Make Smarter Euro 2020 Wagers

The 2020 European Football Championship was settled on July 11, 2021, with Italy overcoming England in the final match.

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2021 1:08 PM ET Read Time: 3 min
The UEFA Euro 2020 mascot and the European Football Championship trophy.
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Euro 2020 — which was played in 2021 — concluded on July 11 with Italy emerging victorious. The European Championship is one of the biggest events on the global sports calendar and draws massive amounts of money at sportsbooks around the world. This will be the first time that the Euros will have been played since sports betting became widespread across the United States and the tournament is going to be a hit among American bettors.  

Covers is here to ensure you make the smartest Euro bets possible. We're introducing our new expected value (EV) odds tool and will be bringing you detailed picks and predictions on every game of the tournament.

Euro outright odds

Italy started the tournament with +800 odds to win Euro 2020 and beat the odds-favorite England in the final. Find out which team had the best value to win Euro 2020. 

Teams & groups

There were 24 national teams competing for the European Championship, advancing to the group stage through a series of qualifying matches. These 24 teams are ranked and grouped together into six groups of four teams each (Group A through Group F). 

Top goalscorer

Betting on the Euro top goalscorer odds is one of the most popular markets for the tournament. Harry Kane was the pre-tournament favorite with Romelu Lukaku, Kylian Mbappé, and Cristiano Ronaldo trailing close behind. Ronaldo came out on top by the end and took come the Euro 2020 Golden Boot.

Euro qualifiers

The 24 nations competing in the Euro are narrowed down from a field of 55 eligible countries over a series of qualifying matches in the two years prior to the European Championship. 

There are 10 groups of four teams built off UEFA ranking and the top two teams from each group after qualifying group play advance to the Euro tournament. The remaining four spots are decided in play-off path matches.

Euro details

This year's Euro was unlike any other previous European Championship, due to the COVID-19 pandemic postponing the event to 2021 and forcing organizers to juggle venues, manage crowds and implement additional protocols to keep players, officials and fans safe. 

Euro 2020 in 2021?

Why not call it Euro 2021, right? Well, UEFA decided last spring to maintain the “2020” branding to honor the 60th anniversary of the European Championship despite having to bump the tournament to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The teams

The following 24 teams qualified for Euro 2020.

The ball

The official ball of Euro 2020 was the Adidas Uniforia. The ball incorporates multicolor design elements from each of the host cities with seamless thermally-bonded construction. 

The song

The official song of the 2020 Euro was produced by Dutch DJ Martin Garrix and performed during the tournament’s opening ceremony in Stadio Olimpico, Rome on June 11.

Tournament history

For such a major event, the European Championship is a relatively new tournament. It started in 1960 and has been played every four years until 2020 when the pandemic forced UEFA to postpone the event to 2021. 

The Euro first started as a four-team tournament from 1960 to 1976 before increasing the field to eight teams between 1980 and 1992. The Euro expanded to 16 teams from 1996 to 2012 and upped the field to 24 for the 2016 Euro. 

Winners history

The European Championship has been dominated by a handful of soccer powers since its inception. Germany and Spain have each won the Euro three times while France holds two European titles. Here’s a look at every winner of the Euro heading into 2020. 

Where can I bet on the European Championship?

The upcoming Euros tournament drives significant interest and betting action, with 24 teams vying for continental bragging rights.

Our list of the most trusted soccer betting sites available is your best betting resource.

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