2021 it will be a better year than 2020, especially in sporting terms. Stoppages are expected due to the pandemic, but the flourishing of a course in which the Olympic Games wave Eurocup complement in an unbeatable way the great Champions League matches, the tennis Grand Slams or Formula 1, with the incentive of the return of Fernando Alonso. Bookmakers, like Betfair, already have their forecasts for a year in which a lot is expected, and in which big fans will be able to enjoy sports and betting, always with responsibility.
Spain, favorite to the Eurocopa
Few trust a highs role of Spain in the Euro 2021, but the bookmakers, and in particular Betfair, do give the Selection chances to proclaim themselves champion of the continental tournament that they have achieved up to three times to date. The dominator in 1964, 2008 and 2012 is in a second tier of favorites for the title, with a fee of 8.0 euros for each bet.
Spain, which goes to the Eurocup with options and a squad that mixes seniority and – above all – youth, only has France, Belgium and England ahead, all of them with a 6.0 euro share on Betfair, always for the title. The team led by Luis Enrique, however, surpasses other classic candidates such as Germany or the Netherlands, who appear with a fee of 8.5 euros.
Nadal will continue to win Roland Garros
“He will be 65 years old and he will continue to win Roland Garros.” This phrase, which we heard from Nico Almagro in the 2008 edition, continues to resonate every year that Rafael Nadal Raise the Cup of the Musketeers as the winner of Roland Garros. 13 titles, and the bets believe that he will get his fourteenth champion twist in 2021, where he is a clear favorite to take the title in his favorite tournament.
Rafa, how could it be otherwise, appears as the first and clear favorite in Betfair odds for Roland Garros 2021, which will return to its dates after the modification required by the pandemic. A victory for the Balearic Islands is paid for by doubling the winnings, with a 2.0 quota. Meanwhile, the two classic aspirants, Dominic Thiem and Novak DjokovicThey are also available with options and respective odds of 5.0 and 4.0 in one of the main bookmakers in the world market.
Alonso, far from the head on his return to F1
The return of Fernando Alonso to Formula 1 It is one of the great sporting events at the national level, and also globally within the Great Circus. However, Betfair does not believe that the Asturian will have a leading role in the first year of his second spell in F1, at least in terms of results. Lewis hamilton He is a prominent favorite to claim his eighth world champion title, with a 1.38 share for every euro wagered, ahead of Verstappen (6.0) and Bottas (6.0).
Alonso, for his part, appears in seventh place in the favorites table, with a fee of 50 euros for each euro wagered, although yes, ahead of Carlos Sainz on his Ferrari debut. The Madrid rider is also not a favorite in the bets, who do not expect a notable improvement from the rampant horse and place Sainz Jr with a fee of 100 euros.
Spain, with less than ten medals in the Games
The omens in the face of Tokyo Olympics they are not good for the Spanish expedition. Still without confirming its celebration, with the coronavirus pandemic among us, it is most likely that the Games will be held and that, in them, Spain does not exceed ten medals, a very low prognosis compared to the national sports activity, and the level of its great protagonists.
Based on Betfair odds, the most likely case is that Spain achieved less than 10 medals, which would be its lowest result since Seoul 1988. This option is paid at odds 1.66 for every euro wagered, very prominent above the range of between ten and fifteen medals for Spaniards, with a quota of four to one. Between 15 and 20 metals, something that has occurred in the last four Olympic Games, is going to a 9.0 odd, while it seems clear that, at least according to the bets, the Spanish will not equal or exceed the historical record of Barcelona 92 with 22 medals, paying € 17 per euro wagered.
Lewandowski’s first Ballon d’Or
2020 has been the year of definitive consecration of Robert Lewandowski as one of the best footballers in the world and, in the absence of Golden Ball Due to the pandemic, the Pole does have the privilege of being the great favorite in betting for the 2021 edition. Lewandowski is the leader of Bayern Munich, current Champions of the Champions League and candidate as the most to repeat title in the highest continental competition, and this consideration allows it to become a potential Ballon d’Or in a few months.
However, the share of the Pole, of four euros for each bet, is not far from that of his immediate pursuer, a Cristiano Ronaldo listed with a five-to-one odds on Betfair. Lionel messi, in low hours like Barcelona, he has the same possibilities as the Portuguese star and, in his case, a potential team change could make him climb positions. Further away appear Mbappé (8.0), Salah (8.0) and Neymar (10.0), who for the moment do not overshadow a Lewandowski who, if the vote were today, would almost certainly win the Ballon d’Or.