Euro 2020 Match Previews

Euro 2020 is set to be a phenomenal event with matches taking place all over Europe.

24 teams will compete over 51 matches for the crown of European champions.

Portugal are the defending champions having won the Euro 2016 tournament in France, however the reigning world champion French side have been installed as the favourites.

Read on for our Euro 2020 match previews and best bets!

Group Stage

Turkey Vs Italy

Saturday 12 June, 5:00am, Stadio Olimpico (Rome)

Turkey 0 – Italy 3

The Italians were one of the first teams to qualify for Euro 2020 so it makes sense that they will help get the tournament underway in Rome.

It’s easy to see why they are short priced favourites to win this fixture with a pair of resounding wins in their warm up matches, defeating San Marino 7-0 and the Czech Republic 4-0.

There are any number of plays you can take across the Euro 2020 markets including Italy to Win to Nil or backing a Ciro Immobile to score in an Italian win.

But I’ll take Roberto Mancini’s team to put in a professional performance and come away with a comfortable win.

Back Italy to Win -1 Goal @ $2.45

Wales Vs Switzerland

Saturday 12 June, 11:00pm, Baki Olimpiya Stadium (Baku)

Wales 1 – Switzerland 1

The Welsh build up to Euro 2020 has been less than ideal having been dismantled 3-0 by France and being held to a 0-0 draw by Albania.

Switzerland has built up a solid run of form since the resumption of international football having won their last six matches with a squad that is more than capable of making some noise in the tournament.

On their day both of these teams have the talent to compete with Europe’s best and these are the two teams that will be competing for second place in Group A and an automatic spot in the knockout phase.

Knowing that they both have matches still to come, it would not be a surprise to see this turn into a bit of a cagey affair and while I have a slight edge in favour of the Swiss, I can’t split these teams.

Back the Draw @ $2.90

Denmark Vs Finland

Sunday 13 June, 2:00am, Parken (Copenhagen)

Denmark 0 – Finland 1

Some teams come to the Euros full of hope and optimism and some are just happy to be there.

This Finnish team unfortunately falls into the latter category, making their first ever appearance at the continental championships.

Lead by Norwich striker Teemu Pukki, it seems like he will undergo a similar experience to the Canaries most recent Premier League campaign where they were the second best team week in, week out.

He may score one or two here but the Finns will not be causing any sort of magical upset.

Denmark are just too good.

Back Denmark/Denmark HT/FT @ $2.30

Belgium Vs Russia

Sunday 13 June, 5:00am, St Petersburg Stadium (St Petersburg)

Belgium 3 – Russia 0

There will be some matches in Euro 2020 that are worth setting your alarms for, this is probably not going to be one of them.

It will be a familiar foe for both teams having faced off in the Euro 2020 qualifiers in 2019.

Both of those fixtures were won by the Belgians, a 3-1 result in Brussels and 4-1 in St Petersburg.

While those were the only points dropped by Russia on their way to qualification, it did highlight the gulf in class between the teams.

I’ll back the Belgians to get their tournament off to a very strong start.

Back Belgium to Win -1 Goal @ $3.00

England Vs Croatia

Sunday 13 June, 11:00pm, Wembley Stadium (London)

England 1 – Croatia 0

What a way to get Sunday night’s action underway, with England and Croatia facing off at Wembley Stadium.

History is not on the side of the English having failed to win their opening Euro match in their last nine attempts, drawing five and losing four.

It’s also fair to mention that this is not the same Croatian side that defeated England in the World Cup Semi Final three years ago.

Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic and striker Mario Mandzukic who scored the winning goal in that Semi Final have both retired from international football while key playmaker Luka Modric is closing in on his 36th birthday having just played in 48 matches for Real Madrid.

Even with the Croatian side not quite being as good as they were a couple of years ago I just can’t understand why there is such a big disparity in the result markets.

$1.65 at publish is far too short for the English here but I can’t shake my reservations about Croatia either.

We should see a few goals in this match with both teams to score hitting in five of the last six meetings between these sides.

Back Both Teams to Score @ $2.20

Austria Vs North Macedonia

Monday 14 June, 2:00am, Arena Nationala (Bucharest)

Austria 3 – North Macedonia 1

There might not be a whole lot of Euro experience on the cards in this match with Austria appearing for just the third time while North Macedonia is making their debut.

With all due respect to the nominal visitors in this fixture, this is going to be the start of a fairly miserable few days for them as they look like they will be second best in every match.

