Below you can find all of the fixtures from this summer’s Euro 2020 as well as picks, odds, and bets for each game so you fans don’t miss any of the action—both on the field and on your preferred betting site.
Euro 2020 (2021) Full Schedule, Free Picks & Odds
July 11, 2021
Italy vs England
3:00 PM, Wembley Stadium, London
Italy hasn’t lost a game in 33 matches, but they’ll be taking on one of their mightiest foes yet in a strong England side playing in front of the home crowd at Wembley in London. We like the home team to triumph and end their 55-year major trophy drought.
This year’s Euro championships are truly unlike any other. It’s been pushed a year, so that Euro 2020 (which is still its official title for marketing purposes) will be played in the summer of 2021. Strange times. In the 60th year of the competition’s existence, the tournament will feature some unique and unprecedented changes.
The 24-team pool for the second-biggest competition in pro football (after the World Cup) is divided into six groups of four teams, not all six of which are always of equal strength (sorry, Hungary). For Euro 2020, each group will also have two separate venues in two countries, totalling 11 host nations in all.
How To Bet On Euro 2020?
There are a few markets to consider if you want to bet on and make a little scratch from the Euro 2020 Championships, with the bevy of options growing as the tournament approaches. Here are some of the more common markets you’ll find:
Outright Tournament Winner → For this market, you simply pick who you think will be hoisting the trophy by the end of the tournament. It offers a lot of value because there are so many possibilities, with Belgium and England sitting as the current favorites with the French and the Dutch sitting just behind them.
Outright Group Winner → The odds for these markets aren’t as high as for the overall winner because there are only four teams per group, and for all but one—the Group of Death—the winner of each is pretty obvious. The Group of Death will have France, Portugal, and Germany duking it out, so there is a lot more value to bet on the winner of that group than of, say, Groups A, B, C, and E, which should be handily won. Another interesting battle could occur in Group D if the Croatians can rediscover their 2018 form and challenge the English.
Match Betting → This type of wager is simple and the most popular, as a bettor will simply choose which team they think will win any particular fixture, or if they think it will be a draw.
Both Teams To Score → For this wager, you’re deciding whether or not you think both teams will score or not in any given fixture. This is the type of wager you like to save for games between two good teams or two bad teams, so that you know one team won’t get dominated and shut out.
Top Goalscorer → The leading goalscorer in the past three straight Euro championships came from a team competing in the Final, so look to the teams you believe can make it all the way for options. Consider Mbappe and Griezmann (the 2016 tournament’s top goalscorer) from France, Rashford and Kane from England, and De Bruyne and Lukaku from Belgium as the top six options. Odds for this market are not up as of this writing, but should be up closer to the summer.
Teams/Groups To Watch
There are clear frontrunners in most of the groups in this summer’s European football championships. In Group A, it would be a shocker if Italy didn’t come out on top, with the Turkish and Swiss likely joining them in the knockout stage.
It’s almost a foregone conclusion that Belgium and the Netherlands emerge as the winners of Group B and Group C, respectively. In Group D, both the Scottish and English will play home games, with Croatia also a major player in this foursome, which is more-than-likely to be topped by the Three Lions.
The Spanish should win Group E handily as well, which brings us to Group F, the Group of Death. France and Germany are serving as the early favorites, though counting out Portugal, the current trophy holders from 2016, seems a bit reckless. The French are the current favorites to win the group, and we believe they just might go all the way again after their 2018 World Cup triumph.
What’s New With Euro 2020?
The world and the game of football is always evolving, which means there will always be new innovations added for a tournament that only occurs once every four years. One of the most blatant new changes for this edition of the championships is that there will be 11 different host cities, nine of which are situated in participating nations.
England (Wembley), Scotland (Hampden), Germany (Allianz), Italy (Olimpico), Russia (Krestovsky), Spain (San Mames), Hungary (Puskas), the Netherlands (Johan Cruyff), and Denmark (Parken) will all play multiple games in their own countries, with the other three venues residing in Dublin, Ireland, Bucharest, Romania, and Baku, Azerbaijan.
The other big change from the 2016 tournament will be the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee, commonly referred to as VAR, which is supposed to fix errors made by the human referee. VAR has been used often in club football over the past year or two (to varying degrees of success) and it will now play an immense role in the 2020 Euros. Hopefully, with the best of the best officiating these huge fixtures, VAR will not need to have a large bearing on many of the matches.
- Euro 2020 (2021) Full Schedule, Free Picks & Odds