Euro 2024 Match Previews

Missing watching football at odd hours? Well never fear Euro 2024 is here and ready to keep you company during those sleepless nights.

Three years after Italy’s triumph at Wembley, the continent’s best footballers descend on Germany with an eye on being crowned champions in July.

Following a dramatic and eventful Group Stage, we are now into the knockouts with the remaining teams setting their sights on Berlin’s Olimpiastadion in a couple of weeks.

Wondering who we tipped to win it all? Check out our massive Euro 2024 Tournament Preview here, before going through our match by match best bets below!


Spain vs England
Monday 15 July, 5:00am, Olympiastadion

World football’s focus will be firmly locked on the Olympiastadion in Berlin on Monday morning (5am AEST) for the Euro 2024 Final.

Spain and England have won through to Europe’s showpiece fixture, and while both nations have produced vastly different performances throughout the last few weeks, there is certainly a case to be made for both of the lifting the trophy.

Undefeated at Euro 2024, Spain have opened and maintain favouritism here at Ladbrokes and are up at odds of $1.67 to lift the trophy ($2.45 in regulation time), while England are the underdogs at odds of $2.20 ($3.35 in regulation time).


While given some hope in tournament betting prior to a ball being kicked, Spain have undoubtedly been the standout nation in Germany.

Wins over Croatia, Italy and Albania in the Group stage were franked when they destroyed Georgia in the Round of 16, before ending the hopes of the host nation, Germany, in the Quarters.

All credible opposition, Spain really stamped themselves as the ones to beat with a tough win over France in the Semi-Finals, and they are fitting favourites in the Ladbrokes market.

The emergence of several young stars at Euro 2024 has highlighted Spain’s performance and win, lose or draw on Monday morning, another golden generation does appear to be imminent.


Is it coming ‘home’?

Shaky is perhaps the best word to describe England’s effort in the Group stage at Euro 2024, but obviously they did enough to progress, several times, and they step out a winning chance again early on Monday morning.

A 1-0 victory over Serbia in their tournament opener was followed by draws with Denmark and Slovenia, while England looked to be on their way home in the Round of 16 when trailing Slovakia into injury time and ultimately sneaking through after late drama.

It was another goalless draw against Switzerland with penalties forcing a result, but their credit, the Three Lions produced undoubtedly their best performance of the campaign to beat the Netherlands on Thursday morning.

Is this their biggest test to date? Obviously. Have they found a way to win when the chips have been down? Several times.

Euro 2024 Final Tips

All things considered, this quality Spanish side is playing with skill, flare and confidence, and I believe that they will be crowned Euro 2024 champions.

All of the pressure that is lumped on this England side always had an effect on their performance, and while a victory on Monday morning would probably go a way towards rectifying a little of that, I think that it might prove to be a bridge too far.

Back Spain to Win in regulation time @ $2.45
Back Dani Olmo to score at any time @ $5
Back Over 2.5 total match goals @ $2.40


Spain vs France
Wednesday 10 July, 5:00am, Munich Arena

Spain upset hosts Germany in Euro 2024, clinching a dramatic quarter-final win with Mikel Merino’s 119th-minute header.

Their seven-game winning streak has been marked by solid defense, conceding just one goal from open play in the tournament.

They now face France, having historically limited Les Bleus’ scoring opportunities in recent encounters.

France progressed to the semi-finals after a tense penalty shootout victory over Portugal, despite their struggles to score from open play throughout the tournament.

Manager Didier Deschamps aims for his fourth major final, relying on resilient defense rather than prolific scoring to advance.

For me, Spain has looked inevitable, and in a win for football, I believe Spanish flare and style will trump French industry and defense.

Spain to Qualify @ $1.80

Netherlands vs England
Thursday 11 July, 5:00am, Dortmund

The Netherlands have finally found their feet in Euro 2024 after a slow start in the group stage, advancing to their first major tournament semi-final in a decade.

They overcame Turkey 2-1 and now face England in Dortmund, their first meeting at a Euros or World Cup since 1996.

Despite a heavy defeat in their last encounter, the Dutch have since lost only once in nine meetings with England (4W,4D)

Meanwhile, England continue their impressive semi-final streak with a hard-fought penalty shootout victory against Switzerland.

Despite struggling to win in regular time at Euro 2024, England’s resilience and defensive solidity have been key, having not lost a competitive match since 2022, while rarely conceding multiple goals.

The Three Lions’ misfiring forward line will need to click to reach their second consecutive Euros final.

Backing the Draw has been a profitable play in England’s Euro 2024 campaign, and I can easily see this one going the full distance.

Draw $2.90


Spain vs Germany
Saturday 6 July, 2:00am, Stuttgart Arena

The two most impressive teams at Euro 2024 will provide a spectacle worthy of the finale in the Quarter Final stage.

Whichever nation emerges victorious will be the clear favourite to win it all with both plotting impressive paths to this stage.

The Germans are coming off a strong showing against Denmark, riding out a thunderstorm to win 2-0 with a scoreline that could have been even larger had their finishing been a bit sharper.

Spain has been almost perfect to date, winning all four games and conceding just once in their Round of 16 match against Georgia.

When they faced off in the World Cup just over 18 months ago, Germany pinched a point in a 1-1 draw, which has been the scoreline in three of the last four head to head meetings, with Spain winning the other fixture 6-0 in the Nations League.

Prior to the tournament, Spain was my pick to win it all and I’m not jumping off that bandwagon yet, they have been the best team and they’ll send a lot of Germans home disappointed here.

Spain to Qualify @ $1.85

Portugal vs France
Saturday 6 July, 5:00am, Volksparkstadion

Let’s not call this a rematch of the Euro 2016 mostly because of the high rate of turnover on both sides, but we are probably going to see something similar to how that match played out.

On that occasion scores were locked at 0-0 after 90 minutes before Eder netted the unlikeliest of winners 11 minutes from the end of extra time.

Given both teams have struggled to score for most of the tournament, the under really looks to be the way to go with the winner likely to come by accident.

Portugal scored five in their first two matches, however two were own goals and their match highlights have been littered with wasted chances.

A rotated squad was held scoreless by Georgia in the final group match and they needed some shootout heroics from Diogo Costa in the Round of 16 to eek by Slovenia.

As for France, they’re not losing games but their two wins have come via own goals and their other one from the spot.

If we are lucky one team will score in normal time and spare us a frustrating two hours before penalties.

Under 1.5 Goals @ $2.60

England vs Switzerland
Sunday 7 July, 2:00am, Dusseldorf Arena

Fresh off eliminating the reigning champions of Europe, Switzerland has a chance to ruin the dreams of England in the Quarter Final stage.

Going off the most recent performances, you have to give them a real chance of doing so despite starting as outsiders.

The Swiss were very impressive against Italy and have shown an ability to punch above their weight in this tournament, also drawing with Germany.

Meanwhile, for all of their talent, it just has not happened for England with the side trudging through the mud in attack and still struggling to find the right balance.

Based on some of the comments coming out of the English camp, it sure seems like this is a tournament too far for Southgate and few of the senior players.

Let’s have a play on the upset here and a busy few days on Fleet Street as they dissect another disappointing campaign.

Switzerland to Qualify @ $2.35

Netherlands vs Turkey
Sunday 7 July, 5:00am, Olympiastadion

It has been 20 years since the Dutch made it past the Quarter Final stage of the Euros but their Round of 16 performance inspired plenty of confidence in the Oranje.

While their Group Stage efforts were miserly at best, they flicked a switch against Romania and cruised to a 3-0 win.

They will have to be on their guard against a well organised Turkish side that rode set pieces to a Round of 16 victory over Austria with veteran keeper Mert Gunok making a spectacular save in stoppage time to win the match.

We are going to see goals in this match with both teams happy to get forward but the Dutch are the better side here.

Netherlands to Win and Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.40


Switzerland vs Italy
Sunday 30 June, 2:00am, Olympiastadion
Switzerland 2 – Italy 0

Having finished runners up in Groups A and B respectively, both of these nations will be pleased to have advanced but well aware there is room to improve in the sudden death stage of the tournament.

The Swiss came incredibly close to winning their group outright were it not for a late equaliser from the Germans, while Italy produced a late equaliser of their own to snatch second spot from Croatia.

Despite going 11 years between meetings at one point, the Italians and Swiss have faced off three times in the last three years.

Both World Cup qualifiers ended in low scoring draws, however Italy took out the Group A meeting in Euro 2021.

While both teams to score has hit in Switzerland’s last four matches, this has all the makings of a low scoring arm wrestle with the under hitting in four of Italy’s last five matches and neither team looking to play an overly aggressive style.

