The Euro 2020 tournament has been rescheduled to 2021 summer due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with new times and dates now confirmed. It will be the first football European Championship to be played across the entire continent from the 11th of June until the 11th of July, including 24 teams in six groups. Each group’s first two participants and the four best 3rd-placed national teams will qualify for the Last 16 knock-out phase.
Our betting guide consists of all the revised Euro 2020 fixtures, match dates and venues that the UEFA Executive Committee approved, giving the critical pieces of information for the tournament’s format. Every day we release previews and picks for this summer’s European Championship. Read on our in-depth analysis for all 51 matches up to the final and the daily Euro 2020 predictions based on the latest betting odds.
Euro 2020 Fixtures & Schedule
Besides our groups’ and teams’ analysis and up-to-date standings, you can find all the new Euro 2020 fixtures, dates, venues, and betting previews for the tournament’s matchdays. Scroll down our Euro 2020 Fixtures and get daily picks and predictions for all offered markets.
Euro 2020 Fixtures & Group Stage Format
The Euro 2020 format includes 36 group stage matches, six for each of six groups. The opening match between Turkey and Italy is on the 11th of June and the last one for that phase on June 23rd between Portugal and France in Budapest.
*The kick-off times are shown in CET (Central European Time).
Friday, June 11
Saturday, June 12
|Group A (Baku)||15:00||Wales vs. Switzerland||Preview|
|Group B (Copenhagen)||18:00||Denmark vs. Finland||Preview|
|Group B (St Petersburg)||21:00||Belgium vs. Russia||Preview|
Sunday, June 13
|Group D (London)||15:00||England vs. Croatia||Preview|
|Group C (Bucharest)||18:00||Austria vs. North Macedonia||Preview|
|Group C (Amsterdam)||21:00||Netherlands vs. Ukraine||Preview|
Monday, June 14
|Group D (Glasgow)||15:00||Scotland vs. Czech Republic||Preview|
|Group E (St Petersburg)||18:00||Poland vs. Slovakia||Preview|
|Group E (Seville)||21:00||Spain vs. Sweden||Preview|
Tuesday, June 15
|Group F (Budapest)||18:00||Hungary vs. Portugal||Preview|
|Group F (Munich)||21:00||France vs. Germany||Preview|
Wednesday, June 16
|Group B (St Petersburg)||15:00||Finland vs. Russia||Preview|
|Group A (Baku)||18:00||Turkey vs. Wales||Preview|
|Group A (Rome)||21:00||Italy vs. Switzerland||Preview|
Thursday, June 17
|Group C (Bucharest)||15:00||Ukraine vs. North Macedonia||Preview|
|Group B (Copenhagen)||18:00||Denmark vs. Belgium||Preview|
|Group C (Amsterdam)||21:00||Netherlands vs. Austria||Preview|
Friday, June 18
|Group E (St Petersburg)||15:00||Sweden vs. Slovakia||Preview|
|Group D (Glasgow)||18:00||Croatia vs. Czech Republic||Preview|
|Group D (London)||21:00||England vs. Scotland||Preview|
Saturday, June 19
|Group F (Budapest)||15:00||Hungary vs. France||Preview|
|Group F (Munich)||18:00||Portugal vs. Germany||Preview|
|Group E (Seville)||21:00||Spain vs. Poland||Preview|
Sunday, June 20
Μonday, June 21
|Group C (Amsterdam)||18:00||North Macedonia vs. Netherlands||Preview|
|Group C (Bucharest)||18:00||Ukraine vs. Austria||Preview|
|Group B (Copenhagen)||21:00||Russia vs. Denmark||Preview|
|Group B (St Petersburg)||21:00||Finland vs. Belgium||Preview|
Tuesday, June 22
|Group D (London)||21:00||Czech Republic vs. England||Preview|
|Group D (Glasgow)||21:00||Croatia vs. Scotland||Preview|
Wednesday, June 23
|Group E (Seville)||18:00||Slovakia vs. Spain||Preview|
|Group E (St Petersburg)||18:00||Sweden vs. Poland||Preview|
|Group F (Munich)||21:00||Germany vs. Hungary||Preview|
|Group F (Budapest)||21:00||Portugal vs. France||Preview|
Euro 2020 Fixtures & Knock-Out Stage Format
The Euro 2020 format includes 15 matches from the Last 16 Round that starts on the 26th of June until the grand final on July 11th. All games apply to the 90 minutes in the knockout phase, including extra time and penalties if needed in draws’ cases. After the group stage, the six groups’ winners, the runners-up, and the best four-3rd placed will qualify for the Last 16 Round. Stay tuned and check all bookmakers’ betting odds when the tournament’s best teams qualify for later stages, our released betting tips and predictions and bet on straightforward or Each-Way the Euro 2021 Winner and the teams that will reach the grand final.
*The kick-off times are shown in CET (Central European Time).
