If you are thinking of taking a longshot on a Golden Boot futures bet for Euro 2020, consider the German striker who currently plays for Chelsea of the EPL, Timo Werner. The 25-year old transferred over in a high profile deal this offseason from RB Leipzig for £47 million, but has been ice cold as of later. Werner ended an eleven game goalless drought, but playing in Chelsea has certainly put the young star under the European microscope. A good summer at the Euro's for Germany could bring him back on track.
Despite his struggles, Werner has the support of the German football brass with former legend Jurgen Klinsmann backing him up. As he should, much of Germany’s success at Euro 2020 could depend on the skilled boot of Werner, as he represents one of the top scoring options for Die Mannschaft. Can the young striker overcome his mental block and rise to the occasion on the biggest stage in European football?
At 17, Werner was awarded the Golden Boot award for the FIFA Confederations Cup, and has scored 15 international goals for the German National Team in his career already. To say Werner has been a prolific scorer at his young age is an understatement, and the early season struggles for Chelsea may be inflating his Golden Boot odds and sharp bettors may begin to take notice. If you pick up a Euro 2020 welcome bonus offer, you could use it as a long shot bet on Werner or any other of the players in the running for top scorer.
The one issue with taking the long shot bet on Werner is that Germany has been dealt a difficult hand for Euro 2020, sharing a pool with Portugal and France, the two finalists in the 2016 Euro tournament. When taking a futures bet, ensuring the player has a reasonable path to a long tournament is one of the things to look at. This is going to be a factor for bettors who are looking to take Werner, Cristiano Ronaldo or Kylian Mbappe as winners for the Golden Boot.
At 17/1 odds, you could do a lot worse than taking a long shot on Werner. The young striker has the goal scoring aptitude, but keep an eye on how he performs for Chelsea leading up to the tournament as it could be an indication of his confidence levels. Perhaps the pressure is getting to Werner, in which case the high expectations that come with leading the German National Football team could cause further struggles. There are clearer paths to a long shot futures bet then taking a player from the Euro 2020 group of death - we suggest having a look at Harry Kane who'll want to impress for England!