Updated: 16 June 2021

Euro 2020 Odds

Updated: 16 June 2021

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The best bookmakers (many of whom offer ACCA insurance) are prepared to lay around 6/1 about an England victory and they are likely to see plenty of patriotic money come their way. Indeed, every bookie will hope the Three Lions go deep to further the betting interest in the tournament although most operators will report a loss if Gareth Southgate steers the team to a first major tournament victory since 1966.

The world champions currently sit at 9/2, while the biggest we’ve found about Belgium is 7/1. We’d recommend you take a slice of this before the Red Devils shorten as the knockout rounds approach.

The Netherlands are generally a 7/1 chance and the Dutch could have a favourable quarter of the draw, while Germany, Spain and Italy are all available at single figure quotes with the best bookmakers for the Euros. However, the Azzurri are as big as 14/1 with many bookies who seem determined to take on some of the leading lights.

Portugal stunned everyone at Euro 2016 although many bookies are comfortable enough to lay 20/1 about Cristiano Ronaldo & Co doing it all over again, while the bookies think that Croatia are realistically the only other team who can triumph at the Euros, with the Blazers a best price 28/1 if you shop around hard enough. As the Euros progress you’ll find up to date betting tips on bookmakers.co.uk so make sure to stick with us throughout the tournament!

What Happened With Qualifier Playoffs?

In five of the last six EUROs there were playoffs. However, the 2020 play-offs offered a totally different format. For the first time teams had to advance in more than one round. Unlike preceding tournaments, sides qualified through the UEFA Nations League rather than European Qualifiers.

A number of draws in November 2019 dictated the playoff fixtures. The qualifier play-off semi finals took place on 8 October 2020. The results were as follows:

Path A:

  • Bulgaria 1 - 3 Hungary
  • Iceland 2 - 1 Romania

Path B:

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 - 1 Northern Ireland (3 - 4 pens)
  • Slovakia 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland (4 - 2 pens)

Path C:

  • Norway 1 - 2 Serbia
  • Scotland 0 - 0 Israel (5 - 3 pens)

Path D:

  • Georgia 1 - 0 Belarus
  • North Macedonia 2 - 1 Kosovo
The results of the playoff finals for each path were as follows:

Path A:

  • Hungary 2 - 1 Iceland

Path B:

  • Northern Ireland 1 - 2 Slovakia (extra time)

Path C:

  • Serbia 1 - 1 Scotland (4 - 5 pens)

Path D:

  • Georgia 0 - 1 Macedonia

Top Goalscorer Betting Odds

Harry Kane was the Golden Boot winner at the 2018 World Cup and it’s no surprise that the England captain is among the market leaders to score the most goals at Euro 2020. The Three Lions have a relatively easy group that includes Czech Republic and Scotland, with the Tottenham forward potentially filling his boots as he did two years ago.

However, some will think the 11/2 quotes a touch on the long side and we prefer the 13/2 about market leader Romelo Lukaku who looks certain to lead the line for a high-scoring Belgium side. The Inter forward was breathing down Kane’s neck at the recent World Cup and is sure to get plenty of ammunition from the likes of Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne.

Cristiano Ronaldo is a 14/1 shot although could run into problems during a difficult group stage, while the same applies to Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann who will come up against stubborn German and Portuguese defences. It’s worth noting that the tournament top scorer generally has a few on the board before the knockout stage.

Memphis Depay and Alvaro Morata are trading at a bigger price, with the former likely to operate in an advanced position for the Netherlands, while the Spanish striker could make hay in Group E considering Sweden, Poland and Slovakia lie in wait.

England supporters may want to bear in mind that Raheem Sterling bagged a hat-trick against the Czechs during qualifying and the Manchester City forward is a best price 20/1 to win this summer’s Golden Boot, while Italy’s Ciro Immobile is trading at similar odds and could be Roberto Mancini’s preferred option.

Make sure to check out our favourite free bet offers to extract to maximum value from a top goalscorer punt for Euro 2020.

Host Cities and Stadiums

UEFA made the unusual step of having multiple host nations for Euro 2020, with twelve original selected cities and countries. Eight of the cities and seven of the countries have never hosted a European Championship before, with Wembley Stadium having the honour of staging both semi-finals and also the final. Unfortunately Dublin and Bilbao are no longer hosting Euros games due to crowd size limits.

Ticket Information

Supporters of the qualified teams for Euro 2020 could apply for tickets up until 18 December, with fans now waiting to find out whether their application has been successful. There were a number of different options available for each match, with a tiered system allowing people to decide what type of seats that they wanted to get in the stadium.

It’s still possible that there might be tickets available after the initial allocation, with supporters of the winning play-off teams looking to secure seats to watch their teams in action. However, there will be a high demand for matches involving the host nations and especially for the latter rounds of the competition.

