Euro Group Stage Game Odds & Preview: Moneylines, Totals, & Analysis


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Euro Group Stage Odds: Moneylines, Over/Unders, Spreads For Every Game

Euro 2024 will get underway when Germany takes on Scotland at Allianz Arena in Munich on Friday, June 14. Soccer fans can then look forward to another 11 games during Matchday 1, including a heavyweight clash between Spain and Croatia.

We have previewed all 12 matches below and highlighted the best Euro 2024 odds for each game.

Euro group stage odds — Matchday 1

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Euro 2024 group stage odds and analysis

Germany vs. Scotland

Germany has fallen to No. 16 in the FIFA world rankings after enduring a poor run of results over the past few years. The Germans suffered a comprehensive defeat to England in the Round of 16 at the last European Championship, and they crashed out in the group stage of the 2022 World Cup. However, their form has improved after bringing in Julian Nagelsmann to replace Hansi Flick as manager, and they will be playing in front of home crowds at this tournament.

Scotland exceeded expectations during the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. Steve Clarke’s team finished second in a strong group, with five wins, two draws, and just one defeat in eight games. Friendly defeats to the Netherlands and Northern Ireland in March may give Clarke cause for concern, but the Scots have shown that they can go toe-to-toe with the world’s best teams, with Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay leading the charge.

Hungary vs. Switzerland

Hungary finished atop a qualifying group that also featured Serbia, Montenegro, Lithuania, and Bulgaria, going undefeated during that campaign. The Magyars’ star player is Liverpool midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, who has the potential to unlock Switzerland’s stout defense.

Switzerland has a strong record in major tournaments. The Swiss beat Spain in the knockout stage of the last European Championship, and they are currently ranked 19th in the world by FIFA, seven places ahead of Hungary. Key players include Granit Xhaka, Manuel Akanji, Gregor Kobel, and Noah Okafor. Switzerland is the favorite to win this game, but it could hinge on Xhaka versus Szoboszlai in the midfield battle.

Spain vs. Croatia

Spain beat Croatia on penalties in the final of the UEFA Nations League last year. Manager Luis de la Fuente will now aim to lead La Roja to their fourth European Championship title this summer. They face a difficult assignment in Matchday 1, but a midfield led by Manchester City superstar Rodri will take some stopping.

Croatia has a terrific record in major tournaments. Zlatko Dalić’s team was the runner-up at the 2018 World Cup, and it then finished third at the 2022 World Cup. Online sports betting sites have Croatia as the clear underdog against Spain, but these players tend to revel in that status. Star player Luka Modrić is now 38, so Croatia will need him to roll back the years at the Euros.

Italy vs. Albania

Italy is the reigning European champion after beating England on penalties back in 2021, but the Azzurri have struggled since then. They failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, which was a national humiliation, and they were outclassed by England during the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. However, they still have a great deal of quality within their ranks, including Nicolò Barella and Federico Chiesa, so they are legitimate contenders for the title this summer.

Albania has qualified for just its second major tournament. The Albanians landed in a brutal group along with Italy, Spain, and Croatia, and the sportsbooks make them +320 underdogs to reach the knockout stage. However, Albania has a solid defense led by Berat Gjimshiti and Elseid Hysaj, so Italy’s forwards may have some work to do in this game.

Poland vs. Netherlands

Star striker Robert Lewandowski will lead Poland into battle against a talented Dutch team in Matchday 1. The 35-year-old forward has scored 42 goals in 69 league games since moving from Bayern Munich to Barcelona in 2022. Poland’s general game plan is to defend diligently and provide Lewandowski with as many crosses as possible, so the wingers will be crucial in this game.

Netherlands captain Virgil Van Dijk will be tasked with thwarting Lewandowski. The Liverpool star anchors a solid Dutch defense, which also features Nathan Aké and Matthijs de Ligt. The Dutch are the clear favorites to win this game, as they have a great deal of quality in midfield and in wide areas, but they will need to find a way to shackle Lewandowski.

Slovenia vs. Denmark

Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak could be a busy man on Matchday 1. The Atlético Madrid star, who is widely regarded as one of the world’s best keepers, will face a star-studded Danish attack. The Slovenians are No. 57 in the FIFA world rankings, 36 places below Denmark, so they will bid to pull off an upset in this game.