This Austrian side has plenty of quality all over the pitch and any number of players could find themselves registering a goal and if this fixture goes the way I expect it to, players could be lining up to open their Euro accounts.

If North Macedonia shows any sort of nerves early and finds themselves trailing, this could be an ugly scoreline.

Back Austria/Austria Halftime/Fulltime Double @ $2.70

Netherlands Vs Ukraine

Monday 14 June, 5:00am, Johan Cruijff ArenA (Amsterdam)

Netherlands 3 – Ukraine 2

In the other Group C match, the Dutch are back in action having missed both Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.

This will be the first competitive meeting between these nations having faced off in a pair of friendlies over a decade ago.

If you just looked at the Ukrainian form line heading into this tournament you might think they have a chance having gone six matches without a loss and winning their last two.

Then you see those wins were over Northern Ireland and Cyprus, not exactly at the same level as this Dutch team.

Should Frank De Boer want his side to make a statement in this match then we could see them put up a big score.

I’ll back plenty of goals from the Dutch as they get their tournament off to a perfect start.

Back the Netherlands to Win and Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.90

Scotland Vs Czech Republic

Monday 14 June, 11:00pm, Hampden Park (Glasgow)

Both Scotland and the Czech Republic will head into his fixture feeling like this will be their best chance of recording a win in Euro 2020.

While few are expecting either team to make a whole lot of noise in the tournament, obtaining maximum points from their opening match would give them a great opportunity to progress to the Round of 16.

In spite of just 17000 fans being allowed into Hampden Park for this, those in attendance will undoubtedly be getting behind their Scottish team and there is a real case to be made for the Scots to win here.

They have never lost a match at this venue, however the Czech Republic has the firepower to cause plenty of headaches.

Overall, the head to head market looks about right in terms of pricing so I’ll dip into the total goals market for value.

This is shaping up as a fixture with plenty of goals on offer so I’ll back at least three to be scored here.

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.45

Poland Vs Slovakia

Tuesday 15 June, 2:00am, Saint Petersburg Stadium (St Petersburg)

Poland has not won an international match since March 29, losing a World Cup Qualifier to England before drawing both warm up friendlies against Russia and Iceland.

The good news is they should be able to get things back on track against a Slovakian side that is coming off a Round of 16 debut in Euro 2016.

Slovakia will bring a five match unbeaten run into this match but they have not faced the human buzzsaw that is Robert Lewandowski.

Having been robbed of the 2020 Ballon D’Or, the Polish striker has continued his stellar form with 48 goals in 40 appearances for Bayern Munich.

His international record is not quite as profitable however he has scored three goals in three starts for Poland in 2021 and is more than capable of carrying his nation to a victory.

Back Robert Lewandowski to Score and Poland to Win @ $2.38

Spain Vs Sweden

Tuesday 15 June, 5:00am, Estadio La Cartuja (Seville)

Spain has been installed as a heavy favourite to win this Group E match but the Swedes will not make life easy on them if their recent form is anything to go by.

While not exactly against the toughest competition, Sweden has won its last five matches and kept four clean sheets in that time.

Conversely the Spaniards are unbeaten in their last eight, defeating Germany, Georgia, Kosovo and Lithuania while drawing against the Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece and Portugal.

On top of that, there will be plenty of familiarity between these sides having both qualified from the same group, with Spain winning 3-0 in Madrid followed by a 1-1 draw in Solna.

Having seen some of their other tournament rivals such as Italy and Belgium get their campaigns off to strong starts, Spain will be out to put on an attacking display here.

They should be able to outscore Sweden but it might not be easy and a clean sheet does not seem like it is on the cards.

SGM: Spain to Win and Both Teams to Score @ $3.80

Hungary Vs Portugal

Wednesday 16 June, 2:00am, Puskas Arena (Budapest)

There will be plenty of familiarity between Hungary and the defending European champions when they face off in Budapest in their opening match of Euro 2020.

It will be the fourth time these teams have faced off in the last five years with the two nations drawn in the same group for Euro 2016 and the 2018 UEFA World Cup Qualifiers.

When they faced off in Lyon five years ago it was an enthralling 3-3 draw featuring a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo, before Portugal won both World Cup Qualifiers in 2019.

In all likelihood this will be closer to the World Cup Qualifiers than the Euro 2016 meeting and Portugal should take care of business here.