Italy should win this game but the very real possibility of extra time makes the To Qualify market the way to go.

Italy to Qualify @ $1.72

Germany vs Denmark
Sunday 30 June, 5:00am, BVB Stadion Dortmund
Germany 2 – Denmark 0

Both teams are carrying a long unbeaten run into this match but there is a marked difference in their group stage form in the lead up to this match.

Denmark played out a trio of draws in an uninspiring Group C where attacking football was set back 30 years.

The same cannot be said for the Germans who were the top scoring side in the Group Stage with two wins and a last up draw having already wrapped up qualification.

There is not a lot of value on offer for backing Germany to win outright, but pairing it with a couple of their main players to get a shot on target and you have a strong same game multi.

SGM: Germany to Win (90 Minutes), Kai Havertz and Ilkay Gundogan 1+ Shot on Target @ $3.75

England vs Slovakia
Monday 1 July, 2:00am, Arena AufSchalke
England 2 – Slovakia 1 (A.E.T)

While there was no shortage of underwhelming teams in the Group Stage, tournament favourites England have drawn the most ire with some insipid efforts to date.

For a team with that level of talent, many feel that they should be dominating matches however they are yet to look like a team with title winning ambitions.

It puts them in a dangerous position ahead of this clash with Slovakia, who know they have nothing to lose from here on out.

Unfortunately what gives them a chance of winning is also what will probably prevent them from doing so, with a strong defence that will limit the chances other teams will create.

They have already sprung one upset this month and another one is potentially on the cards here, especially if England’s star studded attackers like Harry Kane spend large portions of the game unable to get into the action.

This match has the makings of first team to score wins and it makes the under the way to go.

Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.70

Spain vs Georgia
Monday 1 July, 5:00am, Cologne Stadium
Spain 4 – Georgia 1

Despite the first three fixtures in the Round of 16 shaping up as potentially tight, hard fought ties, any expectations of this one being close are optimistic at best.

Georgia put plenty into their Matchday 3 upset of an already qualified Portugal just to get to this stage and for most teams, that does not bode well for their next encounter.

Especially when it comes against a team in red hot form that looks like they are a great chance of winning it all.

Spain were the most impressive of the tournament heavyweights as the only participant to win all three group matches and to top it all off, they went through a tough group without conceding a goal.

I’m expecting them to win here and put a few goals past Georgia in the process.

Spain to Win and Over 2.5 Goals (90 Minutes) @ $1.80

France vs Belgium
Tuesday 2 July, 2:00am, Dusseldorf Arena
France 1 – Belgium 0

What is easily the headline matchup of the Round of 16 also brings the most pressure filled contest with both nations desperate to avoid the ignominy of an early exit.

France were expected to light up the Euros but an out of sorts attack need an own goal to beat Austria and a Kylian Mbappe penalty to draw with Poland and advance in second spot.

Belgium were not exactly setting the world alight during their group play either, with Romelu Lukaku having more disallowed goals from VAR than his teammates scored as a collective.

The good news is that both teams will feel as though a slight uptick in form and performance will be enough to win this match and get through to the Quarter Final.

It might mean we are heading for a drab encounter with goals at a premium and the price on a draw to send this to extra time looks like the value play in this market.

Draw (90 Minutes) @ $3.30

Portugal vs Slovenia
Tuesday 2 July, 5:00am, Frankfurt Arena
Portugal 0 – Slovenia 0 (Portugal 3-0 on Penalties)

Slovenia has one way to win this match and it’s holding on for a fourth consecutive draw at the Euros tournament.

If nothing else they know their identity and how best to go about their football.

The same cannot be said for Portugal who seem to be caught between the team they have been for almost two decades and the one they need to become to move into their new era.

An over-reliance on Cristiano Ronaldo has not stopped Portugal from winning two of their group games before dropping a dead rubber against Georgia.

But they don’t look like a side that is completely in sync and that is always dangerous in the knockout stage of a major tournament.

They should still win here but it will be a tough slog of a watch.

Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.80

Romania vs Netherlands
Wednesday 3 July, 2:00am, Fussball Arena Munich
Romania 0 – Netherlands 3

Thanks to a convincing first up win over Ukraine, Romania ruined a whole lot of predictions by finishing as the unlikely winners of Group E.

However there is not a huge reward for winning that one as they have been drawn to face a very strong Netherlands side who will be smarting after their late collapse against Austria.

I’m expecting a bounce back effort from the Oranje as they are one of the few sides that has scored multiple goals in multiple games.

If they can get going early, Romania’s attack does not have the firepower to reel in the Netherlands and forcing them to play catch up could lead to a long afternoon.

Netherlands to Win and Over 2.5 Goals (90 Minutes) @ $2.30

Austria vs Turkey
Wednesday 3 July, 5:00am, Leipzig Stadium
Austria 1 – Turkey 2

While not the highest profile clash in the Round of 16, this has the potential to be a really exciting encounter between two sides.

It was not that long ago that Austria won a friendly between the two nations 6-1 and while this one should be a bit closer, there should be no shortage of goals.

That makes the price on the over in this market a bit of a surprise given the football that both teams are playing.

It also makes the over a pretty straightforward choice in the market.

Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.91


Germany vs Scotland
Saturday 15 June, 5:00am, Fussball Arena Munich
Germany 5 – Scotland 1

It all kicks off in Munich with Germany expected to make short work of their Scottish opponents.

Finding a play for this match simply boils down to what sort of win we are expecting for the tournament hosts.

After a disappointing World Cup, Julian Nagelsmann’s side looks like they are primed to put on a show in front of their home fans with some encouraging performances in the lead up to this tournament.

The same cannot be said for Scotland, whose form dating back to last September is scratchy at best, tallying just two wins from their last ten fixtures over Cyprus and Gibraltar.

When it goes wrong for Scotland defensively it goes really wrong conceding multiple goals in eight of their last ten and three or more in four of those fixtures.

Germany should win and put a few in the back of the net to start the tournament on a positive note, and there is value to be found backing Dortmund’s Niclas Fullkrug to score one of those goals with an encouraging start to his national team career.

SGM: Germany to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Niclas Fullkrug Anytime Goalscorer @ $3.57

Hungary vs Switzerland
Saturday 15 June, 11:00pm, Cologne Stadium
Hungary 1 – Switzerland 3

It’s tough to say that the second match of the tournament is a do or die prospect for the two teams involved.

However for Switzerland and Hungary, this is a critically important fixture with both teams eyeing off second spot in the group and that vitally important second automatic berth in the Round of 16.

It has been a while since these two nations faced off in a competitive fixture, having been drawn in the same 2018 World Cup qualifying group, the Swiss will be hoping for a similar outcome winning those fixtures 3-2 and 5-2.

Hungary’s last win over Switzerland came all the way back in 1981 and it seems unlikely for that streak is going to end here, not for a lack of talent but the Swiss just seem too good to lose this one.

Knowing the consequences of a defeat here, both teams certainly seem like they are going to go into damage limitation mode first up and I cannot see a clear divide between these teams.

Draw @ $3.20

Spain vs Croatia
Sunday 16 June, 2:00am, Olympiastadion
Spain 3 – Croatia 0

Despite this tournament taking place in a horrible time zone for Aussie viewers, this is one of those games that is well worth staying up and taking in live.

Three years ago they played in one of the games of the Euros, with Croatia scoring in the 85th and 92nd minute to level the match at 3-3 before two Spanish goals in extra time sent them to the Quarter Finals.

Another wild encounter would be a phenomenal watch, and this has the makings of an end to end contest with both teams more than capable of scoring for fun on their day.

It is tempting to take Spain at $1.90 but Croatia are a much better chance to get something from this match than the market suggests, to the better option might be to dip into the total goals market.

Spain has scored 13 total goals in their last three outings and 16 in their last five, while Croatia’s last three games have all had the over hit.

Let’s have a play on that trend continuing.

Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.10

Italy vs Albania
Sunday 16 June, 5:00am, BVB Stadion Dortmund
Italy 2 – Albania 1

While the first Group B clash is a bona fide blockbuster, the second act in that story will contain considerably less jeopardy.

Albania will be wondering which team member broke a mirror to earn this horror group stage draw, with no easy tasks starting with this game.

In the last decade they have faced off four times, twice of those were competitive fixtures with Italy winning both 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

With the group seeding potentially coming down to goal difference, look for Italy to lay down an early marker with Spain and Croatia watching on.

Italy to Win Both Halves @ $3.40

Poland vs Netherlands
Sunday 16 June, 11:00pm, Volksparkstadion
Poland 1 – Netherlands 2

Don’t be so quick to assume that the Dutch will run away with this match, Poland are going to present a real stiff challenge in this match.

