Which Team Can be the Surprise of the EURO 2020?

As the qualifications for Europe’s largest football competition are in full swing, many football fans out there are wondering which team can emerge on top as the best team of the old continent. Not surprisingly, the punters are dying to get any intel from experienced connoisseurs of football that can help them take the best out of wagers and put that promo for Paddy Power to good use and amplify their chances of having a great betting experience.

We have been witnessing a growth of support for the underdog teams across many different sports, and football seems to be leading the way. There is no denying that seeing a team with no apparent quality or big football stars in their squad winning against the favourites and proving everyone wrong. People can relate to that, as it reminds us that if you work hard and give your utter best, good things can happen.

This article will present a couple of teams with great odds of making a notable appearance at the EURO 2020 cup. Stay tuned!


Under the leadership of Mick McCarthy, the national team of the Republic of Ireland has been off to a great start, with the wins against Gibraltar and Georgia already in the books.

The majority of players on the team are fighting their way through the English Premier League, or League 1, which is considered one of the best in the world. Although they are not such big names in the game, their play exudes with confidence that will help them end the dry spell and finally play at the big stage.


One of the biggest mysteries when it comes to national teams is Serbia’s national team. This star-studded team hasn’t been able to make a significant push into the later stages of any significant football competitions since its first independent performance in 2006. Although they qualified for both the 2010 and the 2018 World Cup tournaments, they didn’t leave a considerable mark.

This comes as a big surprise, as the players on the team, such as Dušan Tadić, Branislav Ivanović, Ivan Kolarov, and many others throughout history have been voted as top 11 players of all the major football leagues in the world and have won Champions League titles, among others.  

The qualifications for Euro 2020 got off to a good start, with a draw away game against reigning Europe’s champions — Portugal. There are more games to be played, of course, but Serbia’s team appears to be more than ready to finally take a stand and show what they are capable of.


Coming off a strong performance as the host of the 2018 World Cup, Russia’s football team is going to prove their good games weren’t just a fluke and the thing of great support from the stands. The leaders of the team have been Lokomotiv’s Fyodor Smolov and CSKA Moscow’s goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, among many others. They are surely a team to look for when picking the possible surprises of the EURO 2020.