Euro 2024 Game Odds, Scenarios & Analysis For Final Group Stage Matches

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Euro 2024 Game Odds, Scenarios, & Analysis For Final Group Stage Matches

Just eight games remain in the group stage of Euro 2024. Most of the teams still have a chance of qualifying for the Round of 16, so soccer fans can look forward to some tense clashes over the next two days. The most likely teams to advance in the next few games are England (-295), Belgium (-150), and Netherlands (+115).

Below, we’ll review six key matches and explain what the teams need to do to qualify for the Euro 2024 knockout stage.

Qualifying rules

Netherlands vs. Austria

The Netherlands is level with France at four points apiece at the top of Group D. Both teams are highly likely to reach the Round of 16, but they are still battling it out for first place.

Austria sits third in the group after beating Poland 3-1 on Matchday 2. The Poles are now unable to reach the knockout stage, as they are guaranteed to finish last in this group. The sportsbooks make Austria the underdog for this game, but the Austrians have a strong midfield, and Marko Arnautović looked sharp in attack against Poland.

Round of 16 scenarios

Denmark vs. Serbia

Group C is delicately poised as we approach Matchday 3. England is first with four points, while Denmark and Slovenia have two points each. Serbia is on just one point so far.

The Danes have drawn both of their games, and they may need to be more clinical in front of goal if they are to win this match. Serbia lost to England on Matchday 1, but a last-gasp strike from Luka Jović earned the team a draw with Slovenia last time out, so it will carry momentum into this crucial game.

Round of 16 scenarios

England vs. Slovenia

The Three Lions have one foot in the knockout stage after beating Serbia and then battling to a 1-1 draw with Denmark. However, they will still be determined to win their group, so manager Gareth Southgate is likely to field a strong starting XI in this game.

This is a crucial game for Slovenia. Matjaž Kek’s team has drawn both matches so far, leaving them in a strong position, but they could still face elimination if they lose to England. They may need a big performance from goalkeeper Jan Oblak as they bid to repel England’s Harry Kane on Tuesday.

Round of 16 scenarios

Slovakia vs. Romania

All four teams in Group E are level on three points apiece. Slovakia beat Belgium on Matchday 1, while Romania surged to a 3-0 victory over Ukraine. However, their fortunes flipped on Matchday 2, as Slovakia lost 2-1 to Ukraine and Romania suffered a 2-0 defeat to Belgium.

The situation in this group is precarious. Any team can win the group, and any team can also finish last. Slovakia is the narrow favorite to win this match.

Round of 16 scenarios

Ukraine vs. Belgium

Both of these teams bolstered their chances of reaching the knockout stage by winning on Matchday 2. Ukraine was down 1-0 at halftime against Slovakia, but goals from Mykola Sharapenko and Roman Yaremchuk secured a vital 2-1 victory.

Belgium then posted a dominant 2-0 win against Romania, courtesy of goals from Youri Tielemans and Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgians are the heavy favorites to win this match, but Ukraine showed great determination to beat Slovakia, so this could prove to be a hard-fought contest.

Round of 16 scenarios

Czech Republic vs. Turkey

Portugal will finish atop Group F after beating the Czech Republic and Turkey in its first two games. Turkey currently sits in second place, with three points, whereas the Czech Republic and Georgia have just one point each.

Turkey secured an impressive 3-1 win against Georgia on Matchday 1. However, the Turks then lost 3-0 to Portugal, which may have knocked their confidence somewhat. They are now the slight underdogs for this game against a well-drilled Czech team, and it promises to be a nervy occasion for both sets of fans.

Round of 16 scenarios

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