While they did need to win a penalty shootout over Wales back in March to just qualify for this tournament, with someone like Robert Lewandowski leading the line they have every chance here.

Not to mention the Netherlands always being a tough team to get a read on in tournaments like this, the upset is very much in play.

What does seem clear is that both teams will be eager to play on the front foot and the price on both teams to score does seem very generous.

Both Teams to Score @ $2.00

Slovenia vs Denmark
Monday 17 June, 2:00am, Stuttgart Arena
Slovenia 1 – Denmark 1

Slovenia has the capacity to cause some headaches in Euro 2024 but it’s hard to envision them providing more than nuisance value and maybe a couple of goals.

While they do have a 2-0 win over Portugal on their 2024 resume, their last up 1-1 draw with Bulgaria was not the most encouraging result.

Denmark on the other have has been on a tear, winning eight of their last ten matches, which includes a 2-1 victory over their opponents in this match having been drawn in the same qualifying group.

Three years after a miraculous run to the Semi Finals, the Danes are ready to make some noise again and they should be able to handle Slovenia to begin their campaign on a winning note.

Denmark to Win @ $1.73

Serbia vs England
Monday 17 June, 5:00am, Arena AufSchalke
Serbia 0 – England 1

Get ready for a month of very tense interactions with every English person you know as Gareth Southgate’s side try to claim their first major silverware in almost 60 years.

Serbia will be a tricky test first up with no shortage of big game experience with their squad drawing pay cheques from clubs playing in Europe’s major leagues.

Not to mention they looked good in their tune up win over Sweden, which featured a much stronger lineup than their loss to Austria.

While that should help them keep it close against England, the tournament favourites are just too good to slip up this early.

There might be some nervy moments as England settles into the tournament, but they should get all three points on offer.

England to Win and Under 3.5 Goals @ $2.10

Romania vs Ukraine
Monday 17 June, 11:00pm, Fussball Arena Munich
Romania 3 – Ukraine 0

After missing out on the last edition of the Euros, Romania is back amongst the elite but their history is not exactly painting an optimistic picture for their hopes in 2024.

In five prior appearances, they have won just one of 16 matches, losing 10 and only advancing out of the group once back in 2000.

Their squad just doesn’t have the quality to match up with the rest of their group and they are going to be in for a rough introduction against the Ukraine.

Admittedly the form of the Ukraine in their three lead in friendlies was mixed, but they have shown the ability to shine in competitive outings, winning four of their last five qualifiers, drawing with Italy in the fifth fixture.

With a strong squad and plenty of motivation at their backs, the Ukraine look like excellent value to start their campaign on a winning note.

Ukraine to Win @ $2.02

Belgium vs Slovakia
Tuesday 18 June, 2:00am, Frankfurt Arena
Belgium 0 – Slovakia 1

Maybe this is the tournament where Belgium finally breaks through, or maybe they’re heading for another disappointing exit, either way they should get off to a winning start.

They have way too much firepower for Slovakia to keep up with and we could see Romelu Lukaku leap out to an early lead in the top goalscorer race.

While Slovakia can score on their day, this has all the makings of a fairly one sided affair with a big win for the Belgians.

Belgium to Win -1 Goal @ $2.25

Austria vs France
Tuesday 18 June, 5:00am, Dusseldorf Arena
Austria 0 – France 1

There is every chance France sees what Belgium does in their opener and tries to one up it.

Especially after some of the murmurings of concern that came out of their 0-0 draw with Canada in their final warm up fixture.

Austria will be full of confidence heading into this match on a seven match unbeaten run, which included six straight wins before their last up draw with Switzerland.

However when the whistle goes and they start playing for real, there really is only one conceivable winner with France looking for a strong start.

Even if Mbappe is unable to fire first up, France has more than enough difference makers to get them home and score a few goals in the process.

France to Win and Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.10

Turkey vs Georgia
Wednesday 19 June, 2:00am, BVB Stadion Dortmund
Turkey 3 – Georgia 1

Georgia is all set for a maiden appearance at the Euros after qualifying the hard way, knocking out Greece on penalties.

Unfortunately they seem to be set for a rough time in Germany with their best chance of a point coming here against Turkey.

It is hard to see it coming though, with a clear talent gap between these two nations and Georgia’s best hope is parking the bus while holding on for dear life.

There is only so much they can do and the Turkish attack will eventually knock down the door.

Turkey to Win @ $1.80

Portugal vs Czech Republic
Wednesday 19 June, 5:00am, Leipzig Stadium
Portugal 2 – Czech Republic 1

While there will be plenty of attention given to Cristiano Ronaldo in what is surely his final Euros campaign, the reality is that Portugal can succeed without their superstar.

Taking the Al-Nassr star out of their lineup still leaves them with a strong squad that has no shortage of key contributors.

With all of the attention focused on one player rather than the squad as a whole should help the 2016 champions get things going here.

They have won their last three competitive fixtures against the Czech Republic with a clean sheet and that is the play for this match.

Portugal to Win to Nil @ $2.50

Croatia vs Albania
Wednesday 19 June, 11:00pm, Volksparkstadion
Croatia 2 – Albania 2

As we enter the second round of matches at Euro 2024, every team now has 90 minutes of football to evaluate, but the dilemma for punters is working out how much weight those opening performances should be given.

Croatia were decidedly second best in their first match against Spain but there is a chance that does need the caveat it came against one of the best teams in the world.

Albania took a shock lead against Italy in their match and would have been happy to only lose 2-1 in the end, avoiding landing in a major hole to start the tournament.

However the situation does suggest that this is a bad time to be coming up against Croatia, with the 2018 World Cup finalists now needing a win and probably by a solid margin to give themselves a chance of finishing their group in the top two.

Also working against Albania is the fact that outside of a calamitous moment at the back from the Italians, they really didn’t threaten and it does not bode well for them here.

Croatia to Win and Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.38

Germany vs Hungary
Thursday 20 June, 2:00am, Stuttgart Arena
Germany 2 – Hungary 0

Well wasn’t that a statement and a half from the Germans to open up the tournament?

It was a ruthless domination of Scotland and now they have Hungary in their crosshairs with a chance to secure progression with a win here.

Even the Hungarian manager does not sound overly confident about his side’s chances, despite a 1-0 win in the Nations League less than two years ago.

Having lost to Switzerland in their opener and not looked all that good in the process, there is little hope for the Hungarians here.

Germany Halftime/Fulltime Double @ $1.80

Scotland vs Switzerland
Thursday 20 June, 5:00am, Cologne Stadium
Scotland 1 – Switzerland 1

There was a lot to like about Switzerland’s first up performance and they appear to be well placed to progress possibly as soon as full time in Cologne.

Scotland were humbled in every imaginable way by the Germans in the tournament opener but their campaign is not quite over yet.

Keeping 11 players on the field for all 90 minutes might give them a chance of springing an upset but they will need too many things to go their way here to back with any confidence.

Take the better team playing with confidence.

Switzerland to Win @ $1.83

Slovenia vs Serbia
Thursday 20 June, 11:00pm, Fussball Arena Munich
Slovenia 1 – Serbia 1

Prior to the tournament, you would have assumed that Serbia would have the edge in this game and the market is suggesting that as well.

However based on the respective performances from each nation in their opening games, this might be a bit closer than first thought.

Slovenia were trailing early but fought back well to earn a point from the heavily fancied Denmark while Serbia dropped an ugly game against tournament favourites England.

Neither team really generated a whole lot in attack that would have the opposing defence that worried, which makes the price on the under look like the best value in the market.

Slovenia are a better shot at getting something from this game than their price would suggest, but I’m going to back the under as both teams are likely to adopt a bit of a cagey style.

Under 2.5 Goals @ $1.75

Denmark vs England
Friday 21 June, 2:00am, Frankfurt Arena
Denmark 1 – England 1

Despite both teams taking something from their opening fixture of Euro 2024, neither appeared to be overly happy with their respective outcome.

For Denmark it was an obvious disappointment, having to settle for a draw in a match they were favoured in and lead for the better part of an hour.

As for England, they might have defeated Serbia but the never-completely-satisfied British press would have felt like they needed more than the 1-0 margin of victory.

However that has given them some breathing space in their group, and a win for the Three Lions will secure progression to the Round of 16.

But Denmark will not be one to roll over and there is no chance of them taking this fixture lightly, like they may have done on Matchday 1.

Their last competitive meeting came in the Euros three years ago, with England advancing in extra time thanks to Harry Kane’s 104th minute goal.

