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How To Bet On Euro 2021


Euro 2021 has arrived and if you’re serious about betting on this famous football tournament, our detailed Euro 2021 betting guide will show you how to enhance your chances this year.

On top of that, we have prepared a number of exclusive Euro 2021 betting offers for you to check out and get a little bit extra when betting on Euro 2021.


Euro 2021 Betting Guide: An Introduction

Officially known as UEFA European Football Championship, the Euros are held once every four years. The tournament determines the best men’s football nation from members of UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations.

The tournament began in 1960 and was originally titled the European Nations’ Cup. The tournament has been held once every four years since. However due to the covid pandemic, the 2020 tournament was postponed until 2021.

When is Euro 2021?

Euro 2021 will be held across 12 host cities and will begin on June 11 concluding on July 11.

The group rounds will commence June 11 and conclude June 23. The knockout stage will begin with the round of 16 on June and conclude with the Euro 2021 final at Wembley Stadium on July 11.

The tournament will feature 24 teams from across Europe and will be the 16th staging of the tournament.

How To Bet On Euro 2021: Contents

1 – Euro 2021 Teams
2 – Euro 2021 Tournament Format
3 – Euro 2021 Odds
4 – Euro 2021 Bet Types
5 – Euro 2021 Betting Strategies
6 – Euro 2021 Schedule
7 – Euro 2021 History
8 – Euro 2021 Stats
9 – Euro 2021 Bookmakers
10 – Euro 2021 FAQ


1. Euro 2021 Teams

Which teams will compete at Euro 2021? There will be 24 teams competing at this year’s Euro 2021. The 24 teams that will feature at this year’s tournament are:

Austria

  • Appearances: 2
  • Games played: 6
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 0-2-4
  • Ave points per match: 0.33
  • Ave goal difference: -0.83
  • Ave game score: 0.33 : 1.16
  • Titles (Runners up): 0 (0)
  • Last Title: NA
  • Odds to win 2021: 101.0

Belgium

  • Appearances: 5
  • Games played: 17
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 7-2-8
  • Ave points per match: 1.35
  • Ave goal difference: -0.18
  • Ave game score: 1.29 : 1.47
  • Titles (Runners up): 0 (1)
  • Last Title: NA
  • Odds to win 2021: 7.0

Croatia

  • Appearances: 5
  • Games played: 18
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 8-5-5
  • Ave points per match: 1.61
  • Ave goal difference: =0.17
  • Ave game score: 1.28: 1.11
  • Titles (Runners up): 0 (0)
  • Last Title: NA
  • Odds to win 2021: 34.0

Czech Republic

  • Appearances: 9
  • Games played: 32
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 13-6-13
  • Ave points per match: 1.41
  • Ave goal difference: -0.03
  • Ave game score: 1.31 : 1.34
  • Titles (Runners up): 1 (1)
  • Last Title: 1976
  • Odds to win 2021: 126.0

Denmark (Host)

  • Appearances: 8
  • Games played: 27
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 7-6-14
  • Ave points per match: 1.00
  • Ave goal difference: -0.48
  • Ave game score: 1.11 : 1.59
  • Titles (Runners up): 1 (0)
  • Last Title: 1992
  • Odds to win 2021: 29.0

England (Host)

  • Appearances: 9
  • Games played: 31
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 10-11-10
  • Ave points per match: 1.32
  • Ave goal difference: +0.16
  • Ave game score: 1.29 : 1.13
  • Titles (Runners up): 0 (0)
  • Last Title: NA
  • Odds to win 2021: 6.0

Finland

  • Appearances: 0
  • Games played: 0
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 0-0-0
  • Ave points per match: NA
  • Ave goal difference: NA
  • Ave game score: NA
  • Titles (Runners up): 0 (0)
  • Last Title: NA
  • Odds to win 2021: 501.0

France

  • Appearances: 9
  • Games played: 39
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 29-9-10
  • Ave points per match: 1.77
  • Ave goal difference: +0.46
  • Ave game score: 1.59 : 1.13
  • Titles (Runners up): 2 (1)
  • Last Title: 2000
  • Odds to win 2021: 6.0

Germany (Host)

  • Appearances: 12
  • Games played: 49
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 26-12-11
  • Ave points per match: 1.84
  • Ave goal difference: +0.49
  • Ave game score: 1.47 : 0.98
  • Titles (Runners up): 3 (3)
  • Last Title: 1996
  • Odds to win 2021: 8.0

Hungary (Host)

  • Appearances: 3
  • Games played: 8
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 2-2-4
  • Ave points per match: 1.00
  • Ave goal difference: -0.38
  • Ave game score: 1.37 : 1.75
  • Titles (Runners up): 0 (0)
  • Last Title: NA
  • Odds to win 2021: 251.0

Italy (Host)

  • Appearances: 9
  • Games played: 38
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 16-16-6
  • Ave points per match: 1.68
  • Ave goal difference: +0.32
  • Ave game score: 1.03 : 0.71
  • Titles (Runners up): 1 (2)
  • Last Title: 1968
  • Odds to win 2021: 12.0

Netherlands (Host)

