The rearranged Euro 2020 tournament gets underway on 11 June as the group matches take centre stage. After three games, the best teams move onto the knockout phases of the play before deciding the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.
Both semi-finals and the final will be played at Wembley Stadium but will England play their part? The Three Lions have never been crowned champions of European football, but supporters believe they’ll never have a better chance to lift the trophy.
Striker must hit the ground running
England is one of the pre-tournament betting favourites. If they are to live up to expectations and win Euro 2020, Gareth Southgate will need star striker Harry Kane to be on form. The Spurs striker will be required to hit the ground running on matchday one against Croatia. That game kicks off at 14:00 GMT and will have supporters in attendance.
England then plays Scotland five days later before facing the Czech Republic in their final group match. Will Kane fire England through the group and into the latter stages? Remember, Kane was the top scorer in the World Cup.
All major bookies believe Kane has every chance of winning the Golden Boot and price him as a favourite in the online betting market. Gamblers and supporters of England can back Kane to be the Euro 2020 top scorer, England to win the trophy or both in a double for bigger odds. The latter gives bettors an interest in most games. Here you can check out the betting on the top goal scorer in Euro 2020.
Kane arrives at Euro 2020 in excellent form, having blasted out the competition in the English Premier League this season. His club endured a disappointing campaign, but that didn’t seem to affect the 27-year-old Londoners ability to find the net. He led the scoring charts for long periods of the season, sitting ahead of proven scorers, including Mo Salah of Liverpool, Bruno Fernandes from Manchester United and his Spurs teammate Son Heung-Min.
Scoring for club and country
Kane has been in deadly form for his club side, but he has also been finding the back of the net with frightening regularity. Earlier this year, Harry scored the first goal of the game against Poland and Albania. Those strikes took his tally of international goals to 34 in 53 games.
Will Kane win the Golden Boot this summer?
The football-loving public seemed to agree with the betting. Our recent survey shows the public believes Kane is good enough to fire in important goals for England and ensure it’s a double celebration for the player and country.
With Tottenham missing out on a place in the top-four of the Premier League and place in next season’s UEFA Champions League, England boss Southgate will hope Spurs boss Ryan Mason will use the striker sparingly, keeping him out of the firing line and fit for Euro 2020. There’s no doubt that England is a stronger team with a better chance of winning Euro 2020 with Kane fit and firing.
Lukaku best of the rest
If Kane doesn’t win the Golden Boot this season, then who will? Fans can get an idea of what to expect from the current betting offered by online bookies. Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku – former Everton and Man Utd striker – is the second favourite and is another striker in form.
Others on the list worth mentioning include Frenchman Kylian Mbappe, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Italian Ciro Immobile. Other Englishmen sure to be popular in the betting are Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford, who have big odds attached.
Image from: www.unsplash.com