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German national soccer team player Julian Brandt attends a news conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, on March 18, 2019. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)
German national soccer team player Julian Brandt attends a news conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, on March 18, 2019. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)|Associated Press
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Soccer: Miller shares two picks and the odds to win Euro 2020

Germany vs. Serbia, Wales vs. Trinidad and Tobago

Sean Miller

Sean Miller

The international break has given the club teams two weeks off, but Wednesday sees the return of matches around the globe, before the bulk of the games start Thursday and go for a week.

In Europe, the UEFA 2020 European Championship qualification starts Thursday, with match day one of 10. Wednesday, there a a couple of friendly matches that look to be good spots to make some money.

Germany will try to put its disastrous 2018 World Cup campaign behind it with a game against Serbia, before a crucial qualification match Sunday against Nations League semifinalist Netherlands. The Germans will want to go into the weekend with some confidence, and today’s contest provides them with a chance to do just that.
In Wrexham, Wales will welcome Trinidad and Tobago to Great Britain. The CONCACAF squad will have its hands full with a Welsh side that has been very good as of late, and will want to ramp up its run towards another Euro run. Wales made the semifinals three years ago, and will hope to replicate that feat next summer.

Wales head coach Ryan Giggs will be without midfielder Aaron Ramsey, as well as Ethan Ampadu, Tom Lawrence, and Sam Vokes. But it will give him a chance to play some different players that will be eager to prove they can do a job for the team.

"Players are at different stages so some players need games, some don't," said Giggs. "It's a good opportunity with the friendly fixture that we can do that. We'll just have to see as we go along in the game."

Even without some players, expect Wales to take care of business, before its qualification begins Sunday against Slovakia.

The Picks:
Germany (-225) vs. Serbia (+550), draw (+320), 3:45 p.m. (Univision Deportes and Fubo.tv)
Germany ML (-225)

Wales (-450) vs. Trinidad and Tobago (+1100), draw (+425), 3:45 p.m. (ESPN 3)
Wales ML (-450)

If you are looking for a futures bet on the Euro 2020 winner, the odds are very good for a few of the teams that performed well at the 2018 World Cup.

France, which lost in the 2016 Euro final in extra time to Portugal then dominated Croatia 4-2 to win the 2018 World Cup, sticks out right away at +400 (4/1). Les Bleus are just coming into their prime, and should be the heavy favorites here. But they are not priced like that, and it can be to your advantage. This France team has many of the same makings as the dominant Spain squad from 2008-2012 that won two Euro titles and the 2010 World Cup.

Germany and Spain are both 6/1, but seem to be at the end of their cycles. The better picks would be Belgium and/or England at 7/1. Both teams seem to be on the upswing.

ODDS TO WIN EURO 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP (Odds provided by us-bookies.com)

Euro 2020 winner

France 4/1
Germany 6/1
Spain 6/1
Belgium 7/1
England 7/1
Netherlands 12/1
Italy 14/1
Portugal 14/1
Croatia 20/1
Russia 50/1
Switzerland 50/1
Poland 66/1
Wales 66/1
Austria 80/1
Denmark 80/1
Sweden 80/1
Serbia 100/1
Turkey 100/1
Ukraine 100/1
Bosnia 150/1
Czech Republic 150/1
Iceland 150/1
Rep. Of Ireland 150/1
Slovakia 150/1
Greece 200/1
Hungary 200/1
Norway 200/1
Romania 200/1
Israel 250/1
Montenegro 250/1
Northern Ireland 250/1
Scotland 250/1
Slovenia 250/1
Albania 500/1
Bulgaria 500/1
Finland 500/1
Belarus 750/1
Armenia 1000/1
Cyprus 1000/1
Estonia 1000/1
Latvia 1000/1
FYR Macedonia 1500/1
Kazakhstan 1500/1
Azerbaijan 2000/1
Lithuania 2000/1
Faroe Islands 2500/1
Georgia 2500/1
Kosovo 2500/1
Liechtenstein 2500/1
Luxembourg 2500/1
Malta 2500/1
Moldova 2500/1
Andorra 5000/1
Gibraltar 5000/1
San Marino 5000/1