The most common question among football fans is, “Who will win Euro 2020?” After twelve months of delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 24 national teams look to progress in the knockout stages and why not into the final. What Denmark and Greece respectively achieved on Euro 1992 and 2004 as massive underdogs give hope to every nation to reach the final and lift the trophy. The crucial factor for a bettor who wants to enjoy football and profit from this major event is understanding the build-up of Euro 2020 groups and how their results can affect the latter phases.
Read on our detailed guide all that you need to know about Euro 2020 teams and how to bet on the group stage.
Euro 2020 Groups
From the first match of the rescheduled tournament between Italy and Turkey in Rome on June 11th until the last Euro 2020 groups’ matchday on June 23rd, you can find in this section real-time updated group-by-group standings. Our tables will contain each team’s total points, the goals scored and against, the goal difference, valuable basic stats that will help you have a thorough perspective on betting on the primary phase of Euro 2020.
Before we release our Euro 2020 group predictions, we should inspect the six groups. In the underneath table, you will see all 24 contenders from Group A to Group F.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D||Group E||Group F|
|Switzerland||Finland||North Macedonia||Czech Republic||Slovakia||Hungary|
Euro 2020 group predictions & latest odds
The 24 qualifying nations for Euro 2020 have been split into six groups. Each group consists of four teams, and the top two will qualify for the Last-16 Round, along with the four best 3rd-placed national teams. Read on our group-by-group betting previews and predictions based on the latest odds*. Explore where the value is, betting on group winners, teams to qualify or not and forecast bets.
*Our Euro 2020 group predictions are based on all the leading online betting sites’ average odds and updated until the beginning of the tournament.
Euro 2020 Groups betting preview: Italy, Turkey, Wales, Switzerland
Group A contains Italy, Turkey, Wales, and Switzerland, all participants at Euro 2016. It will take place from the 11th to 20 of June in Baku (Azerbaijan) and Rome (Italy). So, we have a host country, Italy, with the home advantage and one crucial parameter to explore; the flight distance between Rome and Baku is 3,106 km. Turkey and Wales should make this trip once and Switzerland twice during the Covid-19 pandemic circumstances. Read on our Euro 2020 teams' previews and predictions for Group A based on the most reputable bookmakers’ highest odds.
Roberto Mancini’s team is Group A’s heavy favorite at 1.61 average odds to place 1st. Italy has the home advantage in the 11th appearance at the final stage of the European Championship. Having won all the ten qualifying matches scoring 37 goals, conceding only four, is one excellent and dominant team based on efficient defensive and offensive tactics. The only handicap in Italy’s fixtures is that it plays the opening day’s match against Turkey, where a probable surprise is expected in major tournaments.
The Crescent Stars are the second favorite to win the group, having almost the same implied odds (i.e., 18,18%) as the Czech Republic at 5.50 odds. Senol Gunes is an experienced tactician who built Turkey’s success on a specific plan. He constructed a team that prefers to give the ball to the opponent, having 75% possession or more only in one of their qualifiers. Turkey uses the set pieces to score, based on the abilities of 1.83m Cenk Tosun who has 18 goals with his national team.
Burak Yilmaz is the natural captain, Hakan Calhanoglu can unlock games scoring with free kicks, and Kaan Ayhan is a 26th-year-old defender who tends to use height and strength chasing to score. After the opening day, Turkey should travel to Baku to play the remaining matches in a friendly environment. The relations with Azerbaijan are strong; the two countries have historical, religious and ethnic ties.
Chris Coleman’s team upset the odds at Euro 2016, where they took 1st place at Group B above England, Slovakia and Russia. After two massive wins against Northern Ireland and Belgium, Wales reached the semi-finals before the 2-1 loss and elimination from European Champion Portugal. The main question is, “Can Wales do it again?” After the Ryan Giggs’ takeover, the Dragons are Group A’s underdog at 8.00 odds to win 1st place and 1.83 not to qualify. Wales has star players like Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey and some young prospects like Harry Wilson. Giggs creates a team based on physical strength and unity, with some special defensive displays, conceding more than one goal on qualifiers only on one occasion. The Welsh had a difficult draw and hope to be one of the better 3rds overwhelming Switzerland.
