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EURO 2020/2021 betting: predictions, odds, prop bets, underdog value plays & free bets
UEFA's EURO football tournament is re-schedueled due to COVID-19 outbreak to 2021. UEFA has postponed Euro 2020 until the summer of 2021 to allow European leagues more time to complete their seasons amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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EURO 2021 Dates & Schedule: Friday, Jun 11 2021 – Sunday, Jul 11 2021
This summer, one year later than expected, 24 of the best soccer teams in Europe (and the world) will battle it out across the continent to see which country gets bragging rights.
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is a year and a half away, but fret not soccer fans: the Euro 2020 tournament will give you a chance to bet on some of the best teams and players in the world, in a month-long celebration of the sport.
EURO 2020 Betting Predictions For 2021 Games
US sportsbooks and NJ oddsmakers earlier already set betting odds and shared their predictions on the favorites. We will update you on the recent EURO 2020/2021 projections and picks that will appear closer to the 2021 UEFA European Football Championship. See tips and strategies on how to bet on UEFA football events.
Free EURO 2020 Group Previews & Picks
Top 10 odds to win EURO 2020 in 2021:
As you can see from the table “Odds to win EURO 2020 in 2021“, you are going to get good betting value whichever team you take. But also, the odds dramatically fall off after the top eight: from 11-1 with Italy to 28-1 with Denmark.
The team that wins this month-long battle will most certainly come from the top eight odds. France has made the last two major tournament finals and won the World Cup, England was a World Cup semifinalist, as was Belgium.
You are going to be able to see how the group stages play out, and how the knockout bracket sets up for teams, without losing too much value on futures: there are too many good teams in the tournament.
My pick is France, as the reigning World Cup champion, but I could make a case for England, Belgium, Italy, and Portugal. This is really competitive.
So, Which Team Is Favored To Win Euro 2020?
This could be one of the most competitive tournaments of all time. Six European teams made the 2018 World Cup quarterfinals, and four made the semifinals.
Betting sites for EURO 2020/2021
Bet on the UEFA EURO online with the best US Sportsbooks
- bet365 NJ – free bet bonus $500
- William Hill – best EURO 2020 odds
- SugarHouse – in-play odds
- Unibet NJ/IN/VA (Android, iOS app)
- BetMGM Sports – best offer – $600
- Borgata Sports – spreads, monelines, prop bets
- Caesars Sportsbook – free tips & results
US football fans will be able to place online bets on EURO 2020 in 2021 in New Jersey, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Tennessee, Iowa, Colorado, Illinois and hopefully New York, Texas, Ohio (when online sportsbooks and betting apps are available). Check free bets bonus offers here.
Best US sportsbooks apps
Here is a list of some of the main US betting sites that will have action on the EURO 2020 tournament with promo codes:
- William Hill (use code WHGAMBLERRF)
- BetMGM (use code AMERICANGAMBLER)
- bet365 (use code NJGAMBLER)
- Borgata (use code BORGATAGAMBLER)
- Caesars (use code CAESARSGAMBLER)
Best Prop Bets for Euro 2020/2021
Of course, each game (and there are a lot of them, with 51 matches set to be played over the month of the tournament) will have prop bets, such as first, last, and anytime goal scorer. But you can also bet props before the tournament begins, such as the Golden Boot winner (top scorer), Player of the Tournament, and others.
When looking to bet top scorer props, it does not always have to be from a team that wins the cup: it could be from a strong team that might have a weak group, where a player piles up the goals in one or two fixtures.
You can also bet on teams to advance out of the group, to reach the final, or to win the cup. Remember, the odds should not change too much from now until the bracket for the knockout stages games are set, so you can wait to see which team might have an easier path to a title.
Any site in the country should have the odds on EURO 2020. You might be able to shop around to get better odds for teams you might like to back for each game, or in the futures market.
In the light of ongoing developments in the spread of Covid-19, UEFA has invited various stakeholders to discuss European football’s response to the outbreak.— UEFA (@UEFA) March 12, 2020
Discussions will include all domestic and European competitions, including UEFA EURO 2020.
Full statement: 👇
UEFA executive committee member, Michele Uva, said: “We are at the waiting stage. We are
monitoring country by country, and football must follow the orders of the individual countries.
“The sporting path will only be closed if the situation gets worse.”
Total amount of money bet over (Anticipated Handle Estimate) on EURO 2020 at 15 online
sportsbooks in New Jersey – $10.9 mln, based on min. anticipated handle per one sportsbook of
Anticipated Bet Count total: 247.500, approx 16.500 bets per bookie.
