Germany, with odds of +600, will attempt to return to the summit of European soccer when it hosts Euro 2024 this summer. It has enjoyed more success at the European Championship than any other team, with three titles and three runner-up finishes. However, Germany has not lifted the trophy since 1996, which could be another reason why its odds to win the Euro are fairly high.

Germany’s odds to win Euro 2024

Only two teams have shorter odds to win the Euro before Germany: England and France.

Germany has a pretty strong squad, featuring experienced players such as Ilkay Gündogan, Toni Kroos, and Joshua Kimmich. It will also be playing at home, which could explain why it is ahead of Spain and Portugal in the futures betting.

Germany vs. Scotland odds & betting preview

Germany will benefit from passionate home support when it takes on Scotland at Allianz Arena in Munich on June 14. It is the heavy favorite, with some sportsbooks offering odds of on Germany to win this game.

However, Scotland proved itself to be a worthy opponent when it beat Spain 2-0 in Glasgow during the qualifying campaign. The Scots lack the sort of technical quality that Germany manager Julian Nagelsmann can call upon, but they are tough, strong, hardworking, dangerous on the counterattack, and strong at set pieces, so it could end up being an entertaining game.

Additional Euro 2024 futures on Germany

Top sportsbooks are offering a variety of additional futures and Euro betting options on Germany this summer. Alongside backing the team to win the Euros or win its group, here are some more choices:

Stage of elimination

You can bet on when Germany will be eliminated from the Euros. Bet365 is offering these options:

To reach the semifinals

Soccer fans can also bet on whether Germany will reach a particular stage of the tournament. The Germans have odds of -333 to reach the quarterfinals, but you can find +120 on them making it through to the semifinals.

Betting on Germany’s Euro 2024 games

You can also place pregame and in-play bets on every game featuring Germany this summer. These are some popular soccer bets to consider:

Moneyline

This is a straightforward wager on the result of a game. For example, Germany is to beat Scotland in the opening game of the tournament.

Handicap (spread)

This can potentially be an attractive option when there is a clear favorite. For example, this is one of the handicap lines available for the first game of Euro 2024:

Goal markets

These betting options do not require you to predict the result of a game. Examples include total goals (over/under), team totals (over/under), and both teams to score. A popular option among soccer fans is a bet on both teams to score and over 2.5 goals, but that is only suitable if you anticipate an open, high-scoring game.

Player props

You can bet on a player to score first, last, or at any time. If you want to dig deeper, wagers are available on a player to be booked, sent off, to score or miss a penalty, to score from outside the box, to score a header, and much more.

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Germany’s potential path to victory

Germany qualified for this tournament automatically as the host nation. It ended up in a pretty strong group, which also features Switzerland, Hungary, and Scotland. However, the Germans are the favorites at FanDuel to win Group A. If they pull it off, they will face the runner-up from Group C in the Round of 16. That would likely be Denmark. The Danes are a talented group, but Germany would be the favorite to beat them on home soil.

If they reach the quarterfinals, the Germans could end up facing the winner of Group B. That group features Spain, Croatia, and Italy. They are all strong teams, but Spain is the favorite to win it. A game between Germany and Spain would be exciting, as it would represent a clash of styles. If Germany reaches the semifinals, it could face a showdown with Portugal (Group F) or the Netherlands (Group D), ahead of a final against potentially England or France.

Germany group stage fixtures

Germany will play its group stage games in Munich, Stuttgart, and Frankfurt. The players will have strong home support in each city, and Germany is the favorite to win all three of its group stage matches.

Why Germany could win Euro 2024

The benefit of home advantage cannot be overlooked. Germany also has two superb young playmakers in Jamal Musiala and Florian Wirtz, plus elite talent at midfield and a reasonably solid defense. It has flopped at the last three major tournaments, but recent friendly wins against France and the Netherlands suggest it may have turned a corner after firing manager Hansi Flick and replacing him with Nagelsmann.

What could stop Germany from winning Euro 2024?

Germany’s recent record is dismal. It crashed out at the group stage at the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and it suffered a comprehensive Round of 16 defeat to England at the last European Championship. The team is reliant on veterans like Gündogan and Kroos, and there is a danger that its midfield could be overrun against a more energetic opponent.

Key player: Kai Havertz

The Arsenal forward spearheaded Germany’s attack in recent victories over France and the Netherlands. Havertz is a mercurial player, who can veer from the sublime to the ridiculous. He is by no means a natural striker, but he can be very effective in the right system. If he is at his best this summer, Germany could be a force to be reckoned with.

How has Germany performed in past Euros?

Germany has reached the European Championship final on six previous occasions, with three wins and three defeats. It finished third in 2012 and 2016, but it lost in the Round of 16 at the last tournament.

Germany Euro roster

Germany has released their 27-man roster ahead of their friendlies against Ukraine and Greece. Below is a breakdown of the players who made the cut.

PlayerPositionClub
Maximilian BeierForwardHoffenheim
Niclas FüllkrugForwardBorussia Dortmund
Kai HavertzForwardArsenal
Thomas MüllerForwardBayern Munich
Deniz UndavForwardStuttgart
Florian WirtzMidfielderBayer Leverkusen
Leroy SanéMidfielderBayern Munich
Aleksandar PavlovićMidfielderBayern Munich
Jamal MusialaMidfielderBayern Munich
Toni KroosMidfielderReal Madrid
Ilkay GündoganMidfielderBarcelona
Pascal GrossMidfielderBrighton and Hove Albion
Chris FührichMidfielderStuttgart
Robert AndrichMidfielderBayer Leverkusen
Jonathan TahDefenderBayer Leverkusen
Nico SchlotterbeckDefenderBorussia Dortmund
Antonio RüdigerDefenderReal Madrid
David RaumDefenderRB Leipzig
Maximilian MittelstädtDefenderStuttgart
Robin KochDefenderEintracht Frankfurt
Joshua KimmichDefenderBayern Munich
Benjamin HenrichsDefenderRB Leipzig
Waldemar AntonDefenderStuttgart
Marc-André ter StegenGoalkeeperBarcelona
Manuel NeuerGoalkeeperBayern Munich
Alex NubelGoalkeeperStuttgart
Oliver BaumannGoalkeeperHoffenheim

Germany: Euro FAQ

Will Toni Kroos play for Germany at the Euros?

Yes, Toni Kroos agreed to come out of international retirement to represent Germany at the Euros this summer. The Real Madrid midfielder quit after the team crashed out of the last European Championship in 2021, but manager Julian Nagelsmann convinced him to return to the fold.

Who could be an X factor for Germany in the Euro?

Florian Wirtz has been in superb form for Bayer Leverkusen this season. The young playmaker has the ability to unlock any defense, and he is also a composed finisher, which makes him a formidable opponent.

Who is Germany’s manager?

Julian Nagelsmann is Germany’s manager. The former Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig boss replaced Hansi Flick after a disappointing 4-1 defeat to Japan in September 2023. Nagelsmann agreed to take the role on a short-term contract until the conclusion of Euro 2024.