The Swiss national team has a significant drawback in Group A because Vladimir Petkovic’s team should travel from Baku to Rome and back to Azerbaijan within ten days for matches against Switzerland, Wales, and Turkey. Besides the exhausting schedule, Switzerland should make an attacking upgrade to increase qualifying possibilities against better teams in the group stage. On Euro 2020 qualifiers had a 33% shooting accuracy; that means Switzerland created chances, but only one to three hit the target. Based on the odds, the Swiss team is the 2nd favorite to win the group and qualify along with Turkey, but this betting approach losses value according to the data above.
Our Euro 2020 group predictions
✔️Group A ⏩ Italy to Win @1.61 (61/100) odds.
✔️Group A Forecast ⏩ Italy 1st & Turkey 2nd @3.80 (14/5) odds.
Euro 2020 Groups betting preview: Belgium, Russia, Denmark, Finland
Group B consists of two host nations, Denmark and Russia, 1st-world seeded Belgium and Finland. It will take place in Copenhagen and Saint Petersburg from 12 to 21st of June, although only Denmark has the ultimate home advantage. Russia will travel to the Danish capital for Matchday 3, Finland will make this trip once, but Belgium has a major disadvantage. The Red Devils have to travel twice from Saint Petersburg to Copenhagen and vice versa, covering the flight route of 1,149 km twice. Read on our Euro 2020 teams' previews and the outright predictions for Euro 2020 Group B.
Roberto Martinez’s team is one of the major favorites for winning the group at 1.72 odds and conquering the tournament. Belgium has top-class players on the roster, like Kevin de Bruyne, Dries Mertens and Romelu Lukaku, but there is a doubt if can justify the role of the heavy favorite both in group and tournament. There will be a high level of competitiveness against hosts Russia and Denmark, but there is enormous pressure for the Red Devils’ golden generation to win a major tournament. They had a demanding schedule compared to their group rivals, and the odds based on Belgium to take the 1st place of Group B are too low.
During qualifiers, Russia made eight wins, but the two heavy losses were from Belgium (i.e., 3-1 at Brussels and 4-1 at Saing Petersburg). The manager Stanislav Cherchesov should develop a new strategy, for sure, to stop Belgium based on the aggressiveness and the effectiveness of his attacking players. Russia netted 33 goals in ten qualifying matches, with Artem Dzyuba and Denis Cheryshev being in great form. It’s a team with principles in the passing game that always keep ball possession and attack. Russia is the 3rd favorite to win the group at 5.00 odds, and realistically is challenging to achieve this. Although, the 2nd place is a reachable target in high 3.35 odds if Russians beat Finland and Denmark.
Age Hareide’s team is priced at 4.00 odds to win the group and 1.35 odds to qualify for the knockout stages. Denmark gives the most straightforward group match on Matchday 1 against Finland. If the Reds & Whites win, they seek one more victory against Russia or Belgium to increase their chances for 2nd place. The Danes were on high scoring form on qualifiers, netted 23 goals in eight games, closing the process with four wins and four draws. Denmark has enough quality players, like Christian Eriksen and Yussuf Poulsen, but should dominate stronger teams to qualify. The 2.75 odds based on Denmark to place 3rd have value.
The upcoming appearance is the first at the Euro finals for Finland. The Eagle-owls have a demanding job to do in Group B. Teemu Pukki listed as the natural scorer and leader of Markku Kanerva’s team, but here is a controversial point. Pukki has 30 goals with the Finnish national football team; if you explore the recent call-ups, only Union Berlin’s Joel Pohjanpalo has nine goals and is Finland’s second scorer. So, it’s a pretty predictable team with limited strengths. The manager Kanerva was a coach at Finland U21, so he knows how to prepare his players for the tournament and what tactics he should work on. Although Finland is the weakest team of Euro 2020 Group B, paying at 17.00 odds to win 1st place and 2.62 to qualify.
Our Euro 2020 group predictions
✔️Group B ⏩ Russia to Place 2nd @3.35 (47/20) odds.
✔️Group B ⏩ Denmark to Place 3rd @2.75 (7/4) odds.