While there is a history of low scoring contests between these two, I’m backing the opposite of that trend here with Denmark needing to get something from this game to have some breathing room of their own heading into Matchday 3.

Both Teams to Score @ $2.10

Spain vs Italy
Friday 21 June, 5:00am, Arena AufSchalke
Spain 1 – Italy 0

When Spain and Italy were drawn together in the same group, you knew their head to head match was going to be a must watch encounter.

While the Spanish side produced a resounding 3-0 win over Croatia first up, the Italians were a bit off the pace only just getting by Albania 2-1.

Three years ago we needed penalties to separate these sides in the Euro Semi Finals with Donarumma stopping two Spanish efforts.

Since then, Spain has won both Nations League encounters by a score of 2-1 and will head into this fixture as favourites, and justifiably so.

It won’t come easy but that first up performance had a lot to like as they displayed a level of ruthlessness that has sometimes been lacking.

Expect no favours for Italy here.

Spain to Win @ $2.10

Slovakia vs Ukraine
Friday 21 June, 11:00pm, Dusseldorf Arena
Slovakia 1 – Ukraine 2

After managing to pull off the biggest upset of Matchday 1, Slovakia can show it was not a fluke as they take on a desperate Ukraine side on Friday night.

The Ukrainians were hammered by Romania in their tournament opener and with Belgium on the cards to close out group play, they simply have to get something from this game to have any hope of progressing.

But there were all sorts of warning signs in that first game, especially at the back as they had no answer for Romania.

Slovakia’s success came through an impressive defensive effort (and a bit of VAR help) to shut out a talented Belgian attack.

If they can stifle the Ukraine as many expect them to, they will be well placed to spring another upset and look like great value at their current price.

Slovakia to Win @ $3.50

Poland vs Austria
Saturday 22 June, 2:00am, Olympiastadion
Poland 1 – Austria 3

This is a proper loser leaves town match, even though the losing team will still have to play on Matchday 3 before departing.

Despite being handed a rough group stage draw with France and the Netherlands expected to occupy the top two spots, both would have thought they were a decent chance of advancing.

To do that though, they simply have to win this match which should hopefully prevent a cagey affair where both teams are just trying to avoid losing.

However it is tough to find a clear line of difference between these two teams in their current form and a draw does look like a very plausible outcome.

I can’t split them and am expecting both sides to be pretty unhappy with having to settle for a point and to try and pull off a Matchday 3 miracle.

Draw @ $3.45

Netherlands vs France
Saturday 22 June, 5:00am, Leipzig Stadium
Netherlands 0 – France 0

Now this one will be well worth the early alarm, especially with France potentially being a bit vulnerable following the broken nose suffered by Kylian Mbappe.

Even though the Real Madrid bound forward is claiming he will be good to go, there is likely to be an adjustment period as he learns to function with his protective mask.

The good news is their squad has more than enough quality to keep their attack ticking over even if Mbappe is a bit off his game.

Meanwhile the Dutch survived a scare first up against Poland, but they played their way into the match well and showed just how good they can be on their day.

While I am expecting France to still find a way to win, as they did in both Euro qualifiers (4-0 in France, 2-1 in the Netherlands), the over really does look like the way to go, with that bet hitting in four of the last five head to head fixtures.

Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.91

Georgia vs Czech Republic
Saturday 22 June, 11:00pm, Volksparkstadion
Georgia 1 – Czech Republic 1

For 92 minutes it sure looked like Czechia would get something out of their opening match with Portugal before Chico Conceicao popped up to grab all three points the 2016 champions.

While not quite as close, the Georgians were left with a similar return from their Euro debut as they conceded a pair of second half goals to lose to the Turkish team.

This is another one of those games where both sides will head into the match knowing this is their best chance for three points.

Czechia look like the best bet to win but there has been no shortage of goals for either team lately, with Georgia conceding at least two goals in four of their last six and the over hitting in the Czech’s last six.

Combine those two outcomes and you’ve got a decent value play.

Czech Republic to Win and Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.70

Turkey vs Portugal
Sunday 23 June, 2:00am, BVB Stadion Dortmund
Turkey 0 – Portugal 3

While both teams came away with wins on Matchday 1, they would feel like there was plenty of room for improvement here.

Especially in the Portuguese camp where they were dead and buried until a very late show.

There are real concerns about the fluidity of their attack with Cristiano Ronaldo still the focal point 20 years after his first outing at this tournament.

While he is still a remarkable player he is not quite the dominant force he once was and the respect his teammates still show him is clearly hindering the team’s play.

Türkiye has only won one international fixture between these two nations, with that coming in a 2012 friendly, every competitive match has gone the way of the Portuguese including the 2022 World Cup qualifier.

This does not look like it will be the most open and enthralling match, but I’ll back Portugal to find a way through even if it does become a bit of an arm wrestle.

Portugal to Win and Under 3.5 Goals @ $2.38

Belgium vs Romania
Sunday 23 June, 5:00am, Cologne Stadium
Belgium 2 – Romania 0

It came a little bit earlier than expected, but Belgium appear set for another disappointing tournament and early exit after a thoroughly underwhelming effort against Slovakia.

However as is always the case in a tournament like this, that narrative can be turned around pretty quickly with a win over Romania.

There was no shortage of chances for the Belgians first up and Romelu Lukaku had a pair of goals denied by VAR against Slovakia, so a bit more sharpness in the final third might make all the difference.

As tempting as it is to take on Belgium here, it just seems far more likely that they are going to find a way to get their campaign on track and give themselves something to play for heading into the final group match.

Putting this much faith in Belgium might be a mistake but it’s a mistake that is worth making given the talent at their disposal.

Belgium to Win -1 Goal @ $2.25

Switzerland vs Germany
Monday 24 June, 5:00am, Frankfurt Arena
Switzerland 1 – Germany 1

The fun begins in the early hours of Monday morning as the simultaneous final group games kick off with Group A wrapping up.

Germany is through but they need to at least get a point from this clash with Switzerland to ensure they finish on top, and a point will also be enough for the Swiss to lock in second spot.

While the teams might not necessarily work to orchestrate a result, we have seen many prior occasions where they are both happy to play to a mutually beneficial draw.

Draw @ $3.75

Scotland vs Hungary
Monday 24 June, 5:00am, Stuttgart Arena
Scotland 0 – Hungary 1

The real intrigue in Group A comes in the race for third, where both Scotland (1 point) and Hungary (0 points) need to win to have any hope of advancing.

Hungary getting to three points will likely be enough to qualify as one of the four best third place teams, while Scotland winning to finish on four would almost certainly be enough.

A draw would leave Scotland in a very precarious position, forced to undergo an arduous wait as the other groups play out.

To their credit, the Scottish side were actually quite good in their second match against Switzerland and showed there is still some fight in them.

Hungary had their moments in a defeat against Germany but the frustrations in that camp were evident and you do wonder if they might be out of gas for this game.

That draw puts Scotland in an advantageous position and they look like good value here at their current price.

Scotland to Win @ $2.60

Albania vs Spain
Tuesday 25 June, 5:00am, Dusseldorf Arena
Albania 0 – Spain 1

Spain could really throw a wrench into Group B with their passage to the Round of 16 already secured and nothing to gain from this fixture.

Albania could conceivably finish in second place with a win here and an Italian loss, which would also potentially be enough for Spain to advance.

It all comes down to whether or not Spain want to rotate ahead of the knockout stages because they are the less desperate side.

With that in mind, staying out of the result market until team news comes out might be the way to go here and instead looking at the both teams to score market.

That has hit in Albania’s last three matches and while Spain have kept consecutive clean sheets at this tournament, they might have a hard time with this highly motivated Albanian team.

Both Teams to Score @ $1.95

Croatia vs Italy
Tuesday 25 June, 5:00am, Leipzig Stadium
Croatia 1 – Italy 1

Croatia has been one of the big disappointments at this tournament so far, getting belted by Spain first up before a 95th minute equaliser from Albania left them hanging by a thread.

Italy were good enough in their first match with Albania but really struggled against Spain, and depending on how that fixture plays out, Italy might need something here to ensure they can progress automatically.

A draw might not be enough but with both teams having their own differing motivations, we may see the honours split and Croatia (or Albania) left to sit and wait.

Draw @ $3.35

Netherlands vs Austria
Wednesday 26 June, 2:00am, Olympiastadion
Netherlands 2 – Austria 3

This is one of those situations where the current format of the Euros really eliminates the potential chaos of the third round of group play.

With the Dutch on four points and the Austrians on three, a mutually beneficial draw will see both nations advance to the next phase of the tournament.

