Euro 2024 Predictions & Betting Tips

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UEFA Euro 2024 Picks & Football Betting Tips

One of the most prestigious and important international tournaments in soccer is just around the corner. The UEFA European Football Championship , better known as the Euros, sees national teams from across Europe compete for a chance to be crowned champions.

Europe is home to some of the most passionate soccer fans in the world, and the Euros has historically seen some of the world’s greatest-ever players giving their best performances. You can bet on all the sports action here at , and we’ve created this guide to make it easier for you.

An Overview of Euro 2024 – UEFA Euro Key Dates and Schedule

The Euros kicks off this summer once the regular soccer season in Europe has concluded. The international soccer tournament first began in 1960 and has been held every four years ever since. Over time, the format and the number of teams taking part has changed, but the stakes have never been higher. Euro 2020 was hugely exciting and this tournament could be even better.

When and Where is Euro 2024

Euro 2024 will kick off on June 14, with the final being held a month later on July 14. All of the tournament’s games will take place in host cities across Germany, This will be the third time that Germany has hosted the Euros. Ten different stadiums will be used to host matches throughout the group stage and knockout rounds.

Which Teams are Playing in Euro 2024?

There are a total of 24 teams taking part in this year’s Euros:

  • Germany – Three times winners

  • Belgium – Never won

  • France – Two times winners

  • Portugal – Won once

  • Scotland – Never won

  • Spain – Three times winners

  • Turkey – Never won

  • Austria – Never won

  • England – Never won

  • Hungary – Never won

  • Slovakia – Winners as Czechoslovakia

  • Albania – Never won

  • Denmark – Won once

  • Netherlands – Won once

  • Romania – Never won

  • Switzerland – Never won

  • Serbia – Never won

  • Czech Republic – Winners as Czechoslovakia

  • Italy – Two times winners and current European champions

  • Slovenia – Never won

  • Croatia – Never won

  • Georgia – Euros debut

  • Ukraine – Never won

  • Poland – Never won

Euro 2024 Fixtures

The Euros begins with the group stage, featuring six groups, each containing four teams. Every team within a group must face each other once, and the top two will automatically qualify for the knockout stages. Four third-placed teams will also qualify, based on their ranking in points, goal difference and goals scored.

Group Stage Fixtures

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Group E

Group F

Knockout Stage Fixtures

The knockout stages begin with the round 16 on June 29, with the following fixtures taking place:

  • Runner up of Group A v runner up of Group B

  • Winner of Group A v runner up of Group C

  • Winner of Group C v third place from Group D, E or F

  • Winner of Group B v third place from Group A, D, E or F

  • Runner up of Group D v runner up of Group E

  • Winner of Group F v third place from A, B or C

  • Winner of Group E v third place from A, B, C or D

  • Winner of Group D v runner up of Group F

The quarter-finals then begin on July 5, with the semifinals taking place on July 9 and 10 before the final, which is held on July 14.

Euro 2024 Predictions

Like all the major tournaments in soccer, the Euros is famously competitive, with many of the world’s best international sides taking part. Last tournament, Italy beat England in the final on penalties, and both teams will likely be fighting for a place in the final once more.

Germany will also be one of the favorites considering they’re hosting the tournament and have won the Euros a record three times. In addition, it’s impossible to count out teams like France, Spain, Portugal and Belgium. Potential dark horses for this year's tournament include Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia.

Aside from betting on the individual match results and the winner of the tournament, Stake Sportsbook lets you bet on which teams will finish bottom of their group and the teams that will be eliminated from the tournament during the group stage.

Who Will Win Euro 2024?

While the odds are subject to change once the tournament gets underway, here are the top favorites to win the Euro 2024:


England are the current favorite to win the tournament according to the odds makers. They have an extremely talented squad, with attacking players such as Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish all providing a serious goal threat. They also have the likes of Decland Rice and Jude Bellingham in midfield, but their defense could prove to be their undoing and they’ve never won the Euros.