Euro 2020 Groups betting preview: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, N. Macedonia
Group C contains Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia that reach the Euro 2020 finals from the play-off path for the first time in the nation’s short history. It will take place from the 13th to 23 of June in Amsterdam and Bucharest. So, Netherlands has the home advantage and is unsurprisingly the ultimate favorite to win the group at 1.40 odds. The massive battle for 2nd place will be between Ukraine (5.50 odds for 1st place) and Austria (6.00 odds). The “Burschen” have the most difficult schedule playing Matchdays 1 & 3 at Bucharest and the middle game at Amsterdam. Read on our Euro 2020 teams’ previews and predictions for Group C based on the leading bookies’ highest odds.
Ronald Koeman’s side is the most experienced team in Group C with nine Euro finals appearances, great squad depth, and unique tactic alternatives. Netherlands’s roster hasn’t a striker with scoring efficiency as Robin van Persie, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Patrick Kluivert, and Ruud van Nistelrooy in the past. So, Koeman created a team with ten different scorers in the qualifying group stage, taking advantage of his defenders’ ability to produce goals during set-pieces. Virgil van Dijk’s absence is a significant drawback, but Matthijs de Ligt, Daley Blind, Joel Veltman, and Stefan de Vrij consist of a defensive line with attacking attributes. Georginio Wijnaldum (i.e., 22 goals with his national team) and Memphis Depay (i.e., 23 goals) are trying to cover the absence of a direct striker providing impressive goal-scoring performances. The Netherlands will qualify for the knockout phase, but the odds based on Koeman’s side are low without betting value.
Andriy Shevchenko was a magnificent striker in his playing carrier, having a practical and straightforward pattern to score goals. So, as a manager, he tries to establish these characteristics to Ukraine’s players, not only for attackers but for the whole team. He transformed backs, like Oleksandr Zinchenko, as extra attacking wingers who can cross the opposition box, create chances and score goals. Ukraine kept six clean sheets on qualifiers, taking the group’s 1st place above Portugal. The unbeaten Ukrainians scored fewer goals (i.e., 17 vs. 22) than Euro 2016 European Champions, having a cynical approach that brought them to the final stage. The 2.75 odds to place 2nd behind Netherland in a forecast bet might be profitable.
Franco Foda’s side approved in the qualifiers that have mental strength. Austria took 2nd place behind Poland, after two early defeats from Poland (i.e., 1-0 at Vienna) and Israel (i.e., 4-2 at Haifa). Also, the “Burschen” beat North Macedonia twice, netting six goals (i.e., 4-1 away, 2-1 at home) which means that they are the favorites for 3rd place at 2.75 odds as a minimum. Keeping only four clean sheets in ten qualifying games, Austria should improve the defensive form and support the most consistent scorer David Alaba who has 14 goals as a defender. Otherwise, it will be tough to outscore better teams like Netherlands and Ukraine.
The Euro 2020 Group C’s weakest contender took the first qualification ticket for the final stages using the Nations League path. Igor Angelovski’s side has a remarkable leader. Goran Pandev, at 37, is the key player for North Macedonians who have quality and experience. Although, it will be a great surprise if they avoid 4th place. That probability implies at 1.30 odds to not qualify to the knockout phase.
Our Euro 2020 group predictions
✔️Group C Forecast ⏩ Netherlands 1st & Ukraine 2nd @2.75 (7/4) odds.
✔️Group C ⏩ Austria to Place 3rd @2.30 (13/10) odds.
Euro 2020 Groups betting preview: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Rep.
England, their old rivals Scotland, Croatia, and the Czech Republic are the participants of Euro 2020 Group D. There are two host nations, England and Scotland; the matches will be played from the 13th to 22 of June in London and Glasgow. England has the ultimate home advantage, playing all three group games at Wembley. Despite that, the other three contenders will not face long trips because the flight route between London and Glasgow is 555 km. Read on our Euro 2020 teams’ previews and preferred picks based on the most popular outright bets for Group D.
The Three Lions can go far in the Euro 2020 if Gareth Southgate finds unity in midfielders’ places and share appropriate roles. England has the vast quality and talented players who can be solid if they follow the right plan. England’s manager used eight different central midfielders on qualifiers on a 4-3-3 formation. The only defeat was from Euro 2020 Group D contenders, the Czech Republic, with 2-1 at Prague. That was the only time Southgate changed his plans and applied a 4-2-3-1 formation. If England keeps high ball possession and takes advantage of the prolific scorer, Harry Kane, the group’s host nation can find the winning formula even to lift the trophy for the first time. The Three Lions are one of the main favorites to win the tournament at 6.00 odds.
