The 2020 UEFA European Championship Tournament is finally here after the entire year of waiting due to the coronavirus pandemic, as the group stage starts Friday, June 11, 2021. Therefore, it’s the perfect time for a proper EURO 2020 betting preview with all need-to-know betting tips and notes that will help you find the best wagers this summer.
We’ll see 24 national teams fighting for honors. They’ll be divided into six groups, playing a typical round-robin group phase, and the top two teams from each group will qualify for the Round of 16 along with four best third-placed sides.
EURO 2020 Winner Odds
|France +500||England +500||Belgium +600||Spain +700|
|Germany +700||Portugal +700||Italy +1100||Netherlands +1200|
|Croatia +2800||Denmark +2800||Turkey +5000||Ukraine +5000|
|Russia +6600||Switzerland +6600||Austria +8000||Poland +8000|
|Sweden +8000||Czech Republic +12500||Wales +20000||Scotland +25000|
|Slovakia +25000||Hungary +40000||Finland +50000||North Macedonia +50000|
Eleven different countries will co-host the upcoming European Championship including England. The semifinals and final are set at Wembley Stadium in London where England will play all its three contests during the group stage. Hereof, the Three Lions are top favorites to win EURO 2020 alongside the reigning world champions France, according to BetMGM Sportsbook.
England hasn’t won the major trophy since 1966. The Three Lions have never been the European champions, reaching the semifinals twice in 1968 and 1996. At the moment, England is sitting at +137 odds to reach the last four this summer, and the Three Lions hope that Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling will finally do something big with the national team.
On paper, France is the best team in Europe. The reigning world champs are looking for a double, and the Blues can count on numerous world-class players at every position in their team. France will have a difficult task in Group F, playing alongside Germany, Hungary, and the defending European champions Portugal.
Belgium, Spain, Germany, and Portugal are all excellent teams with plenty of top-notch individuals on their rosters. Spain will search for the third title in four appearances after lifting the trophy in 2008 and 2012. Germany hasn’t won the UEFA European Championship since 1996, while Belgium is still aiming for its first major victory.
The Netherlands is listed at +1200, but the Oranje haven’t been at their best for years, missing the previous two big tournaments. Keep your eyes on Italy, as the Azzurri possess a very young and talented team that will play the first three games at the home stadium in Rome.
All the remaining teams will need a lot of luck to get deep into this tournament including the world vice-champions Croatia. However, it doesn’t mean you won’t be able to make some money on these teams, so let’s take a closer look at future odds available on the vast majority of sportsbooks.
EURO 2020 Future Betting Odds
There’s enough time until the opening clash at EURO 2020 to make a good analysis and get some future odds, as the market is loaded with intriguing picks. You can wager on each team to reach the final, semifinal, and quarters, or to exit in the group stage, while the player props are another intriguing option. Here’s the list of all the future odds available on BetMGM and DraftKings Sportsbook:
- Top Goalscorer
- To Reach Final, Semifinals, and Quarterfinals
- Group Qualification Yes/No
- Group Forecast
- Stage of Elimination
- Winners Group
- Highest Scoring Team
- Lowest Scoring Team
- Team Exact Group Points
- Top Team Goalscorer
- UEFA Player of the Tournament
EURO 2020 Top Goalscorer Odds
|Harry Kane +700||Kylian Mbappe +700||Romelu Lukaku +700|
|Cristiano Ronaldo +900||Karim Benzema +1600||Antoine Griezmann +2000|
|Ciro Immobile +2000||Memphis Depay +2000||Robert Lewandowski +2000|
|Alvaro Morata +2500||Raheem Sterling +2500||Timo Werner +2500|
|Eden Hazard +3300||Joao Felix +3300||Ferran Torres +3300|
I’ve mentioned that France is arguably the strongest team in Europa, so it’s no strange that three Blues players are among the top six contenders to win the Golden Boot for the top goalscorer in the tournament. Back in 2016, France hosted the European Championship and suffered a 1-0 extra-time defeat to Portugal in the finals, but Antoine Griezmann won the Golden Boot with six goals, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Olivier Giroud came behind with three goals each.
Harry Kane (England), Kylian Mbappe (France), and Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) are considered as top three strikers here, and I cannot argue with the bookies. Kane has bagged 34 goals in 53 caps for the national team. Mbappe is only 22 and already has 16 goals in 42 caps, while Lukaku has netted a whopping 59 goals in 91 games for the Red Devils.
Cristiano Ronaldo is an aging scoring machine and cannot be trusted, as Portugal will play some tough games in Group F. Ciro Immobile (45 caps, 12 goals) is an intriguing pick at +2000 simply because he’s the best striker in the young Italy side that is undefeated in 25 straight games, while Robert Lewandowski (118 caps, 66 goals) will try to upset the odds with the mediocre Poland team.
EURO 2020 Betting Group Forecast
Group A (Italy, Turkey, Wales, Switzerland)
Italy plays at home and should win this group at -175 odds. The other three teams will battle for the qualification, and while Turkey and Switzerland are listed at -175 to reach the Round of 16, Wales is set at -120 which shows you how stiff the competition is in Group A. Wales is listed at +125 to finish bottom of the group standings, but keep in mind that the Dragons made it to the semifinals in France 2016.
Group B (Belgium, Denmark, Russia, Finland)
Belgium is a runaway fave here with the odds at -138 to win Group B. Finland will have a debut at the biggest stage, and the Eagle-owls are +250 underdogs to qualify for the second round and -175 favorites to finish bottom of the group. Denmark and Russia should fight for the second spot, but you can also take these two teams to qualify together at +650 odds.
Group C (Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia)
The weakest competition is in Group C, no doubt. North Macedonia will play its first major tournament, and the Lions are +240 dogs to reach the Round of 16. Austria is a -250 fave to make it through, but the Boys are far away from an elite level, while the Netherlands and Ukraine will battle for the top spot in Group C. I don’t think any of these four teams stand a chance of reaching the semifinals.
Group D (England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic)
We’ll see a classic matchup between England and Scotland, but get ready for the opening contest between England and Croatia on June 13. The Three Lions are odds-on favorites at -250 to finish atop of the group table, while the Blazers are listed at +300. Croatia has plenty of talented players who can make some serious noise, though the Blazers haven’t played in a good form over the last two years.
Group E (Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia)
Spain has a huge motive to succeed after a couple of disappointing outings in the previous two major tournaments. The Red Fury should easily top Group E, and the odds at -300 tell you just enough about the rest of the pack. Slovakia is arguably the weakest team here with the odds at +150 to reach the next round.
Group F (France, Portugal, Germany, Hungary)
Finally, we’ll see some tremendous games in Group F, as three heavyweights will take on each other. Don’t miss any of those three contests, as Germany is a slight fave at +125 to finish atop. France is listed at +137, while Portugal sits at +350. Hungary is a -300 fave to end bottom of the group, but the Magyars will try their best to upset the odds.