Euro 2020 Tips, Predictions & Preview

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Euro 2020 Tips

Defending champions Portugal are aiming to become just the second nation to go back-to-back, while heavyweights including France, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Germany and England are amongst the countries battling it out at Euro 2020, live from June 12 to July 12.

Euro 2020 Tips, Predictions & Preview

Expert tips, daily best bets and predictions for Euro 2020, live across Europe from June 12 to July 12.

Who will win Euro 2020?

A smorgasbord of football awaits across Europe as the highly-anticipated Euro 2020 competition gets underway on June 12.

Portugal are the defending champions having conquered France in the final of the 2016 edition and have immense depth as they look to join Spain as the only nations to make it back-to-back European triumphs.

Reigning World Cup champions France are the pre-tournament favourites with the bookies, while traditional powerhouses Germany, England, Spain and Italy will be among the leading contenders for the crown.

Belgium will be determined to land some silverware with their current golden generation, while the likes of Croatia and Denmark will be dark horses and teams to watch should they qualify for the knockout rounds.

It’s shaping as an unmissable month of football – read on below as we provide daily best bets and multis for Euro 2020, along with predictions and tips for the outright winner.

Daily Best Bets

Ukraine vs Austria | Group C

  • Tuesday June 22 | 2.00am AEST | Arena Nationala (Bucharest)

Ukraine and Austria have both defeated North Macedonia and lost to the Netherlands as they prepare  to square off in the final group clash of Group C.

A draw would likely see both teams progress to the knockout stages, and that’s reflected in the market at just $1.90, but we are going to look for some extra value and back Ukraine to come out on top.

While a draw benefits both sides, neither team can really be trusted to produce that outcome – Ukraine’s last five games have seen both teams score, while Austria haven’t kept a clean sheet in eight of their last nine and have failed to score in three of their last four.

Ukraine have won three of their last four matches and Austria are winless four of their last five. Ukraine were unlucky not to secure a point against the Dutch, have been playing the better football and can claim all three points here.

North Macedonia vs Netherlands | Group C

  • Tuesday June 22 | 2.00am AEST | Johan Cruijff Arena (Amsterdam)

Netherlands have taken a maximum six points from six in weak group to secure their spot in the next round and they should be able to cruise to another win here.

North Macedonia have lost both of their games to sit bottom of the group in their major tournament debut and they are not likely to create a shock here.

Netherlands have scored at least two goals in their last nine games, and at home, they have a huge advantage.

North Macedonia’s two goals this tournament have come from a massive error and a penalty, so we don’t see them troubling the Dutch defence in this clash.

Netherlands defeated Austria 2-0 in their last outing and they can grab another win to nil here.

Russia vs Denmark | Group B

  • Tuesday June 22 | 5.00am AEST | Parken (Copenhagen)

It’s been a tumultuous tournament for Denmark for obvious reasons and they face the prospect of group stage elimination when they host Russia in both teams’ final group game.

Russia are usually very tough to beat – they have won or drawn 18 of their last 24 matches and we like the Russians in the double chance market here.

Denmark have lost both of their group games, and as mentioned, have had more important things than football on their minds this tournament.

Russia have only lost to No. 1 ranked Belgium in their last four games and are coming off a 1-0 win over Finland.

A point will likely see the Russians through to the next round, so we can see them parking the bus and dishing up a defensive-minded performance. There’s no value in backing the Danes given the circumstances, so Russia in the double chance market looks good here.

Finland vs Belgium | Group B

  • Tuesday June 22 | 5.00am AEST | Saint Petersburg Stadium (St Petersburg)

Belgium are flying at the top of Group b with two wins over Denmark and Russian and should be able to take the maximum nine points when they meet Finland on Monday night.

Belgium are undefeated in 24 of their last 25 matches and haven’t lost to a team ranked outside FIFA’s top 20 since 2013.

Furthermore, Belgium have won their final group game at their last four major tournaments.

Finland have been in poor form for a while now and come into this clash having lost four of their last five matches, with their line win coming over Denmark – which can’t really be counted for obvious reasons.

