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Euro 2020: Team OTB make their predictions

Arriving one year late due to COVID-19, Euro 2020 is finally upon us in this stacked sporting sum...
Colm Boohig
Colm Boohig

09.30 11 Jun 2021


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Euro 2020: Team OTB make their...

Euro 2020: Team OTB make their predictions

Colm Boohig
Colm Boohig

09.30 11 Jun 2021


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Arriving one year late due to COVID-19, Euro 2020 is finally upon us in this stacked sporting summer of 2021.

Hosted across 11 cities (London, Rome, Baku, Copenhagen, Saint Petersburg, Amsterdam, Seville, Bucharest, Munich, Budapest and Glasgow) and consisting of 24 nations, Euro 2020 commences on June 11th when Italy play Turkey in Rome. The final will be contested at Wembley on July 11th.

For Ireland and UK-based readers, here is your comprehensive TV schedule for the group stages. And for your reference, here are the six groups of four countries:

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Group A: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales.
Group B: Belgium, Russia, Denmark, Finland.
Group C: Ukraine, Netherlands, Austria, North Macedonia.
Group D: England, Croatia, Czech Republic, Scotland.
Group E: Spain, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia.
Group F: Germany, France, Portugal, Hungary.

The Henri Delaunay Cup, which made a special visit to London today as part of the UEFA EURO 2020 Trophy Tour. Issue date: Friday June 4, 2021.

As with the Premier League last season, team OTB Sports was challenged with boldly declaring their predictions for these European Championships. The categories that each team member selected from were as follows:

  • their winners,
  • their player of the tournament,
  • their top scorer,
  • their country to overachieve,
  • their country to underperform,
  • their prediction for how far England will go, and;
  • their favourite jersey (home or away).

So, without delay and in no particular order, here are each of team OTB Sports' Euro 2020 predictions.

Nathan Murphy

Winners: Belgium.
Best player: N'Golo Kante.
Top goalscorer: Serge Gnabry.
Overachievers: Denmark.
Underperformers: Portugal.
England's destiny: Last 16.
Favourite kit: Portugal, away.

Enda Coll

Winners: France.
Best player: N'Golo Kante.
Top goalscorer: Antoine Griezmann.
Overachievers: Sweden.
Underperformers: Netherlands.
England's destiny: Last 16.
Favourite kit: Sweden, home.

Shane Hannon

Winners: France.
Best player: N'Golo Kante.
Top goalscorer: Romelu Lukaku.
Overachievers: Turkey.
Underperformers: Spain.
England's destiny: Quarter-final.
Favourite kit: Sweden, away.

Phil Egan

Winners: France.
Best player: N'Golo Kante.
Top goalscorer: Romelu Lukaku.
Overachievers: Denmark.
Underperformers: Croatia.
England's destiny: Last 16.
Favourite kit: Denmark, home.

Ann-Marie Donelan

Winners: France.
Best player: Kylian Mbappe.
Top goalscorer: Romelu Lukaku.
Overachievers: Denmark.
Underperformers: Portugal.
England's destiny: Last 16.
Favourite kit: Sweden, away.

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Calum Atkinson

Winners: Spain.
Best player: Kevin De Bruyne.
Top goalscorer: Romelu Lukaku.
Overachievers: Switzerland.
Underperformers: Netherlands.
England's destiny: Last 16.
Favourite kit: Sweden, away.

Ruairi Carberry

Winners: France.
Best player: N'Golo Kante.
Top goalscorer: Kylian Mbappe.
Overachievers: Netherlands.
Underperformers: England.
England's destiny: Quarter-final.
Favourite kit: Sweden, home.

Sue Murphy

Winners: France.
Best player: N'Golo Kante.
Top goalscorer: Harry Kane.
Overachievers: Poland.
Underperformers: Germany.
England's destiny: Quarter-final.
Favourite kit: Portugal, away.

Watch as Off The Ball's Team 33 make their Euro 2020 predictions below:

Colm Boohig

Winners: France.
Best player: Giorgio Chiellini.
Top goalscorer: Harry Kane.
Overachievers: Spain.
Underperformers: Portugal.
England's destiny: Last 16.
Favourite kit: Finland, home.

Richie McCormack

Winners: France.
Best player: Kylian Mbappe.
Top goalscorer: Kylian Mbappe.
Overachievers: Switzerland.
Underperformers: Netherlands.
England's destiny: Semi-final.
Favourite kit: Austria, home.

Arthur O'Dea

Winners: Italy.
Best player: Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Top goalscorer: Ciro Immobile.
Overachievers: Scotland.
Underperformers: England.
England's destiny: Last 16.
Favourite kit: Finland, away.

Stephen Kisbey-Green

Winners: France.
Best player: N'Golo Kante.
Top goalscorer: Antoine Griezmann.
Overachievers: North Macedonia.
Underperformers: Netherlands.
England's destiny: Semi-final.
Favourite kit: Wales, away.

Competition UEFA Euro 2020 signage around Wembley Stadium, London. Issue date: Tuesday June 8, 2021.

John Duggan

Winners: France.
Best player: Kylian Mbappe.
Top goalscorer: Kylian Mbappe.
Overachievers: Ukraine.
Underperformers: Netherlands.
England's destiny: Last 16.
Favourite kit: Sweden, away.

Ciaran Bradley

Winners: Portugal.
Best player: Cristiano Ronaldo.
Top goalscorer: Kylian Mbappe.
Overachievers: Scotland.
Underperformers: Germany.
England's destiny: Semi-final.
Favourite kit: Germany, away.

Joseph Conroy

Winners: France.
Best player: N'Golo Kante.
Top goalscorer: Romelu Lukaku.
Overachievers: Scotland.
Underperformers: Belgium.
England's destiny: Semi-final.
Favourite kit: Italy, home.

Eoin Sheahan

Winners: Belgium.
Best player: Bruno Fernandes.
Top goalscorer: Romelu Lukaku.
Overachievers: Denmark.
Underperformers: Germany.
England's destiny: Last 16.
Favourite kit: Sweden, away.

Neil Treacy

Winners: France.
Best player: Kylian Mbappe.
Top goalscorer: Romelu Lukaku.
Overachievers: Switzerland.
Underperformers: England.
England's destiny: Last 16.
Favourite kit: Croatia, home.

Tommy Rooney

Winners: France.
Best player: Paul Pogba.
Top goalscorer: Harry Kane.
Overachievers: Denmark.
Underperformers: Netherlands.
England's destiny: Semi-final.
Favourite kit: France, away.

Tweet us your Euro 2020 predictions at @offtheball or WhatsApp us on 087 9 180 180.

WATCH THE FIRST OF OUR PADDY POWER DAILY EURO 2020 SHOW HERE.


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