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England Euros Odds: Three Lions new favourites after topping Group C

England are favourites for the Euros once again after topping Group C.

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The Three Lions were assured of top spot with a win over Slovenia, who only needed a draw to qualify, but knew a draw would leave them in second place if Denmark beat Serbia.

The Danes were the better side against Serbia before sitting deeper and settling for a draw themselves in the latter stages, meaning England’s drab 0-0 with Slovenia was enough to finish top of Group C.

If you didn’t know anything about the draw, you’d be baffled to see England favourites ahead of Germany, Spain, Portugal and France, but that’s where they find themselves.

England will play Slovakia in the last 16, before taking on the winner of Switzerland and Italy in the quarter-final.

Where it gets really interesting is the semi-finals. England will play one of Austria, Turkey, Netherlands or Romania for a place in the final.

That England are as big as 7/2 considering their draw suggests they’ve been well below par throughout the tournament so far.

While England’s players have pointed fingers at the critics, it’s hard to be positive about their group stage performances. After an excellent first half against Serbia, England fell into old habits, sitting deeper and inviting pressure on. Only the lack of quality going forward from the Serbs saw England come out on top. It was a similar story against Denmark after taking an early lead.

Gareth Southgate’s men conceded possession to the Danes who made them pay and were arguably unlucky not to win. And on Tuesday night, while Slovenia never looked like scoring, England created virtually nothing in the whole 90 minutes, despite fielding the likes of Phil Foden, Jude Bellingham, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka and Cole Palmer, with those five combining for a total of 154 goal contributions for their respective clubs this season.

Southgate did make one change in moving Trent Alexander-Arnold out of midfield, but the replacement in Conor Gallagher was sorely misguided. Gallagher’s best work is out of possession, and in a game where England had nearly 75% of the ball, the Chelsea man was redundant, subbed off for Kobbie Mainoo at half-time.

The Three Lions manager will likely persist with playing Foden out wide, and while the PFA Player of the Year was improved against Slovenia, it again came to the detriment of the team that looked unbalanced and disorganised.

The good news for Southgate is that at least three of Germany, France, Portugal and Spain will be eliminated before England can meet any of them. On top of that, England have three more games to try and find some form.

But if they don’t, it’s hard to make a case for them beating one of the tournament’s heavyweights in Berlin on 14th July.

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