Opening Euro Odds
Group A: Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
Group C: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia
Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic
Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia
Group F: Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany
Looking at the group odds for each, there are certainly a few tough draws. Italy is a favorite to win Group A, which makes sense given they are a deeper team than the rest of the group. Switzerland and Wales will be in the running to make it out as well. Group B is a tricky one, but Belgium is expected to win the group. Denmark, Russia, and Finland are longshots, but Denmark is the team to keep an eye on in this tournament.
The Netherlands has had a frustrating run over the last few major tournaments, but a young squad is ready to roll and drew a very favorable division. I would bank on them winning the group but will have a tough task against other European giants in the knockout rounds. England is a heavy favorite in this tournament and is heavy favorites to win Group D. They will need to stay focused against teams that can pull off an upset like Croatia and the Czech Republic.
Spain draws a favorable group against Sweden and Poland. With no Ibrahimovic, Sweden doesn’t have a big scoring threat. Group F is the group of death as France, Portugal, and Germany are in the group. Hungary is also in the group, asking themselves what they did to deserve this group. France is the frontrunner, but this is going to be a real battle.
France comes in at +500 to win it all, while England is +550, and Belgium is +600. Given the Portugal and Germany draw in groups, it makes sense that the cutline falls right before them because one will be eliminated by the group play. France is a very deep team and is loaded with superstars that know what it takes to win a tournament like this. England is another team loaded with talent, headlined by Harry Kane, Phil Foden, Marcus Rashford, and Jordan Henderson. The Trent Alexander-Arnold injury isn’t as big of a deal given the depth England has. However, England will need to capitalize on all scoring chances and sure up their defense as errors have killed them in the past.
Belgium is always a strong contender but continues to fall short in multiple tournaments. The team is there to make a deep run again, but we will see how they fare against other European giants when the time comes. When looking at longshots, Denmark is very intriguing. Christian Eriksen and Simon Kjaer are a very strong duo to headline this team, but they also have some young up-and-coming players like Christian Norgaard and Joachim Andersen. They also have a strong keeper in Kasper Schmeichel. If they can manage to get out of a tough group, Denmark can beat anyone on any given day.