The UEFA Euro Championship (postponed from 2020 to 2021) kicks off in Rome, Italy on June 11 and runs through July 11.
Twenty-four teams will play a total of 51 matches across 11 host cities to ultimately decide the UEFA European Football Championship. Action will be capped by two semifinals and the final at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Here in the US, that means plenty of new betting opportunities for the most anticipated soccer event outside of the World Cup.
See below for how to bet on the 2021 Euros from the US, complete with odds for all teams in the tournament, a break down of the current favorites plus some Euros betting tips and a quick guide to the basics of soccer betting.
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Euro 2020 Betting Odds
|France +480||England +540||Belgium +750||Portugal +800||Germany +900|
|Italy +900||Spain +900||Netherlands +1500||Denmark +2500||Croatia +4000|
|Turkey +5000||Switzerland +6000||Sweden +7500||Poland +8000||Austria +10000|
|Russia +10000||Ukraine +10000||Czech Republic +12500||Wales +20000||Scotland +20000|
|Slovakia +40000||Finland +50000||Hungary +50000||North Macedonia +50000|
Here’s a look at the current favorites to win the 2020 Euros (odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook as of June 7, 2021) :
- France (+480): The current World Cup Champions are led by stars Kylian Mbappé, Paul Pogba, and Antoine Griezmann. Could be the outright favorite except for their tough “Group of Death” draw.
- England (+540): Led by world-class striker Harry Kane, England remain near the top of the favorites.
- Belgium (+750): Belgium have never won a major tournament but stars Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne give them a chance to change all that.
- Portugal (+800): The defending champs (2016) still have football legend Cristiano Ronaldo.
Euro 2020 Contenders
Here’s a look at three more contenders for the 2020 Euros title:
- Germany (+900): Might have been higher among the favorites if they didn’t have to face both France and Portugal in the Group Stage.
- Italy (+900): Won 10 out of 10 in qualifying and will play less-than-threatening sides including Turkey, Wales and Switzerland in the Group Stage.
- Spain (+950): The favorites to advance from a group that only includes also-rans like Slovakia, Poland, and Sweden.
Euro 2020 Draw
|GROUP A||GROUP B||GROUP C||GROUP D||GROUP E||GROUP F|
- Group A (Rome/Baku): Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
- Group B (Copenhagen/St Petersburg): Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
- Group C (Amsterdam/Bucharest): Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia
- Group D (London/Glasgow): England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic
- Group E (Seville/St Petersburg): Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia
- Group F (Munich/Budapest): Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany
Euro 2020 Venues
- Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
- Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan
- St Petersburg Stadium, St Petersburg, Russia
- Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- National Arena, Bucharest, Romania
- Wembley Stadium, London, England
- Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
- Puskás Aréna, Budapest, Hungary
- Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, Seville, Spain
- Fußball Arena Munchen, Munich, Germany
UEFA EURO 2020 Schedule
Here’s a complete look at all 51 games in the UEFA EURO 2020 schedule:
Friday June 11, 2021
- Group A: Turkey vs Italy (Rome)
Saturday June 12, 2021
- Group A: Wales vs Switzerland (Baku)
- Group B: Denmark vs Finland (Copenhagen)
- Group B: Belgium vs Russia (St Petersburg)
Sunday June 13, 2021
- Group D: England vs Croatia (London)
- Group C: Austria vs North Macedonia (Bucharest)
- Group C: Netherlands vs Ukraine (Amsterdam)
Monday June 14, 2021
- Group D: Scotland vs Czech Republic (Glasgow)
- Group E: Poland vs Slovakia (St Petersburg)
- Group E: Spain vs Sweden (Seville)
Tuesday June 15, 2021
- Group F: Hungary vs Portugal (Budapest)
- Group F: France vs Germany (Munich)
Wednesday June 16, 2021
- Group B: Finland vs Russia (St Petersburg)
- Group A: Turkey vs Wales (Baku)
- Group A: Italy vs Switzerland (Rome)
Thursday June 17, 2021
- Group C: Ukraine vs North Macedonia (Bucharest)
- Group B: Denmark vs Belgium (Copenhagen)
