Opening Euro 2020 Group Odds: Germany, France & Portugal in Group of Death

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Opening odds for each of the six groups at Euro 2020 were drawn this weekend. Photo By @EURO2020 (Twitter)
  • The Euro 2020 draw is set, with four spots still open for next summer’s tournament
  • France, Portugal, and Germany have all landed in the same group
  • Get the early odds for each group below

With the Euro 2020 draw concluding on Saturday, we now have our first look at all six groups and what sides will be in each one. There are some very exhilarating matchups in certain groups, such as Group F, which features defending champions Portugal, reigning World Cup winners France, and a very talented Germany side.

Group D looks to also be an interesting one, with Croatia, England and the Czech Republic, while the last team is yet to be determined through the March playoff. England, whose Euro 2020 odds now rank them as tournament favorites, will be looking for revenge against the Croatians, who beat them in a historic World Cup semifinal in 2018.

Here are the early odds for each respective group heading into next summer.

Euro 2020 Group A Odds

Team Group A Odds
Italy -180
Switzerland +450
Turkey +600
Wales +650

By no surprise, the Italians are heavy favorites in Group A at -180. They cruised through qualifying, winning Group J in emphatic fashion. They went undefeated through ten matches with a perfect 30 points—the only side to do so along with Belgium. There is definitely some quality alongside them in this group, with Switzerland and Turkey posing the biggest threat.

The Swiss are always relatively good on the international stage, while Turkey’s form in qualifiers was impressive, losing just one match.

But Italy is looking like a serious contender once again after numerous years of struggling and shouldn’t have any issue winning this group. With the likes of Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne up top, Roberto Mancini’s side shouldn’t have any problem bagging goals.

Pick: Italy -180

Euro 2020 Group B Odds

Team Group B Odds
Belgium -130
Denmark +275
Russia +400
Finland +1400

The Belgians were absolutely stellar in qualifying, making every opponent look like no competition whatsoever. The only side to give them any competition was Russia, but even then, Roberto Martinez’s side still beat them both times. In this group for next summer, Belgium should cruise to a first-place finish. Kevin De Bruyne and co. scored a tournament-best 40 goals in qualifying and expect them to score lots of goals next summer.

Denmark could put up a good fight against the Belgians, but there is little doubt that the Red Devils will easily win Group B.

Pick: Belgium -130

Euro 2020 Group C Odds

Team Group C Odds
Netherlands -200
Ukraine +350
Austria +500
Playoff Winner +2200

The Dutch proved in qualifying that they could be nearing a return to brilliance on the international stage after missing out on the last World Cup and Euro tournament. Ronald Koeman’s side looked spectacular in qualifying, losing just once to Germany. They also beat the Germans 4-2, while drawing Joachim Low’s squad the third time, 2-2.

With tons of exciting young talent like Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt, among others, this team looks to be a contender next summer. Memphis Depay has been lethal in the final third for his country, while Quincy Promes has also added a spark up top. Ukraine was impressive in qualifying as well, but even they won’t be able to compete with the Netherlands in Group C.

Pick: Netherlands -200

Euro 2020 Group D Odds

Team Group D Odds
England -250
Croatia +275
Czech Republic +1200
Playoff Winner +2000

England open as favorites in early odds, after an impressive qualifying tournament where they lost just once to fellow group counterpart Czech Republic.

This should be an interesting group though, with England and Croatia ending up alongside each other after a dramatic semifinal in the 2018 World Cup in Russia where the Croatians won in extra-time. Luka Modric’s side struggled in qualifying though and haven’t been able to get back to their form from their historic World Cup run, even though they finished atop a weak group in qualifying.

Given England’s current state and the bevy of young and experienced talent they have on their squad, the Three Lions should win this group.

Pick: England -250

Euro 2020 Group E Odds

Team Group E Odds
Spain -300
Poland +600
Sweden +600
Playoff Winner +1400

The Spaniards look to be the class of group E, surrounded by Poland, Sweden, and a yet to be determined opponent from the March playoff. Spain will be familiar with the Swedes, playing them twice in qualifying.

Luis Enrique’s side went unbeaten in Euro 2020 qualifiers, drawing twice and winning eight times. No side in group E should be any real hassle for Spain and they should cruise to a first-place finish.

Pick: Spain -300

Euro 2020 Group F Odds

Team Group F Odds
Germany +115
France +120
Portugal +600
Playoff Winner +2800

The fact that Germany, Portugal, and France all ended up in the same group is mind-boggling. Surprisingly, the Germans are slight favorites in this group just ahead of Didier Deschamp’s France side as of right now. Portugal sits a ways behind the aforementioned at +600.

Germany looks ready to compete once again after an impressive qualifying, losing just once through eight fixtures. France was also impressive, going 8-1-1.

It’s hard to predict who will come out on top in this powerhouse group, but I think it’s Germany’s time to get back to their brilliance on the international stage.

Pick: Germany +115

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