Yet again, England head to France with the weight of expectation on their shoulders. Unbeaten in qualifying, the young side will take to the pitch on Saturday fourth favourites for the tournament at best odds 9-1. But should we really be excited? Unfortunately, history suggests not.

Progression from the group should be a formality, so the 7-1 on Roy’s boys to get knocked out at the first hurdle is rather unappealing. In fact, even the 9-1 on the Three Lions to be the outright winners seems more realistic.

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At the other end of the market, being knocked out in the last 16 knockout game is 5-2 favourite, which also appears rather short. Well, that’s until you’re made aware that England have never won a Euro knockout game on foreign soil!

In fact, England’s only win in the knockout stages of a Euros came in a penalty shoot-out against Spain on home soil in 1996. Maybe that 5-2 doesn’t sound so bad after all…
Stage of elimination - last 16 - 1pt @ 5/2