Make Smarter Euro 2024 Wagers

The 2024 Euro Cup gets underway on June 14 with the defending champions Italy looking to become just the second team to defend their crown successfully. Can the Azzurri catch lightning in a bottle? Or will France and England have something to say about that?

Chris Vasile - Publishing Editor at Covers.com
Chris Vasile • Publishing Editor
Apr 17, 2024 • 13:06 ET • 3 min read
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The European Championship is one of the biggest events on the global sports calendar and draws massive amounts of money at sportsbooks around the world. Covers is here to ensure you make the smartest Euro bets possible when the tournament gets underway on June 14, 2024. 

In addition to our expected value (EV) odds tool, we will have detailed betting picks and predictions for every from opening kick-off right through until the Euro 2024 Finals on July 14, 2024. 

Euro outright odds

The Euro 2024 odds have held steady through much of the early portion of the year, with England and France the consensus favorites to lift the crown. Both teams possess a deep roster with world-class talent at every position on the field. 

Teams & groups

There are 24 national teams competing for the European Championship, advancing to the group stage through a series of qualifying matches. These 24 teams are ranked and grouped into six groups of four teams each (Group A through Group F). 

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Top goalscorer

Betting on the Euro top goalscorer odds is one of the most popular markets for the tournament. Kylian Mbappe (+507) and Harry Kane (+550) are the betting favorites with the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo the third choice at +1,183.

Euro qualifiers

The 24 nations competing in the Euro are narrowed down from a field of 53 eligible countries over a series of qualifying matches in the two years prior to the European Championship.

There are 10 groups of four teams built off UEFA ranking and the top two teams from each group after qualifying group play advance to the Euro tournament. The remaining three spots are decided in play-off path matches. The hosts, in this case Germany, automatically qualify.

Euro details

This year's Euro Cup will be the 17th edition of the tournament and will be held in Germany. Games will be played across 10 venues with the Euro Final being contested at the Olympiastadion Berlin.

The teams

The following 24 teams have qualified for Euro 2024.

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • England
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Turkiye
  • Ukraine

The ball

The official ball of Euro 2024 is the FUSSBALLLIEBE which is German for "Love of Football". It will feature Adidas Connected Ball Technology for the first time at a European Cup and it will provide insight into ball movement and contribute to UEFA’s video assistant refereeing decision-making process. 

The song

Italian producers Meduza, German singer Leony, and America's OneRepublic will collaborate on EURO 2024's official song of the tournament, which will be released in May.

Tournament history

For such a major event, the European Championship is a relatively new tournament. It started in 1960 and has been played every four years until 2020 when the pandemic forced UEFA to postpone the event to 2021. 

The Euro first started as a four-team tournament from 1960 to 1976 before increasing the field to eight teams between 1980 and 1992. The Euro expanded to 16 teams from 1996 to 2012 and upped the field to 24 for the 2016 Euro which is where it stands now.  

Winners history

The European Championship has been dominated by a handful of soccer powers since its inception. Germany and Spain have each won the Euro three times while France and Italy hold two European titles. Here’s a look at every winner of the Euro heading into 2024.

Year Winner Runner Up
2021 Italy * England
2016 Portugal ** France
2012 Spain  Italy
2008 Spain Germany
2004 Greece Portugal
2000 France *** Ital
1996 Germany *** Czech Republic
1992 Denmark Germany
1988 Netherlands Soviet Union
1984 France Spain
1980 West Germany Belgium
1976 Czechoslovakia * West Germany
1972 West Germany Soviet Union
1968 Italy ** Yugoslavia
1964 Spain Soviet Union
1960 Soviet Union ** Yugoslavia

* Penalties | ** After extra time | *** Golden goal

Where can I bet on the European Championship?

The upcoming Euros tournament drives significant interest and betting action, with 24 teams vying for continental bragging rights.

Our list of the most trusted soccer betting sites available is your best betting resource.

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