Spain, priced at +800, will aim to win the European Championship for the fourth time when it heads to Germany this summer. The team ended an 11-year trophy drought when it beat Croatia in the UEFA Nations League final last summer, and Spain comes in here with favorable odds to win the 2024 Euros. This guide breaks down the key betting options available on Spain at the Euros.

Spain’s odds to win Euro 2024

Only three teams have shorter odds: England, France, and Germany. That reflects Spain’s status as one of the strongest teams in Europe right now.

The Spanish midfield is arguably the best in the business, featuring Rodri, Pedri, and Martín Zubimendi. A lack of dynamism in attack proved to be Spain’s downfall at the 2022 World Cup, but the emergence of teenage sensation Lamine Yamal could be a game-changer. The 16-year-old forward has taken La Liga by storm this season, and he could provide La Roja with a much-needed injection of pace and unpredictability in attack.

Spain vs. Croatia odds & betting preview

Spain will come up against a technically gifted Croatian team at Olympiastadion in Berlin on June 15. Both teams are stacked with talented midfielders, and it will be intriguing to see Rodri, Martin Zubimendí, and Pedri lock horns with Luka Modrić, Mateo Kovačić, and Marcelo Brožović.

These teams are no strangers to each other, as they have met four times in the past six years. Spain thumped Croatia 6-0 in 2018, but the Croats exacted revenge with a 3-2 victory two months later. They then met in the knockout stage of the Euros in 2021, and it finished 3-3 after 90 minutes. Spain ultimately scored twice in extra time to seal a dramatic 5-3 victory. Luis de la Fuente’s team then beat Croatia on penalties in the 2023 UEFA Nations League final.

That sets the stage for a gripping game in Berlin. Spain is the favorite, but Croatia has experience with the underdog tag, defying the odds to reach the semifinals of the 2022 World Cup, so Spain cannot take it lightly in this game.

Other futures betting options on Spain

The most popular soccer betting options include Spain to win Euro 2024, to win Group B, or to qualify for the knockout stage. However, there are some other interesting options, as well:

Stage of elimination

This bet requires you to predict when Spain will be knocked out of the tournament. These are the options at bet365:

To reach the semifinals

Alternatively, you can bet on Spain reaching a specific stage of the Euros. For example, odds of +138 are available on Spain reaching the semifinals. You will receive a payout if Spain makes it through to the semis, regardless of whether it wins or loses at that stage.

Betting on Spain’s games at Euro 2024

You will also find more than 200 markets on each Euro 2024 game featuring Spain at top online sportsbooks. These are the most popular:

Moneyline

A straightforward bet on the result of a game featuring Spain. For example, sportsbooks are offering on Spain to beat Croatia in its opening game.

Handicap (spread)

One team has a handicap, and you can then bet on which team will cover the resulting spread. For example, you can find odds of on Spain against Croatia. If you think La Roja will win by more than that margin, you can place that bet.

Goal markets

These betting options do not focus on the result of the game. Popular choices include total goals (over/under), total goals (exact), both teams to score, and team totals. They are often combined to create same-game parlays, such as both teams to score and over 2.5 goals, or perhaps both teams to score and under 4.5 goals.

Other betting options

There will be lots of wagers at your disposal, but these are some of the most common:

Spain live betting

Live betting will also be available on each of Spain’s games at the Euros. The odds on the various markets from above will be updated throughout the game, so you can watch the match unfold and wager if you wish.

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Spain’s potential path to victory

Spain has landed in a difficult group alongside Italy, Croatia, and Albania. However, it is the favorite to win Group B, at odds of . If Spain can achieve that feat, it would likely end up on the opposite side of the bracket as England (Group C) and France (Group D), which would give it a clearer path to the final.

Spain would then face a team that finished third in its group in the Round of 16, likely as a clear favorite. Presuming Spain and Germany (Group A) make it through the Round of 16, they would meet in the quarterfinals. Those teams look evenly matched, so it could be an epic encounter. If La Roja prevail, they could face Portugal (Group F) or the Netherlands in the semifinals, ahead of a potential final showdown with England or France.

Spain group stage fixtures

Spain will face a baptism of fire against a dangerous Croatian team at the start of the tournament. It will then face an equally tricky clash with Italy, before taking on Albania in its final group stage game.

Why Spain could win Euro 2024

Spain produced two dogged performances to win the UEFA Nations League last summer. It battled to a 2-1 victory over Italy in the semifinals and then beat Croatia on penalties in the final. That could give it a psychological advantage against both teams in the group stage of this tournament. Spain has a strong squad, so it’s unlikely to be intimidated if it reaches the knockout stage of the Euros.

What could stop Spain from winning Euro 2024?

Spain’s forwards have struggled in key games at major tournaments. A lack of killer instinct in front of goal proved to be La Roja’s downfall at the 2022 World Cup and the last European Championship. Álvaro Morata is a decent striker, but he is not on the same level as Kylian Mbappé, Harry Kane, or Cristiano Ronaldo, so Spain will need its wingers to share the goalscoring burden if it is to win the Euros.

Key player: Rodri

Rodri has emerged as Manchester City’s most important player. He reads the game effortlessly, protects the defense, drives the team forward, and chips in with vital goals.

How has Spain performed in past Euros?

Spain won the European Championship in 1964, 2008, and 2012. La Roja crashed out in the Round of 16 at Euro 2016, and they then began rebuilding. They reached the semifinals of the last European Championship, but they ultimately lost to Italy on penalties. If Spain lifts the trophy this summer, it will become the most successful team in the history of the tournament.

Spain: Euro FAQ

Is Spain the favorite to win Euro 2024?

No, sportsbooks have England as the favorite to win Euro 2024. Spain is at odds of , leaving it behind England, France, and Germany in futures betting.

How did Spain qualify for the Euros?

Spain finished atop its qualifying group, with seven wins and a draw in eight games. The only defeat came at the hands of Scotland in Glasgow, but La Roja gained revenge by beating the Scots 2-0 in Seville.

Who will captain Spain at the European Championship?

Álvaro Morata is the captain of Spain. He inherited the armband from Sergio Ramos, who has retired from international soccer.