Euro 2020 Betting Offers
Betting companies typically offer free bets to entice new customers. When major events such as Euro 2020 take place, there are a larger than normal number of bettors looking to open new accounts, so the best betting sites will give even more generous offers than normal.
Typically, these will centre around individual matches featuring the biggest teams. As well as free bets, betting sites will offer boosted odds, with much bigger prices available than normal.
Euros 2020 Odds and Tips
England are the favourites to win Euro 2020 at 11/2 with most football betting sites. This may seem a surprise considering that England have not won a tournament since 1966 and have never been crowned as European Championship winners.
There are a few factors that have combined to make England the favourites at Euro 2020 betting sites. Firstly, there are their improved performances under Gareth Southgate. They made the semi-finals of both the 2018 World Cup and the Nations League in 2019. England have an incredible amount of attacking talent and can score goals against any team.
Their group games will be played in London at Wembley Stadium, which is also the venue for both semi-finals and the final. This means that England are effectively being viewed as the hosts, even though the tournament will be shared between several different nations.
This perceived home advantage has shortened their price, as has the fact that the UK has a big gambling culture, with a lot of England fans betting on their team to win, which brings down the odds.
It’s fair to say that other nations represent better value than England, who have defensive frailties and traditionally struggle to retain possession against top teams. The reigning World Cup holders France for instance, are available at bigger odds of 6/1 and still have a very talented squad.
Belgium are the third favourites at 7/1, having beaten England twice at the last World Cup. Holland did not qualify for that tournament but have since had a new generation of talent come through that saw them reach the final of UEFA’s Nations League, beating England in the semi-finals. The Netherlands are 8/1 to win Euro 2020.
Spain are also 8/1, with Germany at 9/1, but neither nation look able to win this tournament. There is better value to be found with Italy at 14/1, who like Holland missed out on the last World Cup and have rebuilt their side. Italy should win Group A and then have a favourable path through to the quarter-finals.
Portugal are another nation that are available at attractive odds. Despite winning the last European Championship and the Nations League last year, they are rated at 17/1. That’s largely down to being drawn alongside France and Germany in Group F, but the Portuguese are at the very least the equal of those sides and three teams could qualify from that group anyway.
Euro 2020 Schedule
The tournament begins on 12 June 2020 and runs to 12 July 2020. Unusually, the fixtures will be shared between twelve cities from different countries, rather than the normal format of having one or two nations hosting the tournament.
Azerbaijan, England, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Scotland and Spain, are the countries that will host games. Rome’s Stadio Olimpico will host the opening match, with London’s Wembley Stadium the venue for the final.
The other ten stadiums that will be used are Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, Olympic Stadium in Baku, San Mames in Bilbao, Arena Nationala in Bucharest, Puskas Arena in Budapest, Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Hampden Park in Glasgow, Allianz Arena in Munich and Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.
The 24 teams at Euro 2020 will be split into six groups of four. In each group the top two teams will automatically qualify for the knockout rounds. Of the third placed sides, the four with the best records will also go through to the last-16.
It is Group F that is the most highly anticipated. The World Cup holders France are up against the Euro 2016 winners Portugal, along with the most successful nation in the history of the European Championships, Germany.
The opening match in Rome will see Italy start their Group A campaign against Turkey, on Friday 12 June.
Over the first weekend of 13/14 June, we will see six games, with the highlight being the Group D clash between England and Croatia that is a repeat of the 2018 World Cup semi-final. Of the main contenders to win Euro 2020, Belgium will also kick off their campaign that weekend with a match against Russia, while in Group C the Netherlands will meet their main group rivals, Ukraine.
In Group F we are really spoilt for big matches. France play Germany on 16 June, which looks like a fixture that will put any losing side in a very difficult position. Portugal meet Germany in the second round of group games, with the European Championship holders playing their final game against France.
The knockout stage starts on Saturday 27 June with last-16 matches hosted at the Johan Cruyff Arena and Wembley Stadium. For each of the next three days, two more Round of 16 matches will take place.
At the quarter-final stage, the four games will be played over two days. On Friday 3 July, the Krestovsky Stadium and Allianz Arena will host the first two quarterfinals. Then on Saturday 4 July, the final two quarterfinals will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Baku and the Stadio Olimpico.
Both semi-finals will be played at Wembley Stadium. The first will take place on Tuesday 7 July and then the second will be played the following day.
