As England prepared to play Denmark in their Euro 2020 semi-final bettors have backed them to win the tournament says Max Liu...
"Kane failed to score in his the group stages and was backed at 130.00129/1 but, after scoring one against Germany before his brace against UKraine, he's 5.79/2 to be the top goalscorer."
Betfair Exchange punters showed their faith in England by placing big bets on Gareth Southgate's men to win Euro 2020.
Fourteen bets of £8k or more were placed on the Three Lions lifting their first major trophy since 1966 when the final takes place at Wembley this Sunday.
Two bets of £21k each were placed on England to win Euro 2020 in the build-up to Saturday's 4-0 win over Ukraine in the quarter-final.
Confidence in England has grown as the tournament as gone on but some punters always believed with four £10K bets placed on England to lift the trophy pre-tournament at prices between 6.25/1 and 6.86/1.
Punters who kept faith in Kane could land big rewards
For many, however, the manner of the win over Ukraine proved a turning point. Before the match, Harry Kane was 40/1 to be named the player of the tournament but, after his two goals, he was backed in to 5/1 second-favourite behind team-mate Raheem Sterling 3/1.
In the top goalscorer betting Kane and Sterling have also been backed in from big prices. Kane failed to score in his the group stages and was backed at 130.00129/1 but, after scoring one against Germany before his brace against UKraine, he's 5.79/2.
Cristiano Ronaldo 2.942/1 and Patrik Schick 2.942/1 both have five goals but, unlike them, Kane is still in the tournament. As is Sterling 13.5 - also on three goals - who was backed at a high of 180.00179/1.
England to win it without conceding goes from 150/1 to 5/1
England's outstanding defensive displays have provided the platform for their victories. On Saturday they kept a record-equalling fifth consecutive clean sheet and they are 5/1 to win the tournament without conceding.
That's a big ask but, at the start of Euro 2020, it would have been around a 150/1 shot. England have achieved some outstanding feats so here's hoping their backers' confidence proves justified.
Listen to the Football...Only Bettor Euro 2020 Semi-Finals Podcast
Kevin Hatchard is joined by Mark O'Haire, Jake Osgathorpe & Jason Murphy for their verdicts on Italy v Spain on Tuesday and England v Denmark on Wednesday. Get their best bets on the two matches as well as some interesting shouts in the Player of the Tournament markets.
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