Football betting tips online for Euro 2020
Spain will aim to win the European Championship for the 4th time in their history when they participate in the Euro 2020 this summer. Luis Enrique’s team is one of the favorites for the trophy, which is understandable because he has some world-class players at his disposal. We expect some beautiful games at the competition, and we will discuss them regularly in our football betting tips online.
Since winning the Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, Spain fails to deliver a strong performance in a big international competition. They had high hopes for the World Cup 2018 in Russia, but the Spanish Federation took the controversial decision to sack the head coach Julen Lopetegui just a few days before the start of the competition. This put La Roja in a chaotic situation, and the best they could have done was reaching the 1/8-finals of the tournament. That’s just not good for a country with such traditions in football.
Luis Enrique had to quit the job during the last World Cup qualifying campaign because of the death of his daughter, but he got back, and now he’s more motivated than ever to deliver some glory to his home country. The former Barcelona coach took a controversial decision when announcing his squad for the Euro, though. He didn’t call a single Real Madrid player for the competition, which we don’t see every day. Even Los Blancos’ captain Sergio Ramos was not called up for the tournament as he suffered from injuries on a regular basis during the season. In defense, Luis Enrique chose to call Manchester City’s Eric Garcia and Aymeric Laporte instead alongside Real Sociedad’s Diego Llorente. You can be sure a lot of Madrid fans will be mad at Enrique for not calling Ramos, at least. He’s a true symbol of Real Madrid and Spanish football in general.
Villarreal’s captain Pau Torres should be the main center-back in Spain’s team for the upcoming tournament. Torres, who just won the Europa League with the Yellow Submarine, is probably the most consistent defender in the squad. It’s not a coincidence that a lot of top clubs are currently contemplating a move for Torres. His presence in the penalty area is going to be very important for La Roja.
In midfield, we didn’t see any huge surprises by Luis Enrique regarding his decisions. Barcelona’s teenage star Pedri will play at his first major international competition, and it’s not a surprise – he was one of Barca’s best players last season and a true revelation for the Catalans. His creativity, technique, and natural talent could make him a starter in Spain’s team for the Euro.
Despite his age, Sergio Busquets remains a part of Spain’s national team. The Barcelona midfielder must challenge players like Rodri, Thiago, and Fabian Ruiz for a place in the starting eleven, and it’s still not clear if he’s going to be a starter during the Euro. Maybe Luis Enrique will make this decision after the friendly games against Portugal and Lithuania. At the same time, Atletico Madrid’s Koke and Marcos Llorente will use their energy to bring some dynamics to La Roja compared to more static players like Busquets, Thiago, and Rodri.
Villarreal’s striker Gerard Moreno scored 23 goals in La Liga last season, and he even scored against Manchester United in the Europa League final in May. This should be enough for him to become Spain’s main striker for Euro 2020, but we don’t want to make such a conclusion just yet. Moreno must beat Juventus’ Alvaro Morata for the striker position while Real Sociedad’s Mikel Oyarzabal is also in contention for the job. Meanwhile, forwards such as Dani Olmo, Adama Traore, Ferran Torres, and Pablo Sarabia will try to win Luis Enrique’s trust as well.
Some might say that the inclusion of players like Ferran Torres and Pablo Sarabia is a bit risky because they clearly didn’t have a main role for their respective clubs Manchester City and PSG. Some pundits are already stating that Spain’s situation is not that good if the national team calls players who are not having significant roles in their clubs.
For the last time, Spain played in March when they had three matches in the World Cup qualifiers. In the first one, they lost two points during a 1-1 draw against Greece at home, but La Roja celebrated two wins over Georgia and Kosovo in the next two.
Against Kosovo, Luis Enrique put Pedri in his starting eleven, and he didn’t regret it. Barcelona’s ace provided an assist for his team while Dani Olmo, Ferran Torres, and Gerard Moreno scored the three goals.
Ferran Torres might be a backup player for Manchester City in the Premier League, but the former Valencia star is regularly winning Luis Enrique’s trust. Maybe you remember what happened in November when Spain crushed Germany for a 6-0 win in the Nations League. Ferran scored a hattrick for La Roja and proved he could be something more for Spain than his role in Man City. He’s an exciting player indeed – fast and good with the ball and knows how to score goals.
Spain will start their Euro 2020 campaign with a game against Sweden in Sevilla on June 14. This is a good opportunity for La Roja to show its qualities right from the start. Sometimes in competitions like this one, it’s crucial to start well – this could affect your performances later.
We can’t wait for Euro 2020 and the opportunity to provide you our excellent football betting tips online. Like any other time, we expect some great competition between the best 24 teams on the continent. Spain might be one of the bookies’ favorites to win, but it entirely depends on what they will show on the pitch. The journalists in the country continue to talk about the total absence of Real Madrid players in the squad, so let’s see if this will be the right decision from Luis Enrique. He’s the one who is going to be responsible if things don’t work out.