- Group C: Netherlands vs Austria (Amsterdam)
Friday June 18, 2021
- Group E: Sweden vs Slovakia (St Petersburg)
- Group D: Croatia vs Czech Republic (Glasgow)
- Group D: England vs Scotland (London)
Saturday June 19, 2021
- Group F: Hungary vs France (Budapest)
- Group F: Portugal vs Germany (Munich)
- Group E: Spain vs Poland (Seville)
Sunday June 20, 2021
- Group A: Italy vs Wales (Rome)
- Group A: Switzerland vs Turkey (Baku)
Monday June 21, 2021
- Group C: North Macedonia vs Netherlands (Amsterdam)
- Group C: Ukraine vs Austria (Bucharest)
- Group B: Russia vs Denmark (Copenhagen)
- Group B: Finland vs Belgium (St Petersburg)
Tuesday June 22, 2021
- Group D: Czech Republic vs England (London)
- Group D: Croatia vs Scotland (Glasgow)
Wednesday June 23, 2021
- Group E: Slovakia vs Spain (Seville)
- Group E: Sweden vs Poland (St Petersburg)
- Group F: Germany vs Hungary (Munich)
- Group F: Portugal v France (Budapest)
Round of 16
Saturday June 26, 2021
- 1: 2A vs 2B (Amsterdam)
- 2: 1A vs 2C (London)
Sunday June 27, 2021
- 3: 1C vs 3D/E/F (Budapest)
- 4: 1B vs 3A/D/E/F (Seville)
Monday June 28, 2021
- 5: 2D vs 2E (Copenhagen)
- 6: 1F vs 3A/B/C (Bucharest)
Tuesday June 29, 2021
- 7: 1D vs 2F (London)
- 8: 1E vs 3A/B/C/D (Glasgow)
Friday July 2, 2021
- QF1: Winner 6 vs Winner 5 (St Petersburg)
- QF2: Winner 4 vs Winner 2 (Munich)
Saturday July 3, 2021
- QF3: Winner 3 vs Winner 1 (Baku)
- QF4: Winner 8 vs Winner 7 (Rome)
Tuesday July 6, 2021
- SF1: Winner QF2 vs Winner QF1 (London)
Wednesday July 7, 2021
- SF2: Winner QF4 vs Winner QF3 (London)
Sunday July 11, 2021
- Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2 (London)
Euro 2020 Betting Tips
Here are three tips to help you find success betting on the 2021 Euros:
No Home Favorite: The Euros usually take place in one or two countries. This year, it’s being held in 11 different countries. That means there’s no real home favorite this time around. Although, some teams will enjoy a home-field advantage in various matches in different stages, including the favorites England (if they make it), who will host both the semi-finals and finals. That said, there’s no home favorite this time around, which means you don’t have to account for that when you’re betting.
Look Out For Belgium: Belgium has yet to win anything on the International stage. However, they are FIFA’s #1 ranked team heading into the 2021 Euros and they beat betting favorites England not once, but twice in the last World Cup. If you believe this team can go deep, it’s best to bet on them doing it now while the odds are still attractive.
Bet The Spread: Moneyline prices on massive match favorites are so high they’re hardly worth betting. The reward isn’t worth the risk. However, you can give the odds a bit of a boost by betting spreads instead. You can even choose from a variety of different goal spreads with increasing odds the more goals you bet on the favorite winning by. This is probably the best way to make money betting Euros 2021 favorites without risking too much.
Which US States Can I Bet on the Euros In?
Current US regulation has opened up legal sports betting at both online and retail sportsbooks in the following states:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
- Wyoming (still pending launch)
How to Bet Euro 2020 Soccer in US
Betting on Euro 2020 can be as simple as picking a team to win it all and laying down a bet on that team in the 2020 Euros futures market. Odds are set in these markets well ahead of the event and they can change leading up to it based on roster moves, injuries, and other factors. Even bigger changes will come throughout the tournament, based on team performance, group stage standings, and knockouts during the knockout stage.
However, you actually lock in the odds at the time you place a bet. That usually means the earlier you can get a bet down on one of the favorites, the better the odds will be. The prices go up quite a bit on the true title contenders once the field begins thinning out, after the group stage, and throughout the knockout stage.
You can also place futures bets on a team to win its group, or advance through the group stage, although the odds will be a little smaller. Plus, you can bet on individual matches in every stage in a variety of different ways, including:
- Three-Way Moneylines: Bet on one of three possible game outcomes: Home Team Win, Away Team Win, or a Draw.