  • Appearances: 9
  • Games played: 35
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 17-8-10
  • Ave points per match: 1.69
  • Ave goal difference: +0.57
  • Ave game score: 1.63 : 1.06
  • Titles (Runners up): 1 (0)
  • Last Title: 1988
  • Odds to win 2021: 13.0

North Macedonia

  • Appearances: 0
  • Games played: 0
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 0-0-0
  • Ave points per match: NA
  • Ave goal difference: NA
  • Ave game score: NA
  • Titles (Runners up): 0 (0)
  • Last Title: NA
  • Odds to win 2021: 501.0

Poland

  • Appearances: 3
  • Games played: 11
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 2-6-3
  • Ave points per match: 1.09
  • Ave goal difference: -0.18
  • Ave game score: 0.64 : 0.82
  • Titles (Runners up): 0 (0)
  • Last Title: NA
  • Odds to win 2021: 81.0

Portugal

  • Appearances: 7
  • Games played: 35
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 18-9-8
  • Ave points per match: 1.80
  • Ave goal difference: +0.51
  • Ave game score: 1.40 : 0.89
  • Titles (Runners up): 1 (1)
  • Last Title: 2016
  • Odds to win 2021: 9.0

Russia (Host)

  • Appearances: 11
  • Games played: 33
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 12-7-14
  • Ave points per match: 1.30
  • Ave goal difference: +0.21
  • Ave game score: 1.15 : 1.36
  • Titles (Runners up): 0 (0)
  • Last Title: NA
  • Odds to win 2021: 67.0

Scotland (Host)

  • Appearances: 2
  • Games played: 6
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 2-1-3
  • Ave points per match: 1.17
  • Ave goal difference: -0.17
  • Ave game score: 0.66 : 0.83
  • Titles (Runners up): 0 (0)
  • Last Title: NA
  • Odds to win 2021: 151.0

Slovakia

  • Appearances: 1
  • Games played: 4
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 1-1-2
  • Ave points per match: 1.00
  • Ave goal difference: -0.75
  • Ave game score: 0.75 : 1.50
  • Titles (Runners up): 0 (0)
  • Last Title: NA
  • Odds to win 2021: 151.0

Spain (Host)

  • Appearances: 10
  • Games played: 40
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 19-11-10
  • Ave points per match: 1.70
  • Ave goal difference: +0.48
  • Ave game score: 1.38 : 0.90
  • Titles (Runners up): 3 (1)
  • Last Title: 2012
  • Odds to win 2021: 9.0

Sweden

  • Appearances: 6
  • Games played: 20
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 5-6-9
  • Ave points per match: 1.05
  • Ave goal difference: +0.05
  • Ave game score: 1.25 : 1.20
  • Titles (Runners up): 0 (0)
  • Last Title: NA
  • Odds to win 2021: 81.0

Switzerland

  • Appearances: 4
  • Games played: 13
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 2-5-6
  • Ave points per match: 0.85
  • Ave goal difference: -0.54
  • Ave game score: 0.62 : 1.16
  • Titles (Runners up): 0 (0)
  • Last Title: NA
  • Odds to win 2021: 67.0

Turkey

  • Appearances: 4
  • Games played: 15
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 4-2-9
  • Ave points per match: 0.93
  • Ave goal difference: -0.60
  • Ave game score: 0.87 : 1.47
  • Titles (Runners up): 0 (0)
  • Last Title: NA
  • Odds to win 2021: 51.0

Ukraine

  • Appearances: 2
  • Games played: 6
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 1-0-5
  • Ave points per match: 0.50
  • Ave goal difference: -1.17
  • Ave game score: 0.33 : 1.50
  • Titles (Runners up): 0 (0)
  • Last Title: NA
  • Odds to win 2021: 67.0

Wales

  • Appearances: 1
  • Games played: 6
  • Win-Draw-Loss: 4-0-2
  • Ave points per match: 2.00
  • Ave goal difference: +0.67
  • Ave game score: 1.67 : 1.00
  • Titles (Runners up): 0 (0)
  • Last Title: NA
  • Odds to win 2021: 151.0

2. Euro 2021 Tournament Format

As detailed, 24 teams will compete in Euro 2021, divided into six four team groups:

Group A

  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Wales

Group B

  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Russia

Group C

  • Austria
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Ukraine

Group D

  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • England
  • Scotland

Group E

  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Group F

  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Portugal

Each team will play the three opponents within their group providing a total of 36 matches through the group stage of Euro 2021.

The group stage begins on June 11 with Turkey facing Italy at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico and will end June 23 with the concluding four matches in both Group E and Group F.

If teams are tied in their group at the conclusion of the group stage, tie breaks will be determined by:

  1. Greatest number of points earned in matches played between the nations tied
  2. Greatest goal difference from the matches played between the nations tied
  3. Greatest number of goals scored in the matches played between the nations tied

If teams are still tied, further tie breaking criteria will be applied.

Click here to see the full Euro 2021 schedule.

Euro 2021 Knockout Stage

The top two teams in each group will qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament with the best four third place finishers also qualifying bringing the total number of qualifying teams to 16.

