Euro 2021 Betting Tips
Welcome to the 21.co.uk Euro 2021 betting tips hub. On this page you can find our pre-tournament predictions, qualifying predictions and our in-depth previews for all of the teams in the tournament.
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Euro 2021 Group Previews
Euro 2021 Group A Prediction & Preview
When you look at the four teams in Group A. Italy are the massive favourites. However, Switzerland, Wales and Turkey are around the same level with Switzerland having a slight advantage. I think the quality that Switzerland has will be enough to see them finish second after a stalemate with Wales in the opening fixture. Wales will need to beat Turkey but considering only one nation has beaten Turkey since 2021 began, that will not be an easy task.
Euro 2021 Group B Prediction & Preview
Despite two teams having home field advantage in Group B, I can’t see either team picking up top spot in Group B. Belgium are heavy favourites and despite the team not being at the strength it has been previously. Both Belgium and Denmark should pick up wins against Russia and Finland while Russia should win their game against Finland to secure a spot in the Round of 16 through the third place rule.
Euro 2021 Group C Prediction & Preview
Group C has a clear winner but the two questions that remain is who finishes second and will third make it through to the R16. Typically, I would predict Ukraine to do rather well but in recent years, their national team have been poor and they tend to falter in tournament football. I’m backing Austria and Netherlands to qualify and North Macedonia to be eliminated alongside Ukraine.
Euro 2021 Group D Prediction & Preview
Group D is the big one in regards to UK fans, England and Scotland in the same group with two nations who can definitely cause an upset. I think England and Croatia will be content with a draw on the opening day and then England will go on to beat Scotland and possibly the Czech Republic. Whoever finishes third in this group ultimately has the best chance of progressing to the final which could mean that we see weakened sides on the final matchday as the leaders attempt to avoid teams from the ‘Group of Death’.
Euro 2021 Group E Prediction & Preview
Group E is an interesting one because on-paper, Sweden and Poland are very similar levels. Which makes predicting this group, quite difficult. Spain will likely win the group in a clean sweep with three home fixtures in Seville but it will be the Sweden Vs Poland fixture on matchday 2 that likely determines who comes second in the group. I can see Slovakia putting up a fight but I haven’t seen anything from them that would lead to points here.
Euro 2021 Group F Prediction & Preview
I’m not sure what Hungary did to deserve this group but they will be lucky to pick up a single point in this campaign. France are the favourites and I think they’ll pick up two wins in their first two games before rotating their side against Portugal which will see them pick up the point they need to secure second above Germany. I have a feeling that all three of these sides will progress through the group fairly easily.
What would our Euro 2021 Group predictions mean for the R16
|R16 Fixture||Positions||Quarter Final Opponents|
|Belgium Vs Germany||1st Group B Vs 3rd in A/D/E/F||Italy OR Austria|
|Italy Vs Austria||1st in Group A Vs 2nd in Group C||Belgium OR Germany|
|France Vs Wales||1st in Group F Vs 3rd in A/B/C||Croatia OR Sweden|
|Croatia Vs Sweden||Runner Up Group D Vs Runner Up Group E||France Or Wales|
|Spain Vs Russia||Winner Group E Vs 3rd in A/B/C/D||England OR Portugal|
|England Vs Portugal||Winner Group D Vs Runner Up Group F||Spain or Russia|
|Netherlands Vs Czech Republic||Winner Group C Vs 3rd in D/E/F||Switzerland OR Denmark|
|Switzerland Vs Denmark||Runner Up Group A Vs Runner Up in Group B||Netherlands OR Czech Republic|
What would our Euro 2021 Group predictions mean for the Finals
If the Group Stages go like we are expecting, the Quarter Final match-ups could be the following
- Belgium OR Germany Vs Italy OR Austria
- France OR Wales Vs Croatia OR Sweden
- Spain or Russia Vs England OR Portugal
- Netherlands OR Czech Republic Vs Switzerland Vs Denmark
This means that in the final, you would see one of the top eight teams against one of the bottom eight teams, meaning that France Vs Spain is possible but Netherlands Vs Spain is not.
