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The Ultimate Player Betting Guide for Euro 2020

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Euro 2020 betting

If you are targeting a profit from your Euro 2020 betting this summer, our team of experts is here to help. We explain all the player betting options and detail the best Euro 2021 odds.

Organizers are busy putting the finishing touches on this summer’s festival of football. Euro 2020 was originally scheduled to take place last June but the coronavirus outbreak and resulting lockdowns across most of Europe forced those plans to be shelved.

Followers of the beautiful game breathed a sigh of relief when the top European club competitions returned to action in September. It was announced that Euro 2020 would become – in everything but name – Euro 2021.

Play will get underway with the final held at Wembley Stadium in London on the 11th of July. Will England be there to challenge for glory at their stadium? There’s still plenty of work to be done by the teams involved but that doesn’t mean you have to wait.

All leading sports betting sites and apps have already published their Euro betting odds for the most popular markets including outright winners, team specials, and player specials. In this article, we analyze the options available to sports bettors wishing to place player special bets, and you can either start at the beginning or use the table of contents to go straight to your main interest in Euro 2020 betting.

Here's what you'll find in the article:

Player betting markets available

As well as the opportunity to bet on teams involved in Euro 2020, including outright winners, you can also gamble on the performances of individual players. Until the squads and starting 11 for each game are selected, you will usually get a bigger price on your bets compared to the Euro 2020 odds offered to those waiting until matchday.

Betting on individual players is an exciting way to bet on the European Championships as it gives you an interest in more than one team. As well as the player carrying your stake money you must also chart the goals and performances of their main rivals.

Another positive to player betting is that the final score isn’t important. It doesn’t matter if a team wins, loses, or draws, win 5-0 or lose 5-0, as long as your selected player performs well. There are many options already available to readers wishing to make player bets and more will be added by the leading sportsbooks as we approach kick-off.

Below you’ll find examples of some of the Eur0 2020 betting markets available today.

Euro 2020 Betting – Golden Boot

The Golden Boots is another name given to the top goalscorer prize. They may go by different names at different betting sites but it’s the same bet. Here you are gambling on a player to score more goals than any other at Euro 2020.

It doesn’t matter how many goals they score, how they score them, or at what stage they are registered if your pick tops the charts. This type of bet is popular due to its simplicity. If your player scores the most Euro 2020 goals, your bet will be paid out as a winner. Dead-heat rules also apply so keep this in mind.

If more than one player finishes as top goalscorer on the same number of goals , then the pay-out due to you will reduce. If there are joint winners, for example, you’ll usually get 1/2 the odds. Three winners mean a third of the odds. Please check the betting rules at your chosen bookmaker for all terms and conditions.

Harry Kane England
World-cup golden boot winner, Harry Kane, will be a favorite to win it again at the Euros.

Here are some of the early favorites in the Golden Boot Euro 2020 odds:

Euro 2020 Betting – Top Team Scorer

The top team scorer market is like the Golden Boot betting market but here, you are gambling on a player to score more goals than any other in his team. Unlike above, it doesn’t matter if they finish as the competition’s top goalscorer or not. With this bet, it’s only important to you that your selected player finds the net more times than his teammates.

This type of bet can be used on any team involved and the Euro 2020 odds are often appealing. You can pick one of the favorite teams in the outright Euro 2020 betting and predict which player will shoot them to Wembley and glory.

You can also gamble on a smaller team expected to be eliminated at the group stages. Your player may only score one goal at Euro 2020 - but if that’s one more than any other in the team you’ll land a profit.

Some of the early favorites in the England top goal scorer Euro 2020 odds:

  • Harry Kane
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Marcus Rashford

Euro 2020 Betting – Player of the Tournament

The clue is very much in the name of this market. You are betting on which player will be voted the best at the competition. When browsing the Euro 2020 odds for this market you should keep in mind this isn’t the same bet as the top goalscorer list.

A player can be voted the best of the tournament without scoring a single goal. A goalkeeper could even be named player of the tournament. Some bettors may be confused by this market but it’s not difficult. The bet isn’t settled on which player you believe was the best at Euro 2020 or the best for their team. The vote is made by a panel of experts.

When they have made their final decision on which player was the best performer of the summer competition, their award will be announced and received by the winning player. Bookmakers will then settle all bets placed on this market and pay the profits into the accounts of every member who backed the correct player.

Some of the early favorites in the Euro 2020 odds for the player of the tournament betting:

  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Antoine Griezmann
  • Harry Kane
  • Paul Pogba
Mbappe
Mbappe will be a exciting prospect at this year's tournaments

Euro 2020 Betting – Young Player of the Tournament

This market is like the one above but is awarded to Euro 2020 young players of the tournament. Again, this award is decided by an expert panel who announces their decision and hands the winning player the accolade.

The young player of the tournament and the player of the tournament can be the same man. They don’t have to be top goalscorer or part of a winning team to be in contention. When betting on this market you aren’t required to predict which team will win the title. Players considered will be no more than 22 years old.

It’s worth considering though as the further a team goes in the Euros the more minutes a player will have on the field and the better chance of them impressing the judges. The young player of the tournament could be part of a team eliminated early but that’s unlikely to happen.

Some of the early favorites in the Euro 2020 odds for young players of the tournament:

  • Jadon Sancho
  • Matthijs de Light
  • Phil Foden
  • Joao Felix
  • To Dejan Kulusevski
Jaden Sancho
Could Jaden Sancho make the impact he is expected to this summer?

Euro 2020 Betting – Top Scorer/Winner Double

This is quite an interesting market as it is a combination of both the top goalscorer and the winning team. Here you are making a double prediction. Which player will finish as the top scorer and which team will win? They don’t have to be related. A top scorer may be from England with the winning team being Germany. It’s a value-for-money bet and the Euro 2020 odds are attractive.

When playing this bet, you are spreading your interest across the competition and have a good excuse to watch every match played (not that you needed one). Tally up the goals scorer by your chosen player and his main rivals. Then follow the form of your chosen team as well as the results of their main rivals in the outright betting.

Some of the early favorites in the Euro 2020 odds for top scorer/winning team double:

ronaldo
Christiano Ronaldo will have a big impact as usual at the finals

Euro 2020 Betting – Promotions and Offers

To encourage sports bettors to get their gambles on early, the top betting sites offer Euro 2020 betting markets and exciting Euro 2020 odds. There are also promotions available including the welcome bonus. This is reserved for new customers registering for an online betting account with a bookmaker. Please note, to activate a welcome bonus you must be over 18 years old not already an account holder at that app.

Welcome bonuses for Euro 2020 come in many different shapes and sizes including free bets, risk-free bets, price boosts, extra places each way, cashback, and much more. When searching for a new online betting site, you should insist on receiving the best bonus possible. Free bets can be used to bet on all Euro 2020 betting markets available including all team markets mentioned on this page.