Euro 2024 predictions and tips

Betting guide and tips for the Euros

Follow our guide to Euro 2024, check out our predictions and make your picks!

The excitement is starting to ramp up as the tournament draws closer, but what can you expect from Europe’s main international tournament?

Euro 2024 FAQs

Here’s a few of the basics to get you started.

Where is the tournament being held?

The tournament is being held in Germany.

When does the tournament begin?

The first match takes place on 14th June at 19:00 GMT.

Which teams are playing in the first match?

Hosts Germany play Scotland in the opening game.

Where and when is the final?

The final takes place at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on the 14th July at 19:00 GMT.

How many nations are taking part?

There are 24 nations, split into six groups of four teams.

How many teams progress to the knockout stage?

16 teams will progress to the knockout phase. The top two finishers in each group will be joined by the four best third-placed teams.

Who are the current European champions?

Italy are the current holders, having won the trophy when it was last played in 2021. It was delayed by a year from the original date due to the Covid pandemic.

Who are the favourites to win Euro 2024?

England and France are the pre-tournament favourites at similar odds. Next in the betting is Germany, followed by Spain and Portugal.

Is there a match to decide third place?

No. There has not been a play-off match to decide third place since 1984. The losing semi-finalists are classed as finishing in joint third place.

Euro 2024 matches

Germany vs Scotland, 14th June, 19:00 GMT

Hungary vs Switzerland, 15th June, 13:00 GMT

Spain vs Croatia, 15th June, 16:00 GMT

Italy vs Albania, 15th June, 19:00 GMT

Poland vs Netherlands, 16th June 13:00 GMT

Slovenia vs Denmark, 16th June, 16:00 GMT

Serbia vs England, 16th June, 19:00 GMT

Romania vs Ukraine, 17th June, 13:00 GMT

Belgium vs Slovakia, 17th June, 16:00 GMT

Austria vs France, 17th June, 19:00 GMT

Turkey vs Georgia, 18th June, 16:00 GMT

Portugal vs Czech Republic, 18th June, 19:00 GMT

Euro 2024 odds

England and France are jostling for favouritism ahead of the start of the tournament. Will it be one of the favourites who prevail and take the trophy or can one of the outsiders cause a shock? Who’s your pick?

In the last eight tournaments, Spain have won twice, whilst Italy, Portugal and Germany have all won once. However, there have also been two shock winners: Denmark in 1992 and Greece in 2004.

Outright odds to win the Euros:

Italy15.00Czech Republic121.00

There are many other outright odds available, including these markets:

To Qualify for the Final

To Qualify for the Semi-Finals

To Qualify for the Quarter-Finals

Group of Winning Team

Tournament Top Goalscorer

Euro 2024 groups and predictions

Here’s how the groups are comprised and the odds that are currently on offer. Check the website for the very latest odds.

Group A teams and odds

Group A teams and odds

Group A tips and predictions

Hosts Germany are strong favourites to win Group A, though they last won the trophy back in 1996. In the 2021 Euros they were eliminated in the round of 16 and followed that with a group stage exit at the World Cup in 2022. Recent friendly victories over France and the Netherlands will give them some encouragement.

Neighbours Switzerland are the next favourites to qualify for the playoffs, a feat they have only managed twice before at the Euros. In the last tournament they beat France in the round of 16 before losing to Spain in the quarter-finals. However, they only won four matches in what was a weak group in the qualifiers to reach the Euro finals.

Hungary could be a dark horse after winning their qualifying group to reach the finals. This is the third successive time they have qualified for the Euro finals, after not previously qualifying for this tournament or the World Cup for 30 years. In the last tournament they drew with both France and Germany after being drawn in the hardest group.

Scotland easily secured second place in their qualifying group, beating Spain 2-0 in the process. However, in the three previous occasions the Scots qualified for the Euro finals, they have failed to progress beyond the group stage.

Predicted Group A finishing order

1st: Germany

2nd: Hungary

3rd: Switzerland 

4th: Scotland

Group B teams and odds

Group B teams and odds

Group B tips and predictions

This looks the toughest group on paper, with Spain and Italy winning three of the last four Euro Championships, whilst and Croatia haveing finished second and third in the last two World Cups.

The surprise loss to Scotland aside, Spain won each of their other seven qualifying games to comfortably make the finals. They also beat Croatia on penalties after a 0-0 draw in the final of the 2023 Nations League and will be tough to beat.

Defending champions Italy found it a whole lot tougher to reach the finals this time around. They needed at least a draw in their last match against Ukraine in the fight for a runners-up spot in the group, and narrowly progressed after a nervy goalless draw. That was a big relief after failing to qualify for the last World Cup.

Although Croatia have a good record in recent World Cup campaigns, they have found the Euros a much stiffer challenge. Since 1996, they have yet to progress beyond the quarter-final stage and were not convincing in their qualifying group.

Albania completes the line-up in this tough group. However, they surprised many by winning their qualifying group, which included the likes of Poland and the Czech Republic, and are certainly capable of causing a surprise result.

Predicted Group B finishing order

1st: Spain

2nd: Italy

3rd: Albania 

4th: Croatia

Group C teams and odds

Group C teams and odds

Group C tips and predictions

Group favourites England came up just short when hosting the final at Wembley in 2021 as they lost the final on penalties to Italy. They were also drawn against the Azzurri in the qualifying groups for this tournament, but this time were victorious both home and away. Qualification from Group C looks to be fairly straightforward.