Third place finishers will be ranked by:

  1. points earned
  2. goal difference
  3. goals scored
  4. wins
  5. lower disciplinary points total
  6. European qualifiers ranking

The round of 16 will be played across eight venues from June 26 to June 29.

The quarter finals will be played across four venues from July 2 to July 3.

The semi finals will be played at Wembley Stadium on July 6 and July 7.

The Euro 2021 Final will be played at Wembley Stadium on July 11 at 9pm CET, 8pm London time.

Euro 2021 Hosts

At time of writing 12 venues across Europe will host Euro 2021 matches. These are:

  • Wembley Stadium, London, England, Capacity 90,000
  • Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany, Capacity 75,000
  • Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy, Capacity 70,634
  • Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan, Capacity 68,700
  • Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg, Russia, Capacity 68,134
  • Arena Nationala, Bucharest, Romania, Capacity 55,600
  • Estadio Le Cartuja, Seville, Spain, Capacity 60,000
  • Puskas Arena, Budapest, Hungary, Capacity 67,215
  • Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Capacity 54,990
  • Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Capacity 51,886
  • Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark, Capacity 38,065

3. Euro 2021 Odds

Euro 2021 Odds to win the tournament

ENGLAND 6.0 FRANCE 6.0 BELGIUM 7.0 GERMANY 8.0 PORTUGAL 9.0 SPAIN 9.0
ITALY 12.0 NETHERLANDS 13.0 DENMARK 29.0 CROATIA 34.0 TURKEY 51.0 RUSSIA 67.0
SWITZERLAND 67.0 UKRAINE 67.0 POLAND 81.0 SWEDEN 81.0 AUSTRIA 101.0 CZECH REP 126.0
SCOTLAND 151.0 SLOVAKIA 151.0 WALES 151.0 HUNGARY 251.0 FINLAND 501.0 N MACEDONIA 501.0

Odds as at 26th April 2021

England and France are joint favourites to win Euro 2021 at odds of 6.0, while Belgium are at odds 7.0, Germany at 8.0, Spain and defending European champions Portugal at odds 9.0. Italy and Netherlands round out the group of likely contenders at odds 12.0 and 13.0 respectively.

Understanding Euro 2021 Odds

If you are serious about betting on Euro 2021, understanding betting odds is key.

Betting odds reflect the probability of a given outcome occurring. This probability is most often referred to as the ‘implied probability’.

For example, we can see England are at odds 6.0 to win Euro 2021. Given these odds, what are the chances England will win Euro 2021? Calculating the implied probability is simple. It can be calculated as:

Implied probability = 1 / decimal odds

So, at odds 6.0, we calculate the probability of England winning Euro 2021…..

Implied probability = 1 / 6.0

Implied probability = 16.67%.

So given these odds, bookmakers regard England as 16.67% chances to win Euro 2021.

For more advice on betting odds and value betting, please read these articles:

Betting Odds Explained
How To Find Value Bets
How Much Should You Bet Bet
What Are The Keys To Betting
How To Bet On Football


4. Euro 2021 Bet Types

For people who like betting on international football, Euro 2021 odds are always eagerly awaited.

There is a long list of Euro odds and betting markets. Here we will take a look at the most popular.

Please Note: Knockout Stage Match Betting

Make a note that while Euro group matches end after 90 minutes regulation time plus added time, knockout stage matches will see extra time played when the score is tied at the end of regulation 90 minutes.

So if you are betting on Euro match results, such as 1X2, goal totals and Asian handicaps, keep in mind that through knockout stage matches, the result of your bet is determined by the score at the end of regulation time. Extra time and penalty shootouts do not count unless otherwise stated by your bookmaker.


Euro 2021 Tournament Winner Odds

Sometimes known as ‘Outright betting’ the Tournament Winner market is the simplest way to bet on Euro 2021.

Below are the Euro odds for the 2021 tournament at bet365 as at 21st of April 2021.

England and France are favoured to win the tournament both at odds of 6.0. This means that if you placed a £100 bet on England to win Euro 2021 and they do win the tournament, you would receive £600 from your bookmaker, the £100 that you bet and your profit of £500.

Many bookmakers also allow you to bet each way, meaning half your bet will be on the team to win the tournament and half the bet will be on the team to reach the final. If they win the tournament, you win both bets. If they reach the final but lose, you lose your tournament winner bet but win your bet for the team to reach the final.

Euro 2021 Group Winner Odds

Group betting is much like tournament winner betting, however instead of betting on a team to win the tournament you are betting on a team to win their group. Below we can see the odds for Group F at bet365 on April 21st 2021.

As we can see, France are favoured to win this competitive group at odds 2.25, with Germany just behind at odds 2.37 while defending European champions Portugal are at odds 4.50 to win the group leaving Hungary as the outsiders at long odds of 41.0.

Euro 2021 will consist of six groups. The favourites to win each group are:

Creating an accumulator bet out of group stage predictions is a popular pre tournament bet to make, providing bettors with an interest in each match through the group stage without actually betting on the matches individually. If you were to bet on each favourite and compile them in a Euro 2021 group accumulator, the odds would be 16.24.

Before you bet on Euro 2021 group odds, make sure you are familiar with the group standings tie breaking procedures.