Knowing they have their two toughest fixtures to come and goal difference could be crucial when it comes to the final seeding, don’t be at all surprised if the Portuguese look to run up the score to give themselves a margin for error.

Back Portugal to Win -1 Goal @ $2.30

France Vs Germany

Wednesday 16 June, 5:00am, Fussball Arena Munchen (Munich)

Matchday 1 of Euro 2020 closes out with a huge match between the last two sides to win the World Cup.

On paper the head to head prices look about right, especially with the first priority for both teams being avoiding defeat and falling three points behind the group leader(s).

There are some real concerns around Germany however with Joachim Low’s final months in charge seeing an overall decline in the performance of this team.

On the other side, France are flying, having won their last four matches to nil and possessing the most talented squad at Euro 2020.

I’ll happily take the defending world champions to get their tournament off to a perfect start with a big win over their rivals.

Back France to Win @ $2.65

Finland Vs Russia

Wednesday 16 June, 11:00pm, Saint Petersburg Stadium (St Petersburg)

Matchday 2 of Euro 2020 gets underway with this intriguing Group B clash.

Finland would have enjoyed somewhat muted celebrations having won their first ever Euros match which was overshadowed by the collapse of Denmark’s Christian Eriksen who is thankfully recovering well.

The Finnish side will have to refocus quickly as they take on a Russian side desperate to rebound from a first up hammering at the hands of Belgium.

Some expected Finland to just make up the numbers, lose all three of their matches and go home with their tail between their legs but a spot in the Round of 16 should get them going for this match.

I’m not entirely convinced that they didn’t ride a bit of good luck in the closing stages of the match against Denmark with Lukas Hradecky saving a penalty in the second half.

This is not the mismatch that the market is making it out to be and the Finnish side are at a very tempting price to win.

Back Finland to Win @ $5.80

Turkey Vs Wales

Thursday 17 June, 2:00am, Baki Olimpiya Stadium (Baku)

Turkey and Wales will face off for the first time in 24 years in this Group A encounter.

Much like the previous match, the odds do not reflect the Matchday 1 results for either team with Turkey favoured despite being thoroughly outclassed by Italy in their opener.

Chances are they will feel much more evenly matched against Wales, who had to battle back for a 1-1 draw with Switzerland.

It’s a relatively simple equation for Turkey, win and they keep their hopes of progression alive, draw and they will need some help, lose and they can start packing their bags.

A Welsh win will not be enough to progress to the Round of 16 but it would put them on four points which was enough in Euro 2016.

Just like in the previous match, the value on Wales is too good to not back here.

Back Wales to Win @ $3.25

Italy Vs Switzerland

Thursday 17 June, 5:00am, Stadio Olimpico (Rome)

Plenty of questions about just how good Italy really is were answered in their convincing opening match victory over Turkey.

Regardless of the result of the Turkey-Wales match, Italy can secure progression and possibly even lock up top spot in the group with a win here.

They may have needed 53 minutes to break down Turkey on Saturday morning but they were dominant for the full 90 and Italy should be able to build on it here.

Ciro Immobile opened his account for the tournament and will likely lead the line gain here.

I’ll back him to add another as Italy keeps their perfect record intact.

Ciro Immobile to Score and Italy to Win @ $3.00

Ukraine Vs North Macedonia

Thursday 17 June, 11:00pm, Arena Nationala (Bucharest)

Both sides suffered first up defeats in their Euro 2020 campaigns, however they know that a win here could turn their entire tournament around.

The Ukrainians almost pulled off a memorable upset over the Dutch coming back to level the score at 2-2 before conceding a late goal.

In spite of keeping the Dutch in range for most of the match, they rode their luck allowing several good scoring chances that a more ruthless team would have punished.

That should lead to plenty of goals in a fixture against a North Macedonian side that were not disgraced in their 3-1 defeat to Austria.

The Ukrainians are a better side and should win the match but there may not be a lot of top level defending on offer.

Back Ukraine to Win and Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.75

Denmark Vs Belgium

Friday 18 June, 2:00am, Parken (Copenhagen)

What should have been the biggest match in Group B will take place under a cloud following Christian Eriksen’s collapse in Denmark’s opening match.

As tough as it will be for the Danish side to get their focus back on football, they have no choice if they want to keep their Euro 2020 dream alive.

They went down to Finland and now head into this match as underdogs.

Belgium on the other hand produced a dominant display and crushed Russia by a scoreline of 3-0.

There is more than enough value on the Belgians to win this fixture and potentially book their spot in the Euro 2020 knockouts.

