Germany, Hungary, Scotland, and Switzerland will battle for supremacy in Group A at this summer’s European Championship. The Germans are the favorites to win the group at -225, but they will have their work cut out against three talented opponents.

This page covers the strengths and weaknesses of all four teams in Group A, including key players to watch such as Florian Wirtz and Granit Xhaka. We also highlight which sportsbooks are offering the best Euro odds on Group A.

Euro Group A winner odds

Euro Group A odds to qualify

Scotland vs. Germany odds

As the host country, Germany will kick off the Euros against Scotland. Below are the full odds on the matchup.

Switzerland vs. Hungary odds

Switzerland and Hungary will face off on Saturday, June 15. Below is an odds breakdown.

Quick notes on Group A teams

Euro 2024 Group A breakdown

Group A is arguably the toughest group to call at Euro 2024. The Germans are the favorites, as they are playing on home soil. However, Switzerland has a strong recent record in major tournaments; Hungary has been on an upward curve in recent years, and Scotland impressed during the qualifying campaign, so this group looks wide open.

Germany

Germany has spent a decade in the wilderness since winning the World Cup in 2014. It suffered a comprehensive defeat to England at the last European Championship, and it then crashed out in the group stage at the 2022 World Cup.

However, there is now cause for optimism among German soccer fans. Julian Nagelsmann has replaced the struggling Hansi Flick as manager, and results have improved since he took over. Germany is also hosting this tournament, so it will be playing in front of home crowds.

Just four members remain from the all-conquering 2014 squad: Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos, and Thomas Müller. They are all veterans now, but Germany also boasts some exciting youngsters, including Florian Wirtz. The team is still a little unconvincing on defense, and it lacks a traditional striker to lead the line, but the Germans are among the favorites to win this tournament.

Switzerland

Switzerland shocked soccer betting fans around the world when it beat France in the Round of 16 at the last European Championship. Les Bleus were the heavy favorites to win the tournament, but they were outfought by a well-drilled Swiss team. Switzerland then held Spain to a 1-1 draw in the quarterfinals, despite having Remo Freuler sent off, but they ultimately lost on penalties.

The Swiss suffered an embarrassing 6-1 defeat to Portugal in the Round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup, but they bounced back quickly. They qualified for this tournament after picking up four wins, five draws, and just one defeat in 10 games, which shows just how tough this team is to break down.

The star players include captain Granit Xhaka, goalkeeper Yann Sommer, Manchester City defender Manuel Akanji, and young striker Noah Okafor. Yet there is quality across this squad, so Switzerland has odds of just to reach the Round of 16.

Hungary

Hungary announced itself as an emerging power in European soccer when it beat England home and away in the 2022 UEFA Nations League. The Hungarians maintained that fine form by finishing atop their Euro 2024 qualifying group, with five wins and three draws in eight games.

They finished last in their group at the last European Championship, but the squad looks stronger this time around. Captain Dominik Szoboszlai has cemented his status as one of the world’s best midfielders since joining Liverpool last summer, and the likes of Willi Orbán, Péter Gulácsi, Attila Szalai, and András Schäfer have impressed in the Bundesliga.

Scotland

Scotland sent out a statement of intent by beating Spain 2-0 in Glasgow during the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay scored both goals, which put the Scots in control of their qualifying group. They were unfortunate to lose to Spain on the road, but they still ultimately finished second after getting the better of a talented Norwegian team, which earned them a berth at Euro 2024.

The Scots boast a strong midfield, featuring McTominay, John McGinn, Billy Gilmour, and Lewis Ferguson. The left flank is also a major strength, featuring Liverpool’s Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney. They are a little short in attack, but Scotland’s energy and work ethic can still make it a tough nut to crack.

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Euro Group A FAQ

How did Germany qualify for Euro 2024?

Germany qualified automatically for Euro 2024 as the host nation. The Germans have not played many competitive fixtures over the past two years, but they have taken part in friendlies against some of the world’s best teams. They beat France and the Netherlands in March, which could bode well for their chances at the Euros.

Who could provide an x-factor for Switzerland at the Euros?

Noah Okafor has the pace and quality to step up for Switzerland at Euro 2024. He helped Red Bull Salzburg win four league titles during his time in Austria, which earned him a move to AC Milan last summer. Okafor is still just 23 years old, but he is already experienced at the highest level.

How did Hungary qualify for the Euros?

Hungary finished atop Group G in the qualifying campaign, four points clear of Serbia. It was unbeaten, with five wins and three draws in eight games, scoring 16 goals and conceding just seven.

Where will Scotland be based at Euro 2024?

The Scottish team’s base camp will be in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The camp lies at the base of Germany’s highest mountain, Zugspitze, close to the border with Austria. Scotland’s group stage games will take place in Munich, Cologne, and Stuttgart, so it faces a long trip to Cologne from Garmisch-Partenkirchen.