Average bet is expected to be around $44-50.
Best odds, best long shot plays to win Euro 2020 Golden Boot prop betting market
One of the better prop play markets in any international soccer tournament is the Golden Boot winner.
That is certainly the case at the UEFA European Championship (Euro 2020) this 2021 summer.
The top goal scorer at a tournament does not always come from a team that wins the cup, or even a team that makes the semifinals. Sometimes, a player could rack up a hat trick in the group stage, and pick off a goal or two in other matches to win it.
However, the last three winners have come from teams that played in the final. In 2016, France’s Antoine Griezmann scored six goals for the runners-up. In 2012, Fernando Torres won the Golden Boot with three goals and one assist in 189 minutes for champions Spain. In 2008, David Villa scored four goals for champions Spain.
Other than the nine goals Michel Platini scored at Euro 1984 for champions France, and Griezmann in 2016, three, four, or five goals have been enough to win the Golden Boot.
There are a lot of players in this tournament that can do that. With the introduction of some lower ranked teams into the tournament this year, you have to think some of the poachers in this cup might be able to bag a few goals in the group stage games.
Two that come to mind immediately are Harry Kane of England and Romelu Lukaku of Belgium, and the odds show that they are the current top two favorites with the sports books right now. One five-time Ballon d’Or winner, and one future Ballon d’Or winner (maybe very soon) are also in the top odds: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, and Kylian Mbappe of France, both at +900 with Lukaku. Kane is the current favorite by himself at +600.
So who should you take? Here is a look at the top 10 odds, with some best bets and underdog plays.
Top 10 odds to win Euro 2020 Golden Boot
- Harry Kane, England +600
- Romelu Lukaku, Belgium +900
- Kylian Mbappe, France +900
- Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal +900
- Memphis Depay, Netherlands +1500
- Timo Werner, Germany +1700
- Serge Gnabry, Germany +1900
- Antoine Griezmann, France +1900
- Alvaro Morata, Spain +1900
- Olivier Giroud, France +3000
EURO 2020/21 Best Bets:
The best player in the world right now is Kylian Mbappe, and he was massive at the 2018 World Cup for the champions. At odds of +900, I would have to jump all over that.
Romelu Lukaku at +900 is also a great play. Both of those players come from teams that could be playing four extra matches.
Best Underdog Plays:
Bruno Fernandes at +4000 might be a decent play, if he is taking the penalties for Portugal. If Cristiano Ronaldo is taking them, though, it is off the board.
Ciro Immobile from Italy at +3000 is intriguing. Someone has to score the goals for the Italians, and they could be around deep into the tournament.
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What is Euro 2020 & Other FAQs
Much like the World Cup, Europe has its own championship every four years, although this tournament was moved back one year due to COVID-19 last summer.
The UEFA European Championship, or Euro, has been played since 1960. This will be the 16th tournament, and will be hosted all around the continent in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the tournament.
There have been 10 different winners of the cup, with Germany (1972, 1980, 1996) and Spain (1964, 2008, 2012), along with France (1984, 2000) the three countries to have multiple titles.
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Where To Watch Euro 2020 In The USA
All 51 EURO 2020 matches will be on ESPN (39 games), ESPN2 (seven games), and ABC (five games), as well as Univision/TUDN and fubo.tv.
The group stage matches will be on at either 9 a.m. EDT, 12 p.m. EDT, or 3 p.m. EDT. All of the knockout stage games will be at either 12 p.m. EDT or 3 p.m. EDT, with the semifinals and final all at 3 p.m. EDT.
When Is Euro 2020?
The tournament runs for a month, from June 11 to July 11, with 51 games set to be played.
It opens with a match from Group A, with Italy hosting Turkey in Rome on Friday, June 11 (3 p.m. EDT) and ends at Wembley Stadium on July 11 with the final.
Which Team Is The Defending Champion?
In one of the best finals of all time, Portugal, playing for most of the match without five time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, stunned hosts France 1-0 in added extra time to win its first European Championship. Portugal then went on to win the first Nations League Final 1-0 over Netherlands in 2019
What Can I Bet On During The Tournament?
Each game will have its own odds, as well as many proposition bets. You can bet on individual games, group winners, tournament winners, and everything in between.
How Is The Tournament Set Up?
There are six groups of four teams (Groups A-F). Each team in each group will play three games, with the top two teams in each group advancing to the Round-of-16 knockout stage. The four third place teams that have the most points will also advance.
You get three points for a win in the group, and one for a draw. Once the bracket moves into the knockout stages, there must be a winner of each game, so ties will go into added extra time, and eventually penalties if needed.
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