As the whole of Europe sits down to enjoy the UEFA 2020 European Championship following last year’s COVID-19-related postponement, Betfair has launched a new podcast discussing betting markets ahead of each day of the tournament.
The podcast sees Kevin Hatchard joined by betting analyst Mark O’Haire along with guest speakers each day, and features the duo offering their opinions on every match, every day of the month-long continental competition.
O’Haire noted that bookmakers can expect customers to focus primarily on betting on the home teams, although added that this is made obsolete when neutral venues are taken into consideration.
He remarked: “The home advantage is fascinating, I’m really quite excited to see which way the market does go with this, with the home teams – Italy on Friday, and then Russia and Denmark.
“The home teams have seen a lot of money. With Hungary, who have a 100% full capacity in Budapest, it will be really interesting to see if they do start to see a bit of cash, as they are quite a sizable outsider for this game, and understandably so.”
Discussing the highly anticipated clash between tournament favourites and 2018 World Cup winners France and regular European juggernaut Germany, O’Haire noted that although Germany holds an advantage, the team is still outsiders for what is perhaps one of the biggest games of the competition.
Continuing, he added that he expected the betting markets to favour France due to the team being ‘the better of the two sides’, adding that the market forces would likely favour France even more should Les Bleus play a neutral venue.
“They have talent in abundance all over the pitch. They are, in my opinion, probably the best or the most balanced team at the Euros. In terms of the defensive, they are really solid, whilst the attack looks really dangerous and the midfield is a bit of both
“It’s really hard to look past France in this game, they’ve prepared for this tournament very well.”
Source – betting.betfair