Euro 2020 Group-by-Group Analysis, Prediction, Odds & Picks

Euro 2020 Group Stage Preview

  • Euro 2020 will be held in 11 different cities in as many different countries
  • The 24 teams are divided into six groups of four, with as many as three progressing
  • France, Germany, and Portugal have all been drawn in the ‘group of death’

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Originally scheduled for last summer, Euro 2020 was delayed by 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. There were doubts at the start of the year over whether the tournament would go ahead at all, but the improving situation across the continent means UEFA has been able to retain its plan of having multiple host cities. It has also retained the original name, despite the competition taking place in 2021.

The first edition of the European Championship in 1960 featured only four teams. That later expanded to eight, then 16, and now 24. They will be divided into six groups of four, with the top two from each progressing to the knockout phase.

The group winners and runners-up will be joined in the last 16 by the four best third-place finishers. As such, only eight teams will be eliminated in the group stage. This format means it is possible to reach the knockout stage without even winning a group game, as Portugal did at Euro 2016. A few weeks later, Cristiano Ronaldo and co. won the entire tournament.

We have analyzed all 24 teams in our Euro 2020 group stage preview and made some predictions about which sides might make it through. Let’s get into it.

Euro 2020 Group A: The Most Open Group?

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Euro 2020 Group A Odds – Winner Odds
Italy -175
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Turkey +450
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Switzerland +450
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Wales +700
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Euro 2020 Group A Odds – To Qualify Odds
Italy -2000
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Turkey -175
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Switzerland -175
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Wales -120
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Euro 2020 Group A Pick

Our Pick
Back Italy to win the group and Wales to qualify for the round of 16.
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Euro 2020 Group A Analysis

Italy are back, having failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Roberto Mancini has done an excellent job since taking charge after that tournament, restoring confidence and giving the team a modern identity. Italy will dominate possession in their group games via a technically sound midfield trio of Jorginho, Marco Verratti and Nicolo Barella, while Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Chiesa provide a threat from the flanks.

There are two main doubts. First is at center-forward, where Ciro Immobile has failed to convince at the international level. Second, the aging center-back duo of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci could be vulnerable to pace in behind. Even so, Italy should secure first place in Group A.

Turkey, Switzerland and Wales will all have ambitions of reaching the knockout phase – and two of them could do so alongside Italy. Turkey looks like a potential dark horse, but the national team has a reputation for boom-and-bust cycles, and we cannot be sure which Turkey will appear this time around. Switzerland are more reliable but could struggle for goals.

Wales are the best choice from a betting perspective. Their side as a whole is perhaps the weakest in the group, but in Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey they have two of the best individuals and one win could potentially be enough to make it through.

Euro 2020 Group B: Belgium Should Walk It

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Euro 2020 Group B Odds – Winner Odds
Belgium -150
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Denmark +250
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Russia +450
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Finland +1600
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Euro 2020 Group B Odds – To Qualify Odds
Belgium -2000
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Denmark -450
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Russia -250
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Finland +250
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Euro 2020 Group B Pick

Our Pick
Back Belgium to win the group and Denmark to qualify.
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Euro 2020 Group B Analysis

Belgium is not just a heavy favorite to win Group B, they are also among the leading candidates to win the whole tournament. Roberto Martinez’s side reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2018, but the country’s ‘golden generation’ is running out of time to win a trophy. They will probably have one more shot at the World Cup next year, but Euro 2020 represents Belgium’s best chance of silverware.

Their starting XI contains plenty of talent, even if there are fitness concerns over Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard. Martinez has largely done a good job since taking over, and Belgium is adept at beating the teams they are expected to. We should see them score plenty of goals in this group, but whether they can go all the way perhaps depends on who will hold the midfield and whether Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld are exploited as outside center-halves in a back three.

Denmark might well be the best choice for Euro 2020 dark horse, and they will hope to get at least six points in Group B. They have a solid spine and Christian Eriksen enjoyed an excellent second half of the season at Inter.

Russia exceeded expectations at the 2018 World Cup but is unlikely to repeat the feat here, while Finland are the clear underdog. Back Belgium to win the group and Denmark to reach the round of 16.

Euro 2020 Group C: The Tournament’s Biggest Underdog

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Euro 2020 Group C Odds – Winner Odds
Netherlands -300
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Ukraine +500
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Austria +600
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North Macedonia +2000
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Euro 2020 Group C Odds – To Qualify Odds
Netherlands -3300
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Ukraine -333
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Austria -275
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North Macedonia +250
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Euro 2020 Group C Pick

Our Pick
Back Ukraine to win the group and Austria to qualify.
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Euro 2020 Group C Analysis

The Netherlands inexplicably missed out on Euro 2016 and also failed to make it to the World Cup two years later. They will be desperate to make up for lost time at this summer’s European Championship, but they will not have everything their own way in Group C.

Memphis Depay will be key to the Dutch team’s chances, while Frenkie de Jong and Georginio Wijnaldum are excellent midfield options. However, there remains a question mark over Frank de Boer’s managerial acumen, and the Netherlands could be vulnerable to quick counter-attacks. They will probably finish in the top two of this group, but there is better value to be had elsewhere.