Denmark were shock winners of this tournament in 1992 and reached the semi-final last time, where they were eliminated by England. The Danes will be looking for an improved showing from the 2022 World Cup, where they failed to win a game in the group stage.

Serbia were another side who failed to win a group game at the last World Cup and had also failed to qualify for the previous four Euro Championship finals since participating as an independent country. They will be heavily reliant on striker Aleksandar Mitrović if they are to progress.

Outsiders Slovenia have not qualified for the finals since 2000, though they did push the Denmark all the way in their qualifying group as both countries finished on 22 points. Denmark topped the group on the head-to-head record, but Slovenia will be no pushover here.

Predicted Group C finishing order

1st: England

2nd: Serbia

3rd: Slovenia 

4th: Denmark

Group D teams and odds

Group D teams and odds

Group D tips and predictions

Runners-up at the last World Cup, France start this tournament as one of the favourites to win the trophy. They renew acquaintances with the Netherlands as they were also drawn together in the same qualifying group. The French hold the psychological advantage over their rivals as they not only won the group, but they also beat the Netherlands home (4-0) and away (2-1) during the qualifying campaign.

The Netherlands have often disappointed in these Championships. After winning the trophy in 1988, they have failed to reach the final since after suffering three exits at the semi-final stage.

Austria have not fared well in big tournaments. They have not qualified for the last six World Cups and, in the three times the have reached the Euro finals, one round of 16 appearance is the best of their efforts. However, they did push Belgium hard in the fight to win their qualifying group, falling short of matching their total by a single point.

Poland will be competing at their fifth straight Euro finals, though they had to do it the hard way after defeating Wales on penalties in the playoffs. A disappointing third-place finish in their qualifying group behind Albania and the Czech Republic suggests Poland will find it difficult to progress from this group.

Predicted Group D finishing order

1st: France

2nd: Netherlands

3rd: Austria 

4th: Poland

Group E teams and odds

Group E teams and odds

Group E tips and predictions

Belgium are strong favourites to progress after being drawn in what looks like the easiest of the qualifying groups. If they do, they will need to improve from on their two quarter-final exits in the previous two tournaments, which were their best Euro finishes since 1980. They also failed to qualify from their World Cup group in 2022.

Another team to progress through the playoff route, Ukraine, claimed their place in the finals with a victory over Iceland. They progressed from the groups in the last Euros before being eliminated 4-0 by England in the quarter-final stage.

Romania reached the finals after remaining unbeaten and topping their group during their qualifying campaign. However, their record in this stage is poor, with one quarter-final appearance being their best finish from the five times they previously qualified.

Having qualified for their third successive Euro finals, Slovakia will be hoping to do more than make up the numbers this time. They lost both games to eventual group winners Portugal in qualifying, though they won seven of their other eight matches to reach this stage.

Predicted Group E finishing order

1st: Belgium

2nd: Romania

3rd: Ukraine

4th: Slovakia

Group F teams and odds

Group F teams and odds

Group F tips and predictions

2016 champions Portugal will be looking to make another strong challenge this time. They faced a tough assignment as defending champions last time as they were drawn in the ‘group of death’ , which includeding France and Germany, and then lost to Belgium in the round of 16 after progressing as a best third-placed team.

Turkey put up a poor effort in the last Euros, as, having made the finals, they proceeded to lose all three group matches by a margin of two goals or more. However, topping a qualifying group including Croatia and Wales this time was no mean feat.

Since competing as the Czech Republic from 1996 onwards, they have reached the final tournament every time. However, their team looks to be weaker than in recent years, and an unconvincing qualifying campaign suggests they will struggle to make inroads this time.

In qualifying for this tournament by defeating Greece in the playoffs, Georgia made history by reaching a major football tournament for the first time. However, it would be a surprise if they wereare able to progress from the group stage.

Predicted Group F finishing order

1st: Portugal

2nd: Turkey

3rd: Czech Republic

4th: Georgia

Who will win Euro 2024?

After reading the summary of each group, are you any nearer to deciding who you think will be crowned Euro 2024 champions?

Will you look for teams who appear to have an easier passage to progress to the knockout stages? Or, as teams will need to beat the best to win the trophy, are you not put off if your team is in one of the tougher groups?

If your choice is one of the nations at longer odds, you can place a bet on them at a nice price on the outright odds and then an additional bet on one of the additional markets, for example to reach the semi-finals, to reach the quarter-finals, etc. Then if they do well but do not make the final, you can still have a winning bet.

Make your choice and watch the action unfold. The outright prices will be updated throughout the tournament, so keep an eye out for the latest odds and make your picks!

Euro 2024 venues

The Euro matches will be played at 10 stadiums throughout the tournament, with the final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

The full list of stadiums is:

  • Olympiastadion, Berlin
  • Fußball Arena München, Munich
  • Cologne Stadium, Cologne
  • Leipzig Stadium, Leipzig
  • Volksparkstadion, Hamburg
  • Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen
  • Frankfurt Arena, Frankfurt
  • BVB Stadion, Dortmund
  • Düsseldorf Arena, Düsseldorf
  • Stuttgart Arena, Stuttgart

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All odds are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change after.