Euro 2021 Group Prediction

Below are the predicted Euro 2021 group tables based on bookmaker odds for each of the group matches. Points are awarded as a fraction of points available based on the odds for the match.

So for example, if a team is regarded by the bookmakers as 50% chances to win the match and 30% chance to draw, that team will earn a total of 1.80 points consisting of 50% of 3 points available for the win (1.5 points) and 30% of 1 point available for the draw (0.3 points).

Here are the projected Euro 2021 group standings based on bookmaker odds as at 26th April 2021:

GROUP A Match 1 points Match 2 points Match 3 odds Total Points Odds
ITALY 2.15 1.79 2.09 6.03 1.61
SWITZERLAND 1.55 0.94 1.46 3.95 5.50
TURKEY 0.61 1.44 1.26 3.31 5.50
WALES 1.14 1.27 0.68 3.09 8.0
GROUP B Match 1 points Match 2 points Match 3 odds Total Points Odds
BELGIUM 1.91 1.72 2.42 6.05 1.72
DENMARK 2.14 1.00 1.65 4.79 3.75
RUSSIA 0.83 2.00 1.06 3.89 5.0
FINLAND 0.64 0.77 0.42 1.83 17.0
GROUP C Match 1 points Match 2 points Match 3 odds Total Points Odds
NETHERLANDS 2.06 2.14 2.54 6.74 1.40
UKRAINE 0.70 1.98 1.45 4.13 5.50
AUSTRIA 2.11 0.65 1.26 4.01 6.0
N MACEDONIA 0.66 0.76 0.32 1.74 26.0
GROUP D Match 1 points Match 2 points Match 3 odds Total Points Odds
ENGLAND 1.81 2.28 2.26 6.35 1.40
CROATIA 0.92 1.68 1.64 4.24 4.0
CZECH REP 1.47 1.03 0.56 3.06 13.0
SCOTLAND 1.23 0.53 1.08 2.84 17.0
GROUP E Match 1 points Match 2 points Match 3 odds Total Points Odds
SPAIN 2.25 2.08 2.50 6.83 1.33
POLAND 1.86 0.70 1.38 3.94 7.0
SWEDEN 0.55 1.90 1.33 3.78 7.0
SLOVAKIA 0.86 0.84 0.35 2.05 13.0
GROUP F Match 1 points Match 2 points Match 3 odds Total Points Odds
GERMANY 1.42 1.67 2.54 5.63 2.37
FRANCE 1.28 2.19 1.61 5.08 2.25
PORTUGAL 1.96 1.06 1.10 4.12 4.50
HUNGARY 0.78 0.61 0.33 1.72 41.0

Group odds as at 26th April 2021

Euro 2021 Knockout Stage Qualification Odds

Knockout stage qualification odds are another popular outright market. With knockout stage qualification betting, you do not need to predict which team is going to win a given group, but rather bet on a team that you think will earn qualification for the knockout stage, either as a top two finisher in their group or as one of the four highest ranking third place finishers.

Many bookmakers offer odds on teams to earn qualification for the knockout stage coupled with odds for teams to fail to qualify for the knockout stage. For example, England are at time of writing at odds 1.03 to qualify for the knockout stage and at odds of 15.0 to fail to earn qualification.

Euro 2021 Top Goalscorer Odds

Euro 2021 top goalscorer odds will once again be very popular this year with some of the most dangerous attacking players in the world on display throughout the tournament.

Top goalscorer betting is simple. You bet on the player you think is going to score the highest number of goals throughout the tournament. At time of writing, the favourites are Harry Kane of England, Kylian Mbappe of France and Romelu Lukaku of Belgium, each at odds of 8.0 to finish the tournament as the top goalscorer, with Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal just off the pace at odds of 10.0.

In 2016, Antoine Griezmann of France was the tournament’s top goalscorer with six goals across the tournament. In 2012 a total of six players were awarded top goalscorer honours, with each scoring the modest total of three goals.

Match Betting 1X2

Match result betting is the most traditional football betting market. While it is often called 1X2 betting, it is simply betting on the match result, either teams wins or the match ends in a draw.

Please note however, that if you are betting on knockout stage matches, the 1X2 market only considers the result at the conclusion of 90 minutes regulation plus added time. It does not consider the result at the end of extra time or penalty kicks.

Asian Handicaps

With Asian handicap betting, one team is given a plus handicap and the other a minus handicap. Below we can see an example for the Euro 2021 match between England and Croatia.

In this example, England has been given the handicap of half a goal, while Croatia is given the advantage of half a goal.

If you bet on England, they must win the game for you to win your win. While if you bet on Croatia, your bet will be a winner so long as Croatia wins the match or the match ends in a draw. Why? Because Croatia receives the +0.5 advantage meaning that a draw is enough to see them win the bet.

Asian handicaps are popular given the ability for bettors to bet on teams that they believe offer some value, but they do not believe they will necessarily win the match but keep it close. It also offers value for teams bettors believe may win a game easily.

Below we see the Asian handicap odds for the Spain vs Sweden match.

