With just a few days to go until Euro 2020 kicks off (365 days later than originally planned) we have delved into every single group to share out predictions and best betting pick for each group.
*All Group Odds Taken From Pinnacle (visit our Pinnacle Review)
The fact Italy gets to play all their group games in Rome is a massive advantage and for this reason, they are the third favorite on the best sportsbooks to reach the quarter-finals, if they top the group, they will most likely meet Ukraine, or Austria in the quarter finals.
The Swiss are overrated on betting sites and lack a true goalscorer in their ranks, there’s a possibility they score zero goals at this Euro (although with Turkeys style of play they might get 1). Betting Switzerland under 1.5 team goals in every game could be a very likely 3-0 over their group games.
The Turks’ odds to win this group are slightly overpriced in our eyes, although this is a difficult group, we can see them finishing ahead of both Wales and Switzerland. Turkey’s coach allows free flowing attacking which could lead to some exciting games when this team is involved.
They reached the semi-final in Euro 2016, their managerial issues won’t have helped their preparation, but they do have a strong squad, arguably a stronger roster than the previous Euros. Their counterattack is key to progressing from the group.
Group A Best Pick: Switzerland Finish Bottom +225 at Pinnacle
This feels like the last chance saloon for the Belgium team as they have failed to lift any trophies during their golden generation. -175 to top this group isn’t the worst odds and we would be shocked to see them finish anywhere but first, Denmark will be their biggest challenge, once they beat them, they should essentially have the group won according to top betting sites.
A team which a lot of people are betting at +3300 to lift this year’s Euro trophy. They are a good all-around team, unfashionable would be the best word to describe them. They don’t mind winning gritty 1-0 games and would be the perfect team to look to win all their knockout matches in OT or penalties with solid penalty takers and Kasper Schmeichel in goal.
Russia has their work cut out for them to try and secure a top four, third place finish as they will most likely see Finland as their best hope of securing three points, if they do make it to the knockouts, they will be a free pass to the quarter finals most likely.
Finland are a dogged team, defensively solid and with Teemu Pukki up front they have a reliable goalscorer in their ranks, the issue is will he get the service in such tight games? Will Finland even have much possession? Probably not. This is their first ever appearance at a major tournament.
Group B Best Pick: Belgium first / Denmark second / Russia third at +450
The Netherlands are not the powerhouse they once were and are a long way off the team that made it to the 2010 world cup final. With that said they will be somewhat pleased to have been drawn in a relatively poor group, but odds to top this group are very low at -249 and Ukraine could be the value.
One of the most impressive teams in qualifying, the Ukrainians can beat the Netherlands on their day and should be too strong for both Austria and North Macedonia. Former legendry striker Andriy Shevchenko is their coach.
The Austrian’s aren’t as strong as they once were in previous years and the aging team could be playing for third place in this group. They have no outstanding defenders which could prove an issue, Denmark put 4 goals past them not long ago.
North Macedonia +2500
North Macedonia are joint top outsiders to lift the trophy at 500/1 along with Finland. The Macedonians did beat Germany in recent years, but we can’t see them repeating this feat. They will play with spirit and look to a defensive approach.
Group C Best Pick: Netherlands first + Ukraine second at +110
Major tournament underachievers and the nation that developed the beautiful game, England will be hoping for a strong start in the group win a win over the previous world cup runner up, Croatia. Interestingly for England, finishing second in this group might prove an easier path to the final. A lot of home games mean there’s a strong contender but is their squad mature enough yet to win it outright?
Croatia may have got to the world cup finals in 2018, but their form since then has been very inconsistent and unpredictable. They do boast of having one of the strongest and most solid midfielders in the tournament but lack a true goal scorer amongst their ranks, and defensively they are a bit short on talent.
Czech Republic +1114
The Czechs are your typical bog-standard team in this years tournament, they will play mediocre for most of theirs games and end this group with three draws or three defeats, it would be hard to see them pick up any wins at all in this difficult group D, Scotland is most likely their best hope.
Scotland’s first major tournament in 23 years sees them play two crucial group games on home soil in Hampden Park against the Czechs and Croatians. This home advantage means we think they might be able to qualify from this difficult group.
Group D Best Pick: Czech Republic To Finish Bottom +150
Luis Enrique’s selection proved to be a little controversial and Spain’s odds at -271 seems a little low to win this group E, Poland and Sweden will be no push overs, however they should be able to top this group as they host all three opponents on home soil.
Poland has a new coach in Paolo Sauso who only took charge in January, they have been trying to implement more attack minded tactics to appease Robert Lewandowski, who struggled to score under the previous regime. Poland will either be a flop or a surprise, there will be no in between with this team.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic declared himself ready to be at the Euro’s, however, he is sidelined with an injury for the entire tournament. They should prove stiff opposition and their match with Poland will prove critical to determine who finished 2nd in this group.
One of the poorest teams in the tournament, in fact, we think Finland and North Macedonia would finish ahead of Slovakia in a group of the poorest teams, which would also feature Hungary. The Slovaks will be merely hoping not to get the wooden spoon in this group.
Group E Best Pick: Slovakia To Finish Bottom -120
Although called group F this is the “real” group of death as we have the 2018 world cup winners, along with the 2014 Euro Winners and 2014 world cup winners. France are rightly favorites to top this group, but we think Portugal might be a shock result.
This will be long term coach, Joachim Lowe’s last tournament in charge of the Germans. We don’t believe they have the ability to go the distance, and their three home games is most likely the reason they are as low as +172 to top the group. We still like Portugal better, Germany has been very inconsistent as of late.
Portugal was +500 to top this group when they were originally announced, now they’re gone into +310, they arguably have a better team and system than the Germans these days and we can’t look past them to finish ahead of Germany here.
Hungary open their tournament with two home games in Budapest, which might give fans confidence they can pick up a few points with the hope of progressing, they might be one of the biggest outsiders here and they most likely will get the wooden spoon, but they are not here to make up the numbers.
Group F Best Pick: France first / Portugal second / Germany third at +500
Group F Best Pick: Portugal first / France second at +600
*The pick reflects the line at the moment the writer made the play, the odds at the beginning of this article show the live line movement. Since the lines might vary, don’t forget to refer back to our live odds.