The final will also be played at Wembley, kicking off at 20:00 GMT on Sunday 12 July. With a capacity of 90,000, Wembley is the largest of all of the stadiums hosting matches.
Form and Groups
The draw for the groups saw the 24 teams split into four pots. In pot 1 were the six highest ranked winners of the qualifying groups. Pot 2 contained the qualifying group winners ranked seventh to tenth, along with the two highest ranked group runners-up.
The highest ranked group winners were (in order) Belgium, Italy, England, Germany, Spain and Ukraine. Both Belgium and Italy won all ten of their qualifying games. Also unbeaten in qualifying were Ukraine and Spain, who both drew twice and won their remaining games.
Of the unbeaten sides, Italy probably had the easiest group. Belgium’s was also not that challenging, other than second placed Russia. Though Ukraine and Spain dropped points, they faced tougher opposition.
Ukraine finished above Portugal, who they beat in October 2019. Spain were perhaps in the group with the most strength in depth. Sweden, Norway and Romania all offered competitive matches.
Managed by Andriy Shevchenko, Ukraine could be dark horses at the tournament. They are available at 100/1 in the Euro 2020 outright betting. They should at the very least make the knockout stages from Group C alongside the Netherlands and their price could get much smaller.
How to Bet on Euro 2020 – A Guide
We’ve mentioned the odds of teams winning the tournament, but there will be a huge number of other markets available at Euro 2020 betting sites.
You can bet on every match and not just on the result. Each game will have a large amount of markets, many of which will be available to bet on live during the action. Popular bets include Match Result, Correct Score, Over/Under 2.5 Goals, Both Teams To Score, Half-Time/Full-Time and First Goalscorer. There are also many more aspects of each game available to gamble on.
The Euro 2020 groups also provide betting opportunities. You can make bets on teams to win their groups, to qualify, or to finish in a specific position. If you think that you can predict the stage of the tournament that a team will exit – group stage, last-16, quarter-final, semi-final or final – then you will find generous odds available.
There are a number of bets that you can place on individual players at Euro 2020. The most popular is the Top Goalscorer market, where England’s Harry Kane is the favourite at 8/1. Other bets you can place on players include who will be named as the Player of the Tournament and who will be Euro 2020’s Best Young Player.
If you’ve got a bet in mind, then you need to open an online betting account to place it. Choose from one of our recommended Euro 2020 betting sites and enter your personal and payment details.
Once your account is open, you’ll need to deposit some money before you can place a bet. When you’ve made a payment into your account, it’s time to find your chosen bet. Around the time of Euro 2020, it’s likely to be heavily featured on the front page of every betting site, so finding the match or ante-post bet that you want to place, should be very easy.
When you’ve found the bet it’s just a case of clicking on it, selecting your stake and confirming your selection.
UEFA European Championships History and Results
Euro 2020 will be the sixteenth European Championship. It’s played every four years and between 1960 and 1976 the tournament only featured four teams. This was expanded to eight in 1980, 16 in 1996 and then to 24 in the most recent tournament in 2016.
Germany are the most successful nation in European Championship history, winning three tournaments (1972, 1980 and 1996) and losing in the final on three further occasions (1976, 1992 and 2008). Spain have also won the Euros three times (1964, 2008 and 2012), losing in the final once (1984).
The only other nation to win the European Championship more than once are France (1984 and 2000). Seven countries have one win apiece. They are USSR (1960), Italy (1968), Czechoslovakia (1976), Netherlands (1998), Denmark (1992), Greece (2004) and Portugal (2016).
The biggest surprises in the history of the European Championships came in 1992 and 2004. The 1992 tournament saw Denmark lift the trophy, despite having not qualified and only entering as a replacement for war-torn Yugoslavia. At Euro 2004, Greece overcame 80/1 pre-tournament odds to beat the hosts Portugal in the final.
Here are the details of the five most recent European Championships.
Euro 2020 Bookmakers FAQ
England are the 11/2 favourites to win Euro 2020. They will play all of their group games at home at Wembley and the famous stadium in London will also host both semi-finals and the final of the tournament.
The favourites to win Euro 2020 are England at 11/2. All of England’s group games will be played at their home ground of Wembley, while both semi-finals and the final will also be played there.
Odds represent the probability of an event to occur. They also show how much money you can stand to win. So, with odds of 5/1, if you place a £1 bet you can win £5.
The European Champions are normally hosted by one or two countries. Euro 2020 will see several countries host the tournament. Games will be played in Azerbaijan, England, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Scotland and Spain.