France are second-favorites, just behind England in the odds. However, they have just as much of a talented squad, and have lifted the World Cup in 2018. Kylian Mbappe has consistently proved himself as one of the world’s best attacking players, and they have quality in every position throughout the team. Head coach Didier Deschamps has a lot of talented players to choose from, particularly in defense.


Germany has previously been labeled as a team in crisis, with consecutive group stage exits in the World Cup and a long string of disappointing performances in international friendlies. However, recent wins against France and Netherlands, and the work of Julian Nagelsmann seem to have righted the ship just in time for the Euros. They have a very strong team, with the likes of Toni Kroos, Florian Wirtz and Kai Havertz all in excellent form right now.


Portugal has one of the most talented squads in world football and played a perfect qualifying campaign with 10 wins in 10 games plus 34 goals scored. New head coach Roberto Martinez struggled to get the most out of Belgium’s squad, but could he prove to be the difference for Portugal? Players such as Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes will be key if Portugal are to make it to the final.


Spain hold the joint record for most Euro Championship wins at three and are the only team to have won the tournament consecutively. These days, the Spanish side is a shadow of what it was between 2008 and 2012, but they’re still a strong contender with a lot of great talents. Lamine Yamal is an interesting one to watch, as he could become the youngest ever player to play in the competition.


Italy are the defending champions of the Euros, having won the 2020 final in London. They had a very impressive tournament, despite failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Interestingly, they failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup too. They’ve also lost some of their biggest players to retirement, but despite all that, they’re still a strong contender for the 2024 Euros.

Who Will Be Eliminated During the Euro 2024 Group Stage?

Predicting which teams will go home early can be just as fun as picking the winners. Only two teams are guaranteed to progress from each group, while the bottom-placed teams will be sent home early. Here are some of the most likely candidates for early elimination:


Scotland have reached the Euros for the second successive tournament, having previously not played since 1996. It’s a good time to be a fan of the national team, with some quality players available for selection. However, they’re placed in a tough group and will have a lot of work to do to take points from Switzerland, Germany and Hungary.


In 2024, Group B holds the title of the so-called Group of Death. Albania have to play against two championship contenders, Spain and Italy, as well as Croatia, another very strong team. As such, Albania’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout rounds are low.


Most Georgian fans are just happy to finally be a part of the Euros. This is the first ever time that Georgia has made the competition, and they have a pretty difficult group to get out of. They’ll need to do better than Czech Republic, Turkey or Portugal in order to at least make the third place ranking.

Top Goal Scorer Bets

If you prefer to bet on individual players, you can also bet on the tournament’s top goal scorer. Here are some of the likely Golden Boot winners based on their current odds:

Harry Kane

Kane is England’s main forward and biggest goal threat. He has 62 goals in 89 appearances for England and has previously won the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup. He’s been impressive for Bayern Munich in his first season and will no doubt be in the running for top scorer if England progress through the knockout stages.

Kylian Mbappe

Mbappe may only be 25 but the French striker already has 36 goals for his country and has won the golden boot at the 2022 World Cup. Mbappe should be in good form ahead of his summer transfer to Real Madrid, and if France go far, expect him to score plenty of goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Despite his age, Ronaldo is still considered one of the favorites to win the Golden Boot at Euro 2024. He’ll be 39 for the tournament, which will surely be his last. He’s scored a record 128 goals for his national team and also has the record for the most goals scored in the Euos. It would be unlikely for him to be the top goal scorer, but it’s impossible to count him out if Portugal do well.

Euro 2024 Betting Tips, Odds and Previews

Before you start betting on the Euros, it’s important to understand how the odds work. In addition, we’ve shared some tips to help you have more fun and get more out of your bets.

Euro 2024 Odds

Odds on the Euros work exactly the same as anywhere else. When looking at the odds for a winner in a game between two teams, one will usually be a favorite and the other will be the underdog. The favorite has a much higher chance of winning, though the odds are lower so the payout for a successful bet is lower.

As an example, let’s look at the current odds for the match between Germany and Scotland:

  • Germany - 370

  • Draw +500

  • Scotland +1100

Germany are the heavy favorites for this match. The minus sign before the odds means that you’d need to place a $370 bet to win $100.