- Double Chance: Bet on a combination of two of the three moneyline outcomes at reduced odds, including Home Team Win and a Draw, Away Team Win and a Draw.
- Three-Way Spreads: Bet on one of three possible game outcomes with a goal spread set by oddsmakers factored into the final score.
- Over/Under: Bet on whether or not the teams will combine to score more or less than various different goal totals.
- First Goalscorer: Bet on a specific player to score the game’s first goal.
- Anytime Goalscorer: Bet on a specific player to score a goal in the game.
- Half Time Result: Bet on the half time score.
- Cards: Bet on the number of red and yellow cards the referee will hand out.
- Corners: Bet on the total number of corners awarded in the game.
- GG OR NG: Bet on either both teams scoring (GG), or one or both not scoring (NG).
- Result and Both To Score: Bet on a combination of one of the three possible game outcomes and both teams scoring at increased moneyline odds.
- Live Betting: Bet on many of the lines above during matches at odds that change alongside the time, score, and action on the field. Plus, an increased number of live props.
How Does the Euro 2020 Soccer Tournament Work?
Teams qualify for Euro 2020 by finishing in one of the qualifying spots, winning a playoff or hosting the tournament. Since 2016, 24 teams from 55 eligible countries have qualified for the final tournament. These teams are drawn into six groups of four.
Each team plays the others in its group once and are awarded three points for a win and one for a draw. The six group winners, six runners-up, and the four teams with the next best group-stage records advance to the knockout stage.
The knockout stage begins with a Round of 16. The winners advance to the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and ultimately two teams meet in the final. There are no draws in the knockout stage. Extra time and penalties are used to get a final result.
Bet on Women’s Euros Soccer
The UEFA Women’s Euros will be held in 2022. It will feature a field of 16 teams and be hosted by England. The event was originally scheduled to take place 2021, but rescheduled for July 6 to 31, 2022. The Netherlands are defending champions. Here’s a look at the 16 teams:
- England: Runners-up (1984, 2009)
- Germany: Champions (1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013)
- Netherlands: Champions (2017)
- Denmark: Runners-up (2017)
- Norway: Champions (1987, 1993)
- Sweden: Champions (1984)
- France: Quarter-finals (2009, 2013, 2017)
- Belgium:: Group Stage Participants (2017)
- Iceland: Quarter-finals (2013)
- Spain: Semi-finals (1997)
- Finland: Semi-finals (2005)
- Austria: Semi-finals (2017)
- Italy: Runners-up (1993, 1997)
- Russia: Group Stage Participants (1997, 2001, 2009, 2013, 2017)
- Switzerland: Group Stage Participants (2017)
- Northern Ireland: First-Time Euros Participant
Past Euros Soccer Winners & Results
Here’s a look at the results for the past five Euros, dating back to 2000:
- 2016 – Portugal defeats France 1–0 in the final (Host: France)
- 2012 – Spain defeats Italy 4–0 in the final (Hosts: Poland-Ukraine)
- 2008 – Spain defeats Germany 1–0 in the final (Hosts: Austria-Switzerland)
- 2004 – Greece defeats Portugal 1–0 in the final (Host: Portugal)
- 2000 – France defeats Italy 2–1 in the final (Hosts: Belgium-Netherlands)
Euro 2020 Soccer FAQ
Who is hosting Euro 2020?
The 2020 Euros will take place in 11 different nations, including
- England (finals and semifinals)
How are the Euros different from the World Cup?
The Euros are different from the World Cup in that only European countries and their neighbors can qualify to compete. The World Cup includes teams that qualify from all over the world. The Euros are a battle to become Kings of European Football.
How do teams qualify for the Euros soccer tournament?
Qualification for the Euros involves a traditional group qualifying stage sending 20 teams through and the UEFA Nations League adding four more. The Euro 2020 group qualifying stage ran from from March 2019 to November 2019 with 55 teams eligible to compete. The following 20 winners and runners-up qualified:
- Czech Republic
The UEFA Nations League includes 55 teams competing in four different leagues with three stages each. Each League produces a group of playoff participants who compete to qualify for the Euros. If one of those teams has already qualified, the berth goes to the next best ranked team in the league. North Macedonia, Hungary, Slovakia and Scotland all qualified through these playoffs.