No Zlatan, no problem.
There’s a new star set to shine for Sweden at Euro 2020 – Dejan Kulusevski. That is according to the latest supercomputer study, commissioned by bookmaker, Casumo.
The 21-year-old who plays his domestic football for Juventus, made his professional debut for his club last campaign, while also making his debut in the Champions League. And it will prove to be a year to remember for Kulusevski, who is expected to kick on from there, as he plays in his first major tournament for Sweden.
The winger, who will miss his nation’s opening game against Spain after returning a positive Covid-19 test, was named as the Young Player of the Tournament in three separate Euro 2020 simulations. He was also named as Player of the Tournament, as he set-up three goals – the most assists by any player.
Sweden find themselves in Group E alongside Poland, Slovakia and Spain.
While it would have been a huge shock for Sweden to lose their talisman striker Zlatan Ibrahimović, there’s no denying that Kulusevski will step-up and take to the mantle.
And that it isn’t the only shock of the tournament. Wolfsburg and Netherlands’ striker Wout Weghorst is tipped to win the Golden Boot. While Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe may be favourites for those looking to place a Euro 2020 top goal scorer bet, Weghorst won the Golden Boot on five separate simulations – and proves good value at 35/1 in the market.
Number crunchers at the bookmakers ran the simulation of the Euros using a unique statistical model. Their series of complex calculations looked at variables that include: fixtures, form, squads and more.