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The Ultimate Euro 2020 Match Betting Guide

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The European Championships are coming up in the summer and much like every other major tournament, people will bet on any number of things. There's a first time for everything and if you are new to the sports betting scene then you have come to the right place. In this article and the others you'll find on BetFootball, we will go through everything you need to know so you can walk away from the Euros with money in your pocket.

Let's go through some of the most common betting options that are available to you for individual matches at the European Championships.

Single Match Betting

This one is perhaps the one that football fans like the most, single-match betting. Now when it comes to Euro 2020 betting, unlike a World Cup, the teams that you can bet on are only from Europe and not other continents.

So teams like Brazil, Japan, and Australia will not be in it as they are not a part of Europe, but teams like Germany, England, and Poland are.

Single match betting gives bettors the best Euro 2020 odds as it represents the best and most obvious look at who the betting site thinks will win the outcome of a single match. So for example, Slovakia has been drawn in Group E and will face Spain, the line for the bets will most likely heavily favor Spain simply because, on paper, they are the superior team.

An example is Spain could be a 4/1 favorite to Slovakia being a 11/1 underdog. What that means is that people using the single match betting option for their Euro 2020 odds, will see that Spain is the favorite in the tie and if money is placed on them to win, then the bettor will not get as much money back because of their odds whereas if Slovakia won the match, then more money would be won because of their odds. So for every £1, you bet on Spain, you will win £4 ( if you place £5 on Spain you will win £20).

When a bettor puts money on a single match bet they are doing this because they are hoping that their selection will win the match outright. The lower the odds on a team for a match, the more likely they are to win and vice versa.

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This is where people can make really big bucks. Accumulators or a multi-bet is a selection of numerous options that people can bet on in a single match and then roll all of them into one “accumulator” bet for better odds.

In the case of Euro 2020 betting, you might like to put on an accumulator bet that includes the odds of two different teams winning their matches. For example you could include England and Denmark to both win their opening matches at combined odds of about 17/10.

You might also want to create a bet slip that combines different bet types from the same match. An example of this type of bet is a person who will select Harry Kane as a goal scorer and his odds might be 4/1. Next, they will select England to win the match and those Euro 2020 odds could be 6/1. Then lastly they might put in there that both sides will score a goal in the game with odds of 8/1.
For this kind of bet you'd be well off checking out Bet365 or Unibet and their bet builder functions, where you can combine almost any bets from the same match into an accumulator.

So all in all, what the accumulator bet does is add up those three odds and combines them to make one set of odds. It also makes for a more enjoyable footballing experience because you are hoping for many different things to happen during the match.

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However for your bet to win, all of the selections have to happen. So Harry Kane has to score, England has to win the match, and both sides score. If England wins 2-0 and Harry Kane scores, the bet will lose because the opposition did not score.

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Yellow/Red Cards

Perhaps one of the most left-field things that a person can put money on, but if you know your football well, then you will have a good idea of who is likely to receive a caution during a match.

Most betting sites will offer several Euro 2020 betting options regarding yellow and red cards. For example the number of yellow cards in a match, the number of red cards in a match, and the total number of cards shown in a match.

It is a quirky yet entertaining piece of betting power as you can have a lot of fun with it. Keeping with the England theme, you may want to place a bet of Harry Maguire being cautioned during the match as he is a defender. Some betting sites might not give you the option to select an individual player, but rather just the total number of cards that can be shown in either color.

Most of the betting options will be an over/under a certain amount, for example, over/under 5 cards shown in the match with odds of €1.90 depending on the teams.


Like the yellow and red cards, betting on corners is another selection that increases your interest in a match. Although hard to pick, it is great fun. When looking at matches it is important to look at who is playing as they will tell you a lot about whether or not you should go ahead with the bet.

Looking at Group C and in particular the Netherlands and North Macedonia. On paper, the Netherlands is by far the better side so they should be in attacking areas more than Macedonia. So the Euro 2020 odds for the Netherlands and corners will likely be low because they are expected to be attacking more than their opponent.

Much like the yellow and red cards, most betting sites will give you the option of over/under a certain number. Whatever this number is should determine if you should bet on it. If the over/under is set at seven corners for the game, then odds are the Dutch will get seven corners awarded to them during the match.