What is England’s Potential Route to the Euro 2020 final look like?
If England Win their group
If England win their group, they will face the runner-up of Group F. This will likely be one of Portugal, Germany or France unless Hungary pull off a near-impossible feat. If England go onto defeat that team, they would then - on the balance of probabilities, face Spain who would win Group E. They would then likely face either the Netherlands or the team that finished third in Group F, unless a runner-up in groups A or B pulled off an upset. Then in the final, England would face whoever you expect in the final that we haven’t mentioned, likely - France.
So, their route would be
R16 - Portugal/Germany
QF - Spain
SF - Netherlands
Final - France
Route Difficulty: 10/10
We get that you have to beat the best teams to win the European Championships but if England won the tournament with these fixtures, it would be a truly iconic victory.
If England finish the group as Runners-Up
If England ended up finishing second in their group, they would go on to face the Runner-Up in group E, which would likely be two teams they have recently beaten. Poland or Sweden are the two who would likely face England and you would expect the home nation to progress. However, their second opponent in the knockout stages would be the winner of Group F, which would likely be France. The winner of that tie would then likely face Italy or Belgium before facing the favourite from the second half, let’s say the Netherlands.
So, their route would be
R16 - Poland/Sweden
QF - France
SF - Italy/Belgium
Final - Netherlands.
Route Difficulty: 8/10
If England finish the group in 3rd
There are three possible routes that England can go down if they finish third in their group. They are:
Route 1: England get placed into the first spot in the knockouts. Where they would face the winner of Group B, which would likely be Belgium. If they won that game, they would likely face the winner of group A, which is likely to be Italy. Before facing their runner-up quarter final opponents, France and moving onto the Netherlands who we believe will make the final from side B.
R16 - Belgium
QF - Italy
SF - France
Final - Netherlands.
Route Difficulty: 9/10
Yet another unfavourable outcome for England.
Route 2: The other options place England in side B. Where they would start off against the winner of Group E, who would likely be Spain. Then if they progressed they would face either the winner of their group or the Runner-Up of Group F, which is likely to be Germany or Portugal. Then they would face our two favourites, Netherlands and France in the semi-final and final respectively.
R16 - Spain
QF - Germany/Portugal
SF - Netherlands
Final - France
Route Difficulty: 10/10
Route 3: Arguably England’s most favourable route of the entire competition would come in Route 3 of finishing third, so it is arguably the most unlikely to happen. They would begin their knockout against Netherlands but then they would face either the Runner Up in Group A or the Runner Up in Group B, so based on our predictions that would be Denmark or Switzerland. They would then face either Spain or the Runner-Up of Group F, leaving Spain, Germany or Portugal as potential semi-final opponents.
R16 - Netherlands
QF - Denmark/Switzerland
SF - Spain/Germany/Portugal
Final - France
Route Difficulty: 7.5/10
Euro 2021 Home Nations Squads
Euro 2021 England 33 Man Squad
- Dean Henderson (Man Utd) - Sam Johnstone (West Brom) - Jordan Pickford (Everton) - Aaron Ramsdale (Sheff Utd)
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) - Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) - Conor Coady (Wolves) - Ben Godfrey (Everton) - Reece James (Chelsea), - Harry Maguire (Man Utd) - Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa) - John Stones (Man City) - Luke Shaw (Man Utd) - Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid) - Kyle Walker (Man City) - Ben White (Brighton)
- Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) - Phil Foden (Man City) - Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) - Jesse Lingard (Man Utd) - Mason Mount (Chelsea) - Kalvin Phillips (Leeds) - Declan Rice (West Ham) - James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) - Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) - Mason Greenwood (Man Utd) - Harry Kane (Tottenham) - Marcus Rashford (Man Utd) - Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) - Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) - Raheem Sterling (Man City) - Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)
England Squad Overview
If Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham is picked for the tournament, he will be the youngest player to appear at the tournament. The current record is now former PSV and Newcastle United left-back Jetro Willems at 18 years and 71 days. However, there is a chance that Bellingham features and doesn’t get the record as Poland have called-up Kacper Kozlowski who was born in October while Bellingham was born on June 29th.