History of the UEFA European Championship

HOST NATIONWINNERRUNNER-UP
1960FranceSoviet UnionYugoslavia
1964SpainSpainSoviet Union
1968ItalyItalyYugoslavia
1972BelgiumWest GermanySoviet Union
1976YugoslaviaCzechoslovakiaWest Germany
1980ItalyWest GermanyBelgium
1984FranceFranceSpain
1988West GermanyNetherlandsSoviet Union
1992SwedenDenmarkGermany
1996EnglandGermanyCzech Republic
2000Belgium & NetherlandsFranceItaly
2004PortugalGreecePortugal
2008Austria & SwitzerlandSpainGermany
2012Poland & UkraineSpainItaly
2016FrancePortugalFrance
1960
HOST NATION
France
WINNER
Soviet Union
RUNNER-UP
Yugoslavia
1964
HOST NATION
Spain
WINNER
Spain
RUNNER-UP
Soviet Union
1968
HOST NATION
Italy
WINNER
Italy
RUNNER-UP
Yugoslavia
1972
HOST NATION
Belgium
WINNER
West Germany
RUNNER-UP
Soviet Union
1976
HOST NATION
Yugoslavia
WINNER
Czechoslovakia
RUNNER-UP
West Germany
1980
HOST NATION
Italy
WINNER
West Germany
RUNNER-UP
Belgium
1984
HOST NATION
France
WINNER
France
RUNNER-UP
Spain
1988
HOST NATION
West Germany
WINNER
Netherlands
RUNNER-UP
Soviet Union
1992
HOST NATION
Sweden
WINNER
Denmark
RUNNER-UP
Germany
1996
HOST NATION
England
WINNER
Germany
RUNNER-UP
Czech Republic
2000
HOST NATION
Belgium & Netherlands
WINNER
France
RUNNER-UP
Italy
2004
HOST NATION
Portugal
WINNER
Greece
RUNNER-UP
Portugal
2008
HOST NATION
Austria & Switzerland
WINNER
Spain
RUNNER-UP
Germany
2012
HOST NATION
Poland & Ukraine
WINNER
Spain
RUNNER-UP
Italy
2016
HOST NATION
France
WINNER
Portugal
RUNNER-UP
France

The first ever European Championship took place in 1960, with France hosting a tournament which featured just four teams; France, Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. There were a sum total of four matches played and it was the Soviet Union who were crowned winners.

Only four teams participated in the next four European Championships, although the number swelled to eight in 1980 when Italy hosted the tournament and that was won by West Germany for the second time, while eight teams also contested Euro 84, Euro 88 and Euro 92 with England making their third appearance in the latter.



It would be England who would host the 1996 European Championships where sixteen teams participated for the first time, with the Three Lions having a memorable campaign which saw them reach the semi-final stage before losing to eventual winners Germany. Four years later, France followed up their historic 1998 World Cup win by triumphing at Euro 2000, with Les Bleus beating Italy in the final.

Portugal hosted Euro 2004 and we saw one of the biggest shocks in the tournament’s history, with rank outsiders Greece making it to the knockout stage before beating holders France. The Greeks made their way to the final and played the host nation for a second time, securing a 1-0 victory and sending the nation into a week-long celebration.

At Euro 2008 and Euro 2012, we saw a vintage Spanish team claim the honours on both occasions, with La Roja also winning the 2010 World Cup to make it an illustrious treble after so many near-misses leading up to that point. Spain beat Germany in the 2008 final before thrashing Italy in the final 4-0 four years later.

At Euro 2016, we saw twenty-four teams competing for the first time and hosts France made their way to the final. However, it was Portugal who were able to beat Les Bleus in extra-time despite Cristiano Ronaldo incurring an injury early in the game.

Euro 2020 FAQs

Where can I find the best Euro 2020 betting odds and tips?

Here at Bookmakers.co.uk, we will showcase many of the leading established online bookmakers and also newer bookmakers when it comes to betting on Euro 2020. We certainly recommend having a number of betting accounts so that you can always avail yourself of the best price when it comes to your selections. The bookies will want your business for the European Championship and will be determined to offer value propositions.

We advise you to shop around and find the betting markets and prices that suit you the best. Most of the bookies we recommend also offer a Bet Builder service where you can create your own wager for a particular football game. That allows you to put together a tailored bet featuring selections from several different markets.

Naturally, Bookmakers.co.uk will be providing daily betting tips when it comes to Euro 2020. We will take a view on each match that is taking place and provide recommendations according to what we think will happen. You should also expect to find outright betting tips where we look at the Winner, Group and Top Goalscorer markets in the hope of landing a few winners.

When and where will Euro 2020 be played?

The 2020 European Championships will take place between 11 June – 11 July 2021, with twenty-four teams competing across twelve host nations. The twenty-four teams will initially be split into six groups of four, with each group having six matches and they will be played in two different stadiums.

The ten host nations are Rome (Italy), Baku (Azerbaijan), Saint Petersburg (Russia), Copenhagen (Denmark), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bucharest (Romania), London (England), Glasgow (Scotland), Munich (Germany) and Budapest (Hungary).

Where can I watch Euro 2020?

Every Euro 2020 match will be televised on terrestrial television channels in your resident country. In the United Kingdom, the broadcasting rights have been handed to BBC and ITV, with the two channels agreeing on an even split of matches and both stations will show the final which takes place on 11 July.

In Ireland, RTE will show every Euro 2020 match, while many supporters choose to either watch the match in their own homes or alternatively visit a pub or bar to take in the action. Bars will often provide a huge screen for supporters and try to recreate the atmosphere of a football match within their venue.

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