The tournament we’ve been waiting for all year promises to be very interesting. Not only will the European Championship being held in an unusual format, but there are more contenders for the title than ever before. The only team that stands out from the crowd, though, is Belgium. Let’s find out why the Belgians could win the tournament, and find out the bets that could pay big dividends if they win.
The time has come for the Belgians
There hasn’t been such a talented generation of players in Belgium for a very long time. In every line-up, the selection of top-class performers is off the charts. And it seems that the experience of the leaders has now reached a point where it can have a key effect. Courtois is in the goal, Alderweireld - in the defence, Witsel and De Bruyne - in the midfield and Lukaku - in the attack. All of these players, if not at their peak, are close to it.
It’s important to note the balance. There are veterans like Vertonghen and Mertens in the squad, and talented youngsters who are already taking on leading roles at big clubs. They include Saelemaekers, Tielemans and Denayer.
The only question is the position of the head coach. It’s hard to say yet whether Roberto Martinez is capable of delivering big wins. But the squad has now reached such a level at its core that the coach’s main thing is not to get in the way of the lads.
The Lukaku factor
Romelu Lukaku, arguably the best forward in the world at the moment, is the special privilege of the Belgian squad. The Inter Milan striker has not only scored a huge number of goals for his club this season but has also been extremely effective in creating goals with nearly 10 assists in the league.
Lukaku is not only an improved version of Zlatan Ibrahimovic but also of Robert Lewandowski. A machine that can do almost anything on the pitch is the factor that makes the difference. Lukaku is an athlete who is difficult to stop through physicality and, given his dribbling and ability to assist his partners, it becomes virtually impossible.
Expert Betting Tips
The Belgians, who claimed bronze at the last World Cup, are well placed to win the next European Championships. That’s a fact that’s hard to argue with. France, who were defeated by Belgium at the World Cup, seem to be the only real dangerous contenders. However, the French are without Lukaku, who has been playing at an unbelievable level recently. There is Mbappe, but his age could also play a role here. So, the chances of a rematch in the case of a face-to-face meeting are very high.
Among the bets, you can choose simple options like “Belgium - Euro 2020 Winner” for 7.1 or “Romelu Lukaku - Top Scorer” for 5.5.