Wales has targeted Euro 2020 as an opportunity to repeat the resounding success of reaching the semi-finals in 2016. Bookmakers seem to think such an event unlikely, having the Cymru last in Group A. On the pitch, the Wales Euro 2020 team hopes to prove bookies wrong. With Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Joe Rodon leading the pack, it will be no easy feat to overcome Rob Page’s squad. However, what is the chance of Wales reaching the knockout stages?
We provide all the latest info on the Euro 2020 Wales squad. The newest call-ups and likely formation are laid out after carefully reviewing the previous fixtures of the Cymru. At Bookmakers.bet we also include up-to-date odds and markets from top-rated sportsbooks. High-value daily and outright bets for the Wales Euro 2020 group can give a much-needed boost to your bankroll.
Wales Euro 2021 Odds & Predictions
In every bookmaker, Wales Euro 2020/21 team is among those with the highest odds for winning the tournament, around 201.00 (200/1). The Welsh failed to capitalize on the success of reaching the semi-finals in Euro 2016, missing out on the 2018 World Cup. That affects the odds heavily if you also consider that most Welsh footballers do not have regular roles in clubs. Moreover, the Ryan Giggs debacle caused turmoil in the dressing room.
So, can this year be a second highlight in the Cymru history? That looks tough but not impossible. The squad is young and motivated for a good run. Moreover, the players want to prove to clubs that they deserve a first-team role. Check our top picks and predictions from legit bookmakers:
✔️ Group A⏩ Wales to finish 2nd @3.75 (11/4)
✔️Euro 2020⏩ Wales to reach the quarter-finals @4.50 (7/2)
✔️ Wales⏩ to win or draw vs. Switzerland @ 1.60 (3/5)
Wales Euro 2020 Fixtures & Schedule
In the Wales Euro 2020 group, Rob Page’s team is paired with Italy, Turkey and Switzerland. Betting sites heavily favor Italy at 1.50 (1/2) odds. The Swiss and Turks rank jointly second at 6.00 (5/1) odds, and the Welsh rank fourth at 8.50 (15/2). Compared to Turkey, it will play all the games away, two in Baku and the Italy v Wales Euro 2020 match in Rome. Traveling such long distances on short notice can affect players. Switzerland will also have to travel a lot, but the experienced players give them an advantage over the Welsh.
If the Wales Euro 2020 squad beats the odds and goes past the group stage, the draw for Round of 16 looks feasible. That stems from the fact that, most likely, it will face Denmark or Russia. Both are competent teams but do not scare Bale and co. Nevertheless, the third place in Group A will pair the Welsh with some of the biggest favorites. Germany, France and Portugal from Group F, Belgium from Group B, and Spain from Group A mean pretty much the end of the campaign. All the Wales Euro 2020 Fixtures are shown in the table below.
|Wales' Group Matches||Date||Venue|
|Wales vs. Switzerland||12th June 2021 / 15:00 CET||Olympic Stadium, Baku|
|Turkey vs. Wales||16th June 2021 / 18:00 CET||Olympic Stadium, Baku|
|Italy vs. Wales||20th June 2021 / 18:00 CET||Stadio Olimpico, Rome|
Can Wales win Group A
Bookies have some lucrative prices should that happen, hence they do not consider it very possible. Italy is the clear frontrunner, with Switzerland and Turkey as joint runner-ups. You can find updated odds for the Euro 2020 Wales team below.
⏩To Win Group @8.50 (15/2)
⏩To Qualify Group @1.80 (4/5)
⏩To Place 2nd @3.75 (11/4)
⏩Not to Qualify Group @2.4 (7/5)
A crucial part before putting your money on Wales is to know the pairings in the knockout phase. You can check possible opponents, depending on the position Wales will finish in Group A.
|Wales' Group Place||Last-16 Probable Opponents|
|1st||Runner-up Group C (Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia)|
|2nd||Runner-up Group B (Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia)|
|3rd*||Winner Group F (Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany) / Winner Group E (Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia) / Winner Group B (Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia)|
*If Group A gives one of the best 3rd-placed teams to advance to the Last-16.
The pairings prove the point of fighting for second place at any cost. Russia and Denmark are much preferable to the giants that Wales should meet should it finish third. Belgium, Spain, France, Germany and Portugal will challenge the title, and the Cymru does not seem capable of stopping any of them. If Wales upset the bookies and finish first, it will face Ukraine or Austria, a close battle.
✔️Our prediction: Starting as the fourth favorite, betting on the Wales Euro 2020 team to qualify even as second seems risky. The most realistic option is to go past Group A @1.80 (4/5).
What odds & bets bookies offer for Wales
It might look unlikely for Wales to reach the latter stages of Euro 2020; however, there are several available wagers for players. The competition in Group A is challenging, but in Euro 2016, under the same circumstances, the Cymru had a memorable tournament. The assets are there and we have only to see if Rob Page can fully utilize them.