We can see that Spain is favoured with the -1.5 goal handicap while Sweden receives the +1.5 goal advantage. If you believe Spain is going to win easily, by at least 2 goals, you bet on Spain. However if you believe Sweden can keep the game close or even win, you bet of Sweden +1.5 goals. Betting on Sweden means that even if they lose the game by a goal, you win your bet.

If you are new to betting on Asian handicaps, we recommend reading our detailed guide to betting on Asian handicaps.

Read more about Asian Handicaps here

Goal Totals

Goal totals give you the chance to bet on a Euro 2021 match without any concern for which team will win the game.

Betting on goal totals allows you to bet on the total number of goals scored in a match. The average line for this market is 2.5 goals, giving bettors the chances to bet that there will be more than 2.5 goals scored (meaning, at least three goals scored) or under 2.5 goals, (meaning, at most 2 goals will be scored).

While 2.5 goals is the most common goal line, most bookmakers offer odds on goal totals between 0.5 goals and 6.5 goals.

Through the 2016 Euro tournament group stage, the average number of goals scored was 1.97 per match with just 11 of the 36 group stage matches played finishing with at least 3 goals.

Read more about betting on Over/Under Goal Totals here

Both Teams To Score

Similar to goal totals, Both Teams To Score betting (also known as BTTS) gives you the chance to bet on a match without concern for the match result.

If you bet on BTTS Yes, then you are betting on both teams scoring at least one goal in the match. If both teams score, you win your bet. So it doesn’t matter what the result is, if it’s a 4-2 or 1-1 scoreline, you win your bet.

If you bet on BTTS No, then you are betting that either only one team will score or neither team will score. So the result does not matter. If it’s a 4-0 or 0-0 scoreline, you win your bet.

Through the 2016 Euros group stage, a total of 13 of the 36 matches played ended with both teams scoring with 7 of the 15 knockout stage matches ending with both teams scoring in regulation time.

Correct Score

With Correct Score betting, you predict the final scoreline (through 90 minutes plus injury time). Clearly this is not as easy as it sounds but if you have a sense of how a match may playout, correct score betting is a great way of complementing your other match bets.

For example, you may predict that both teams will score in the match and place an additional bet on a 2-2 score at fulltime. If both teams score, you win your both teams to score bet and cover part or all of your stake for the correct score bet. And if the match ends 2-2 , you win your correct score bet as well.

Draw No Bet

With Draw No Bet odds (DNB), you place a bet on either team to win the match and if the match ends in a draw, you will receive your stake back.

Draw No Bet is a popular market although the odds are much lower than the standard 1X2 market as the draw is not a factor.

Half Time/Full Time

Halftime/Fulltime betting considers the result at both halftime and fulltime. So rather than just focusing on the result at the end of 90 minutes, the result at 45 minutes is also taken into account.

So for example, you might believe that Spain will defeat Sweden, but you might also believe that Spain will start slow while Sweden will come out strong in the first half. So in that case, you may predict a draw at halftime coupled with Spain winning at fulltime, or even more adventurously Sweden to lead at halftime and Spain to win at fulltime.

In total there are nine halftime fulltime combinations to choose from.


5. Euro 2021 Betting Strategies

How is betting on an international football tournament different to betting on a domestic football league? How does the Euros differ from other international football tournaments? What should you consider when betting on Euro 2021?

While the Euros may differ from betting on weekend to weekend football, finding betting value is always about identifying an aspect the bookmakers have not taken into account when framing the odds.

Consider Underdogs

While traditional footballing giants such as Germany, Spain, England, Italy and France always get the headlines, low profile nations are well worth your attention. Casual bettors who rarely bet on international football will instinctively bet on the glamour nations match to match, throwing good money into the 1X2 market and expecting these teams to routinely cover the handicap on the Asian handicap market.

While it is often difficult to make an argument as to why a football minnow may defeat one of world football’s famous nations, all we are concerned with is value. Are the odds available representing betting value?

Yes Spain is likely to defeat Sweden, but do the odds of 8.0 for Sweden to win the match represent value? Even if we consider Sweden are closer to odds of 5.0 to win the match suggesting they are only a 20% chance to do so, the odds of 8.0 that are available still represent value and we should wager on Sweden.

An alternative to betting on underdogs to win is to bet on them to cover the Asian handicap. In the example of Spain vs Sweden, we can currently take Sweden +1.5 goals at odds of 1.72. Do we think it is likely that Sweden will win the match? Perhaps not, but do we believe they will keep the game close and lose by not more than a single goal? This could indeed be quite likely.

Betting on underdogs is more often than not the value play. This is especially true when betting on international football tournaments when betting markets are distorted simply because the average bettor has very little knowledge of the teams competing and will bet heavily on famous nations winning, leaving value opportunities for the shrewd bettor looking to oppose these teams in the markets.

Consider Team Chemistry

Many international football teams are stacked with talent. But football isn’t just about having a roster loaded with talent. What is far more important to team performance is chemistry on the field, especially at an international football tournament where teams have limited preparation.

While a team may feature some of the biggest names in European football, they may not possess great team balance. They may have some of the greatest attacking players in world football, but do they posses the same quality in defence? If they possess a midfield that can command the game, do they have the attacking options required to finish in front of goal?

