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Euro, Copa América betting preview: ‘England at all times finds a solution to disappoint’


England’s lengthy nationwide nightmare is closing in on 60 years. 

It was 1966 when Three Lions final gained a significant worldwide event, claiming the World Cup that yr.

The English are two wins away from ending that drought. Nevertheless, BetMGM prospects wagering on Euro 2024 odds aren’t precisely eager on England for Wednesday’s match vs. the Netherlands.

“For your complete event, bettors have flown the white flag, given the truth that England at all times finds a solution to disappoint,” BetMGM senior dealer Tristan Davis mentioned Tuesday night.

Davis supplies his behind-the-counter insights on Euro 2024 and Copa América betting for Wednesday’s semifinal matches: Netherlands vs. England at 3 p.m. ET on FOX, and Colombia vs. Uruguay at 8 p.m. ET on FS1.

Netherlands vs. England

England hasn’t precisely burnished its credentials as a significant soccer energy over the previous three weeks of Euro 2024 motion. Sure, to its credit score, Three Lions have reached the semis in a 24-team event with a number of robust squads. However the English facet might’ve simply misplaced a few matches. 

England tied Denmark 1-1 and Slovenia 0-0 in group play. Then, within the Spherical of 16, it took strikes by Harry Kane within the ninetieth minute and Jude Bellingham in harm time to beat Slovakia 2-1.

In Saturday’s quarterfinals, England fell behind Switzerland 1-0 within the seventy fifth minute, tied it within the eightieth minute, then bought taken by extra time. 

England gained on penalty kicks 5-3.

As Davis alluded to above, BetMGM wouldn’t thoughts England getting one step nearer to an elusive main worldwide title.

“Our e book desires England,” Davis mentioned, whereas noting he thinks bettors are appropriate to avoid the favourite. “They’ve performed horrible soccer all through this event. And I feel [Wednesday] can be their highest hurdle that they don’t recover from.”

Netherlands vs. England preview: Who will step up within the semifinals?

BetMGM has England as a +165 favourite on the three-way moneyline, with the Netherlands +210 and Draw +180 on the Euro 2024 oddsboard. Which means a $100 wager on England would revenue $165 ($265 complete payout) if England can win in 90 minutes plus harm time.

Nevertheless, if England once more will get dragged to extra time, then that three-way moneyline wager is a loser. When you’d fairly keep away from such a prospect, however nonetheless want to wager on England — or the Netherlands, for that matter — then you definately would possibly wish to wager within the To Qualify/To Advance market as an alternative.

England is -130 and the Netherlands even cash to advance. The winner heads to Sunday’s remaining vs. Spain, which beat France 2-1 within the first semifinal Tuesday.

Colombia vs. Uruguay

In Tuesday’s first Copa semifinal, Argentina was a large favourite vs. Canada and it confirmed, as Lionel Messi & Co. gained 2-0 to achieve Sunday’s remaining, with Messi scoring the second purpose.

However oddsmakers have Colombia and Uruguay rated virtually even for Wednesday’s second semi. BetMGM has the three-way moneyline at Uruguay +175/Colombia +195/Draw +180. When you like Uruguay, then a $100 wager would revenue $175 ($275 complete payout).

Bettors appear to agree with oddsmakers: These two groups are evenly matched.

“It’s stable two-way motion right here, actually a cut up determination. So, like most massive soccer matches, we can be cheering for Attract regulation,” Davis mentioned.

Certainly, Draw is sort of at all times the bookmaker’s greatest pal in soccer. So to reiterate what was famous above, if you wish to keep away from that destiny, then wager within the To Qualify/To Advance market. Uruguay is -120 and Colombia -110 to advance.

Patrick Everson is a sports activities betting analyst for FOX Sports activities and senior reporter for He’s a distinguished journalist within the nationwide sports activities betting area. He’s primarily based in Las Vegas, the place he enjoys {golfing} in 110-degree warmth. Observe him on Twitter: @PatrickE_Vegas.

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