With the UEFA Euros 2020 looming and the qualifying matches in full swing, it’s time to cast our eye to how some of the teams might do in the competition. In the last competition, England made it reasonably far but couldn’t quite get past the last hurdle into the semi-finals.
Here, we are going to look at how England might do in the 2020 competition and make some predictions on how far they’ll get. Keep reading if you’d like to find out more.
How Did They Do In 2016?
Before we look at how England might fare in the 2020 competition, it is interesting to look back at how they performed in 2016. England managed to make it to the Round Of 16 phase of the competition and in their final match came up against Iceland. In the end, they lost 1-2 to Iceland which knocked them out of the competition and ruined any hope that they had of winning the title. Will they be able to make it even further in 2020?
Performance So Far
Online betting sites are already suggesting that the odds are in England’s favour to win their group as they have put on a good performance so far. They have played two matches and have managed to win both of these as of current; with 10 goals scored and only 1 conceded, they are currently sitting at the top of their group with 6 points. Of course, there are still many more matches to be played and they have only come up against two of the teams out of their group.
When you look at the performance of other teams in Group A, you can see that Bulgaria has two points, Kosovo and Montenegro have 1 and the Czech Republic have no points. Of course, if England does manage to make it past the group stages, they could find themselves coming up against top teams like Spain or France further down the line.
The initial group stages have already begun for the qualifying rounds of the Euros 2020 and so the groups have been announced. England are in Group A along with Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro and the Czech Republic. Many fans would suggest that this is a good group for England to be in due to these teams not having a great reputation for making it very far in these sort of competitions.
The Euros 2020 might have started already but the actual playoff games are still a long way off. For this reason, it is hard to predict how England might fare once they get past the initial qualifying stages. If you were to take their World Cup 2018 performance into account, then you could say that this squad has the potential to make it quite far in this upcoming competition.
For now, we would predict that England will top their group and enter the next stage of the competition with a positive attitude in 2020.