@Footy_Tipster gives his best bets and predictions ahead of a huge round of fixtures in Euro 2024..


Euro 2024 Predictions

Germany v Scotland - Friday 14th June, 8pm

The Allianz Arena in Munich will be packed to the rafters on Friday 14th June, as hosts Germany kick off Euro 2024 against Scotland in Group A.

Three-time winners of this competition Germany will want to get their campaign off to a winning start in front of their home fans on the first matchday of Euro 2024. Julian Nagelsmann is at the helm after taking over from Hansi Flick, the thirty-six-year-old becomes Germany’s second youngest ever coach and he’ll be looking to get Die Mannschaft back on track in major tournaments, the Germans failed to make it out of group stage in their last two World Cup campaign. They did progress into the knock out stages in the delayed Euro 2020 but were stopped in their tracks against England in the Round of 16 at Wembley. However, this feels like a new era with the likes of Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala in the squad, the Germans should get out of this group comfortably on home soil.

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Scotland surprised quite a few people in the qualifiers, they finished as runners-up in their group which included European giants Spain. The Tartan Army have made it back-to-back Euro tournaments under boss Steve Clarke and they’ll be hoping to give their faithful something to cheer about, as they haven’t won a game in this competition since their 1-0 victory over Switzerland in 1996 at Villa Park. This curtain raiser is as tough as they come for Scotland, they’ll be hoping to stay in the game for as long as they can and try to defy the betting odds but you feel if the Scots are to manage some success, it’s more likely to come in their remaining two games. 

Since the turn of the Millennium, Germany have beaten Scotland in three of their four games, with all four games seeing both teams get on the scoresheet, we could see the same again here in Munich, another Germany victory. 

Hungary v Switzerland - Saturday 15th June, 2pm

Hungary and Switzerland will kick their Euro 2024 campaign off at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne. 

Despite sharing Group A with hosts Germany, you feel like all three of the remaining sides will fancy their chances of securing a runners-up spot in the group, they’ll all feel like they can beat each other, which should be great viewing for the neutral. Marco Rossi’s side head into this tournament after topping their qualification group in an impressive manor, this is the Magyars’ third Euro tournament in a row but they’ll be hoping to do a lot better than Euro 2020, where they finished bottom of their group, albeit against France, Germany and Portugal. 

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Despite losing just one of their ten qualifying games, Switzerland had to settle for a runners-up spot in their qualifying group behind Romania. Too many draws (5) cost the Swiss in terms of finishing first, Murat Yakin will be hoping his side can pull off some shock results throughout this campaign like they did in Euro 2020, where they beat tournament favourites France on penalties to reach the quarter-finals.

In recent years, these two sides have met just twice, back in 2016 and then again in 2017, both games produced plenty of entertainment, with scorelines of 3-2 and 5-2, both in Switzerland’s favour. Both of these nations head into this campaign in good form, I don’t think they’ll be too much in this one and a draw wouldn’t surprise me.

Spain v Croatia - Saturday 15th June, 5pm

Spain and Croatia will start their Euro 2024 campaign in the German Capital, with the Olympiastadion in Berlin hosting this one.

Spain will head to Germany knowing they could become the first country to win the Euros four times, they currently sit on three victories alongside the Germans. The European giants topped their qualifying group having won seven of their eight games, Luis de la Fuente’s side are in good form heading into this one and they’ll be hoping to avoid any first match scares as playing catch-up in this format and in this group could be costly, a winning start is important.

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Croatia have proven over the years that you just cannot write them off. Despite an ageing squad, Zlatko Dalic will be hoping his side can show real grit and determination as they have in previous tournaments. This is a tough group for Croatia, the good news for them is they can finish third and still have a chance of advancing through the group stage, Vatreni have made it through into the round of 16 in both of their last two appearance in this competition, along with being runners-up in the 2018 World Cup and claiming third place in the 2022 WC.

These two sides met in the Nations League final 12 months ago, the game finished 0-0 after 120 minutes before Spain claimed the victory on penalties. The two nations actually met in Euro 2020, the game finished 3-3 before once again Spain claimed victory, this time in extra time, I think we could see another thriller here in Berlin.

Italy v Albania - Saturday 15th June, 8pm

The Signal Iduna Park, home of Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund, will play host to Italy and Albania on Saturday as they get their Euro 2024 campaign underway.

Reigning Euro champions Italy kick off their defence of this competition against Albania in Group B. The Azzurri claimed their second European Championship with a victory on penalties over England back in 2021, Luciano Spalletti will be hoping he can follow in Roberto Mancini’s footsteps and given the group they are participating in, a victory here is a must for Italy. With all due respect to Albania, they are the less-favoured in this group and the Azzurri should get their campaign off to a winning start.

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Albania failed to make the cut back for Euro 2020, therefore this is their first appearance in this competition since 2016. The Kuqezinjte topped their qualifying group via head-to-head against Czech Republic, they lost just one of their eight games and the former Arsenal, Barcelona and Manchester City defender Sylvinho will be proud of his side and they’ll be looking to defy the betting odds and qualify out of this tough group.

I fancy Italy to get themselves off to a winning start in this one, the Azzurri have beaten Albania in all of their last four meetings, with Albania only finding the net once, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see something similar here, 2-0.

Poland v Netherlands - Sunday 16th June, 2pm

The Volksparkstadion in Hamburg will be the venue for this one as Poland take on the Netherlands in the first game in Group D.