Finland have failed to score in three of their last four games, while three of Belgium’s last four wins have all been to nil. We’ll be backing Belgium to produce another shut-out win before turning their attention to the knockout stages.

Euro 2020 Multi Tips

Our football expert will provide his best multi selections throughout Euro 2020. We’ll provide our best multi on this page and also be sure to check out our dedicated football multi tips page for all of our Euro 2020 multi predictions.

Euro 2020 Groups

Group A

🇮🇹 Italy
🇨🇭 Switzerland
🇹🇷 Turkey
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales

Group B

🇧🇪 Belgium
🇩🇰 Denmark
🇫🇮 Finland
🇷🇺 Russia

Group C

🇦🇹 Austria
🇳🇱 Netherlands
🇲🇰 North Macedonia
🇺🇦 Ukraine

Group D

🇭🇷 Croatia
🇨🇿 Czech Republic
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland

Group E

🇵🇱 Poland
🇸🇰 Slovakia
🇪🇸 Spain
🇸🇪 Sweden

Group F

🇫🇷 France
🇩🇪 Germany
🇭🇺 Hungary
🇵🇹 Portugal

Euro 2020 Tips & Predictions

There’s six clear standouts when it comes to the Euro 2020 winner (France, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Germany and England), two next best chances (Italy and Netherlands), a pair of dark horses (Croatia and Denmark) and the rest of the field.

Three of those teams have been drawn in the ‘Group of Death’, with France, Portugal and Germany all fighting for a spot in the knockout stages from Group F.

World Cup champions France are aiming for the double and with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, N’Gole Kante and Ousmane Dembele in their squad, they certainly deserve favouritism with the bookies.

Reigning European champions Portugal – who beat France 1-0 in the 2016 final – are blessed with incredible depth across the field and are certainly capable of replicating Spain from earlier this century and claim successive European silverware.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Andre Silva, Diogo Jota, Bernando Silva and Joao Felix are all options in attack, Bruno Fernandes will pull the strings from midfield, while Premier League player of the year Ruben Dias is a rock at the back.

Out of the ‘Group of Death’ teams, we think Germany will struggle the most. They still lack a true out-and-out goalscorer and recently lost to North Macedonia. They were once the most reliable of countries to make it deep at major competitions, but they appear to be on a downward spiral.

England have a good group and shouldn’t have much issue qualifying for the knockout rounds, but they repeatedly stumble at major events and have waited 55 years for a trophy. The Three Lions have the talent and one of the best strikers in the world in Harry Kane – and also the added benefit of Wembley hosting the semi-finals and final – but we have our doubts they can make it that far…

Belgium are the No. 1 ranked team in the world with FIFA’s rankings, but can they put it all together when it matters most? Any squad with Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Dries Mertens are capable of beating anyone, but their defence could be where they slip up.

We are liking the value with Italy. The Azzurri have a great group against Turkey, Wales and Switzerland, with each of those fixtures being played in Rome, while if they can win Group A, they’ll face either Ukraine, Austria or North Macedonia for a spot in the quarter-finals.

Italy’s defence is back to their traditional best, with the side keeping a clean sheet in 12 of their last 15 matches, while they’ve won their last six consecutive games to nil. With Ciro Immobile leading the line up front, the Italians will be very hard to stop.

Spain can never be discounted, but they have aged past their golden generation and haven’t been convincing at all in their recent outings, while the Netherlands have only won five of their last 10 matches and recently lost to Turkey.

If you’re looking for a genuine dark horse, Croatia are your best bet. They’ve drawn well with Scotland, Czech Republic and an England side that can choke at any moment – and if they finish second in Group D, you’re likely to face one of Sweden, Poland or Slovakia in the R16. The Croatians made the World Cup final three years ago (beating England along the way) and have a decent draw to go deep again if things go their way.

Overall, France and Portugal are the two clear favourites for us, but we’ll be siding with the latter. Portugal’s depth is out of this world and the Ronaldo factor is massive. With Dias at the back and a host of talent stretched across the park, Portugal have the ability to make it back-to-back European triumphs.