Round of 16
Saturday, 26 June
|Match 37 (Amsterdam)||18:00||Wales vs. Denmark||Preview|
|Match 38 (London)||21:00||Italy vs. Austria||Preview|
Sunday, 27 June
|Match 39 (Budapest)||18:00||Netherlands vs. Czech Republic||Preview|
|Match 40 (Seville)||21:00||Belgium vs. Portugal||Preview|
Monday, 28 June
|Match 41 (Copenhagen)||18:00||Croatia vs. Spain||Preview|
|Match 42 (Bucharest)||21:00||France vs. Switzerland||Preview|
Tuesday, 29 June
|Match 43 (London)||18:00||England vs. Germany||Preview|
|Match 44 (Glasgow)||21:00||Sweden vs. Ukraine||Preview|
Euro 2020 Quarter-Finals
Friday, 2 July
|Match 45 (St Petersburg)||18:00||Switzerland vs. Spain||Preview|
|Match 46 (Munich)||21:00||Belgium vs. Italy||Preview|
Saturday, 3 July
|Match 47 (Baku)||18:00||Czech Republic vs. Denmark||Preview|
|Match 48 (Rome)||21:00||Ukraine vs. England||Preview|
Euro 2020 Semi-Finals
Tuesday, July 6
Wednesday, July 7
Euro 2020 Final
Sunday, July 11
Euro 2020 Venues & allowed capacities
After one year and a half with tournaments’ postponement and matches behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the fans will return to football grounds this summer. Eleven host Euro 2020 venues and cities reopen for crowds with the main target of public health protection. The decision for allowed capacity on the qualified venues is taken mainly by the host nations. That’s the reason Dublin (Republic of Ireland) and Bilbao (Spain) removed from the list of host cities. UEFA announced that the Euro 2020 matches in Ireland would be moved to Saint Petersburg, Russia, and thοse of Bilbao, Spain, to Seville.
The opening match will take place at the “Stadio Olimpico,” Rome, and the Final at “Wembley Stadium,” London. The average capacity of selected venues is 59,000 seats, with the “Wembley,” the largest tournament’s stadium and “Parken,” Copenhagen, the smallest one. Like Hungary and Russia, some home countries put special restrictions on Euro 2020 matches, such as negative Covid-19 tests for ticket holders only to pass the boards. You can find all the valuable pieces of information based on the eleven host Euro 2020 venues in the handy list below.
|Venue||Location||Group||Highest Stage||Capacity||Allowed Capacity|
|Johan Cruyff Arena||Amsterdam, Netherlands||C||Last 16||53,502||25-33% (at least 13,375)|
|Stadio Olimpico||Rome, Italy||A||Quarter-Finals||70,634||25-33% (at least 17,650)|
|La Cartuja||Seville, Spain||E||Last 16||60,000||30% (18,000)|
|Baku National Stadium||Baku, Azerbaijan||A||Quarter-Finals||69,870||50% (34,935)*|
|Allianz Arena||Munich, Germany||F||Quarter-Finals||75,000||20-22% (approximately 15,000)|
|Wembley Stadium||London, England||D||Final||90,000||25% (22,500)|
|Parken Stadium||Copenhagen, Denmark||B||Last 16||38,065||25-33% (at least 11,235)|
|Puskas Arena||Budapest, Hungary||F||Last 16||67,899||100% (67,899)|
|Hampden Park||Glasgow, Scotland||D||Last 16||51,700||25-33% (at least 12,925)|
|Arena Nationala||Bucharest, Romania||C||Last 16||55,634||25-33% (at least 13,900)|
|Krestovsky Stadium||St Petersburg, Russia||B, Ε||Quarter-Finals||68,134||50% (34,067)|
*Non-residents and international travelers are not allowed to travel to Baku at all. Although, ticket holders from Turkey, Switzerland, England, Scotland, and the quarter-finals’ teams will be able to obtain a visa.
Which Euro 2020 teams have the home advantage?
One crucial factor in football betting is the home advantage, especially in great tournaments like the European Championship. Nine of the 24 participants are host teams for Euro 2020 group stages, so you can bet on group winners or teams to qualify considering this parameter. The qualified host countries, like Italy (Group A), Russia and Denmark (Group B), Netherlands (Group C), will play at least two of three matches at home. England and Scotland complete the list of Euro 2020 teams with the venue privilege (Group D), along with Spain (Group E), Germany and Hungary (Group F).
If England reaches the later stages will have a critical home advantage, hosting at “Wembley,” London, the two semi-finals and the tournament’s final game. Gareth Southgate’s team will play the first knock-out match for the Last 16 Round at “Wembley” if it takes 1st place in Group D. Also, Scotland and Turkey could be the other beneficiaries; Scottish fans can travel from north borders to England if they have secured a ticket for the game. In addition, Turkey has two short trips to make; east to play in Baku, Azerbaijan, and west to Rome, Italy.