Don’t be blinded by the big names. Always take into account team chemistry and balance. If a team does not feature a balanced line up, expect their performance to be likewise inconsistent and likely overrated in the betting markets.

Consider Home Advantage

No matter what the sport or what level it’s been played at, home advantage is always a key consideration. This is especially true at this year’s Euro tournament with seven nations playing each of their group games on home turf with the potential for England to play in both the semi finals and final on home territory, Wembley stadium.

Home advantage at domestic level is typically considered to be worth 0.40 of a goal on average, meaning that if two teams of equal quality were to play, the home team would be considered a 0.40 goal better team, simply because they are playing at home.

At international level, not only do home teams receive the advantage of playing in front of home fans that both encourage their beloved home nation not to mention often influencing the decisions of referees, the players are also claim the advantage of playing in a climate they are more accustomed to.

Consider Motivation

Motivation is key in tournaments such as Euro 2021. This is particularly true in the concluding rounds of the group stage. There is a reason why many bookmakers only post match odds for the opening two rounds of the group stage until the opening two rounds have been completed. They simply do not have any idea how the teams will approach the final round.

The final round of the group stage can often be a gold mine for the shrewd bettor who is aware of individual team motivations and understands the strengths and weaknesses of each team’s roster.

For example, if a nation such as Germany has already secured first place in their group through the opening two rounds, they will likely field a less than full strength team in the final round. Which players will play and which will sit and how will these changes impact the performance of the German team in the final round?

And most importantly, do the odds for Germany to win their final round match adequately account for the changes in their line up?

Be Prepared

It’s especially important to be prepared when betting on an international football tournament such as Euro 2021. Not only are there limited opportunities to find betting value with each team only playing a handful of games, it also difficult to gauge team form heading into the tournament with each team participating in limited preparation and team squads not announced until close to tournament kickoff.

The good news is that everyone is in the same boat. While you may have limited chances to assess team form, the same goes for the bookmakers. While finding betting value in such circumstances can feel daunting, it can also be a great opportunity if you’re prepared to do your homework and prepared to hit the ground running. Study hard now in the lead up to the tournament and reap the rewards when the tournament kicks off in June.

While the anomalies of international tournament football may scare many away, the shrewd bettor can see them as a  great opportunity and take advantage of each tournament’s unique format and schedule.


6. Euro 2021 Schedule

Euro 2021 runs from mid June through to mid July. As with every major football league and tournament, the bettingexpert community will be keen to share there insights. While many like to study the form themselves, many prefer to follow the best tipsters at bettingexpert and follow their Euro 2021 betting tips.

Below is the full fixtures list with links to Euro 2021 tips for each match through the tournament.

Match Date Venue Time CET Euro 2021 Tips
Turkey vs Italy 11 June 2021 Rome 21:00 Match Tips
Wales vs Switzerland 12 June 2021 Baku 15:00 Match Tips
Denmark vs Finland 12 June 2021 Copenhagen 18:00 Match Tips
Belgium vs Russia 12 June 2021 St Petersburg 21:00 Match Tips
England vs Croatia 13 June 2021 London 15:00 Match Tips
Austria vs Nth Macedonia 13 June 2021 Bucharest 18:00 Match Tips
Netherlands vs Ukraine 13 June 2021 Amsterdam 21:00 Match Tips
Scotland vs Czech Republic 14 June 2021 Glasgow 15:00 Match Tips
Poland vs Slovakia 14 June 2021 St Petersburg 18:00 Match Tips
Spain vs Sweden 14 June 2021 Sevilla 21:00 Match Tips
Hungary vs Portugal 15 June 2021 Budapest 18:00 Match Tips
France vs Germany 15 June 2021 Munich 21:00 Match Tips
Finland vs Russia 16  June 2021 St Petersburg 15:00 Match Tips
Turkey vs Wales 16 June 2021 Baku 18:00 Match Tips
Italy vs Switzerland 16 June 2021 Rome 21:00 Match Tips
Ukraine vs Nth Macedonia 17 June 2021 Bucharest 15:00 Match Tips
Denmark vs Belgium 17 June 2021 Copenhagen 18:00 Match Tips
Netherlands vs Austria 17 June 2021 Amsterdam 21:00 Match Tips
Sweden vs Slovakia 18 June 2021 St Petersburg 15:00 Match Tips
Croatia vs Czech Republic 18 June 2021 Glasgow 18:00 Match Tips
England vs Scotland 18 June 2021 London 21:00 Match Tips
Hungary vs France 19 June 2021 Budapest 15:00 Match Tips
Portugal vs Germany 19 June 2021 Munich 18:00 Match Tips
Spain vs Poland 19 June 2021 Seville 21:00 Match Tips
Switzerland vs Turkey 20 June 2021 Baku 18:00 Match Tips
Italy vs Wales 20 June 2021 Rome 18:00 Match Tips
Nth Macedonia vs Netherlands 21 June 2021 Amsterdam 18:00 Match Tips
Ukraine vs Austria 21 June 2021 Bucharest 18:00 Match Tips
Russia vs Denmark 21 June 2021 Copenhagen 21:00 Match Tips
Finland vs Belgium 21 June 2021 St Petersburg 21:00 Match Tips
Croatia vs Scotland 22 June 2021 Glasgow 21:00 Match Tips
Czech Republic vs England 22 June 2021 London 21:00 Match Tips
Slovakia vs Spain 23 June 2021 Seville 18:00 Match Tips
Sweden vs Poland 23 June 2021 St Petersburg 18:00 Match Tips
Portugal vs France 23 June 2021 Budapest 21:00 Match Tips
Germany vs Hungary 23 June 2021 Munich 21:00 Match Tips
Knockout Stage Date Venue Tips
R16 (38) 2nd A vs 2nd B 26 June 2021 Amsterdam 18:00 Match Tips
R16 (37) 1st A vs 2nd C 26 June 2021 London 21:00 Match Tips
R16 (40) 1st C vs 3rd D/E/F 27 June 2021 Budapest 18:00 Match Tips
R16 (39) 1st B vs 3rd A/D/E/F 27 June 2021 Seville 21:00 Match Tips
R16 (42) 2nd D vs 2nd E 28 June 2021 Copenhagen 18:00 Match Tips
R16 (41) 1st F vs 3rd A/B/C 28 June 2021 Bucharest 21:00 Match Tips
R16 (44) 1st D vs 2nd F 29 June 2021 London 18:00 Match Tips
R16 (43) 1st E vs 3rd A/B/C/D 29 June 2021 Glasgow 21:00 Match Tips
QF (45) Winner 41 vs Winner 42 2 July 2021 St Petersburg 18:00 Match Tips
QF (46) Winner 39 vs Winner 37 2 July 2021 Munich 21:00 Match Tips
QF (47) Winner 40 vs Winner 38 3 July 2021 Baku 18:00 Match Tips
QF (48) Winner 43 vs Winner 44 3 July 2021 Rome 21:00 Match Tips
SF (49) Winner 46 vs Winner 45 6 July 2021 London 21:00 Match Tips
SF (50) Winner 48 vs Winner 47 7 July 2021 London 21:00 Match Tips
FINAL Winner 49 vs Winner 50 11 July 2021 London 21:00 Match Tips