The qualifying stage for Euro 2024 wasn’t straight forward for Poland but the Eagles head into their fifth finals after beating Wales on penalties in one of the play-off fixtures. Michal Probierz side look to be up against it in this group, with France and the Netherlands the two favourites to progress out of the group. Not just that, many (myself included) feel that Austria could be a team to look out for in this tournament, meaning Poland will have to defy the odds a couple of times if they are to get out of this tough group. 

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Winners of this competition back in 1988, the Netherlands head to Germany to play in their eleventh finals, they finished runners up in their qualifying group behind no other than France, who they also share a group with here. In Euro 2020, the Oranje actually beat Austria to first place in their group before falling short in the round of 16 against Czech Republic in Budapest, Ronald Koeman will be hoping his side can reach the quarter-finals as a minimum, given the quality in his side.

These two sides have met four times in the last four years, all of which came in the UEFA Nations League competition. The Netherlands have the upper hand after winning three of those and drawing one. In fact, the last time Poland beat the Netherlands was all the way back in 1979, they haven’t beat the Flying Dutchmen in the eleven fixtures following that win.

Slovenia v Denmark - Sunday 16th June, 5pm

Slovenia and Denmark will kick off Group C on Sunday afternoon at the MHPArena in Stuttgart.

After a twenty-four-year absence from the European Championships, Slovenia are back after finishing runners-up in their qualifying group to no other than Denmark. Both sides finished on the same number of points in the qualifying campaign, although Slovenia lost out on topping the ground via the head-to-head points. Matjaz Kek knows his side will be up against it in this group but he’ll be hoping his side can put a challenge together in terms of finishing as one of the third best ranked sides. 

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Winners of this competition back in 1992, Denmark will be looking to defy the betting odds again here. The De Rod-Hvide made it to the semi-final stage at Euro 2020 before losing out to runners-up of the tournament England at Wembley. The Danes head into the fixture off the back of three consecutive wins, winning both of their recent warm-up games against Sweden and Norway respectively.

I think we’ll see a Denmark victory in this one, they’ve beaten Slovenia in five of their last six meetings dating back to 1996. However, I don’t think it’ll be straightforward for Christian Eriksen and co, Slovenia have produced a recent victory against Portugal and they’ll make it as difficult as possible for Denmark, the Danes to just edge this one.

Serbia v England - Sunday 16th June, 8pm

The Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen will host this one between Serbia and the tournament favourites England on Sunday evening. 

Serbia head to Germany after finishing runners-up in their qualifying group behind Hungary. Dragan Stojkovic will be hoping his side can progress from this group but it’s a tough opening game for the Eagles on paper. However, with the likes of Dusan Vlahovic and Aleksandar Mitrovic up top, they’ll hope they can find the back of the net at least against a weakened England defence. 

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After a disappointing defeat in their last outing to Iceland, the problems kept coming for Gareth Southgate with the news that John Stones could also miss this fixture, it’s looking like it could be a late call on the central defender but that England defence is already looking quite weak without any more injury or illness issues. There’s quite a lot negativity from the outside in terms of this campaign for England but let’s not forget the abundance of attacking threats that Gareth Southgate has at his disposal, they should progress through this group fairly comfortably but this first time is always important in terms of the confidence levels. 

This will be the first fixture between the two nations, I think we’ll see England put together a good enough performance to get the three points here but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Serbia get themselves on the scoresheet, the Three Lions to start the campaign roaring. 


When Is Euro 2024?

The 2024 European Championships get underway on Friday 14th June 2024 and the final will take place on Sunday 14th July 2024.

It is undoubtedly the biggest football tournament of the summer, with sports betting punters taking a keen interest as 24 nations do battle to lift the trophy.

While qualification is currently ongoing, anticipation is certainly growing amongst football betting punters ahead of Euro 2024 and all roads lead to Germany.

We're only a matter of months away from the 2024 European Championship draw in Hamburg and supporters will be keeping a close eye on proceedings ahead of December's event.

Euro 2024 Qualified Teams

As tournament hosts, Germany have automatically qualified for the competition and the three-time European champions will be joined by 23 nations next summer.

The top two teams in each qualifying group will qualify while the final three slots will be decided by a series of play-off matches in March 2024.

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Twelve teams will compete in the playoffs with the aim of qualifying for next summer's tournament and football prediction punters will be expecting Europe's biggest nations to feature.

How Will The Euro 2024 Group Stages Work?

The format of the European Championship changed ahead of the 2016 competition, giving teams a better chance of reaching the knockout stages of the tournament.

16 of the 24 teams competing at the finals will reach the next stage at Euro 2024, with the top two countries in each group booking their place in the next round. In addition, the four best-performing third placed nations will reach the last-16 phase.

It is worth remembering that Portugal finished third in the Euro 2016 group stages but still went on to win the tournament. Could we see another third-placed nation lift the trophy in 2024?

Euro 2024 Betting Odds

As of March 2024, the latest Euro 2024 outright odds are as follows:

  • France - 4/1
  • England - 9/2
  • Germany - 6/1
  • Spain - 8/1
  • Portugal - 9/1
  • Italy - 12/1
  • Netherlands - 14/1
  • Belgium - 16/1
  • Bar - 20/1

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Sam (Footy_Tipster) is a sports betting tipster, specialising mainly in football although he has also been known to provide tips in Formula One. He has been running an online football tipping service for the past 10 years and continues to grow his community, with a social media following of over 30,000 sports fans. 

 

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