Felix, Torres or Foden if any or all three have decent tournaments.
One of the great things about tournament football is that it can often throw up some surprising results.
For example, after Portugal finished 3rd in their group without a single win, them going onto win the entire competition did seem unlikely, but they would indeed do so.
And at Euro 2020, we could well see some similarly surprising results.
For example, on paper, it is hard to see Scotland making it out of their group.
But they could potentially get some form of result in all of their group ties, even against England, who as many are likely aware, often underwhelm on the big stage.
So, whilst it is unlikely to happen, Scotland could scrape out of their group and then, if given a kind draw in the last 16, even make it to the quarter-finals?