Euro 2024 Group A Odds, Predictions, and Betting Guide

Group A kicks off the Euro 2024 festivities on Friday, June 14 when Germany hosts Scotland. Our soccer expert Sam Farley breaks down everything you need to know about Group A including juicy odds for UEFA's Young Player of the Tournament award.

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Jun 10, 2024 • 10:39 ET • 4 min read
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Euro 2024 gets underway on Friday with Group A kicking things off with a match between Scotland and Germany. The German hosts will be looking to use that home advantage to help them progress through Euro 2024 and the Euro 2024 odds give them a great chance of doing so.

The true battle in Group A will be for second with Switzerland, Scotland, and Hungary all vying for safe passage to the knockout round. 

Join me as I break down Group A ahead of Euro 2024. 

Euro 2024 Group A odds to advance

Germany are -3,333 favorites to qualify, with Switzerland expecting to be next up at -200. Hungary are -128 to reach the knockout stages with Scotland considered outsiders at -111.

Country To advance To win group
Germany Germany -3,333 -286
Switzerland Switzerland -200 +480
Hungary Hungary -128 +925
Scotland Scotland -111 +1,000

Odds courtesy of Betano as of 6/5

Euro 2024 Group A best bet

Germany Over 6.5 total goals (+100 at Betano)

Grabbing Germany to score Over 6.5 at around even money feels like a real steal. The Germans should have no issues racking up the goals in Group A, given that they’re far superior to the other teams. They also have their two easier games, if you consider the world rankings, first, which should give them a chance to ramp up the scoring.

Home advantage will no doubt do them huge favors but we need to take into account that despite having only played friendlies for the past two years, they looked far better in the previous International break. In those friendlies they beat the Dutch 2-1 and France 2-0, those defenses are both better than their Group A opponents and give us hope that they should cover this quite easily.

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Euro 2024 Group A team previews

Germany (-286 to win group)

You can never write off the Germans when it comes to International soccer and given that they’re on the easier side of the draw, they appear set up for a deep run in the tournament. They have an exciting mix of young players and veterans, but their x-factor is the home advantage that they’ll enjoy with each game.

The main question mark in the squad is a lack of a world-class striker but there are still goals to be had from the rest of the team and their depth in attacking midfield is incredible. Squad depth is also in their favor and can instantly change a game. 

Switzerland (+480 to win group)

Ranked 19th in the world per FIFA’s rankings, it feels like Switzerland are perhaps overrated especially when they didn’t even win their qualifying group. They have a good squad, full of experienced players but they don’t possess anybody that feels like a real gamebreaker.

Their two most recent friendlies saw a 1-0 win over Ireland and a 0-0 draw with Denmark. Failing to win any of their final four qualifiers also shows the lack of clutch mentality in the team. If they progress then they’ll likely be shown the exit in the knockout stage.

Hungary (+925 to win group)

Hungary topped their qualifying group, featuring a good Serbia team, and should be considered dark horses here. They didn’t lose any of their 10 qualifiers and have a genuinely top talent in Dominik Szoboszlai, who has shown his talent for Liverpool this season.

The lack of an established striker will prevent them from going deep into the tournament with the striking options playing in the likes of MLS and South Korea. However, they’ve shown their ability to navigate a tough qualifying group and should be considered a major threat to the more-admired Swiss team.

Scotland (+1,000 to win group)

Finishing second in qualifying, ahead of Erling Haaland’s Norway and an interesting Georgian team, was an incredible achievement but this isn’t going to be an easy group to escape from and playing in the opening game of the tournament, against home side Germany, could be the blow to put them on the ropes before any other games are played.

One of Scotland’s biggest strengths in qualifying was the incredible atmosphere at Hampden Park. Without that, it’s down to the players alone and besides a few names, this isn’t a squad with experience at the top level. John McGinn and Scott McTominay give them a competitive midfield but the frontline cannot kill teams off.

Euro 2024 Group A players to watch

Florian Wirtz (Germany/Bayer Leverkusen)

They’ve been talking about Florian Wirtz as a future star in Germany since he was a teenager. Now just 21 years old he comes into this tournament having gone unbeaten in the Bundesliga and scoring 11 while setting up 11 more. This tournament could elevate him to genuine global superstardom. 

UEFA Young Player of the Tournament (+550 at Betano)

Granit Xhaka (Switzerland/Bayer Leverkusen)

Wirtz’s club teammate Granit Xhaka may be well known to soccer fans, having played at the top level in Europe for a decade but he comes into this following the best season of his career. He’s long been Switzerland’s best player but after a club season which saw him play more advanced, he’s ready to lead this Swiss team. He’s a far better player than many thought after a hit-and-miss spell at Arsenal.

Scott McTominay (Scotland/Manchester United)

Another player who is well-known but not universally admired. He’s only started 18 league games for Manchester United this season but he’s a different player in a Scotland jersey. He scored seven goals for his country in qualifying, more than anyone else in the group, despite not playing as a striker. He’ll never be a world-class player but he always turns up for his country and opponents will need to watch out for him.

Euro Cup Group A schedule

Date Time (ET) Home Away Venue
June 14 3:00 p.m. Germany Scotland Munich Football Arena
June 15 9:00 a.m. Hungary Switzerland Cologne Stadium
June 19 12:00 p.m. Germany Hungary Stuttgart Arena
June 19 3:00 p.m. Scotland Switzerland Cologne Stadium
June 23 3:00 p.m. Scotland Hungary Stuttgart Arena
June 23 3:00 p.m. Switzerland Germany Frankfurt Arena

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