Euro 2020 Qualifiers Betting Guide

To celebrate the 60th birthday of the European Championship, Euro 2020 will not be hosted by just one country but held in 12 separate cities. The cities that will be hosting this festival of football are London, Munich, Rome, Baku, St Petersburg, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Dublin, Bilbao, Budapest, Glasgow and Copenhagen – with the final to be played at Wembley Stadium in London. 55 European nations will take part in the qualifiers from March 2019 before 24 battle it out for the coveted trophy in the final tournament.

Euro 2020 Qualifiers - Odds

There will be great excitement surrounding the build up to Euro 2020 – and the qualifiers will attract a lot of interest for football and betting fans. With 55 nations taking part in the qualifying stage there will be plenty of Euro betting markets to keep up with. Read on to discover all the latest predictions from out team of experts.

European Qualifiers

Here’s a quick guide to each of the ten groups and how the draw will have affected Euro 2020 betting odds.

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Euro 2020 Qualifiers – Predictions

Find out all the latest predictions for every single Euro 2020 qualifier – across 10 groups and 55 countries. You can find every game here with an expert’s view on how it will go – and where the smart money is going in the Euro betting. We will have all the latest Euro betting odds to help you make your selections.

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The top two in each group will progress to the Euro 2020 finals and in most cases the two seeded nations will be heavily favoured to go through.

In most groups the number one seeded country will be expected to finish first and England, Portugal, Croatia, Spain, Poland, France, Belgium and Italy should not have too much trouble in their respective groups but Group C could see a real battle between the Netherlands and Germany for top spot. Switzerland and Denmark may also have to fight it out for supremacy in Group D.

The second seeded sides should also go through as predicted but there are more than enough intriguing battles to look out for.

Bulgaria may well fancy their chances of usurping the Czech Republic in Group A and bookies will fancy the latter even though they have not achieved much of late. Similarly in Group B, Serbia could be the dark horses of the group with bookmakers shortening their odds on Ukraine going through thanks to their impressive Nations League showing.

Wales are definitely capable of qualifying behind Croatia but if they slip up to either Slovakia or Hungary then Group E could be blown wide open and there could be some real value to be found in individual matches as well as outright qualifier selections.

In Group H Iceland’s seeding is thanks to some incredible results over the past few years – but they looked off the pace at the 2018 World Cup and if Turkey’s young stars can put together a decent run of form then they may be able to upset the odds here as well. Both third seeded nations in Group I and J – Scotland and Finland – will believe that they can beat their closest rivals and perennial qualifiers Greece will want to prove UEFA wrong by coming out of what looks a very open group.

Euro 2020 Qualifiers

With 12 cities hosting the Euro 2020 tournament it will be the first time that there is no one host nation. This also means that there will not be a country that automatically qualifies. This could well have an effect on Euro 2020 betting odds, as host nations are usually heavily favoured when it comes to the betting markets.

Kosovo will be competing in their first ever Euro 2020 qualifiers and that makes it 55 nations looking to progress to the prestigious final tournament. They will be split into ten groups with the top two qualifying for Euro 2020. The remaining four places will be given to the UEFA Nations League winners. With the UEFA Nations League participants drawn into the five groups of five, the remaining five qualifying groups will be made up of six nations.

UEFA Nations League Play Offs

Another new aspect to the Euro 2020 qualifying process is using the UEFA Nations League as part of the campaign. The new competition was introduced to limit the number of meaningless friendlies and there will now be four places in Euro 2020 open to one country from each of the leagues. This guarantees that one of the minnows of European football will make it to the final tournament.

Euro betting odds will be fairly lengthy for any of the nations from Leagues B, C and D progressing far into the Euro 2020 tournament but it will give fans with knowledge of the smaller countries some added confidence in selecting their bets.

Euro 2020 key dates

21st – 23rd March 2019: Match day one

24ht – 26th March 2019: Match day two

7th – 8th June 2019: Match day three

10th – 11th June 2019: Match day four

5th – 7th September 2019: Match day five

8th -10th September 2019: Match day six

10th – 12th October 2019: Match day seven

13th – 15th October 2019: Match day eight

14th -16th November 2019: Match day nine

17th -19th November 2019: Match day ten

22nd November 2019: European Qualifiers play-off draw

1st December 2019: UEFA EURO 2020 final tournament draw

26th – 31st March 2020: European Qualifiers play-offs

1st April 2020: Additional final tournament draw if required

12th June – 12th July 2020: UEFA EURO 2020 final tournament

About the Euro 2020

The expansion to 24 competing nations did little to limit the excitement for Euro 2016 – if anything the inclusion of some countries that had not played at that level for a while made the tournament a huge success. With more nations involved the standard of matches was impressively high and made for an even greater football spectacle.

The European Championship is the second most watched football tournament in the world – after the World Cup – and with a number of countries experiencing some mixed results in the years since the last event, the qualifying campaign promises to be an intriguing affair.

Euro 2020 will be different once again due to the lack of a host country. Instead a ‘festival of football’ is promised by UEFA in which the whole continent can join in with. There has been some criticism that this would make the event disjointed and too different to previous tournaments.

The inclusion of the UEFA Nations League winners also means that football fans will be able to see some unfamiliar names and nations competing on the main stage. This has only got be a good thing for football in Europe and will provide some interesting Euro betting markets for punters.

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