A win for either side will ensure a top two finish but the safety of knowing Austria is almost certainly through as one of the best third placed finishers with an additional point means the drama and intensity is not there.

While the Netherlands have won all six meetings since the turn of the millennium, that streak is looking like it might come to an end here.

Draw @ $3.05

France vs Poland
Wednesday 26 June, 2:00am, BVB Stadion Dortmund
France 1 – Poland 1

While their group rivals are facing off in Berlin, France will take on Poland in Dortmund with a great opportunity to pinch top spot in the group.

If the expected draw plays out in the other match, then France just needs to win against Poland in whatever manner is necessary.

However if the Dutch to win, France will need to beat Poland by a bigger margin than the final score at the Olympiastadion.

That also explains why the French are such heavy favourites in this match, but with just the one goal through 180 minutes and Kyllian Mbappe’s mask dominating the headlines, they are just too short to back.

France won the Round of 16 clash in the World Cup 18 months ago, but their history is littered with low scoring arm wrestles so let’s have something on another defensive contest.

Under 2.5 Goals @ $2.25

England vs Slovenia
Wednesday 26 June, 5:00am, Cologne Stadium
England 0 – Slovenia 0

At the time of writing, there is still a conceivable scenario where England loses to Slovenia in this match and is sent packing but those odds would be astronomical.

What is far more likely in terms of horrific outcomes, England loses to a stubborn Slovenian side and falls all the way to third place in Group C but still advances to the Round of 16.

It might make the Fleet Street press and content departments happy, but it’s also not something punters should be backing with a high level of confidence.

One thing does seem incredibly likely though and that is the under being the best play of the game with England trying to move a semi-trailer using the Fred Flinstone method of acceleration when they are on the attack.

How much of that blame falls on Gareth Southgate is up for debate but they have not clicked yet and another ugly win that feels like a loss could be on the cards.

England to Win and Under 3.5 Goals @ $1.95

Denmark vs Serbia
Wednesday 26 June, 5:00am, Fussball Arena Munich
Denmark 0 – Serbia 0

Dropped points in both of their matches at Euro 2024 could doom Denmark after the final matchday.

A win over on Matchday 3 would ensure progression to the knockout stage but the same applies to a stubborn Serbian side who will also feel like they have not taken their chances.

They were just beaten by England on Matchday 1 before drawing with Slovenia, meaning a win is their only hope of progression.

Denmark took their most recent meeting, a 3-0 win in a March 2022 Friendly while the Danes also took out both Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Assuming both teams play to their capacity, Denmark does look like excellent value in the betting markets at the moment as a better team than Serbia.

Denmark to Win @ $2.15

Slovakia vs Romania
Thursday 27 June, 2:00am, Frankfurt Arena
Slovakia 1 – Romania 1

If you want to give yourself a headache, try to work out all of the permutations surrounding Group E heading into the final matchdays.

Every team is locked on three points with one win and one defeat, and a duo of draws would make it interesting with head to head and goal difference likely not enough to split these teams apart.

By the time this match kicks off, these teams will know if a draw will be enough to ensure progression with the cutoff line firmly established.

Chances are it will be enough for these teams and as long as the Ukraine does not upset Belgium, they might want to play it safe and avoid any sort of drama.

Draw @ $2.15

Ukraine vs Belgium
Thursday 27 June, 2:00am, Stuttgart Arena
Ukraine 0 – Belgium 0

You can copy-paste the first couple of lines from the Slovakia-Romania preview to describe the situation facing Belgium and the Ukraine.

Belgium bounced back from their first up loss with a solid if not completely convincing win over Romania and should be able to win here and top the group.

Ukraine will try to make things tough and they have a team capable of knocking off Belgium if they are off their game but I just don’t see it happening.

It won over the weekend so let’s repeat the Belgium to win by a couple of goals.

Belgium to Win -1 Goal @ $2.70

Georgia vs Portugal
Thursday 27 June, 5:00am, Arena AufSchalke
Georgia 2 – Portugal 0

Having locked up top spot in Group F, Portugal’s motivation for this very winnable clash against Georgia will be interesting.

There is every chance a number of key players will be rested ahead of the all-important knockout phase, which does make their $1.40 quote a bit short.

Georgia held out for a 1-1 draw with Czechia to keep their slim hopes of qualifying alive but this match has all the makings of a flat dead-rubber.

I’m happy  to jump on the under here.

Under 2.5 Goals @ $2.25

Czech Republic vs Turkey
Thursday 27 June, 5:00am, Volksparkstadion
Czech Republic 1 – Turkey 2

Regardless of how the other matches play out, Czechia will need to win here to advance because one point is not going to make them one of the best third placed teams.

Turkiye have a bit more margin for error thanks to their win over Georgia on Matchday 1, but a win would remove all doubt.

With that in mind, we are probably going to be in for an entertaining, end to end match with both teams looking to get on the front foot and take care of their own business.

It is tempting to back Czechia to win but the safer play is to take the over with both sides more than capable of scoring for fun.

Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.75

2020 (in 2021)

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

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

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

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

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

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

AustriavsNorth 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

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

ScotlandvsCzech Republic
Monday 14 June, 11:00pm, Hampden Park (Glasgow)
Scotland 0 – Czech Republic 2

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

Tuesday 15 June, 2:00am, Saint Petersburg Stadium (St Petersburg)
Poland 1 – Slovakia 2

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

Tuesday 15 June, 5:00am, Estadio La Cartuja (Seville)
­­Spain 0 – Sweden 0

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

Wednesday 16 June, 2:00am, Puskas Arena (Budapest)
Hungary 0 – Portugal 3

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

Wednesday 16 June, 5:00am, Fussball Arena Munchen (Munich)
France 1 – Germany 0

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

Wednesday 16 June, 11:00pm, Saint Petersburg Stadium (St Petersburg)
Finland 0 – Russia 1

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

Thursday 17 June, 2:00am, Baki Olimpiya Stadium (Baku)
Turkey 0 – Wales 2

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

Thursday 17 June, 5:00am, Stadio Olimpico (Rome)
Italy 3 – Switzerland 0

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

UkrainevsNorth Macedonia
Thursday 17 June, 11:00pm, Arena Nationala (Bucharest)
Ukraine 2 – North Macedonia 1

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

Friday 18 June, 2:00am, Parken (Copenhagen)
Denmark 1 – Belgium 2

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

Friday 18 June, 5:00am, Johan Cruijff ArenA (Amsterdam)
Netherlands 2 – Austria 0

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

Friday 18 June, 11:00pm, Saint Petersburg Stadium (St Petersburg)
Sweden 1 – Slovakia 0

The pre-Euro Group E tips have already been torn up after Matchday 1 upended the expected hierarchy thanks to these two teams.

Slovakia stunned Poland, recording a 2-1 win over their highly fancied opponents and Sweden frustrated Spain by holding out for a 0-0 draw to start their tournament off with a point.

That draw ended a five match winning streak for the Swedes however they should be able to get all three points on offer for this fixture considering the Slovakians took advantage of a 10-man Polish side.

It might not be the most valuable play of the tournament but it’s a good bank builder backing the Swedes head to head.

Back Sweden to Win @ $1.85

CroatiavsCzech Republic
Saturday 19 June, 2:00am, Hampden Park (Glasgow)
Croatia 1 – Czech Republic 1

Alarm bells are sounding all over Croatia after a sub-par performance in their defeat to England raised questions over whether or not this side is in fact too old.

Such is the fickle nature of these tournaments, if they can bounce back from that defeat with a steady win over the Czech Republic, a lot of those warning signs will go away.

To be fair a first up loss would have been part of the planning for Croatia, even if it was not something they would have wanted, and they will still back themselves to take the remaining six points on offer.

I’ll back Croatia on the basis that the market has overcorrected after that first up effort and they will be better for the 90 minutes.

They will however, have to be on guard against the likes of Patrik Schick whose brace gave the Czechs a win over Scotland.

Back Croatia to Win @ $2.15

Saturday 19 June, 5:00am, Wembley Stadium (London)
England 0 – Scotland 0

Want to see the single most motivated side in the group stage of Euro 2020?

Watch Scotland in this match, taking on their biggest national rival and they will be desperate for a win.

It will be imperative that they shake off their loss to the Czech Republic where they did everything but score, buzzing around the pitch in a highly energetic performance.  

Unfortunately for them, England will also be very motivated and I can’t see any outcome other than an English victory.

England won the lone meeting at a major tournament between these nations, a 2-0 victory at the old Wembley Stadium in Euro 1996 and a similar outcome is going to be on the cards here.

