The latest edition of football’s European Championships is ready to go and set to arrive on the schedules this summer. A new format is in place for this tournament and, as always, there’s great anticipation among the teams and their fans across the continent.
Throughout the Euros, Unibet will be on hand to supply a comprehensive set of Euro betting markets from the very first kick of the ball right through to the last final whistle. So, if you plan to bet on the Euro, please read on.
Euro Football Competition Venues
Previous tournaments have been held in either one or, as was the case in 2000, two countries. This time, however, 12 cities in 12 countries around Europe will be used for the event. During the early group stages, this change may mean that home advantage is more evenly distributed and that’s an important factor to consider when assessing Euro betting odds.
Starting with Group A, we’ll be heading to Italy where games will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Another Olympic Stadium - this time in Baku, Azerbaijan - will be sharing the hosting duties in this section.
Moving on to Group B and the games within this section will take place in Copenhagen and Saint Petersburg. Groups C, D, E and F complete the schedules in these opening stages and the remaining, confirmed cities are Bucharest, Amsterdam, Glasgow, London, Dublin, Bilbao, Munich and Budapest. All 12 of those cities have a part to play in the initial knockout rounds while the two semi finals and the final itself will be hosted at London’s Wembley Stadium.
It’s a unique approach to a tournament which was first held back in 1960 and featured just four teams. Since then, the format has continued to evolve as it’s accommodated the changing landscape within Europe. Some teams will need to undertake a significant amount of travelling and could that have an impact on their chances? That’s just one question that you’ll need to address when considering the betting odds for the Euros.
Euro Qualified National Teams
The first step in terms of betting on the Euro is to be aware of the teams in contention and their relative strengths. In total, 24 teams have made it through to the finals following a series of qualification rounds.
The full list of sides taking part in the tournament is as follows:
- Czech Republic
- North Macedonia
In the opening stages, those 24 teams have been split into six groups of four and, within those sections, each side will play each other once. At the end of this sequence, the top two countries in each group will immediately advance to the knockout stage.
There are other knockout places up for grabs and these will be allocated to the best performing third place teams. Ultimately, the Euros will include 32 nations in the next phase and one-off games will be used from the round of 16 right through to the final which is scheduled to be played on July 11th, 2021.
That’s a lot of football to get through and there will be plenty of opportunities to stake on individual matches and to bet on the Euro winner. Before committing to those bets, it’s worth considering some advice and understanding which Euro markets are available.
Euro Betting Tips
In terms of betting on the outright winner of the Euro, our markets have been in place for many months and they are online right now. As soon as the tournament kicks off, they will switch to the live platform where they will remain in place until the winner is decided.
Early indications show England as favourites to win the tournament and Gareth Southgate’s side are closely followed by Belgium and France. Germany and the Netherlands are next and then we have a gap to reigning champions Portugal.
The shorter priced teams don’t always deliver: Back in 2004, Greece won the tournament having started as 100/1 outsiders. Feats such as these are exceptionally rare but it’s worth keeping this achievement in mind when planning your Euro betting strategy.
Some bettors also like to take a look at the list of former champions. There are no guarantees that the most successful sides will continue to deliver but this factor can prove that they have the belief and the experience of lifting the trophy.
Statistically, Germany are the most successful team in the history of the Euros with three wins and three runners up slots but the last of those victories came back in 1996. Spain have also won three titles while appearing in four finals while France are the only other multiple winners of the competition.
The FIFA world rankings will also offer an indication and the form guide from the qualifying rounds can also be taken into account. Anyone who followed the Euro qualifiers betting tips throughout these games will already be aware of the best performing sides but this information is easy to research.
When it comes to betting on individual games at the Euros, that form guide will come in handy while bettors should also study head to head results between the two nations involved. Once again, all of this information is readily available in this modern, digital age and thorough research is probably the best advice we can give when it comes to Euro betting tips.
Understanding Euro Odds
We’ve already mentioned outright tournament winner betting and match result odds but there are many more Euro betting options to consider. For every match from the group stages all the way through to the final, Unibet customers can expect to see more than a hundred different options.
Included in that list of Euro betting odds is one of the most popular side markets. Naming the first goal scorer is a common pick among our betting community and prices will be available for all players likely to be involved in the match.
Individual goal scorer betting extends to cover last goal scorer too while our live Euro betting markets will also provide an option for next goal scorer. The most prolific strikers are also likely to have separate bets attached where bettors speculate on whether they will score at least two or three goals in the specified match. Players such as Harry Kane, Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku and Kylian Mbappe are among the likely candidates here.
Turning to team bets and all the regular side markets will be available as part of our Euro betting package. Both Teams to Score, Total Goals, Correct Score and Winning Margin are among the many potential Euro bets that will appear.
Handicap betting will also run throughout the tournament with a number of options available. If you want to bet on Euro but are new to handicap betting, you should study the process first but it’s relatively easy to follow. Essentially, there are options to give either of the two teams involved a notional head start in terms of goals. This will effectively increase Euro betting odds but, for a side to win and your bet to convert, they must overcome that theoretical disadvantage.
Euro betting options will also be found in the live markets. In play bets on Euro will appear as soon as the first game kicks off. It all begins on the 11th of June with Turkey taking on Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Live betting on Euro will then begin and the same great choice of markets, together with those competitive odds will be in place.
Betting on Euro with Unibet
Betting odds for Euro have been available for some time and options will continue to run until the final comes to a conclusion. All available markets will be easy to find with prominent links to all matches and the outright betting.
Stakes can be made in the usual way: Just choose your bet and input your stake before confirming. With competitive odds included in the mix, it’s the best place to play during this major tournament and don’t forget that a number of generous promotions will be running ahead of and throughout the competition.