The odds that matter following England’s nerve-jangling 2-1 win over Denmark

Bookies are struggling to separate the Euro 2020 finalists after the Three Lions bounce back from Mikkel Damsgaard’s 18/1 opener.

It's not coming home just yet but the ticket's booked and the date's been set - Wembley, July 11, 8pm.

England's nervy 2-1 extra-time win over Denmark took the Three Lions to their first major tournament final in 55 years and for those still recovering from the stress (or the hangover), the bookies have bad news - Sunday's encounter with Italy isn't going to be any less tense.

"It's very hard to split the two teams," said Planet Sport Bet spokesperson Scott Allen.

"Both employ a pragmatic style and both pride themselves on keeping clean sheets. We have England as very slight favourites but we're anticipating a long, nervy night."

England do it the hard way

England were forced to come from behind on Wednesday night to seal their place in the final with Mikkel Damsgaard beating Jordan Pickford on the half-hour to reward punters who had backed him at 18/1 to score direct from a free-kick.

Damsgaard had also been 21/4 to be Denmark's first goalscorer, while a goal from outside the box from the Sampdoria playmaker was 9/1.

England responded well and Bukayo Saka (4/1 to provide an assist) saw his cross turned home by Danish captain Simon Kjaer with Raheem Sterling lurking.

There was no addition to the score in the second half and despite England dominating possession, they were grateful to a contentious penalty award in the first period of extra time for getting them over the line.

Harry Kane's initial spot-kick was saved by Kasper Schmeichel but the England captain was smartly in to convert the rebound and take his tally to four goals for the tournament.

Having drifted to 40/1 to be the tournament top scorer following the group games, Kane is now 11/4 to lift the crown with Planet Sport Bet.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrik Schick, who both sit on five goals, remain 6/4 joint-favourites.

What's next?

Italy stand between England and European glory on Sunday evening, with Planet Sport Bet currently pricing Gareth Southgate's side at 17/20 to win the tie. Italy are 9/10.

And, while there is a wafer-thin margin in favour of England for the trophy, there is bad news for Harry Kane when it comes to the top goalscorer crown.

"We're not expecting many goals, if any," admitted Allen. "In fact, a 0-0 draw is currently the favourite scoreline for Sunday at 11/2."

Allen does, however, have better news for another of England's attacking options - Raheem Sterling.

Questions were asked about his selection ahead of the tournament but Sterling has answered them in devastating fashion with a string of dazzling displays.

Three goals and another masterclass in running with the ball on Wednesday night against Denmark mean Sterling is now as short as 6/4 to win UEFA Player of the Tournament.

"Sterling's closest competition for the award is Kane but we just can't see there be the opportunities for the England man in this one," he said.

"Sterling has been the standout player of the tournament and it might just take one piece of magic to settle the tie on Sunday night - if anyone can unlock the miserly Italian defence it will be him."

Jorginho is the best-priced of the Italian players, while Giorgio Chiellini, 100/1 at the start of the competition, is now into 10s.

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