Euro 2020 Group F Betting Preview
Group F is undoubtedly the Group of Death at Euro 2020. There will be no straightforward games here with three past winners, including the two finalists from Euro 2020. It's also by far the toughest group to predict, with the only dead cert being Hungary to, unfortunately, finish rock bottom. At Bet UK, we're previewing every group at Euro 2020, as well as putting together a complete Euro 2020 Betting Preview ahead of this summer's event. You can also find all the latest Euro 2020 betting odds over at Bet UK's online sportsbook, with markets updated daily.
Manager - Didier Deschamps Captain - Hugo Lloris Star Player - Kylian Mbappe Best Euro Finish - Winners (1984, 2000)
On paper, France have by far the strongest squad in world football. There's not a single weak link in the whole French squad, never mind just their starting lineup. Defensively they look solid, their midfield can boast attacking and defensive strengths, and their forward line is deeper than any other nation’s. It's hard to look past France winning the whole tournament, especially given that this is largely the same squad that comfortably won the 2018 World Cup. They might have been hoping for an easier start than the difficult Group F, but there will be no phasing this squad. A couple of early wins against Germany and Portugal could see France have the confidence to completely steamroll every team they face on the way to a 3rd European Championship win.
Manager - Joachim Low Captain - Manuel Neuer Star Player - Thomas Muller Best Euro Finish - Winners (1972, 1980, 1996)
There's plenty of people underestimating Germany after a tragic group stage exit in the 2018 World Cup, but this squad is still by far one of the strongest at the Euros. Their midfield has World Cup winners, Champions League winners and domestic title winners in abundance. There are few players in Germany's squad who have not won a major title at some point in their careers. That type of success can prove vital coming into a tournament like Euro 2020. Defence is definitely their weak point, but Germany will likely have most of the ball during every matchup, thanks to their incredible midfield. Even if a team breaches Germany's backline, they'll have to face Manuel Neuer, who is one of the world's greatest goalkeepers. They might not have France's overall strength, but Germany is definitely expected to go far into Euro 2020.
Manager - Fernando Santos Captain - Cristiano Ronaldo Star Player - Cristiano Ronaldo Best Euro Finish - Winners (2016)
Portugal are normally considered dark horses for any international competition, a title they more than lived up to at Euro 2016. But this year, they can count themselves as one of the genuine favourites to win the competition. Cristiano Ronaldo is of course, still leading the line, but this is the strongest Portugal side he would have played with during his esteemed career. In particular, in midfield, Portugal have an abundance of options with Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and Renato Sanches being the pick of the bunch. Even in defence with Pepe ageing, Ruben Dias has emerged as a world-class centre back to join him. The only worry for Portugal is that this tournament has come a couple of years too soon. There are a lot of younger players in the squad who weren't around back in 2016. If Portugal don't perform to expectations this year, then it's surely only a matter of time before we can consider them tournament favourites on the big stage.
Manager - Marco Rossi Captain - Adam Szalai Star Player - Peter Gulasci Best Euro Finish - Third Place (1964)
Hungary are the unfortunate team who have been drawn alongside France, Portugal and Germany in Group F. There's really not much to be said about Hungary at this point, and it's likely they will be completely forgotten about throughout the summer. They'll end up being the whipping boys for the other three sides, although they could have a major part to play. If they can take a point off one of the big boys, then they'll still have little chance of qualification, but they could ruin another country's campaign. Peter Gulasci, Willi Orban and Adam Szalai are the best of a bad bunch for Hungary, who will surely just be looking forward to getting this group over and done with.
Group F Fixtures
|15th June||17:00||Hungary v Portugal||Puskas Arena, Budapest|
|15th June||21:00||France v Germany||Allianz Arena, Munich|
|19th June||14:00||Hungary v France||Puskas Arena, Budapest|
|19th June||17:00||Portugal v Germany||Allianz Arena, Munich|
|23rd June||20:00||Portugal v France||Puskas Arena, Budapest|
|23rd June||20:00||Germany v Hungary||Allianz Arena, Munich|
Euro 2020 Group F Final Standings Predictions