Zlatko Dalic’s side is one of the teams you should watch in the tournament. Croatia was victorious against England in the 2018 World Cup semi-final before losing the trophy from France. Several experienced and top-class players have one more chance to upset a major tournament and the odds. Croatians pay at 4.00 odds to win the Euro 2020 Group D, which is an outright bet with high value. Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic, and Ivan Rakitic combine density in midfield, an outstanding quality passing game and creativity in attack. Generally, Croatia is a strong team that you can back in this contest.
The Scottish national football team qualified for their first elite tournament since 1998 and has significant home advantage for two of three group stage matches. Scotland is an underdog to be eligible for the knockout phase at 2.15 odds and at 17.00 odds to win the group. Steve Clarke chose to make no changes in the recent call-ups, trying to construct a solid team based on the English and Scottish Premier Leagues’ players. The main drawback is that the roster hasn’t a prolific striker. Looking at the call-ups for the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers in March 2021, only Aston Villa’s offensive midfielder John McGinn has ten goals with Scotland.
The Czech Republic is clearly the third favorite for the group’s potential winning at 13.00 odds. Czechs won England in the qualifying stage, but generally, they had a mixed set of good and bad results. Jaroslav Silhavy’s side should prove that it can benefit against stronger teams who use ball possession, such as England and Croatia. Czechs’ counter-attack could be effective if the only efficient striker Patrik Schick could remain sharp as in the qualifying group stage. He netted four goals from his total international ten. The central-European team is the main favorite to place 3rd in Group D at 2.25 odds.
Our Euro 2020 group predictions
✔️Group D ⏩ Croatia to Win @4.00 (3/1) odds.
✔️Group D Forecast ⏩ Croatia 1st & England 2nd @4.40 (17/5) odds.
Euro 2020 Groups betting preview: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia
Group E contains Spain, Sweden, Poland, and Slovakia, all participants at Euro 2016. The matches will take place from 14th to 23 of June in Sevilla and Saint Petersburg. Spain is a host country with the ultimate home advantage for the three starting games of the contest. Exact the opposite is the schedule for Poland that should make the trip between the host cities twice (i.e., the flight route is 3,576 km). The Polish national football team and Sweden have precisely the same 3.15 odds to finish 2nd, but this point is crucial during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read on our Euro 2020 teams’ preview and the released predictions based on the latest odds for Group E.
It will be a massive surprise if Spain doesn’t win the group. There is no betting value at 1.33 odds, but realistically is the most probable outcome. The Iberians were among the unbeaten teams in the qualifying round, such as Italy, Belgium, Denmark, and Ukraine. Spain may change manager, with Luis Enrique taking the job after Roberto Moreno, but the style of football is the same as always. Accuracy and quality are the main advantages and Spanish football’s trademarks. The roster has several top-level players in every position, and the primary target in the contest is 1st place. If the expected happens, Enrique’s side will face a probable 3rd from Groups A, B, C, or D. That means an easy path up to the quarterfinals.
Swedish national team losses only one of ten qualifying matches, 3-0 from Spain at Madrid. Now, the Scandinavians have the same target, to qualify for the knockout phase at least in 2nd place. Janne Andersson should decide if he must keep Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s role extended. The 39-years-old Milan’s forward and Marcus Berg, at 34, netted 85 goals totally with Sweden, but their potential impact is a controversial fact. In addition, Robin Quaison, with his five goals on qualifiers, approved that he can be an influencing player for the Blues & Yellows. If Sweden takes advantage of Poland’s demanding schedule and wins the game between them on Matchday 3, 2nd place is an implementable target.
Poland and Sweden had the same qualification chances, a conclusion that is based on the odds. Although, Paulo Sousa’s side has to trips from Saint Petersburg to Sevilla and back and three games within ten days. That parameter, during a Covid-19 pandemic, may determine the final group’s standings. The Polish national team hasn’t a depth squad. That fact increases the risk of losing one of their essential players like Robert Lewandowski through injury or suspension and suffer a harmful impact. Poland is much stronger than Slovakia and a favorite at 2.75 odds to reach 3rd place.