7. Euro 2021 Winners & History

The European football championship was first held in 1960 with France the first of the tournament’s hosts. The Soviet Union won the first Euro tournament that year, defeating Yugoslavia in the final 2-1 after extra time.

The tournament has been held 15 times with Germany and Spain each claiming a tournament best three titles, with Germany also runners up three times and Spain once.


Euros Winners & Hosts

Year Host Champion RUNNERs UP SCORE TEAMS
1960 France Soviet Union Yugoslavia 2-1 aet 4
1964 Spain Spain Soviet Union 2-1 4
1968 Italy Italy Yugoslavia 2-0 replay 4
1972 Belgium W. Germany Soviet Union 3-0 4
1976 Yugoslavia Czechoslovakia W. Germany 2-2 pens 4
1980 Italy W. Germany Belgium 2-1 8
1984 France France Spain 2-0 8
1988 W. Germany Netherlands Soviet Union 2-0 8
1992 Sweden Denmark Germany 2-0 16
1996 England Germany Czech Republic 2-1 gg 16
2000 Belgium/Netherlands France Italy 2-1 gg 16
2004 Portugal Greece Portugal 1-0 16
2008 Austria/Switzerland Spain Germany 1-0 16
2012 Poland/Ukraine Spain Italy 4-0 16
2016 France Portugal France 1-0 aet 24

Euro 2016 Champions: Portugal

Portugal were crowned champions in 2016, after defeating hosts France in the final 1-0 after extra time. While they failed to win a match through the group stage concluding the group stage with three draws and a third place finish in Group F, the Portuguese squad defeated Croatia, Poland and Wales on their way to the final.

Many including the bookmakers saw the French as firm favourites heading into the final, given their first place finish in Group A and victory over Germany in the semi finals not to mention enjoying home field advantage at Saint Denis in the final. This was pronounced when Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo went down with an injury early in the match.

But the Portuguese would prevail in extra time claiming their first European championship.

Euros Medal Totals

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS RUNNERS UP
Germany 3 3
Spain 3 1
France 2 1
Soviet Union 1 3
Italy 1 2
Czech Republic 1 1
Portugal 1 1
Netherlands 1 0
Denmark 1 0
Greece 1 0
Yugoslavia 0 2
Belgium 0 1

Only three nations have won multiple European championships, Germany and Spain with three and France with two. Italy have won a single championship but were runners up on two occasions.


8. Euros Stats

Germany has been the most dominant nation across the history of the European championships, winning 26 of their 49 matches played earning a goal difference of +24, just short of an average of half a goal per match. France and Spain have also enjoyed their share of success, with France winning 20 of their 39 matches and Spain 19 of their 40 matches, and like Germany earning roughly half a goal average in goal difference per match.

While England are favourites for this year’s tournament, they have not enjoyed anywhere near as much success as the likes of Germany, Spain, France and Italy. England have won just 10 of their 31 matches in European championship competition, with a goal difference cross those 31 matches of just +5 goals.