Euro 2020 Referees & VAR
There is a specific admission for all football fans; the referees can play a massive role in the final result’s setup. For the first time in European Championships’ history, a video four-strong team will be alongside each match official and assistants. Τhe purpose is to analyze all the in-question and controversial phases, making the right decisions. For the first time ever, a referee from South America, Fernando Rapallini, and his assistants will join the selected match officials for the tournament as a part of UEFA’s referee exchange pilot programme with CONMEBOL. Check the complete list of Euro 2020 referees, their refereeing teams and the Video Assistant Referee invention.
|Germany||Felix Brych||Mark Borsch, Stefan Lupp|
|Germany||Daniel Siebert||Jan Seidel, Rafael Foltyn|
|Turkey||Cuneyt Cakir||Bahattin Duran, Tarik Ongun|
|Spain||Carlos del Cerro Grande||Juan Carlos Yuste Jimenez, Roberto Alonso Fernandez|
|Spain||Antonio Mateu Lahoz||Pau Cebrian Devis, Roberto Diaz Perez den Palomar|
|Sweden||Andreas Ekberg||Mehmet Culum, Stefan Hallberg|
|Israel||Orel Grinfeld||Roy Hassan, Idan Yarkoni|
|Romania||Ovidiu Hategan||Sebastian Gheorghe, Radu Chinguleac|
|Netherlands||Bjorn Kuipers||Sander van Roekel, Erwin Zeinstra|
|Netherlands||Danny Makkelie||Hessel Steegstra, Jan de Vries|
|Russia||Sergey Karasev||Igor Demeshko, Maksim Gavrilin|
|England||Michael Oliver||Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett|
|England||Anthony Taylor||Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn|
|Italy||Daniele Orsato||Alessandro Giallatini, Fabiano Preti|
|Portugal||Artur Soares Dias||Rui Tavares, Paulo Soares|
|France||Clement Turpin||Nicolas Danos, Cyril Gringore|
|Slovenia||Slavko Vincic||Tomaz Klancnik, Andraz Kovacic|
|Argentina||Fernando Rapallini||Juan Pablo Belatti, Diego Bonfa|
The experience based on previous international tournaments (i.e., European Championships or World Cups) is one of the main criteria that define the referees’ selections. Their performances on high-profile Champions & Europa League fixtures and the number of mistakes made in domestic football are critical parameters for selection. The experience working with VAR also counts.
Will VAR be in use at Euro 2020?
In September 2018, the UEFA authority approved the use of the Video Assistant Referee system for the first time at a European Championship. So, all the critical decisions made by the match officials will be operated and reviewed by the VAR in order to avoid the head referees’ errors. This invention creates new trends in many betting markets, such as the number of red cards, penalties, and the total goals scored. The VAR’s impact is massive, and you can understand that only checking the decision made on offside calls, where is necessary, on high-profile leagues. Here is the list of selected Euro 2020 referees for VAR and offside VAR.
|Country||Video Assistant Referees||Offside VAR|
|England||Stuart Attwell, Chris Cavanagh||Lee Betts|
|France||Jerome Brisard, Francois Letexier||Benjamin Pages|
|Germany||Bastian Dankert, Christian Dingert, Marco Fritz||Christian Gittelmann|
|Italy||Marco Di Bello, Massimiliano Irrati, Paolo Valeri||Filippo Meli|
|Netherlands||Kevin Blom, Pol van Boekel||-|
|Spain||Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez, Juan Martinez Munuera, Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez||Inigo Prieto Lopez de Cerain|
Euro 2020 Support Match Referees
A support match referee may act as a fourth official or reserve assistant referee. UEFA authority announced twelve support officials for Euro 2020 matches, including the first female, Stephanie Frappart from France, at a European Championship. You can check in the list below all the selected Euro 2020 referees as support match officials.
|Country||Fourth Official||Reserve Assistant Referee|
|Bulgaria||Georgi Kabakov||Martin Margaritov|
|France||Stephanie Frappart||Mikael Berchebru|
|Italy||Davide Massa||Stefano Alassio|
|Poland||Bartosz Frankowski||Marcin Boniek|
|Serbia||Srdan Jovanovic||Uros Stojkovic|
|Switzerland||Sandro Scharer||Stephane De Almeida|
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the UEFA Executive Committee approved some special rules for Euro 2020 in order to help the participants. According to these rules, all 24 national teams can use up to five substitutions in matches, with a sixth allowed in probable extra time. Although, the participants have only three opportunities to make these subs, with a fourth one allowed in extra time.
The UEC also approved the squads’ expansion from 23 players to 26. However, the qualified national teams can name for Euro 2020 matches a 23-man squad (the starting eleven and twelve subs). Every participant nation should have a minimum of thirteen available players for the Euro 2020 fixtures, including at least one goalkeeper. If a team can’t field this number due to positive Covid-19 cases, the match will be postponed and may be rescheduled after 48 hours of the initial scheduled date.
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