The talisman player is no one else but the captain Gareth Bale (90 caps, 33 goals). After an eight-year tenure with Real Madrid, winning three Champions League titles, in September 2020, he moved back to Tottenham. A move that reinvigorated his career, giving him regular first-team football time. A prolific winger with excellent goal-scoring skills hopes to lead the Wales Euro 2020 team to another success. At age 31, he seems motivated and mature to repeat the great tournament he had five years ago.
Aaron Ramsey (61 caps, 16 goals) is the second player-to-watch in the Welsh. An experienced midfielder, he spent eleven years at Arsenal, and since 2019, he joined Juventus. The last season has been complicated for Ramsey, as he was in and out of the first team. Still, he remained an essential part of the Bianconeri. Ramsey will be the backbone of the Cymru, and his performance will be a vital factor in the team’s success.
✔️Our prediction: Looking at the odds, you might think that Wales should accept finishing last. Nevertheless, if Bale and Ramsey are in good shape, the Euro 2020 Wales team is not unlikely to score something good. To reach the quarter-finals pays at 4.50 (7/2) odds.
Wales Euro 2020/2021 Lineup & Tactics
We look into every detail of the Wales Euro 2020 squad. The latest call-ups, formation and the likely lineup of Robert Page are outlined. The most recent matches in the UEFA Nations League and the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers also give us a good idea of what to expect in the upcoming competition.
On June 1, Robert Page announced the final 26-man squad. Gareth Bale, Daniel James and Neco Williams will lead the effort to defy the odds and get a qualification spot in Group A. No injury issues mean that the manager will have all the footballers in his arsenal. The full squad goes as follows:
|GK||Wayne Hennessey||34||95||0||Crystal Palace|
|GK||Adam Davies||28||2||0||Stoke City|
|GK||Danny Ward||27||13||0||Leicester City|
|DF||Ben Davies||28||59||0||Tottenham Hotspur|
|DF||Joe Rodon||23||13||0||Tottenham Hotspur|
|DF||Chris Mepham||23||17||0||AFC Bournemouth|
|DF||Connor Roberts||25||26||1||Swansea City|
|DF||Tom Lockyer||26||13||0||Luton Town|
|DF||Ben Cabango||21||3||0||Swansea City|
|DF||Rhys Norrington-Davies||22||4||0||Sheffield United|
|DF||Chris Gunter||31||101||0||Charlton Athletic|
|MF||Matthew Smith||21||13||0||Manchester City|
|MF||Joe Morrell||24||15||0||Luton Town|
|MF||Joe Allen||31||58||2||Stoke City|
|MF||Jonny Williams||27||27||1||Cardiff City|
|MF||David Brooks||23||17||2||AFC Bournemouth|
|MF||Harry Wilson||24||25||5||Cardiff City|
|MF||Rubin Colwill||19||1||0||Cardiff City|
|MF||Dylan Levitt||20||7||0||Manchester United|
|FW||Kieffer Moore||28||16||5||Cardiff City|
|FW||Daniel James||23||20||4||Manchester United|
|FW||Tyler Roberts||22||13||0||Leeds United|
|FW||Gareth Bale||31||91||33||Real Madrid|
The Key Players & Tactics
The midfield stands out in the UEFA Euro 2020 Wales team; however, certain assets are in other places. Joe Rodon from Tottenham will cover the defense along with Bournemouth’s Chris Mepham. In the midfield, Ramsey will organize the game, feeding with assists Bale and Wilson. The good thing is that despite the low median age of the players, they have been playing together for quite some time. Still, some of them lack first-team football.
The Wales squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers adopted a 3-4-3 formation, and Rob Page upheld that in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. Furthermore, the starting eleven were the same in the last few matches. That means that, save an absence, the manager has made up his mind on the lineup.
The Probable Lineup
In a 3-4-3 formation, Danny Ward will guard the goalpost. James Lawrence, Joe Rodon and Chris Mepham will try to brush off the attacks. Aaron Ramsey, Ethan Ampadu will cover the midfield area while Conor Roberts Neco Williams will act as full-backs. Gareth Bale will spearhead the forward line, with Harry Wilson and Daniel James on the wings. On the bench and ready to help will be Kieffer Moore, Tyler Roberts and Jonny Williams.
Robert Page turned from assistant to head coach almost overnight. After the former national coach, Ryan Giggs, was charged with assault, he was dismissed, and Page became the caretaker manager. He won his first two matches with the Cymru, and in April 2021, the football association confirmed that he would be the coach of the Wales Euro 2020 team. Having a pretty eventful career as a player, Page coached Port Vale and Northampton Town before jumping to Wales U-21 in 2017. Now he faces the biggest challenge of his career, and we have to see if he will live up to it.
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