Back Belgium to Win @ $2.02

Netherlands Vs Austria

Friday 18 June, 5:00am, Johan Cruijff ArenA (Amsterdam)

The Dutch will want to make the most of their chances against Austria on Friday morning (AEST) considering they wasted plenty against the Ukraine on Monday.

Austria will not be so generous in terms of both allowing so many scoring chances and letting their opponents off the hook.

In fact there is a case to be made for Austria being an excellent value play at $5.75 however it all comes down to confidence.

I would back both teams to be better having shaken their initial rust off in their opening matches and both lots of attackers to be much sharper here.

There is value on offer backing a high scoring, end to end affair.

Back Both Teams to Score and Over 3.5 Goals @ $3.10

Sweden Vs Slovakia

Friday 18 June, 11:00pm, Saint Petersburg Stadium (St Petersburg)

Croatia Vs Czech Republic

Saturday 19 June, 2:00am, Hampden Park (Glasgow)

England Vs Scotland

Saturday 19 June, 5:00am, Wembley Stadium (London)

Hungary Vs France

Saturday 19 June, 11:00pm, Puskas Arena (Budapest)

Portugal Vs Germany

Sunday 20 June, 2:00am, Fussball Arena Munchen (Munich)

Spain Vs Poland

Sunday 20 June, 5:00am, Estadio La Cartuja (Seville)

Italy Vs Wales

Monday 21 June, 2:00am, Stadio Olimpico (Rome)

Switzerland Vs Turkey

Monday 21 June, 2:00am, Baki Olimpiya Stadium (Baku)

Ukraine Vs Austria

Tuesday 22 June, 2:00am, Arena Nationala (Bucharest)

North Macedonia Vs Netherlands

Tuesday 22 June, 2:00am, Johan Cruijff ArenA (Amsterdam)

Finland Vs Belgium

Tuesday 22 June, 5:00am, Saint Petersburg Stadium (St Petersburg)

Russia Vs Denmark

Tuesday 22 June, 5:00am, Parken (Copenhagen)

Czech Republic Vs England

Wednesday 23 June, 5:00am, Wembley Stadium (London)

Croatia Vs Scotland

Wednesday 23 June, 5:00am, Hampden Park (Glasgow)

Sweden Vs Poland

Thursday 24 June, 2:00am, Saint Petersburg Stadium (St Petersburg)

Slovakia Vs Spain

Thursday 24 June, 2:00am, Estadio La Cartuja (Seville)

Germany Vs Hungary

Thursday 24 June, 5:00am, Fussball Arena Munchen (Munich)

Portugal Vs France

Thursday 24 June, 5:00am, Puskas Arena (Budapest)

Round of 16

2A Vs 2B

Sunday 27 June, 2:00am, Johan Cruijff ArenA (Amsterdam)

1A Vs 2C

Sunday 27 June, 5:00am, Wembley Stadium (London)

1C Vs 3D/E/F

Monday 28 June, 2:00am, Puskas Arena (Budapest)

1B Vs 3A/D/E/F

Monday 28 June, 5:00am, Estadio La Cartuja (Seville)

2D Vs 2E

Tuesday 29 June, 2:00am, Parken (Copenhagen)

1F Vs 3A/B/C

Tuesday 29 June, 5:00am, Arena Nationala (Bucharest)

1D Vs 2F

Wednesday 30 June, 2:00am, Wembley Stadium (London)

1E Vs 3A/B/C/D

Wednesday 30 June, 5:00am, Hampden Park (Glasgow)

Quarter Finals

R16 Match 6 Vs R16 Match 5

Saturday 3 July, 2:00am, Saint Petersburg Stadium (St Petersburg)

R16 Match 4 Vs R16 Match 2

Saturday 3 July, 5:00am, Fussball Arena Munchen (Munich)

R16 Match 3 Vs R16 Match 1

Sunday 4 July, 2:00am, Baki Olimpiya Stadium (Baku)

R16 Match 8 Vs R16 Match 7

Sunday 4 July, 5:00am, Stadio Olimpico (Rome)

Semi Finals

QF 2 Vs QF 1

Wednesday 7 July, 5:00am, Wembley Stadium (London)

QF 4 Vs QF 3

Thursday 8 July, 5:00am, Wembley Stadium (London)

Euro 2020 Final

SF 1 Vs SF 2

Monday 12 July, 5:00am, Wembley Stadium (London)