Euro 2024 Favourites Emerge as Football World Eagerly Awaits the Showpiece Tournament

The countdown to the highly anticipated Euro 2024 tournament in Germany is well underway, and the football world is abuzz with anticipation. As the group stage fixtures have delivered stunning goals and intense battles, the odds to lift the prestigious trophy have been revealed by leading bookmaker Bet365.

According to the latest odds, France are the favourites to win Euro 2024 at 4/1. Les Bleus entered the tournament as many pundits’ top pick, and despite a relatively subdued opening against Austria, their standing as the team to beat has not wavered. The only goal they have conceded so far has come courtesy of an own goal by Austria’s Maximilian Wober, who diverted Kylian Mbappe’s cross into his own net.

“There is some concern over the fitness of Mbappe, who suffered a broken nose after a collision with Kevin Danso. While the 25-year-old superstar will delay required surgery to continue his campaign in Germany, FourFourTwo believes the French may not be the safest bet at the current 4/1 odds.”

England, another pre-tournament favourite, find themselves at the same 4/1 odds as France. Yet, Gareth Southgate’s side has faced criticism for their underwhelming performances so far, struggling to mount sustained pressure on their opponents. Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane have scored early goals, but the Three Lions have often sat back and invited pressure, which is not the hallmark of a competition favourite. FourFourTwo suggests that the time to bet on England may be when expectations are lower, as the odds could potentially rise in the coming days.

Rounding out the top three favourites are the host nation, Germany, also at 4/1. Julian Nagelsmann’s squad has looked the most complete and competent team in the tournament so far, comfortably brushing aside Scotland and Hungary. While the Germans have shaken off talk of a crisis leading up to the Euros, FourFourTwo believes the best value for a bet on them has likely passed.

Spain, at 6/1, are another team to watch, as they are one of only four teams yet to concede a goal in the tournament. Luis de la Fuente’s side has faced tough opponents in Italy and Croatia, and if they can find their attacking rhythm, they could be a strong outside bet for the title.

Portugal, at 6/1, are also among the leading contenders, but their reliance on the ageing Cristiano Ronaldo may be a cause for concern. FourFourTwo suggests waiting to see how the Selecao perform against a plucky Georgia side before considering a bet on Roberto Martinez’s men.

With the group stage still unfolding, the landscape of the Euro 2024 tournament is sure to evolve. Football enthusiasts will be closely following the action as the quest for European glory continues to captivate fans across the continent.

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