Back England/England HT/FT @ $1.95

Saturday 19 June, 11:00pm, Puskas Arena (Budapest)
Hungary 1 – France 1

Perhaps a capacity crowd will give Hungary some extra motivation as they take on the second half of the worst imaginable Euros draw.

They held out for 84 minutes against the reigning European champions on Wednesday morning however the task does not get any easier with the world champions coming to town.

France could have put up three or four on Germany were it not for a frustrating inability to stay onside but they got the job done.

This is going to be the match where they have to worry about goal difference and a three goal margin would probably only be a pass mark in this fixture.

In what will be the first meeting between these sides in over 16 years, the French should take the opportunity to make a statement with a high scoring victory.

Back France to Win & Over 3.5 Goals @ $3.50

Sunday 20 June, 2:00am, Fussball Arena Munchen (Munich)
Portugal 2 – Germany 4

German fans will not be used to seeing their national team losing their first two matches at a major tournament, but they definitely should prepare themselves for that outcome here.

After failing to break down the French in their opening match, they somehow find themselves favoured against Portugal here.

Even though the Germans have not lost to the Portuguese since Euro 2000, it is impossible to give them the benefit of the doubt in this fixture.

Portugal may have left it late against Hungary but finished with a flourish and you get the feeling Ronaldo and company will be eyeing off a confirmed spot in the last 16.

If the odds were reversed then perhaps there needs to be a second thought but at this price you have to back Portugal.

Back Portugal to Win @ $3.25

Sunday 20 June, 5:00am, Estadio La Cartuja (Seville)
Spain 1 – Poland 1

Generally when a side has over 85% of possession in a football match, they win, by a lot.

On the plus side, Spain were not punished on the counter attack but they could not break down a resolute Swedish side.

Poland on the other hand were stunned by Slovakia in their opener and head into this fixture equally desperate.

While a draw for either side would not be fatal, a loss could very well end any hopes of progression depending on the result of Slovakia-Sweden.

This is a match I am happy to stay away from the head to head markets with Spain at such a short price however we should see a few goals in this fixture, I can’t see the Spanish being anywhere near as wasteful as they were in the opening match.

Alvaro Morata was one of the chief offenders and I’ll back him to have a bounce back effort here.

Back Alvaro Morata Anytime Goalscorer @ $2.30

Monday 21 June, 2:00am, Stadio Olimpico (Rome)
Italy 1 – Wales 0

Italy is through to the knockout stage of Euro 2020 and will be eyeing off not only winning Group A but finishing with a perfect record as well.

They have been an absolute juggernaut to date winning both matches 3-0 and extending their winning streak to 10 matches, all of which have seen them keep clean sheets.

Wales is all but through but could finish anywhere from first to third so they will have plenty to gain from this match too.

I just can’t bring myself to back against the Italians at the moment, they are playing phenomenal football and are scoring for fun.

There is value on a high scoring Italian victory and that’s where my bet will be directed.

Back Italy to Win and Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.63

Monday 21 June, 2:00am, Baki Olimpiya Stadium (Baku)
Switzerland 3 – Turkey 1

At the same time as Italy-Wales, Group A’s other fixture will be taking place with the Swiss needing maximum points from this to progress to the knockout phase.

The big question for this fixture is how much will the Swiss win by as they could overtake Wales for second spot if results go their way.

Firstly they will need to beat Turkey and then have Wales lose while overturning a five goal difference following the results of Matchday 2.

Should they win and move onto four points that should see them advance as one of the best third placed teams however, while a draw would set them up for a very nervous wait.

Creating chances has not been an issue for the Swiss but finishing them has been the problem, however they should be able to fashion enough scoring opportunities against a fairly porous Turkey defence to give themselves a chance.

I’ll take the Swiss with a -1 handicap as tempting as it is to go for -2 and the extra value.

Back Switzerland to Win -1 Goal @ $2.80

Tuesday 22 June, 2:00am, Arena Nationala (Bucharest)
Ukraine 0 – Austria 1

Group C will wrap up with the Ukraine and Austria facing off for second spot and a daunting Round of 16 clash with Italy.

The Ukrainians have the advantage, currently occupying second spot by way of goals scored so a draw will guarantee their progression to the knockout stages.

In truth a draw would not be the worst result for Austria either, as it would move them to four points as well and in all likelihood be enough to advance to the Round of 16 as well, hence why the draw is at $1.92.

Depending on how the other groups shake out, that would send them to either Bucharest to face the winner of Group F (France, Germany or Portugal) or Glasgow to take on the winner of Group E (Sweden, Slovakia, Spain or Poland).

This match should be treated as a stay away considering the high probability both teams are happy to play for a point.

Considering how likely that is, however, I’ll have a small play on the draw.

Back the Draw @ $1.92

North MacedoniavsNetherlands
Tuesday 22 June, 2:00am, Johan Cruijff ArenA (Amsterdam)
North Macedonia 0 – Netherlands 3

At the same time as the battle for second place in Group C, the Dutch will look to finish with a perfect three for three record, as they prepare for an assault on the knockout phase.

If the Dutch needed anything from this match then I would consider taking them with a -2 handicap ($2.70) however I’ll instead back one of the more interesting players to emerge from the group stage to score.

Denzel Dumfries has found the back of the net in both matches, including the winner against the Ukraine.

The PSV Eindhoven man is in strong form and a big game here could put him in prime position for top goalscorer honours sitting one behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrik Schick.

His price seems way off and I’ll jump on that for a bit of value.

Back Denzel Dumfries Anytime Goalscorer @ $4.50

Tuesday 22 June, 5:00am, Saint Petersburg Stadium (St Petersburg)
Finland 0 – Belgium 2

Let’s not pretend that this match is going to finish as anything other than a Belgian victory, it’s just a case of by how much.

If Finland can limit the overall damage they may find a way to sneak into the Round of 16 on goal difference but it doesn’t seem likely.

Both of the Finnish matches have finished 1-0 however Belgium will easily be the best team they have come up against.

Belgium has been in the lead at halftime of both matches and gone on to win and I’ll back that outcome here.

Back Belgium/Belgium HT/FT Double @ $2.00

Tuesday 22 June, 5:00am, Parken (Copenhagen)
Russia 1 – Denmark 4

Remarkably, despite having a horrid tournament to date, Denmark is still in position to steal second place in the group should they record a win here.

It’s easy to understand why the Danes have gone winless in their opening two matches however if they can rally for this very winnable fixture (at home no less), they can get back on track.

Russia will not go away without a fight however knowing that even a draw would allow then to advance to the Round of 16.

This is another one of those matches where the market is favouring the story over the evidence on the pitch.

I’ll back the story as well, Denmark had their moments in their last match against Belgium and if they can replicate that for the bulk of the 90 minutes, they should have the quality to see them through.

Back Denmark to Win @ $1.75

Czech RepublicvsEngland
Wednesday 23 June, 5:00am, Wembley Stadium (London)
Czech Republic 0 – England 1

The pressure is on England here, as it stands they are in second place in Group D behind their upcoming opponents, the Czech Republic.

Anything less than a win would see them forced on the road for the knockout stages instead of playing in the comfortable confines of Wembley for the Round of 16.

While finishing as the runners up could lead to a more favourable opponent in the first knockout round, England cannot afford to try and get too cute here and just have to play what is in front of them.

Even with the English backline having kept consecutive clean sheets, I can’t see one happening here.

The Czechs will make them work but I’ll back the English to do enough and come away with a win.

SGM: England to Win & Both Teams to Score @ $4.45

Wednesday 23 June, 5:00am, Hampden Park (Glasgow)
Croatia 3 – Scotland 1

It’s quite literally all or nothing for both of these nations with anything less than victory ending their Euro 2020 campaigns.

Both sides are stuck on one point after their opening two matches however the winner of this could finish as high as second depending on the result at Wembley and at the very least give them a decent shot of advancing from third place.

Should the Czech Republic win, Scotland could finish ahead of England with victory here if they can turn around a goal difference of three.

As for Croatia they will be hoping for an English victory and a four-goal turnaround to lock up second spot.

Like always though, both teams can only take care of their own business and as determined as the Scottish have been, they just don’t have the firepower to trouble at that end of the pitch.

Croatia has not looked all that impressive either but at this price you almost have to back them.

Back Croatia to Win @ $2.35

Thursday 24 June, 2:00am, Saint Petersburg Stadium (St Petersburg)
Sweden 3 – Poland 2

There is no concise way to explain all of the permutations in Group E, but in short Sweden will finish somewhere between first and third while Poland could finish in any of the four positions in the group after these matches.

It’s a clash of two different styles with Sweden scoring just the one goal thus far, however thanks to two clean sheets they are on top of the group.