Indeed, odds of +500 on Ukraine topping Group C look too good to ignore. It is rare for the favorite to win all six groups in tournaments like these – they certainly did not at Euro 2016 – and Andriy Shevchenko’s side looks best placed to take advantage of any slip-ups by the Netherlands. They are quick in transition and have a well-balanced midfield trio to supply the forwards. Ukraine have every chance of topping this group.

Back Austria to qualify too, even if it might be in the third spot. They should beat North Macedonia, the minnows of the tournament, and could take a point off the Netherlands or Ukraine. A return of four points would almost certainly be enough for them to progress one way or another.

Euro 2020 Group D: All Four Have Qualification Hopes

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Euro 2020 Group D Odds – Winner Odds
England -275
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Croatia +275
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Czech Republic +1200
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Scotland +1600
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Euro 2020 Group D Odds – To Qualify Odds
England -5000
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Croatia -300
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Czech Republic -110
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Scotland +110
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Euro 2020 Group D Pick

Our Pick
Back England to win the group and Czech Republic to qualify.
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Euro 2020 Group D Analysis

England have only won one knockout game in European Championship history, but they are looking to put that right this summer. Gareth Southgate’s side are expected to go far, and with the semi-finals and final set to held at Wembley, they could have a home advantage to call upon in the later stages too.

England have a brilliant array of attacking talent. Harry Kane is one of the world’s best strikers, while Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish and Phil Foden offer a fine blend of qualities in support. However, there are concerns in the heart of the backline and between the sticks, with Jordan Pickford having struggled for much of the Premier League season. Those issues should not prevent England topping Group D, though.

Croatia are broadly relying on the same group of players that got them to the final of the 2018 World Cup, minus Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic. They possess ample midfield quality, while Ante Rebic and Ivan Perisic are direct runners on the flanks. It is unclear who will lead the line, though, with Bruno Petkovic and Andrej Kramaric the main contenders.

You will find better odds on the Czech Republic qualifying for the round of 16 – and it would be wise to take them up. They have pace in transition and a solid spine, with Tomas Soucek the star in a balanced midfield. They look like a stronger side than Scotland, but Steve Clarke’s side should not be written off.

Euro 2020 Group E: Spain Could Suffer an Upset

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Euro 2020 Group E Odds – Winner Odds
Spain -333
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Poland +550
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Sweden +600
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Slovakia +1600
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Euro 2020 Group E Odds – To Qualify Odds
Spain -4000
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Poland -225
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Sweden -118
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Slovakia +150
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Euro 2020 Group E Pick

Our Pick
Back Poland to win the group and Sweden to qualify.
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Euro 2020 Group E Analysis

Spain are the only nation to have won back-to-back European Championships, but their success in 2008 and 2012 was followed by a disappointing showing five years ago. They were even worse at the 2018 World Cup, crashing out at the hands of Russia in the last 16.

Luis Enrique has done a good job of giving the team an added threat without completely abandoning the possession-heavy style of play that brought so much glory a decade ago. Spain will certainly dominate the ball in their Group E contests, but Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati mean they have direct runners in attack too. Spain will almost certainly make it through, but Poland have shown enough to make a bet on them topping the group worthwhile.

Robert Lewandowski is the star of the team and is coming off the back of a sensational season at Bayern Munich. The defense could be a weak point, but Poland should create plenty of chances and Lewandowski is lethal inside the penalty area. Top spot is not beyond this team.

It is also worth backing Sweden to escape from the group, most likely in third place. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has withdrawn through injury, but Sweden reached the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup without him. They are well organized and effective, and should pick up three points against Slovakia at the very least.

Euro 2020 Group F: Three Heavyweights in One Group

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Euro 2020 Group F Odds – Winner Odds
France +138
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Germany +150
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Portugal +300
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Hungary +4000
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Euro 2020 Group F Odds – To Qualify Odds
France -1000
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Germany -900
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Portugal -300
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Hungary +500
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Euro 2020 Group F Pick

Our Pick
Back France to win the group and Portugal to qualify.
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Euro 2020 Group F Analysis

All eyes will be on the so-called ‘group of death, with at least one of France, Portugal, and Germany in danger of missing out on a place in the last 16. All three could make it through, of course, but none of them will be afforded an easy start to the competition. Unfortunately, Hungary are likely to end Group F without a point to their name, although they did spring a surprise by reaching the knockout phase of Euro 2016.

France are the outright Euro 2020 favorites – and for good reason. The world champions have arguably got even stronger since the tournament in Russia, not least because Karim Benzema has been recalled upfront. Kylian Mbappe is older and more mature, and Didier Deschamps has vast trophy-winning experience as a player and manager. It is hard to see France not winning Group F.

Portugal looks in better shape than Germany. They are the holders following success at Euro 2016 and have a strong supporting cast – Diogo Jota, Bruno Fernandes, and Bernardo Silva – behind Cristiano Ronaldo.

Germany have an excellent midfield but seems to lack an identity, with Joachim Low unsure how to get the best out of his team. Die Mannschaft have been in decline since Euro 2016 and they could struggle to finish in the top two here.

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