Euro 2020 is fast approaching and with the qualifiers underway it’s time to start looking at the tournament which is celebrating its 60th year.
Instead of a host nation, the tournament will be spread across the continent, finishing in England and Wembley, often referred to as the home of soccer.
The Nations League has already proved the perfect build-up and will lead Portugal into the Euros as both reigning European Champions and winners of the newly adopted tournament.
With European nations faring so well during the World Cup in Russia, it’s going to be an exciting month of soccer and here at Bestsportsbooks.ca, we’re already counting down the days.
Soccer betting markets are already available for the competition, and you’ll find all you need to know about Euro 2020 betting on this very page!
As one of the biggest soccer competitions on the planet, you’ll find a large range of markets available across all the top Canadian sportsbook sites.
From betting on individual matches to Top Scorer, Group Winner and many other outrights, there will be plenty to bet on as the tournament gets closer.
All major sportsbooks will also offer in-play markets including, number of corners, next goalscorer and more.
You’ll find all our favourite sportsbook operators to place Euro 2020 bets at on our Sportsbook page.
Euro 2020 is still currently in the qualification stage, and while you can bet on that, including outrights on teams to qualify as well as individual fixtures, the only market you can place bets on the tournament itself is the outright winner.
After their fantastic World Cup, the French are as expected the favourite to win with William Hill. The World Champions have an elite squad with many yet to even hit their peak. They’ll be ones to watch at +350 and plenty of money will be put on them.
There are a solid number of European nations who had a good World Cup though, with the likes of Croatia, England, Belgium and of course Euro 2016 winners Portugal all among the favoured teams with sportsbooks.
Below you’ll find a more in-depth list of Euro 2020 favourites alongside their current odds with William Hill:
Of course, there’s always room for surprises too. Greece provided a shock back in 2004, while in reality nobody expected Portugal to lift the trophy four years ago, especially given they won just one game in normal time throughout the entire tournament.
With Kylian Mbappe in their ranks, the French are most certainly the team to beat. The spine of their team is perhaps the best on the planet with the mercurial youngster joined by the likes of Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane. At +350, they’re certainly worth an early wager in the outright market, although it wouldn’t be against the grain to back an outsider either.
Croatia showed steel to reach the World Cup Final, although age certainly won’t be on their side this summer. They will have learned from Russia 2018 however, and at +2500 are certainly worth a small wager or sportsbook free bet offer.
Both Germany and Spain didn’t really excel over the tournament and will be keen to get back to winning ways. Both have some exciting young players in their squads and what is certain is that you can never write off the Germans. Joachim Low knows how to bring success to the side and at +800 they’re worth jumping on now.
The Dutch are another side whose young players will be wanting to make a real name for themselves. The Ajax side proved they can beat the best in the business, and with a number of those players moving on to major European sides, there’s every chance further success could make Holland a team to be reckoned with next summer.
England also have a great chance after reaching two Semi Finals in as many tournaments. They’ve lost from leading positions on each occasion however, so +500 may not be the best value in comparison to the other nations below them in the market.
Despite the tournament still being some months away, the schedule for the tournament has already been decided. It will take place between June 12 and July 12 in 2020 and will be spread across 12 different cities across Europe. These being:
The tournament will be broken down into a Group Stage with 16 qualifying for the knockout stages. A Round of 16 will then take place before a Quarter Finals, Semis and Final, to be held at Wembley.
The full schedule of fixtures can be found below:
Matchday 1: June 12-16, 2020
Matchday 2: June 17-20, 2020
Matchday 3: June 21-24, 2020
Round of 16: June 27-30, 2020
Quarter Finals: July 3-4, 2020
Semi Finals: July 7-8, 2020
Final: July 12, 2020
The tournament will be broadcast live to countries all around the world, with TVA Sports holding the official broadcast rights in Canada.
In the USA, ESPN and Univision will both be covering the tournament both live on television and via their apps and streaming services.
Other notable broadcasters around the world include: