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England betting favorites to defeat Italy in Euro 2020 final

Yardbarker logo Yardbarker 7/8/2021 Zac Wassink, Yardbarker
Harry Kane standing in front of a crowd: Harry Kane's side is favored to win Euro 2020. © ddp images Harry Kane's side is favored to win Euro 2020.

At least one service has three words to describe Sunday's UEFA European Championship final between England and Italy at Wembley Stadium in London: It's coming home. 

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As of Thursday afternoon ET, listed England as the favorites to win Euro 2020 at -125. Italy came in as slight underdogs at +105. 

Ironically, many would view the Azzurri as the true in-form side that completed the more difficult journey to qualify for the final. Specifically, Italy toppled European powerhouse and FIFA world No. 1 Belgium 2-1 to reach the semifinal round, where the Italians got past Spain on penalties. 

England, meanwhile, notched a shutout over an uninspired Germany squad and then trounced Ukraine 4-0 to earn a berth in the semifinals. Tournament darlings Denmark became the first nation to score against England in this tournament during that semifinal showdown, but England survived via a controversial penalty decision and subsequent goal scored by captain Harry Kane in extra time. 

The Three Lions have reached their first major tournament final since the 1966 World Cup. According to The Associated Press, Britain's Channel 4 is airing the '66 final that England won over West Germany 4-2 on Saturday in color for the first time ever. The original black-and-white broadcast was "restored and colorized" for Saturday's showing. 

Can history repeat itself? Head to BetOnline to have your say on this and other sports matters. 

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