Euros All Time Performance Table

Rank Team Part. Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Pts/match
1 Germany[1] 12 49 26 12 11 72 48 +24 90 1.84
2 France 9 39 20 9 10 62 44 +18 69 1.77
3 Spain 10 40 19 11 10 55 36 +19 68 1.70
4 Italy 9 38 16 16 6 39 27 +12 64 1.68
5 Portugal 7 35 18 9 8 49 31 +18 63 1.80
6 Netherlands 9 35 17 8 10 57 37 +20 59 1.69
7 Czech Republic[2] 9 32 13 6 13 42 43 −1 45 1.41
8 Russia[3] 11 33 12 7 14 38 45 −7 43 1.30
9 England 9 31 10 11 10 40 35 +5 41 1.32
10 Croatia 5 18 8 5 5 23 20 +3 29 1.61
11 Denmark 8 27 7 6 14 30 43 −13 27 1.00
12 Belgium 5 17 7 2 8 22 25 −3 23 1.35
13 Sweden 6 20 5 6 9 25 24 +1 21 1.05
14 Greece 4 16 5 3 8 14 20 −6 18 1.13
15 Turkey 4 15 4 2 9 13 22 −9 14 0.93
16 Wales 1 6 4 0 2 10 6 +4 12 2.00
17 Poland 3 11 2 6 3 7 9 −2 12 1.09
18 Switzerland 4 13 2 5 6 8 15 −7 11 0.85
19 Serbia[4] 5 14 3 2 9 22 39 −17 11 0.79
20 Iceland 1 5 2 2 1 8 9 −1 8 1.60
21 Hungary 3 8 2 2 4 11 14 −3 8 1.00
22 Republic of Ireland 3 10 2 2 6 6 17 −11 8 0.80
23 Romania 5 16 1 5 10 10 21 −11 8 0.50
24 Scotland 2 6 2 1 3 4 5 −1 7 1.17
25 Norway 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4 1.33
26 Slovakia 1 4 1 1 2 3 6 −3 4 1.00
27 Bulgaria 2 6 1 1 4 4 13 −9 4 0.67
28 Albania 1 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3 1.00
29 Northern Ireland 1 4 1 0 3 2 3 −1 3 0.75
30 Ukraine 2 6 1 0 5 2 9 −7 3 0.50
31 Slovenia 1 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2 0.67
32 Austria 2 6 0 2 4 2 7 −5 2 0.33
33 Latvia 1 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1 0.33

1. Includes results of West Germany between 1972–1988
2. Includes results of Czechoslovakia between 1960–1980
3. Includes results of Soviet Union and CIS between 1960–1992
4. Includes results of Yugoslavia and FR Yugoslavia between 1960–2000


9. Euros 2021 Bookmakers

While it may not grab the global audience of the World Cup, the Euros will receive identical coverage from bookmakers across the industry with a deep list of betting markets available for both tournament outrights and individual matches.

You will find odds for tournament and group winners, with many bookmakers also offering odds on teams to either qualify for the knockout stage or fail to do so. Bookmakers across the industry will also offers odds on tournament top goalscorer, player of the tournament and even young player of the tournament.

When it comes to individual match odds, bookmakers will offer deep menus of options, from traditional markets such as 1X2 odds, goal totals and Asian handicaps, to a range of alternative markets and exotics. While the margins on odds for exotic markets such as total corners, total cards and total shots generally quite aggressive, for the shrewd bettor these markets still offer plenty of value.

Although it pays to do your research, we recommend the following five bookmakers for Euro 2021 betting:


10. Euros 2021 FAQ

When is Euro 2021?

Euro 2021 group stage begins June 11 and ends June 23, with the knockout stage beginning June 26 and the Euro 2021 final being played July 11. See the full Euro 2021 fixture list here.

How many teams will compete at Euro 2021?

There will be 24 nations competing at Euro 2021, forming six groups of four teams.

Which teams are competing at Euro 2021?

The 24 teams competing at Euro 2021 are Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales.

Where is Euro 2021 being staged?

Euro 2021 will be held in eleven cities across Europe including London, Munich, Rome, Baku, St Petersburg, Bucharest, Seville, Budapest, Amsterdam, Scotland and Copenhagen.

How many teams reach the Euro 2021 knockout stage?

Sixteen teams will qualify for the Euro 2021 knockout stage with the top two from each group and the four best third place finishers qualifying.

What are the odds for Euro 2021?

At the time of writing England and France are favoured to win Euro 2021, each at odds of 6.0 pre tournament. Belgium are at odds 7.0 while Germany are odds 8.0. Rounding out the likely winners are Portugal and Spain both at odds 9.0, Italy at odds 12.0 and Netherlands at odds 13.0.

Which team has won the most Euro titles?

Germany and Spain have both won three European championships with France winning twice.

Which team won Euro 2016?

Portugal won Euro 2016 after defeating France 1-0 in the final in extra time at Saint Denis.

Who was the Euro 2016 player of the tournament?

France’s Antoine Griezmann was named the player of the tournament at Euro 2016.

Who scored the most goals at Euro 2016?

The player of the tournament, Antoine Griezmann scored the most goals at Euro 2016, scoring six goals and sharing two assists.

 


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