Euro 2020 Group F odds: France in toughest group
The delayed European Championship is under way as 24 teams begin their quest to lift the Henri Delaunay trophy and we’re taking a look at all six groups.
Group F is undoubtedly the toughest of all with world champions France, the 9/2 favourites, up against Germany and European holders Portugal.
We’re examining all four teams and their Euro 2020 Group F odds.
Coach: Didier Deschamps
Key player: Kylian Mbappe
France were originally co-favourites with England to win Euro 2020 but they have since pulled clear despite being in the ‘group of death’.
— French Team ⭐⭐ (@FrenchTeam) May 19, 2021
In their favour, France have won three and drawn two of their last five matches against Germany since 2015, including a 2-0 semi-final win at Euro 2016, and they took four points off Portugal in the Nations League in the autumn.
Deschamps’ side finished two points clear at the top of their qualifying group but took just a point off runners-up Turkey and made a shaky start to World Cup qualifying with a 1-1 draw at home to Ukraine, although they recovered with away wins in Kazakhstan and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Coach: Joachim Low
Key player: Serge Gnabry
Low’s final tournament before he is replaced by former Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick could not be more difficult as he looks to erase the memory of their disastrous performance at the 2018 World Cup where they finished bottom of a group comprising Sweden, Mexico and South Korea.
💬 "I'm really happy to be the new Germany head coach!" 🇩🇪
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) May 25, 2021
Germany experienced few problems in qualifying, with their only defeat coming at home to Netherlands, a team they had beaten in another high-scoring encounter in Amsterdam.
However, they recently suffered a humiliating 2-1 home defeat by North Macedonia in World Cup qualifying which came four months after they were routed 6-0 by Spain, so it could be another difficult tournament for Die Mannschaft.
Coach: Fernando Santos
Key player: Cristiano Ronaldo
Eder’s extra-time winner secured European glory for Portugal against their French hosts five years ago and this talented squad are 8/1 to repeat that triumph.
Premier League player of the year Ruben Dias, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Cancelo, Diogo Jota and Joao Felix are just some of the quality players gunning for glory, not forgetting Cristiano Ronaldo.
Portugal finished three points behind Ukraine in qualifying as runners-up but they performed well in the recent Nations League, in which they finished second to France, and have made a decent start on the road to Qatar, winning two and drawing one of their first three games.
Coach: Marco Rossi
Key player: Peter Gulacsi
It would be a miracle if Hungary got out of this group even though there are four third-place spots up for grabs to reach the knockout phase.
However, their 3-3 draw with eventual champions Portugal in the group stage was one of the best matches of Euro 2016 and they have enjoyed wins against Turkey, Serbia and Iceland recently, with draws against Poland and Russia also suggesting they have improved.
Hungary, 7/2 to get out of the group, lost twice to Portugal in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, so former Liverpool keeper Peter Gulacsi could have a busy tournament.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication