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Euro 2020: These Four Underdogs Could Make it to the Quarter-Finals


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A healthy blend of European powerhouses and feisty underdogs make up the running of the Euro 2020 knockout stages.

And with plenty of shocks and upsets so far we think there could be more to come.

We all know who the favourites are, but what about the underdogs that you may have pulled out of your sweepstakes?

Let’s take a look at four less fancied teams that could prove their bite harsher than their bark in the last 16.


CROATIA – 5/2 with Paddy Power to beat Spain and make it to the quarter-finals:

Don’t be fooled by Croatia’s lacklustre performance against England in their opening match.

Zlatko Dalic’s side oozes class and experience, and with a reliable spine that saw them into the World Cup final just three years ago, they can’t be underestimated against Spain.

Spain’s 5-0 demolition of Slovakia may prove a red herring to their credentials at this tournament.

They looked a little toothless in their two previous group stage matches and may be found out at the hands of Croatia.


UKRAINE – 13/10 with Virgin Bet to knock out Sweden and get to the quarter-finals:

Ukraine are a dangerous team under the guidance of Andriy Shevchenko and can consider themselves unfortunate to only have got three points out of Group C.

The Eastern Europeans face an ageing Sweden side in the Last 16. And with Roman Yaremchuk and Andriy Yarmolenko already amongst the goals, Zbirna will fancy their chances of sneaking through.


WALES – 21/10 with Virgin Bet to beat Denmark and make the quarters:

Write off the Welsh at your peril.

Their team may be slightly less experienced than the 2016 side that bounced into the semi-finals. But with a handful of world-class operators, they’ll still fancy their chances against Denmark in the Last 16.

The Danes have reacted well to an emotional couple of weeks at the tournament but have also shown vulnerability.

It’ll be Denmark’s first match away from Copenhagen and Wales’ underdog mentality – blended with Gareth Bale’s left foot – could see them advance.


PORTUGAL – 23/20 with Unibet to defeat Belgium and reach the quarter-finals:

Portugal?! Underdogs? Ok, we hear you, but against this dangerous Belgium side the reigning European Championship holders are second favourites.

After Ronaldo et al were humbled by Germany in match day two, the knives have been out in disregarding their chances of retaining their crown.

However, with plenty of question marks hanging above the heads of the Belgian defence, Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota and Bernardo Silva will be licking their lips at causing havoc in Seville.