EURO 2020 Finals Betting: Our Favorite Props
Italy will take on England in the final of the 2020 European Championships inside Wembley Stadium in London, England at 3:00 p.m. ET this Sunday. The English have never won the competition while Italy has been waiting for 55 years to reclaim their place atop the tournament. Can they do it? Well, our EURO 2020 Finals betting props piece is here to answer that question!
Italy advanced to the final after defeating Spain in penalties, finishing extra time knotted at one apiece, while England outperformed Cinderella-story Denmark 2-1 to punch their ticket in the last round.
EURO 2020 Finals Betting
These two teams have been the best in the tournament, without question— Italy having scored the most goals (without own goals) and England having conceded the fewest— and the final is going to match strength against strength.
Whether “it’s coming home” or “it’s coming to Rome,” Sunday’s match should be the best in the whole tournament; but with high-stakes matches comes high-stakes gambling and, our favorite, prop bets.
Without further adieu, here are our picks for the best props in the 2020 European Championships Final.
#1: Lorenzo Insigne Anytime Goalscorer (+440)
All of Italy’s six goals in their last four games have come from their wingers or advanced playmakers in the midfield, the most notable of which is Lorenzo Insigne. The Napoli man is tied for the team’s lead with two goals, is considered to be their best player, and will see plenty of opportunities on the ball.
Throughout the knockout stage, Insigne has been the preeminent member of Italy’s transitional attack, bursting down the left-wing and cutting inside to curl shots into the far corner. At 30-years old, he is one of the Italians’ most experienced players and will be depended upon to deliver in the final against a resolute English defensive line.
The main obstacle preventing Insigne from scoring is the pace of England’s right-back, Kyle Walker, which might be the best in the entire tournament. Insigne will have to pick his moments when Walker has left him unmarked and make darting lines down the sideline to find success because nobody will outrun him in a one-on-one footrace.
#2: Italy Keeps a Clean Sheet (+170)
For all of the attacking talent they possess, England has not found that next gear in attack— do not get caught up in their four-goal performance against Ukraine, because three came from terribly defended set-pieces.
If anyone is to score for the English, it would most likely be their golden boy, Harry Kane; however, as lively and clinical as he is, he was contained against Denmark in the semi-final, and his lone goal was a rebound from a penalty that he had taken and missed.
It is hard to believe that England would disappoint their country again in their home stadium, but with the overwhelming press of Italy and England’s proven lack of creativity, they are unlikely to score at all.
#3: Draw at Halftime (-115)
As is the case with most high-leverage matches, both teams will come out energetic yet afraid to overstep their boundary and truly go for broke in attack.
England has only allowed one goal in the entire tournament, and they will struggle to advance the ball past Italy’s attacking style of defense, where they bring the fight to their opponent.
The value may not be the best, but this one is as close to a lock as it can be prior to it happening.
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