The other option you will have is the total amount of corners for both sides and it will likely be over/under again.

Clean sheets

team does not concede and if you fancy their chances, you can bet on whether either team will score.

When looking at the Euro 2020 odds, France at this stage is the favorite after winning the World Cup, so there is a good chance that they will go deep in the tournament. To do that they have to win games and not concede, which is where clean sheets come in.

The betting option is usually set at both teams to score, so if France plays teams in their group (Germany, Portugal, and Hungary) then just by looking at Germany and Portugal who have some great attacking players in Cristiano Ronaldo and Timo Werner, it is likely that a goal will be scored.

But when you look at Hungary, their attackers are not as talented so taking no in both teams to score, you are essentially saying France will not concede as they will be favorites in the match.

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First Half Score

This option makes for some great entertainment as with this Euro 2020 betting selection, you are betting on the result up to half time. In a match involving Belgium and Russia, picking the score for the first half can be tricky, but not impossible.

It is a hard bet to get right as you are counting on a team to score in the first half. So if it gets to the interval and the score is 0-0 then you lose your bet, however, if a team does score then your bet will win. With the betting option, you can also pick which team will score with some betting sites which makes it even more intriguing.

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Final correct score

One of the hardest Euro 2020 betting selections to get right, but the betting odds are worth the risk. By trying to pick the correct score of a match you are asking for a lot to go right for you.

Let’s say a bettor has put £5.00 on the England v Croatia match and has picked the Three Lions to win 1-0. If England scores within the first six or seven minutes, then for the rest of the match you are not wanting either team to score because if they do, you will lose your bet.

On the plus side, if you do get it right, then the odds and winnings are impressive simply because it is so hard to predict the outcome of a match. You have three ways the match can end, win, lose or draw. It certainly does make for interesting viewing that is for sure.

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Number of goals

Much like the yellow/red cards and corners, another betting option for the Euros is the number of goals in a match.

With most sites, it is set as an over/under total and normally is not high. For the most part, it is set at 2.5 over or under which is a tantalizing prospect. Much like the correct score, the odds will be higher because it is hard to predict.

A game involving Germany and France has the potential to be high scoring and go over the 2.5 mark set, but also because of the quality of teams, there is a real chance it will be low scoring and that is where you have to take the risk.

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One of the favorite betting selections and usually the best Euro 2020 odds will be the first goalscorer. Players like Robert Lewandowski, Olivier Giroud, Cristiano Ronaldo will be high on the betting lists to score the first goal for their team as they are the main attackers.

Betting on the first goal scorer is always fun but if a goal comes from an unknown source, i.e. a defender, then your bet will lose which and you must be ready to take the hit.

Who will score next

The who will score the next bet is usually one the experienced bettors benefit from. They can know that in some games you can bet while the match is live. If Harry Kane scores for England first against Scotland, then the bettor can do a live bet on who he/she thinks will be the team to score next and place a bet on that team.

Time of goals

Perhaps one of the hardest to get right, predicting the time goals are scored. Most betting sites will give you several options i.e between 0-25 minutes, 25-45 minute mark, and so on. The fact that predicting if a team will score is hard enough, let alone trying to pick the timeframe in which they will score is extremely hard, but again because of the Euro 2020 odds that will be on offer, it can be worth the risk.

Scoring in certain parts of the pitch

It seems betting sites have made it possible to bet on just about anything, but when it comes to scoring, there are numerous inventive ways to bet. Our last one is the scoring in certain parts of the pitch and as the name suggests, a player scoring in a spot on the field.

Most goals happen inside the box or just outside, but from the left or the right is a little bit more unusual. Predicting this is hard but if you want to play it safe, selecting a goal to happen in the penalty area pretty much covers you, although the odds will be less because it is likely that will happen.

Euro 2020 Bets FAQ

  • Can I bet while a game is being played?

    Yes, you can, however, not all bets are available to you once the game starts. The final result, the number of goals, etc are selections you can still bet on.
  • Do I need to be a member of a site to bet with them?

    Most of the time, yes. A site will like you to create an account with them before you can bet. Some are for free while others might require a small fee to join their site.
  • Will I have to use a computer to bet?

    No, you will not. Most betting sites now have apps, so it is even easier for you to bet on matches with your phone or tablet, etc.