The Best European Football Teams Return into the Euro 2021 SpotlightPublished June 12, 2021 by Florin P
Belgian and Russia play the derby of the day in the Euro 2021 on Saturday, while Switzerland and Denmark hope to kickstart their campaign with a win against weaker opponents.
The most anticipated football tournament of the year begins on Friday, but the bulk of opening matches are scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Wales try to improve their record on the European stage and cause an upset against Switzerland. Finland makes its debut in this competition and faces Denmark who dreams of reenacting the amazing run of 1992. The most exciting match of the day pits Belgium against Russia, two of the most offensive teams in the tournament.
Wales Aim for an Upset against Switzerland
Switzerland is a team in excellent form after winning five consecutive matches. Most of the goals were scored against Liechtenstein and the other were narrow margin victories against mediocre teams. Even so, they are expected to come on top of Wales in the opening match of their group, as reflected by the odds of 11/10 offered by bet365 Sports. Gareth Bale is the player Welsh fans are counting on, as he is back on form and has had an amazing season with Tottenham. The underdogs are priced at 3/1 in this fixture, but this defensive minded team is well capable of stunning Switzerland and salvage at least one point.
Denmark Faces Finland in the First Euro 2021 Match
Since winning the Euro in 1992, Denmark hasn’t had much success in this tournament. They should be able to kickstart their new campaign with a victory, as they face Finland in the opening match. Denmark has the advantage in head to head matches, with four victories in five matches and one draw. They scored plenty of goals in both friendly games and World Cup qualifiers, while conceding very few. This explains the odds of 9/20 offered by888 Sport on their victory, while the underdogs are priced at 8/1. Finland will play defensively and will be perfectly happy with a draw if opportunity presents itself.
High Scoring Potential in Russia vs Belgium Clash
The most exciting match of the day pits Belgium against Russia, two of the most offensive teams in the tournament. Belgium is so confident in its ability to dominate matches that it only has five defenders in its squad for Euro 2021. They will throw everything they’ve got at their opponents, in spite of Russia having home pitch advantage. After winning both games in the qualifying campaign, they are just favorites and the odds of 7/10 offered by bet365 Sports are justified. The Russians won’t hold back in front of their fans in spite of facing a better opponent and punters backing them will be paid at 4/1 if Russia prevails.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, June 10 at 5 A.M. UK time.