There is a blurred part of parameters that will determine Slovakia’s status in Euro 2020 Group E. Key and experienced players, like Marek Hamsik, Vladimir Weiss, and Stanislav Lobotka, suffered injuries. Stefan Tarkovic needs to redefine his plans about their possible replacements. The Slovakian national team pays 1.87 odds to stay 4th in the group, but we will have a sharp perspective when Tarkovic announces the final squad.
Our Euro 2020 group predictions
✔️Group E ⏩ Sweden to Place 2nd @3.15 (43/20) odds.
✔️Group E Forecast ⏩ Spain 1st & Sweden 2nd @3.25 (9/4) odds.
Euro 2020 Groups betting preview: France, Germany, Portugal, Hungary
Group F it’s one of the most demanding groups of European Championships’ history, including four Euro 2016’s participants. Germany and Hungary are the host nations; the matches will be played from the 15th to 23 of June in Munich and Budapest. The “Nationalmannsafcht” has the ultimate home advantage, Portugal is the last European Championship winner, and France is the 2018 World Champion. The Magyars are the weaker side overall, and realistically they have only a few chances to place even 3rd. The “group of death” has an increased betting volume and great interest in all favorites’ prices to win 1st place. Read on Euro 2020 teams’ previews and predictions, where we try to solve a difficult betting equation finding the probable winner and a forecast bet for 1st and 2nd place for Group F.
The Blues are the 2018 World Cup winners and the Euro 2016 runners-up, one of the top favorites to lift the trophy at 6.00 odds. The first step is to confirm their high projections and qualify from a very demanding group. France faces Germany for Matchday 1; the final result will be critical for both teams. If Didier Deschamps’s side wins, it will have great chances to win the group. France has influencing players, like Antoine Griezmann and merciless forward Kylian Mbappe and may keep unbeaten against Germans as it happens in their last four meetings. The 2.25 odds to take the 1st place is an outright bet with good winning chances (i.e., 44,44%).
The tournament will be Joachim Low’s last dance as Germany’s manager after a successful 15-years spell on the federal bench. After the 2014 World Cup and the 2017 Confederations Cup, Germany has a primary target to return to titles. Low should surely approve the defensive line’s effectiveness after the seven goals that “Nationalmannschaft” conceded in eight qualifying games. Germany is a pretty experienced team based on sharp players like Ilkay Gundogan, who plays his most outstanding football this year for Manchester City. One main handicap is Timo Werner’s out-of-shape condition. Chelsea’s forward was the first scorer of his national team with 15 goals in the last March’s call-ups. In every case, Germany is a traditional power in European football and can secure qualification to later stages. The forecast bet with France 1st and Low’s side placed 2nd pays at 3.10 odds.
The Iberians are Euro 2016 and 2019 National League’s winners, creating a recent tradition to lift trophies. Portugal aims to become the second participant in Euro history to win back-to-back tournaments, but it isn’t easy. Fernando Santos tried to change his team’s approach, suiting a 4-3-3 formation leaving behind the 4-4-2. Portugal is an underdog to win Euro 2020 Group F at 4.50 odds, having two stronger and long-ranged national teams as opponents. Although, one schedule’s advantage is that Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates will play against Hungary on Matchday 1. It’s the most accessible game, and Portugal should have the ultimate target to win.
The Magyars are the most unlucky team in this contest. They finally qualify for the Euro 2020, and the draw placed them into such a difficult group. The 1.06 odds for the 4th and last place reflects the true potential of Hungary to reach the knockout stage. Marco Rossi has some high-quality players, like captain Adam Szalai (23 goals for Hungary) and the goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi. Still, the majority of his roster is inexperienced and far enough from the top European level.
Our Euro 2020 group predictions
✔️Group F ⏩ France to Win @2.25 (5/4) odds.
✔️Group F Forecast ⏩ France 1st & Germany 2nd @3.10 (21/10) odds.
One handy tool for betting on Euro 2020 Groups outrights is to know what happens if two or more teams are equal on points after Matchday 3. So, keep in mind all the tie-breaking criteria referring to the group stage:
The higher point’s number in the matches between two or more teams.
The superior goal difference from the matches played between these teams.
The higher number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question.
The superior goal difference between in all group matches.
The higher number of goals scored in all group matches.
The higher number of wins in all group matches.
The lower disciplinary points total in all group matches.
The higher position in the Euro 2020 qualifiers’ overall ranking.
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