Belgium odds: To win Euro 2020, how far will they go, top scorer and more
Belgium will be hoping they can continue their rise in the world of international football after finishing in third place at the 2018 Russia World Cup.
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The last time the Belgian national side reached a major final was in the 1980 European Championships, when they lost to West Germany in the showpiece.
However, in recent years the Belgians have shown improvement at major tournaments, reaching the quarter-finals at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016, before losing a World Cup semi-final to eventual champions France three years ago.
Belgium’s fans will be optimistic ahead of this summer’s tournament, thanks to a team brimming with stars who have won major honours across Europe at their respective clubs. But just how well can they do?
Belgium Euro 2020 odds
As mentioned, Roberto Martinez’s side are up there as one of the favourites to win the whole thing with the bookmakers. However, it is France who are the current favourites with hopes high that les Bleus can replicate their World Cup heroics from 2018.
Belgium have shown signs of becoming an international powerhouse over recent years and swept England aside in the Nations League as they finished top of Group B. It has been a case of so close, yet so far for Belgium over the last few years but they will certainly feel capable of lifting the trophy this summer.
Belgium’s potential path to Euro 2020 final
Martinez’s side cruised through their qualifying group, winning all 10 games along the way, conceding just three goals in those games and netting 40 at the other end. They will go into Group B as clear favourites with Denmark, Finland and Russia making up the other three teams.
Belgium kick off their Euro 2020 group stage against Russia, before games against Denmark and then Finland. All of the games are scheduled to take place in either Copenhagen or St. Petersburg.
Belgium Euro 2020 group stage fixtures
12 June 2021: Belgium vs Russia (8pm)
17 June 2021: Denmark vs Belgium (5pm)
21 June 2021: Finland vs Belgium (8pm)
If Belgium win Group B
If Belgium were to win Group B, this would be their route through to the final.
Last 16: The third-placed side Group A/D/E/F (likely contenders for which are Wales, Turkey, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden, Portugal, France, Germany) in Seville on June 27.
Quarter-finals: The winner of Last-16 match 2, which is played between the winner of Group A (Italy favourites) and the Group C runners-up (likely Ukraine, Austria)
Semi-finals: The semi-final will likely be played against the winner of Group F (Portugal, France, Germany favourites).
If Belgium qualify from Group B
If Belgium don’t win Group B, and merely qualify, it could become a lot more complicated.
Last 16: The second-placed Group A side in Amsterdam, which could be any of Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland on June 28th.
Quarter Finals: The winner of Last-16 match 3, which is played between the winner of Group C (likely the Netherlands) and the third place in D, E or F, likely contenders for which are Czech Republic, Poland, France, Germany and Portugal.
Semi-finals: The winner of that Quarter Final will play the winner of Quarter Final Match 4, which could include the winner of Group D or Group E (expected to be England and Spain).
If Belgium finish third in their group and do enough to rank among the best third-placed teams, they would play the winner of Group F and then join the path they’d take if they won Group F (talk about over-complicating things!)
Belgium Golden Boot odds
Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku is likely to lead the line for Belgium up top after a stunning season so far in Serie A. The 27-year-old has scored 21 goals in the Italian top flight this season after rejuvenating his career in Milan. Lukaku is 13/2 with 888sport to become the first-ever Belgian player to win the honour of top scorer at the European Championships.