However, the England squad is full of young talent but it isn’t the most experienced squad as 11 of the 33 players in the squad have five or less caps. However, with eight players having over 30 caps, there should be enough experience in the squad to ensure they’re in a good position. There are also going to be at least 11 changes between this squad and the side that got to the World Cup Semi-Final in 2018.
Euro 2021 Scotland 26 Man Squad
- Craig Gordon (Hearts) - David Marshall (Derby County) - Jon McLaughlin (Rangers)
- Andy Robertson (Liverpool) - Grant Hanley (Norwich City) - Greg Taylor (Celtic) - Jack Hendry (Oostende) - Liam Cooper (Leeds) - Nathan Patterson (Rangers) - Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest) - Stephen O’Donnell (Motherwell)
- Billy Gilmour (Chelsea) - Callum McGregor (Celtic) - David Turnbull (Celtic) - John Fleck (Sheffield United) - John McGinn (Aston Villa) - Ryan Christie (Celtic) - Scott McTominay (Manchester United) - Stuart Armstrong (Southampton)
- Che Adams (Southampton) - Lyndon Dykes (QPR) - James Forrest (Celtic) - Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian) - Ryan Fraser (Newcastle United)
Scotland Squad Overview
The 26 man squad contains more players from English sides than any other tournament side in history with a record breaking 50% coming from English teams. The promising thing from this squad is the wildcard players that have been chosen as 12 players have ten or fewer caps for Scotland. Three of those players have 0 caps (Nathan Patterson, David Turnbull and BIlly Gilmour). The worrying thing for Scotland will be scoring goals, their top goalscorer has a lower total than any other side who have named their squad, John McGinn has 10 goals in 32 caps, while no other nation has a top goalscorer with less than 14 goals. In-fact, the entire squad has only six more goals than Croatian winger - Ivan Perisic.
EURO 2021 Wales 26 Man Squad
- Adam Davies (Stoke) - Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace) - Danny Ward (Leicester)
- Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea) - Ben Davies (Tottenham) - Chris Gunter (Charlton) - James Lawrence (St Pauli) - Tom Lockyer (Luton) - Chris Mepham (Bournemouth) - Rhys Norrington-Davies (Sheffield United) - Joe Rodon (Tottenham) - Neco Williams (Liverpool),
- Joe Allen (Stoke) - David Brooks (Bournemouth) - Rubin Colwill (Cardiff) - Tom Lawrence (Derby) - Dylan Levitt (Manchester United) - Joe Morrell (Luton) - Aaron Ramsey (Juventus) - Matthew Smith (Manchester City) - George Thomas (QPR) - Jonathan Williams (Cardiff)
- Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) - Mark Harris (Cardiff) - Rabbi Matondo (Schalke) - Kieffer Moore (Cardiff) - Tyler Roberts (Leeds) - Harry Wilson (Liverpool),
Wales Squad Overview
Out of Wales’ 23 man squad for Euro 2016, only seven players have retained their place. They are Wayne Hennessy, Danny Ward, Ben Davies, Chris Gunter, Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale. The Wales squad is one of the most experienced in the competition with 722 caps across their squad. However, one surprisingly factor is that in 2016, they had just one player playing overseas (Gareth Bale, Real Madrid). This year three of their players have played their trade overseas, they were in Croatia (Dylan Levitt), Germany (James Lawrence) and Italy (Aaron Ramsey).
Previous Betting Tips from Euro 2021
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