Denmark has a strong squad, featuring Barcelona defender Andreas Christensen, Manchester United duo Rasmus Højlund and Christian Eriksen, and RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen. The Danes reached the semifinals of the last European Championship, where they suffered a narrow defeat to England. They have been inconsistent since then, but these players know how to win games at big tournaments.

Serbia vs. England

The current Serbian squad boasts an embarrassment of attacking riches. Aleksandar Mitrović, Dušan Vlahović, and Luka Jović are all vying to lead the line, while captain Dušan Tadić and playmaker Sergej Milinković-Savić can create plenty of chances. Unfortunately, the defense has proved to be Serbia’s Achilles’ heel in recent years, so it will need to tighten up as Serbia prepares for this game.

England is the favorite to win Euro 2024. The Three Lions sailed through their qualifying campaign with an unbeaten record, and they are currently No. 4 in the FIFA world rankings. Captain Harry Kane has been on fire for Bayern Munich this season, while teenage midfielder Jude Bellingham just powered Real Madrid to Champions League glory. The likes of Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka are also in fine form, so England is a heavy favorite to beat Serbia.

Romania vs. Ukraine

Romania will take a relatively unheralded group of players to Euro 2024 this summer. Perhaps the most famous name on the squad is Radu Dragusin, who recently signed for Tottenham, but the roster features many unproven youngsters. They could have an element of surprise when they take on Ukraine on Matchday 1.

Ukraine will be a popular team at the tournament. These players will be desperate to give people in their war-torn country something to cheer, and they have enough quality to go deep into the Euros. Viktor Tsyhankov and Artem Dovbyk were superb for Girona this season, and Arsenal’s Oleksandr Zinchenko is a reliable presence in the team, while Chelsea winger Mykhailo Mudryk provides a potential X factor in attack.

Belgium vs. Slovakia

A golden generation featuring Kevin De Bruyne, Thibaut Courtois, Romelu Lukaku, and Jan Vertonghen will have one last chance to win a trophy this summer. Belgium is still No. 3 in the world rankings, despite many key players retiring over the past few years. Manager Domenico Tedesco has called up some talented youngsters to supplement the veteran talent on the squad, so Belgium is a heavy favorite to beat Slovakia.

Slovakia finished second in its qualifying group, with seven wins, one draw, and two defeats in 10 games. The Slovaks kept six clean sheets in those 10 matches, and the defense will need to work hard to repel De Bruyne and Lukaku on Matchday 1.

Austria vs. France

Austria finished second to Belgium in its Euro 2024 qualifying group, with six wins, one draw, and only one defeat in eight matches. The team has improved since Ralf Rangnick took over as manager, and it is now No. 25 in the FIFA rankings. A midfield featuring Marcel Sabitzer, Christoph Baumgartner, and Konrad Laimer has a chance to make the Austrians competitive in any game.

France is the second favorite to win this tournament. Manager Didier Deschamps has already led Les Bleus to glory in the World Cup and the UEFA Nations League, so he only needs to win the European Championship to complete the set. He has an extremely strong squad at his disposal, featuring superstar forward Kylian Mbappé, who recently moved from PSG to Real Madrid.

Turkey vs. Georgia

Turkey flopped at the last European Championship and then failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. The players will now have a shot at redemption when they head to Germany for the Euros this summer. Vincenzo Montella took over as manager in September 2023, and the Italian coach has selected a young squad featuring the likes of Kenan Yildiz and Arda Güler, so he will rely on captain Hakan Çalanoglu to marshal the youngsters on the pitch.

Georgia is the lowest-ranked team at this tournament. The Georgians have never previously qualified for a major tournament, so this will be a novelty for the players. They will place their faith in star forward Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who has been magnificent since joining Napoli in 2022.

Portugal vs. Czech Republic

Portugal is among the favorites to win the Euros this summer. The Portuguese squad is stacked with technically gifted players such as Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes, but Cristiano Ronaldo will still be their main attacking threat. The 39-year-old forward has shown no signs of slowing down.

This represents a difficult challenge for the Czech Republic, which lacks the sort of quality that Portugal can call upon. However, the Czechs are a hardworking bunch, and they often punch above their weight at major tournaments, so they could give Portugal a stern test on Matchday 1.

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