Belgium Odds To Win Euro 2016

Posted on February 21, 2016 by - UEFA Euro 2016 News

Belgium golden generation needs to capitalize their great momentum.  They are one of the top 5 team the betting odd have to become winners of the Euro 2016, to be played in France.

Belgium best performance in a European competition was back in 1980 when they finished second behind Germany.  Since then they haven’t any real run for the title. In fact, they haven’t been in a European tournament since 2000 when they co-hosted with Netherlands.

Why are they amongst the favorites? Well, their team is filled with talent all over the place. Thibaut Courtois is one of the best goalies in the planet; Vincent Kompany has played the highest level in the Premier League over the last few seasons, Kevin De Bruyne is an unbelievable talent, and Eden Hazard is an undeniable playmaker, who can take over a game in any second.

The Belgium Odds To Win Euro 2016 rated them at 13.0 to win the tournament at the online sportsbook Bodog, tied with England and only behind Germany, France, and Spain.

The Belgian are the favorites to win Group E, rated it 2.25.  They will share the zone with Italy (2.87), who the current runner-ups, Sweden (7.5) and the Republic of Ireland (13.0), in one of the most interesting groups in the entire competition.

De Bruyne, the midfielder mastermind of this team suffered knee and ankle ligament damage back on January 27.  He should be fit play the Euro 2016.

“Concerning Kevin De Bruyne, his comeback is planned for April 15th,” national team coach Marck Wilmots told RMC.  “It will be two months before Euro [2016] so there will be no problem, [but] it will be a big job of recovery.”

Belgium have so much talent on the offensive side of the football; there are plenty of players that can end up as the team’s top scorer.  For example, the Euro 2016 betting odds rated Romelu Lukaku at 2.88 to finish with the most goals for this squads; Christian Benteke (5.0), Kevin De Bruyne (6.0), Eden Hazard (9.0) and Kevin Mirallas (13.0) follow him.

This Belgium’s generation has more talented players than the last 20 years combined.  However, it all comes down to execution.  In the 2014 Brazil World Cup, they were eliminated by Argentina because they didn’t execute when they had chances; they were not outplayed, they just didn’t perform to their level.

It would be a great shame if they don’t show us their best side in the Euro 2016. Group winners and a semifinal appearance seem like a reasonable request.

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