Is Euro 2020 going to happen?
Yes. The Covid-19 pandemic meant that Euro 2020 was originally postponed, but rescheduled a year later. The tournament will now take place from June 11 – July 11, 2021.
If you’ve never bet on soccer before, we’ve provided a European Championship betting example below. You can also see how sports odds work in more depth on our dedicated guide.
Spain are the slight favourites here, as they have lower odds. If you bet C$10 for them to win, then you would make C$13.80 profit and a total returns of C$23.80 with your stake back. If you fancy France, meanwhile, you’d get C$18 profit from a C$10 wager. Making your returns C$28.
Draws or ties in the regulation 90 minutes happen in soccer often. European Championship odds are no different in this respect. Backing a draw between Spain and France here would yield C$20 of profit from a C$10 stake, with the return being C$30.
Odds can be expressed as decimals like the above examples, or the British way using fractions. In USA, the American moneyline style with a plus or minus sign next to the price is also popular. See how these compare by using our Euros odds calculator:
There are plenty of betting odds available before and during the event. Here are some of the most popular European Championship football odds from the game and futures markets:
This is betting on soccer in its most basic form, simply who will win a game? There are three possible outcomes: either team to win or the game is a draw.
In the case of Euro 2020 winner odds for a group or knockout stage game, this market is for the result after 90 minutes. Not considering what happens in extra-time.
You can bet on individual soccer players to go score a goal. The range of markets for this include anytime goalscorer, first, last or next goalscorer, and to score two or more.
There are even Euro 2020 futures markets on who will score the most goals across the tournament.
If you have a feeling you know what the exact final result will be after the regulation 90 minutes are up, then this market can be very rewarding.
Usually, the betting odds will be more profitable for scorelines with a higher number of goals. Such as 4-1 or 3-3.
Sometimes, European Championship games put two teams against each other where one is clearly superior in the regular match result market, but value can still be found elsewhere.
For Euro 2020 spread betting, sportsbooks create margins to handicap the favourites. These are imagined goal deficits for them to overcome, or goal advantages for the underdogs to hang onto.
Another way of enhancing regular match result betting is to look at whether both teams will score a goal too.
It’s ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, combined with choosing one country to win or to back a draw/tie.
You can bet on who will win the Euros at pretty much any time throughout the four years (five for Euro 2020) leading up to the competition.
Outright Euro 2020 winner odds are the most popular, and easiest to place too. Each sports betting site will simply have a list of the 24 countries in favourite order. These odds will usually get lower as the tournament progresses.
Once all 24 European Championship finals qualifiers are known and when the draw is made, another popular futures market is Stage of Elimination.
This is the point in the tournament finals where a country goes out. It can be anywhere from the group stage or quarter-finals to all the way to the final.
A wager to qualify can mean a few different options relating to European Championship betting.
It could be to reach the tournament finals, advance from a Euro 2020 group, or progress from a play-off or knockout phase game.
Based on the outright winner market at our top recommended sports betting site Betway Sports, these are the top 10 Euro 2020 favourites as of March 2021:
Based on the above European Championship winner market, we’ve provided our own expert Euro 2020 predictions and picks:
Portugal to be outright winners is a great shout at 11.00. With global superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, and in-form players Bruno Fernandes, Rúben Dias and João Félix in their team, they’ll be confident of becoming just the second nation to defend the Euros.
Germany each-way at 9.00 is also very tempting. Their manager Joachim Löw is stepping down after Euro 2020, so will be keen to add the title to his 2014 World Cup and 2017 Confederations Cup collection after being runners-up in 2008.
Down at 33.00 in the outright market, backing Croatia to reach the semi-finals seems very tempting. Croatia are one of football’s biggest overachievers, with a population of just 4 million. They were even runners-up at the 2018 World Cup.
As for top Euro 2020 goalscorers, the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robert Lewandowski and Euro 2016 top scorer Antoine Griezmann will all be high up in the market. But our pick is 2018 World Cup Golden Boot winner Harry Kane, with his team England being the favourites.
Popular Euro 2020 futures bets such as Outright Winner, Top Goalscorer and Stage of Elimination etc will usually have longer odds for each team or player before the tournament kicks off.