Poland was a major disappointment in their opener against Slovakia but improved dramatically to take a point off Spain thanks to their main man Robert Lewandowski.

This match has plenty on the line for both sides but it means more to Poland so I’m expecting this to be played on their terms.

If they are smart they will look to get after the Swedish backline and try to get their goal difference back into the positives, however it does then expose a questionable defence as well.

While Sweden would love to keep things tight and compact, they may have to chase down a victory as well, so I’ll take the value of three or more goals being scored.

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.25

Thursday 24 June, 2:00am, Estadio La Cartuja (Seville)
Slovakia 0 – Spain 5

Spain has a job to do in this match and it is simple: play a lot better than they did in their first two matches and hope they can pick up a win over Slovakia.

The match market certainly expects the Spanish to finally show up at Euro 2020 with their head to head odds at $1.20.

For Spain to win someone will have to score but you would struggle to have a whole lot of confidence in anyone in that squad.

Either Luis Enrique will persist with the hot and cold Alvaro Morata and Gerard Moreno from the Poland match or he will opt for one of his bench players but that uncertainty is not great for the punters.

I can’t see Spain suddenly turning into a potent attacking force but I do believe they will have enough to get over the line.

Back Spain to Win and Under 2.5 Goals @ $3.10

Thursday 24 June, 5:00am, Fussball Arena Munchen (Munich)
Germany 2 – Hungary 2

So that’s what Germany are capable of, some may have thought they were the third best team in Group F but they marched through Portugal with ruthless efficiency over and over in their 4-2 win.

With their chief rivals facing off in Budapest, the Germans have a great chance to steal top spot with a win over Hungary.

The visitors will not roll over in this one however, buoyed by their draw with the world champions, they can still qualify for the knockout phase with a win and some help.

I’m still not completely sold on the Germans being as good as they looked against Portugal but a reasonable facsimile of that showing would be more than enough.

For a bit of value in this market I’ll dip into the Same Game Multi option and take the Germans at halftime and fulltime with one of their many, many goals coming from Kai Havertz.

SGM: Germany HT/FT, Kai Havertz Anytime Goalscorer, Over 3.5 Goals @ $6.22

Thursday 24 June, 5:00am, Puskas Arena (Budapest)
Portugal 2 – France 2

Group play at Euro 2020 concludes with this heavyweight bout as Portugal and France face off.

It will be the third meeting in the last 12 months with a pair of Nations League fixtures ending in a draw and French victory.

While neither of those matches saw a whole lot of scoring, we could be in for a fairly open match here.

There is a huge difference in the Round of 16 opponent for the Group F winners and runners up.

Finishing in first place would pit them against one of the third placed teams (Switzerland, Finland or Ukraine) while the runner up is headed to Wembley to take on England or the Czech Republic.

A draw would in all likelihood send both to the Round of 16 however it would see Germany top the group so it’s a result I would like to take off the table.

Overall the head to head market looks about right so I’ll take the both teams to score option which appears to be overs.

Back Both Teams to Score @ $2.00

Round of 16

Sunday 27 June, 2:00am, Johan Cruijff ArenA (Amsterdam)
Wales 0 – Denmark 4

The knockout stages of Euro 2020 begin with the runners up of Groups A and B facing off in the Netherlands.

Denmark is undoubtedly the public team following their dramatic path through the group stage, only qualifying thanks to a resounding 3-1 win over Turkey on Matchday 3.

Wales will be a tough proposition with Gareth Bale getting ably supported thus far by Aaron Ramsey and company, holding their own against a mighty Italian side in their final match.

The markets for this match have me wondering what I’m missing as this feels like a much closer contest that the prices suggest, not to mention a far more open encounter.

There is value to be found all over the place starting with anything involving the Welsh to at least take this match to extra time, if not win it outright.

Denmark deserve to be favourites but not by this much, however I still give them enough of a chance to where I will not back against them.

Instead there is great value in the both teams to score market as both sides have more than enough attacking firepower to make that happen.

Back Both Teams to Score @ $2.20

Sunday 27 June, 5:00am, Wembley Stadium (London)
Italy 2 – Austria 1 (A.E.T)

If you have not bought into the Italian steamroller thus far, it may be too late.

Their unbeaten run now sits at 30 and they have kept 12 consecutive clean sheets.

While they did not take on teams you would call powerhouses in the Group Stage, the Azzuri were nothing short of ruthless when they needed to be, posting a net score of 7-0 in those fixtures.

I’ll stick with what has been a winning formula for the Italians (and punters) and back them to win to nil.

Back Italy to Win to Nil @ $2.05

NetherlandsvsCzech Republic
Monday 28 June, 2:00am, Puskas Arena (Budapest)
Netherlands 0 – Czech Republic 2

Despite a brief stumble late in their tournament opener against the Ukraine, it’s hard to fault the Dutch team’s performance to date.

Three wins, scoring multiple goals in each match and into the knockout stage of a major tournament for the first time since 2014, they are not a side to sleep on.

It will be a tough assignment against a scrappy Czech side that gave all three of their Group D opponents a tough time.

Each of their three matches featured two or fewer goals and the Dutch will have to work hard to break them down.

Going the other way Patrik Schick is the equal second top scorer in the tournament after the Group Stage, but he could be in for a long afternoon here.

I’ll back an arm wrestle but the Dutch do enough to get through in 90 minutes.

Back Netherlands to Win and Under 3.5 Goals @ $2.35

Monday 28 June, 5:00am, Estadio La Cartuja (Seville)
Belgium 1 – Portugal 0

Considering the attacking firepower on both sides, it’s a bit of a surprise to see the markets for this match shading a low scoring contest.

Belgium took care of business in their group, although it was far from smooth sailing with the side needing to come from behind against Denmark.

Portugal on the other hand had to battle through the group of death with France and Germany (and Hungary), finishing in third place which gave them this unenviable assignment first up in the knockout stage.

There is a case to be made for Portugal to spring an upset having survived their incredibly tough group, however there is more value elsewhere in the markets.

Cristiano Ronaldo is finding form converting both penalties in his side’s 2-2 draw with France in their last outing while Romelu Lukaku remains as dangerous as ever.

I’ll throw those two to score in a great value Same Game Multi.

SGM: Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku Anytime Goalscorer @ $6.45

Tuesday 29 June, 2:00am, Parken (Copenhagen)
Croatia 3 – Spain 5 (A.E.T)

Both of these sides cut it close in the Group Stage, only qualifying thanks to big wins in their final matches to set up an intriguing contest.

Spain’s listless attack came to life in a 5-0 win over Slovakia while the Croatians put away a gallant Scotland side 3-1.

What could have been a heavyweight bout a few years ago is now shaping up as a battle between two sides desperate for one last shot at glory.

The Spanish midfield is a long way removed from the days of Xavi, Iniesta and Alonso, while Croatia is only going to go as far as Luka Modric will take them.

Everything is pointing towards a tight, tense affair with only a handful of scoring chances and the market is expecting the same so there is not a lot of value to be found there.

As for the head to head market, Spain is way too short considering how wasteful their strikers have been.

This is a race to score two goals but I’m not sure either side will be able to muster that in 90 minutes.

A scoreless draw is not out of the question and there is value to be found taking the match to go to extra time.

Back the Draw (90 Minutes) @ $3.80

Tuesday 29 June, 5:00am, Arena Nationala (Bucharest)
France 3 – Switzerland 3 (4-5 Penalties)

Pre-tournament favourites France head into this game on the back of one of the matches of the tournament in their 2-2 draw with Portugal.

While it was two more dropped points, they would have felt a whole lot better about that than after their 1-1 draw with Hungary in their prior match.

Switzerland, like most sides endured a mixed Group Stage with a draw, defeat and win over their matches.

It may not be a perfect comparison, but France will be at the very least a similar level of challenge to that of Italy and the Swiss were decidedly second best in that match, going down 3-0.

For some reason the French seem to struggle against Switzerland historically, with four of the last five meetings finishing in a draw, however this is a very different French side.

I’ll back the world champions to come out swinging and restore confidence in those who tipped (and backed) them pre-tournament.

Back France to Win -1 Goal @ $2.65

Wednesday 30 June, 2:00am, Wembley Stadium (London)
England 2 – Germany 0

Some rivalries need to be oversold, talked up and hyped beyond belief, not England and Germany however, especially at the home of football Wembley.

These two have featured in some of the most famous footballing moments in history and it will be just over 25 years since they met at the old Wembley in Euro 1996, where the Germans won on penalties.

This will be their first match at a major tournament since Germany’s resounding 4-1 win in the 2010 World Cup which sparked the creation of goal line technology.

