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EURO 2024: European Championships Preview & Outright Odds

Here at betting.bet we’ll cast our eye over just some of the countries in with a chance of lifting the Henri Delaunay Trophy in Germany this summer

EURO 2024: European Championships Preview & Outright Odds
EURO 2024: European Championships Preview & Outright Odds

The upcoming international break will give us another opportunity to look at Europe’s elite nations ahead of this summer’s European Championships. With just three months to go until Euro 2024, here at betting.bet we’ll cast our eye over just some of the countries in with a chance of lifting the Henri Delaunay Trophy in Germany this summer whilst providing the latest odds and free bet offers from our betting partners at BoyleSports.

England

Odds: 3/1

Key Man: Jude Bellingham 

Opening Fixture: Serbia (June 16th)

Previous Best: Runners-up (2020)

Key Man: Jude Bellingham 
Key Man: Jude Bellingham 

England are one of the few nations in with a real chance of glory this summer that have never previously won the European Championships. The Three Lions were losing finalists at Wembley in the summer of 2021 but since then have developed into a real force thanks to the emergence of some of Europe’s hottest properties. Jude Bellingham has been a revelation since his £100m+ summer move to Real Madrid whilst the form of Arsenal duo Bukayo Saka and Declan Rice is also a real positive for England manager, Gareth Southgate. Harry Kane is enjoying a record-breaking season at Bayern Munich and will head into the summer’s tournament as one of the favourites for the Golden Boot.

There remains concerns over the defence with Harry Maguire struggling for form and John Stones struggling with injuries this season. A real problem area is at left-back. In Luke Shaw and Ben Chilwell, England have two of the best players on the continent in this position but neither can be trusted to stay fit throughout the rigours of an entire major international tournament. Kieran Trippier is often deployed as a make-shift left-back whilst Manchester City youngster, Rico Lewis looks next in line as England’s next best natural left full-back.

France

Odds: 7/2

Key Man: Kylian Mbappe

Opening Fixture: Austria (June 17th)

Previous Best: Champions (1984, 2000)

Key Man: Kylian Mbappe
Key Man: Kylian Mbappe

World champions, France look primed to go close to winning another major international trophy this summer and their challenge will be spearheaded by Real Madrid-bound Kylian Mbappe. The France forward earned the Golden Boot at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and will captain his country in Germany this summer. Mbappe’s Paris Saint-Germain side remain in with a real chance of winning the UEFA Champions League and a Champions League / European Championship double will leave the France captain on the verge of a first Ballon d’Or win.

Les Bleus have incredible strength in depth in almost every position and as they boast some of the hottest young properties in world football, in midfield in particular, youth could be key. Blaise Matuidi and N’Golo Kante are no longer involved in the France set-up whilst Paul Pogba is serving a long-term worldwide football ban. Real Madrid duo Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga are now established members of the French squad but 18-year-old Warren Zaire-Emery could prove one of the tournament’s breakthrough stars. The PSG midfielder is one to note in the Young Player of the Tournament betting market. However, in the France forward line they will go into Euro 2024 banking on the experience of the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud. Giroud (56), Mbappe (46) and Griezmann (44) are three of France’s four highest goalscorers of all-time and are all likely to line up together for Didier Deschamps’ side this summer.

Germany

Odds: 13/2

Key Man: Jamal Musiala

Opening Fixture: Scotland (June 14th)

Previous Best: Champions (1972, 1980, 1996)

Key Man: Jamal Musiala
Key Man: Jamal Musiala

Germany won just three of eleven internationals in 2023, during which time they parted company with head coach, Hansi Flick. Julian Nagelsmann is now in the hotseat for the European Championship hosts. Every host nation has to be given at least a puncher’s chance of success however Germany have quietly assembled quite a useful squad. Whilst it may not be at the same level as the squad that won multiple major trophies in the 70’s and 80’s, they look far more prepared than the squad that bombed out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup at the group stage.

Ilkay Gundogan will captain the hosts and should form part of a strong midfield unit alongside the likes of Toni Kroos and young starlet, Jamal Musiala. However, there remains a question mark over several of the German’s forwards. The likes of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner are yet to reach the heights expected of them a few years ago whilst Thomas Muller has netted just twice in this season's Bundesliga.

This could open the door for Deniz Undav and Niclas Fullkrug. Undav didn’t enjoy the best of seasons at Brighton & Hove Albion in 2022/23 but has been a revelation on loan at VfB Stuttgart this season. The uncapped 27-year-old is the highest-scoring German in the Bundesliga with 14 goals and should play a part in Germany’s upcoming friendlies against France and the Netherlands. Fullkrug scored twice at the FIFA World Cup and has now scored 10 goals in 13 internationals for Germany.

Spain

Odds: 7/1 

Key Man: Alvaro Morata

Opening Fixture: Croatia (June 15th)

Previous Best: Champions (1964, 2008, 2012)

Key Man: Alvaro Morata
Key Man: Alvaro Morata

Three-time European champions, Spain head into this summer’s tournament having claimed their first UEFA Nations League title last year and seem to have come good at just the right time. In 2023, Spain lost just one of ten matches and eased to this summer’s tournament as Group A winners.

Spain have been handed a tough group at Euro 2024 having been drawn in Group B alongside holders, Italy as well as Croatia and Albania. A season-ending ACL injury for midfielder, Gavi is a big blow but Alvaro Morata’s return to peak form is a major positive for head coach, Luis de la Fuente. Morata looks settled at Atletico Madrid and has bagged 14 goals in La Liga this season and also netted 4 times in 8 internationals in 2023. Morata will now captain Spain and could prove instrumental in Germany.

Portugal

Odds: 15/2

Key Man: Cristiano Ronaldo

Opening Fixture: Czech Republic (June 18th)

Previous Best: Champions (2016)

Key Man: Cristiano Ronaldo
Key Man: Cristiano Ronaldo

2024 is likely to be the last time we see Cristiano Ronaldo in a major international tournament. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner will be 41 years old by the time we reach the next FIFA World Cup meaning this summer’s tournament in Germany will be his swansong on the international stage. Ronaldo’s relentless goal-scoring exploits have shown now signs of slowing down despite his advancing years. In 2023 he scored ten goals in nine internationals for Portugal whilst he is also the top goalscorer in this season’s Saudi Pro League with 23 goals in 22 matches. At the tender age of 39, Cristiano Ronaldo will be hugely popular in the Golden Boot market with his Portugal side drawn alongside Czech Republic, Turkey and either Georgia or Greece.

As Portugal prepare for life after CR7, the 2016 European champions are far from a one-man team. Ronaldo will be joined in Germany by the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Jota, Bernardo Silva, Rafael Leao and Joao Felix. Goncalo Ramos is the heir apparent to Ronaldo in the Portuguese centre forward position and with 8 goals in 11 internationals, the 22-year-old is certainly one to watch this summer.

Euro 2024 Outright Odds

NationOdds
England3/1
France7/2
Germany13/2
Spain7/1
Portugal15/2
Italy, Belgium14/1
Netherlands18/1
Denmark, Croatia33/1
Turkey50/1
Austria, Switzerland, Hungary66/1
Serbia, Scotland80/1
Czech Republic125/1
Ukraine, Romania150/1
Poland, Slovakia200/1
Wales, Finland, Greece250/1
Slovenia300/1
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