Predictions for the Winner of Every Euro 2020 Group
If you are betting on Euro 2020, you will know that there are tons of Euros futures to take advantage of. From the competition winner to the Golden Boot, and from the Player of the Tournament to the highest-scoring team – the possibilities are endless!
But have you considered betting on the Euro 2020 group winners?
With certain nations heavily favored to dominate, some of the groups look clear-cut. However, several groups are wide open – and that gives us opportunities to win money betting on the Euros.
France, Germany, and Portugal have all be drawn in the “group of death”, alongside Hungary. Predicting the winner of Group F is no easy task.
Join me as I share my predictions for every Euro 2020 group winner.
Group A – Italy Should Dominate
Group A comprises Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, and Wales. Unsurprisingly, Roberto Mancini’s side is the bookmakers’ clear favorite to finish at the top of the pile.
Let’s take a look at the winner odds for Euro 2020 Group A.
It’s fair to say that Italy has failed to deliver at recent major tournaments. The Azzurri reached the quarter-finals at Euro 2016 before spectacularly failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup altogether.
However, if their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign is anything to go by, Mancini’s men should win Group A with ease. Italy won all ten of their qualifiers, scoring 37 goals (3.7 goals per game) while conceding just four along the way.
Switzerland and Turkey are likely to be Italy’s main challengers in Group A, although Gareth Bale’s Wales is also capable causing a stir. That said, the Italians shouldn’t struggle to lead the way.
- My Group A Winner Pick: Italy (1.60)
Group B – Can Belgium Make a Statement?
Belgium heads into Euro 2020 as one of the bookies’ pre-tournament favorites, meaning Roberto Martinez’s men should finish top of Group B. Can Demark, Russia, or Finland upset the odds?
Here are the Group B winner odds.
Over the past few years, the Red Devils have established themselves as a genuine force in European soccer. Having clinched third place at the 2018 World Cup, they will no doubt be eager to go one better this year.
Key midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is set to miss Belgium’s opener against Russia after sustaining facial fractures in the Champions League final. But even without De Bruyne, Martinez isn’t short of world-class options.
As for the Finns, they will simply be happy to avoid ending up rock bottom of Group B. This is Finland’s first-ever European Championship, so they aren’t expected to ruffle any feathers.
Denmark and Russia will both fancy their chances of qualifying for the knockout phase, yet they are likely to battle it out for second place.
- My Group B Winner Pick: Belgium (1.71)
Group C – The Netherlands Could Struggle
The bookies expect the Netherlands to dominate Group C, which also contains Ukraine, Austria, and North Macedonia. But in my eyes, this group is wide open.
Here are the winner odds for Euro 2020 Group C.
The Netherlands’ recent 2-2 draw with Scotland raised more question marks over head coach Frank de Boer’s tactics. The Dutch may boast a star-studded squad, but I haven’t been impressed with their displays in the lead-up to the tournament.
Oh, and let’s not forget that Holland didn’t even qualify for the previous European Championship.
I think we can write off tournament-newcomers North Macedonia right off the bat here. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if Ukraine or Austria won Group C.
The Ukrainians enjoyed an outstanding unbeaten qualifying campaign, picking up six wins and two draws en route to finishing ahead of Euro 2016 winners Portugal. For that reason, I’m backing Andriy Shevchenko’s team to upset the Euro 2020 odds and win Group C.
- My Group C Winner Pick: Ukraine (5.50)
Group D – Will England Slip Up?
Many of the best online sports betting sites view England as the frontrunner to lift the trophy, but will Gareth Southgate’s men win their group?
Let’s check out the odds for the Group D winner.
Scotland and the Czech Republic are the obvious outsiders when it comes to betting on Euro 2020 Group D. Elsewhere, Croatia and England look set to battle it out for first place.
Having reached the 2018 World Cup final, many believe that Croatia is still a big threat. But in my opinion, Zlatko Dalic’s aging squad isn’t likely to go far at Euro 2020.
England suffered an infamous Round of 16 exit at the hands of Iceland at the last European Championship, although a lot has changed since then. Led by goal-machine Harry Kane, the Three Lions are a completely different animal this time around.
- My Group D Winner Pick: England (1.36)
Group E – Spain’s to Lose
Group E features Spain, Sweden, Poland, and Slovakia. It goes without saying that Spain should clinch top spot with ease.
Here are the Group E winners odds.
When Spain crushed Germany 6-0 in the Nations League a few months ago, it felt like Luis Enrique’s side sent out a big message to Europe’s other top teams.
Following last-16 exits at Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup, La Roja will be eager to reassert their dominance on the international stage – and young stars such as Ferran Torres and Pedri look set to spearhead their country’s reassurance.
Even if Robert Lewandowski does what he does he best in Group E, Poland shouldn’t trouble Spain. By the same token, a Zlatan-less Sweden won’t be able to compete with the best teams in the competition.
With Slovakia destined to finish at the bottom of the pile, Spain will almost certainly win Group E.
- My Group E Winner Pick: Spain (1.33)
Group F – The Group of Death
If you’re betting on the Euro 2020 group winners, you’re probably wondering – what the hell is Group F all about? With three genuine powerhouses of European soccer – and Hungary – going head-to-head, anything could happen.
Let’s start by looking at the odds for Euro 2020 Group F.
Although Portugal is the defending Euros champion, Germany and France are the bookies’ favorites to win Group F., Hungary doesn’t have a hope.
Don’t get me wrong – the Germans and the French are more than capable winning this group. But given that Portugal’s price is significantly higher, I recommend backing the reigning champs to secure top spot in Group F.
It could be argued that Fernando Santos’ team is stronger now than it was in 2016. EPL stars like Bruno Fernandes, Ruben Dias, and Bernardo Silva are in their prime – and the ageless Cristiano Ronaldo is still outrageously good!
Personally, I can’t wait to see how Group F shapes up.
- My Group F Winner Pick: Portugal (4.20)
Betting on the European Championship group winners is always fun. After all, it gives you an opportunity to win cash early in the tournament – and who doesn’t want to do that?
I don’t think we will see too many shocks in Groups A, B, D, and E. Italy should win Group A, Belgium is likely to top Group B, Group D should be dominated by England, and Spain is expected to top Group E.
However, Groups C and F could spring plenty of surprises.
The Dutch have continuously flattered to deceive under de Boer, so I can see them struggling to secure top spot. At 5.50, Ukraine looks like a great bet to win Group C.
As for Group F, I’m backing Portugal to get the better of France and Germany. In my opinion, the bookies have massively underestimated the defending champions.