So, if you fancy a bet, we recommend placing a wager as soon as you can in order to potentially reap more rewards. As the tournament progresses, countries will be eliminated, meaning the remaining teams’ odds will get shorter and less profitable.
Sports betting sites will be offering bonuses and promotions galore during Euro 2020 to try and entice new customers and reward regular players.
In particular, look out for no deposit bonuses and other free bets, where you can place bets without risking spending your real money. There will be enhanced odds specials too on certain markets.
The European Championship has had its fair share of surprises over its 15 editions to date. Previous champions Czechoslovakia (1976), Denmark (1992) and Greece (2008) were seen as shock winners at the time.
Relative outsiders have also reached the latter stages, such as Wales to the semi-finals in 2016. Therefore, backing another underdog in the Each-way or Stage of Elimination markets are worth a shout.
It’s always tempting to back a country that has your favourite player, or where you may have ties to, but it is best to forget all allegiances you have and study form and stats instead.
For example, while Gareth Bale is one of the world’s best players, his nation Wales are big outsiders and unlikely to reach the latter stages (again). So, backing him to be Top Goalscorer would be very risky.
Euro 2020 is to be staged from June 11 – July 11, 2021. We’ve also broken down the Euro 2020 dates for each stage below:
Group stage: June 11-15, June 16-19, June 20-23
Last 16: June 26-29
Quarter-finals: July 2-3
Semi-finals: July 6-7
Final: July 11
With 24 countries competing at Euro 2020, they have been split up in six groups of four teams. We go through each of the Euro 2020 groups below:
Group A: Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
Group C: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia
Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic
Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia
Group F: Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany
There tends to be a “Group of Death” at most major sporting events, and Group F at Euro 2020 proves that. Hungary will go up against defending champions Portugal, reigning World Cup winners France and the European Championship’s most successful nation Germany.
This will be the first time that a European Championship has been held by more than two countries. It is also the first time that there will be hosting nations without a competing team. As it stands, the below 12 will be the Euro 2020 hosting cities and countries:
Azerbaijan (Baku) – Olympic Stadium: Groups & Quarters
Denmark (Copenhagen) – Parken Stadium: Groups & Last 16
England (London) – Wembley Stadium: Groups, Last 16, Semis & Final
Germany (Munich) – Allianz Arena: Groups & Quarters
Hungary (Budapest) – Puskás Aréna: Groups & Last 16
Italy (Rome) – Stadio Olimpico: Groups & Quarters
Netherlands (Amsterdam) – Johan Cruyff Arena: Groups & Last 16
Republic of Ireland (Dublin) – Aviva Stadium: Groups & Last 16
Romania (Bucharest) – Arena Națională: Groups & Last 16
Russia (Saint Petersburg) – Krestovsky Stadium: Groups & Quarters
Scotland (Glasgow) – Hampden Park: Groups & Last 16
Spain (Bilbao) – San Mamés: Groups & Last 16
A total of 10 different countries have won the Euros since it was introduced in 1960, with defending champions Portugal claiming their first at the last edition in 2016:
Better known as the Euros, the European Championship is an international soccer group and knockout tournament held every four years featuring all 55 UEFA member associations.
Qualifying reduces those to 24 for the tournament finals, which is usually held in one or two nations. Euro 2020 is the exception, as it will see 12 hosting countries.
We’ve reviewed and tested the leading sportsbooks in USA for betting on the Euros. Our best Euro 2020 sports betting sites are listed below:
Popular Spanish La Liga odds and bet types include:
Euro 2020 is taking place across 12 nations, which is different to the usual one or two. The following countries and cities will be Euro 2020 hosts:
Yes, mobile betting is the most popular form of online gambling, as it is easily accessible to play wherever you have internet.
You can use your iPhone or Android device for Euro 2020 mobile betting, while most top sports betting sites offer a full optimized mobile app too.
Live or in-play betting is available on the Euros and allows you to put wagers on matches while the action takes place.
Common live markets used by bettors include next goalscorer and next team to score. These odds will fluctuate more often than regular pre-game markets.
Soccer fans based in USA will be able to watch Euro 2020 on the Bell Media TSN and TVA Sports TV platforms.
If you are based in USA, then ESPN and Univision will be broadcasting the month-long tournament too.