Meanwhile, if you bet $100 on Scotland, you’d win a $1100 payout if they win the game.

Tips for Betting on Euro 2024

When betting on the Euros, there are a few tips you should consider:

  • Player and team form – Form is always an important consideration when betting on soccer. You should look at the team’s form in qualifying and recent friendlies. While it’s tempting to put a lot of value in club football form, you should note that a lot of players will perform differently for their national teams, often due to different tactics.

  • Tournament history – While it doesn’t mean everything, it’s important to consider tournament history when looking at which matches to bet on. Teams with an extensive history in the Euros, especially in the knockout rounds, will often have a mental edge over their opponents. For example, England are one of the favorites, but as they’ve never won before, they’re more likely to choke when it matters the most.

  • Head-to-head records – Some teams simply perform better against certain opposition, whether due to personal rivalries or the playing style and tactics implemented by each coach. Always check the historical and recent head-to-head record to get an idea of the likely result before you bet. The head to head records and other stats are available at

  • Check the stats – There are loads of stats available on Euro 2024 games, including the stats on live games at Stake Sportsbook. Stats give you more insights into what might happen on the pitch, including the number of goals scored, the potential goal scorers and the eventual result of the match.

Types of Bets and How to Bet on Soccer

There are many ways to bet on soccer, and it can be a little confusing if you’re new to the sport. Check out our soccer betting guide or read on to learn some of the main types of soccer bets and betting markets you’ll find on all Euro 2024 games:

  • 1x2 – Also known as the match result or moneyline bet , simply choose which team you think will win or bet on the tie.

  • Draw no bet – The same as above except you can only bet on either team to bet. If the game ends in a tie, your stake is returned.

  • Asian total – This lets you bet on how many goals you think will be scored in the match. You can bet over or under a specific amount.

  • Asian handicap – This applies a handicap to the favorite and an equal goal advantage to the underdog. If you bet on the favorite, they need to win by a greater margin than the handicap and betting on the underdog means they’ll need to avoid losing by a larger margin.

  • Double chance – Double chance lets you bet on two different outcomes and your bet wins if either one occurs. For example, you can bet on France to win or draw.

  • 1st goal – This is a bet on which team you think will score the first goal of the match.

  • Correct score – Predict what the score will be at the end of the game.

  • Both teams to score – A bet on whether or not both teams will score during the match.

  • Outright – A bet on the eventual outcome of the group stage or knockout rounds. You can bet on which team will win the tournament, which teams will be eliminated during the group stages and more.

  • Parlays – Combine multiple bets into one to increase your odds and land a big payout if all your parlay predictions are correct.

  • Prop bets - Many games also feature prop bets , which are bets on specific outcomes that don’t necessarily affect the result. For example, you can bet on the total number of cards.

How to Bet on the Euros

To bet on football at the Euros, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Log into your Stake account or sign up if you don’t already have one

  2. Make a deposit using your preferred payment method

  3. Claim your sports promotions for signing up

  4. Find the Euro 2024 odds from the upcoming games on the homepage or use the menu to look for them

  5. Select a game or choose the outright page from the menu

  6. Look through the available bets to find something you like

  7. Choose a market to add it to your bet slip

  8. Enter your stake and confirm to place the bet

  9. Bet responsibly following our responsible gambling guide

  10. Watch the game live to see if you’re a winner

Find more information on how to bet on sports in our full guide if you want more details.

How to Watch Free Live Streams of Euro 2024

When the tournament gets underway this summer, you can enjoy all the action right here at Stake. Games are live-streamed for free on our sportsbook, and you can watch on any device. To follow the games live and place live bets or supplement your pre-match wagers, simply log into Stake Sportsbook and ensure you have funds in your account.

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Stake is all you need this summer to enjoy the Euros. We’ve got the best odds on all the action throughout the tournament, and you can watch every game live. It’s incredibly easy to create an account and we accept both fiat and crypto payments . What are you waiting for? Sign up today and start placing your bets on Euro 2024.