Euro 2020 Playoffs Start on Saturday with Two Action-Packed GamesPublished June 26, 2021 by Florin P
Italy and Denmark are favorites to advance to the quarterfinals of the Euro 2020 as they take on Austria and Wales.
The decisive stage of the Euro 2020 is about to start, as the playoffs begin on Saturday evening. Italy will try to extend its invincible streak and defeat Austria, a team that exceeded expectations. In the other match, Denmark takes on Wales, as both teams have survived difficult groups to reach the decisive round.
Resilient Wales takes on Surging Denmark on Saturday
In spite of losing to Italy in the final match of the group stage, Wales have advanced to the playoffs. They only have Ampadu missing for this fixture, while their offensive players are all fit to play. This team isn’t known for playing aggressive football and it is unlikely for them to switch to a higher gear for this match. The odds for them to win currently stand at 4/1 with bet365 Sports, as they hope for a narrow victory.
Denmark lost back-to-back games and were on the verge of elimination but turned things around with a victory over Russia. They crushed the hosts to advance to the playoffs and now they are favorites to move to the quarterfinals. Odds of 4/5 on Denmark to win are based on the assumption that they will take the lead early. They scored twice in the last direct matches and we expect them to do it at least once.
Italy Tries to Extend Invincible Run with Austria Clash
Italy is not only the hottest team at Euro 2020, but also the most in-form football team in the world. This country rides an 11 match winning streak and hasn’t lost in more than 30 games. They won all the matches in the group stage without conceding a goal and expect a similar performance over Austria. 888 Sport only offers odds of 1/2 on Italy to prevail, which is low value but fully justified.
Austria hasn’t won back-to-back games in more than seven months and will start prudently against Italy. They take on a much better opponent and will have to do without two key players, so they won’t take many chances early on. Most of their recent games were low-scoring ones, which doesn’t bode well against a strong defensive such as Italy’s. Punters betting on a shocking win for Austria will be paid at 7/1
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, June 24 at 7 A.M. UK time.