Euro 2020 is finally upon us after a year’s delay due to the pandemic. Thankfully, Europe’s greatest international tournament is making its long-awaited return on June 11th with 24 nations ready to compete for glory. Among those nations are 2016 semi-finalist, Wales, who will be hoping to go one better than their fairy tale run five years ago.
The following article will take a look at Wales’ Euro 2020 prospects and highlight some potentially profitable betting markets.
Wales at Euro 2020
As one of Euro 2016’s surprise packages, Wales captured the attention of a lot of neutral fans and bettors. This summer, Wales have been drawn in a group with four-time World Champions, Italy, 2008 semi-finalist, Turkey, and frequent major tournament attendees, Switzerland. It’s by no means the toughest group in the competition but equally, there are no ‘easy’ three points awaiting Wales.
As far as progression to the knock-outs goes, Wales are the least fancied nation. However, there isn’t a lot to separate them, Turkey, and Switzerland and given three sides could potentially advance, Wales have every chance.
Tips for Betting on Wales at Euro 2020
There are tonnes of betting markets related to Wales that could turn out to be profitable. This next section will highlight some of these and give further insight into their chances of coming off.
Betting on the winner of Euro 2020 can be a fun market but in reality, Wales’ chances are slim at best. Their Euro 2016 run proves that anything is possible but at odds of 100/1 or longer, this market should only really be approached with optimistic free bets.
Outright Top Scorer
Once again, this market is probably not the place for Welsh winners. Out of the current crop of Talent in the Welsh squad, the two biggest names are Bale and Ramsey. Both have enjoyed lucrative careers, spanning from lower grassroots football to the heights of premier league club competition, but going off recent for there’s only really one name worth considering if you’re dead set on a potential top scorer and that is Bale. If Wales are to make a deep run in the tournament, Bale will need to be on hand to supply the goals but at odds of around 50/1, the bookies don’t fancy it.
Qualify From Group
One betting market in which Wales have a reasonably good chance of succeeding is the ‘qualifying from group’ market. At just under evens, bookies fancy Wales’ chances of progression. There are three reasonably well-matched teams in Turkey, Switzerland, and Wales and potentially three qualifying places. A draw between Turkey and Switzerland would give Wales a solid chance of sneaking 2nd.
Wales to Beat Turkey
In the individual match result market, Wales are at around 5/2 to beat Turkey. This is their opening game of the Euros and it is entirely winnable. National teams can be hard to price with little form to go off and Wales could well spring a surprise. Turkey are a strong nation that has beaten European giants relatively recently but they are not impenetrable and have also lost to lesser teams in recent internationals. Of the four highlighted markets, this one possibly provides the most value.