After struggling to break through the French backline in their tournament opener, the Germans flexed their attacking muscle in their remaining matches, scoring six.

Unfortunately, their rear-guard was breached twice by Portugal and twice again by a much less potent Hungarian attack.

It might give hope to an England attack that has largely fired blanks throughout Euro 2020 with Raheem Sterling scoring both of his side’s goals to date.

On paper there is no doubt that Gareth Southgate has the attackers at his disposal to match Germany goal for goal but on the pitch they have not delivered.

I expect the Germans to launch an early offensive, take a lead and force England to chase the match, opening it up and playing it on the visitor’s terms.

England may stick with them for a while but they have not shown enough in their matches to have a whole lot of confidence in it.

Back Germany to Win (90 Minutes) @ $2.90

Wednesday 30 June, 5:00am, Hampden Park (Glasgow)
Sweden 1 – Ukraine 2 (A.E.T)

There is a real chance that Sweden’s 0-0 draw with Spain in their opening match was a combination of a red herring and a much more impressive result than originally thought.

Thanks to the goalscoring prowess of Emil Forsberg and a 94th minute winner from Viktor Claesson the Swedes actually topped Group E with seven points.

As for the Ukraine they only just snuck into the knockout stage on goal difference with their -1-tally keeping them ahead of Finland and Slovakia.

For some reason the market is expecting this to be a close contest but I just can’t see it unfolding that way.

Sweden to win in 90 minutes is excellent value at $2.40 but I’ll go for something a little more aggressive and pair that with Emil Forsberg to add to his Euro 2020 goalscoring heroics.

SGM: Sweden to Win (90 Minutes) & Emil Forsberg Anytime Goalscorer @ $8.46

Quarter Finals

Saturday 3 July, 2:00am, Saint Petersburg Stadium (St Petersburg)
Switzerland 1 – Spain 1 (1-3 Penalties)

The Euro 2020 Quarter Finals get underway with the winners of the two wildest Round of 16 matches facing off.

It’s fair to wonder how much either team has left in the tank after a pair of dramatic contests left the fans drained, let alone the players and coaches.

Spain survived a late collapse against Croatia while the Swiss stormed home in normal time before upsetting the world champion French team in penalties.

On paper this is absolutely no contest with the Spanish side possessing much more talent than the Swiss, not to mention Granit Xhaka missing this match due to a yellow card accumulation.

While not quite the Xavi-Iniesta-Alonso trio of Spain’s glory days, the current crop should be good enough to handle themselves here.

Neither side is overly strong at the back, and we could be in for plenty of goals even if this does turn into a one sided contest.

Spain should create enough chances to get themselves over the line and while I expect the Swiss to provide a determined opposition, they just won’t be able to back up after their win over France.

Back Spain to Win (90 Minutes) & Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.55

Saturday 3 July, 5:00am, Fussball Arena Munchen (Munich)
Belgium 1 – Italy 2

We have a proper Saturday morning blockbuster well worth the early alarm as heavyweights Belgium and Italy face off.

It was a costly win in the Round of 16 for the Belgians as they lost both Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne to injury with both players unlikely to feature in this match.

As for the Italians it was not exactly smooth sailing either, producing a flat performance against Austria, needing extra time to advance.

Chances are we will not see an Italian letdown here and any confidence lost in the team will be restored.

They are just too good and too well drilled to back against, don’t be at all surprised if we get a return to the norm of a win with a clean sheet ($3.50).

I’ll just back them to take care of business in 90 minutes.

Back Italy to Win (90 Minutes) @ $ 2.35

Czech RepublicvsDenmark
Sunday 4 July, 2:00am, Baki Olimpiya Stadium (Baku)
Czech Republic 1 – Denmark 2

While only a few people may have given the Czechs a chance to get this far in the tournament, even fewer would have given the Danes a chance given how their first match went.

Sentiment is with the nominal away side for this Quarter Final in Baku however the smart money should also be on Denmark to reach the Euro Semi Finals for the first time since their unlikely victory in 1992.

They were ruthless in their demolition of Wales, building a comfortable lead before Harry Wilson was sent off in the 90th minute.

It was their second consecutive match scoring four goals, and it would be a bad idea to assume they are going to slow down anytime soon.

This could very well be the highest scoring tie of this round and I’ll take the Danes to win in 90 minutes.

Back Denmark to Win (90 Minutes) & Over 2.5 Goals @ $3.60

Sunday 4 July, 5:00am, Stadio Olimpico (Rome)
Ukraine 0 – England 4

Let’s just get the important preliminary stuff out of the way first, there may be nothing funnier in 2021 than England getting by Germany only to lose to the Ukraine.

Before this match kicks off there is every chance I’ll talk myself into having a small bet on a Ukrainian upset but it’s not the play for this post.

To their credit, the English have been nothing short of perfect at the back and while their pragmatic style is drawing plenty of criticism, it is also producing results.

Four matches, zero defeats and four clean sheets, it’s effective tournament football from the English team.

It will be put to the test against a Ukrainian side that knows it has already overachieved and will have nothing to lose heading into this match.

A slightly more sensitive manager may opt to send England out to make a statement against an opponent they are heavy favourites against however I can’t see Southgate taking that approach.

Back England to Win (90 Minutes) and Under 2.5 Goals @ $2.88

Semi Finals

Wednesday 7 July, 5:00am, Wembley Stadium (London)
Italy 1 – Spain 1 (4-2 Penalties)

No side have impressed more during Euro 2020 than Italy and they will start this semi-final clash with Spain as clear favourites.

Italy were always in control of their quarter-final win over Belgium and this Spain side will hold no real fears for them.

This tournament has been far from smooth sailing for Spain and their only win in 90 minutes during this tournament came against Slovakia in their final pool game.

Spain played well, but still required extra time, to beat Croatia in the round of 16 and there is a strong argument to be made that they were lucky to beat Switzerland in a penalty shootout.

There is a genuine Jekyll and Hyde quality about Spain.

At times they can look utterly brilliant, but at other points it is almost impossible to work out where their next goal is going to come from.

Both sides will see this as an opportunity to qualify for a major tournament final and there is every possible chance that this is a fairly nervy encounter.

Under 2.5 Goals have been scored in five of the past six meetings between the two sides and it would not shock if more than 90 minutes are required to sort out a winner.

Back The Draw (90 Minutes) & Under 2.5 Goals @ $3.50

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

Is it actually coming home?

I hate to say it, but there is every possible chance that it is.

England produced the sort of dominant performance their fans have been crying out for all tournament against Ukraine and they have still not conceded a single goal during Euro 2020.

Harry Kane is back in form, Raheem Stirling is setting up goals for fun and the defence are barely conceding chances, let alone a goal.

The jury is still out over just how good this Denmark side actually is.

They’ve showed incredible mental resilience to make this stage of the tournament following the trauma they suffered when Christian Eriksen collapsed against Finland, but they are yet to beat a quality side.

Their only wins have come against Russia, Wales and the Czech Republic and none of those sides set the tournament alight.

This England side represent a completely different level of challenge and I’m not sure that Denmark are up to it.

England have won four of their five matches at this tournament to nil and another repeat looks on the cards in this clash.

Back England To Win To Nil @ $2.45

Euro 2020 Final

Monday 12 July, 5:00am, Wembley Stadium (London)
Italy 1 – England 1 (3-2 Penalties)

Euro 2020 has been a tournament for the ages and there is every possible chance that this could be a final for the ages.

Both Italy and England are deserving of their place in the Euro 2020 Final and it is no surprise that there is very little between the two sides in betting.

Italy faced their toughest challenge of the tournament to date against Spain and it is fair to say that they were a touch lucky to eliminate their rivals.

The Italians were happy to sit back and allow Spain to control possession, in what was a more traditional Italian performance, but I expect them to return to a more aggressive style in the final against England.

Italy do have the superior midfield and they have shown during this tournament that they are capable of taking their opportunities when they come.

England were unable to put away Denmark in 90 minutes and it was a controversial Harry Kane penalty that sent the Three Lions to their first major tournament final since 1966.

Gareth Southgate has tinkered with his tactics and formation throughout this tournament and it would not surprise if he had another trick up his sleeves for this final.

England do have the firepower up front and Raheem Sterling has arguably been the best player at the tournament, but Italy have proven tough to break down and it would not surprise if England were unable to control the midfield battle.

I would be shocked if this was a high-scoring affair and one goal could very well decide it.

Another extra-time showdown does look on the cards and I fancy the crafty Italians to outstay their rivals late!

Back Italy To Win In Extra Time @ $13, Italy To Win On Penalties @ $10 & Under 1.5 Goals @ $2.45