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The Euro 2020 betting markets are up and running with the showpiece event on the horizon! Howtobet4free's Euro 2020 tipster picks out 5 top bets for the tournament!


Francois's Best Bets - Euro 2020


1.) Lukaku for Golden Boot Winner at Euro 2020

The market for the Golden Boot is tight as it normally is in major football tournaments. The current favourites for Euro 2020 are as follows:

Harry Kane - 6/1 with William Hill

Romelu Lukaku - 7/1 with bet365

Kylian Mbappe - 9/1 with William Hill

Cristiano Ronaldo - 12/1 with Bet Victor

Karim Benzema - 16/1 with bet365

Memphis Depay - 16/1 with Betfred

Roberty Lewandowkski - 25/1 with William Hill

Golden Boot backers will want to pick out a player within a team who will go deep into the latter stages of the tournament. If a player only has 3 games in the tournament it makes it difficult for them to win the top goalscorer

Harry Kane and Mbappe are the obvious names that spring to mind for most punters. The issue with those two is that I can see both their sides sharing goals round the team. I'm going to focus on a team with a central focal point striker....


Romelu Lukaku stands out for me not only because Belgium are bound to get to the latter stages, but also because of the softer opposition Belgium will be facing in the group stage (Finland, Russia and Denmark). At 28 years old Lukaku is already Belgium's record top goalscorer with 59 goals in 92 appearances. Lukaku grabbed four in the last World Cup and already has 7 goals at this level. 

With Finland, Russia and Denmark to play in the group with a array of attacking creativity feeding chances, Lukaku looks a good bet at 7/1 for golden boot with bet365 (1/4 the odds for each way (top four places).

An outside shot worthy of mention is Gerard Moreno (50/1 with bet365) who could look particularly good value if he ends up starting all games! And Burak Yilmaz at 50/1 with William Hill, who will be leading the line for Turkey this year! Given only eight teams will be knocked out in the group stage there is a real opportunity for some teams to play at least four games (a goal in each game or more is bound to put any player within a chance of contention for the golden boot for each way placing)

1st Bet Winner of Euro 2020 Top Goalscorer: Romelu Lukaku @ 7/1 – visit bet365!

2.) Germany not to Qualify from Group F

Germany are in the Euro 2020 group of death facing France, Portugal and Hungary!

Germany face France and Portugal in the first two matches and by the final game could be all but clinging on for survival in the tournament. Hungary are certainly no pushovers and it's far from certain Germany will claim an easy win - currently 1/4 with Betfred for Germany to beat Hungary!

If Germany fail to take points from Portugal and France (which on current form seems plausible) then even a win against Hungary may not be enough for Germany to qualify from Group F. Remember effectively four of the best third placed teams will potentially qualify for the second round.


In the last year or so Germany have been spanked by Spain, beaten by North Macedonia, and played out a number of very shaky displays completely out of keeping from a former World and European championship side.

William Hill are offering 1/9 on Germany to qualify from Group F, or 5/1 on Germany not qualifying from Group F! Given the manner of Germany's displays and the group of death I would far rather be backing Germany not to qualify at 5/1 this time round!

2nd Bet Germany not to Qualify from Group F @ 5/1 - visit William Hill!

3.) Wales to finish bottom of Group A

Group A contains Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and Wales. Italy are rightfully considered favourites for Group A although it's a fairly competitive group!

Wales had a remarkable Euro 2016 when they managed to reach the semi-final knocking out Belgium along the way! This Wales side is very different and slightly in disarray after Ryan Giggs departure and I don't see Wales making the same mark at Euro 2020!

Wales have strung some reasonable results together over the last year but lack the solidness of the higher ranking sides. Switzerland and Turkey have looked very competent over the last 12 months beating higher ranking teams and will see their respective games with Wales three points for the taking! Italy should top the group (4/7 with Betfred) with Switzerland and Turkey will be competing for 2nd place!


Wales have only ever beaten Switzerland twice, one of those games was the last match in October 2011. Wales have faired better against Turkey, although the sides haven't met since 1997! Wales do have two wins against Italy amongst seven defeats!

Wales will face stiff opposition in Group A and will struggle to take points from Italy, Switzerland and Turkey. The first game on Saturday 12th June against Switzerland (Switzerland at 5/4 to win that game, Wales are 13/5, both with Betfred) will of course be key and that could set the tone!

I can see Wales losing all three games and consider the 11/8 on offer from Bet Victor on Wales to finish bottom of group A as a great bet for the group stages at Euro 2020

3rd Bet Group A: Wales to finish bottom of Group A @ 11/8 – visit Bet Victor!



4.) Group B - Group with most goals at Euro 2020

Always a fascinating betting market, the group with most goals at Euro 2020 presents somewhat of a novelty bet. One big score line in a group game can lead to a winning bet! A couple of 0-0's can ruin you bet!

Group B, which is the group containing Belgium, Denmark, Russia and Finland is the favourite to be the group with most goals at 7/2 with William Hill! The longest odds are offered for Group A (Switzerland, Italy, Wales and Turkey) at 13/2 with William Hill and Group D (England, Croatia, Scotland and Czech Republic) at 5/1 with William Hill.


The big reason I like a bet on Group B is down to Belgium who have relatively recently inflicted heavy defeats on Russia and should be far too strong for Denmark and Finland. Belgium are one of the few teams at the finals who can put 4, 5, 6 or more past a team of the quality to reach a major finals.

With the the likes of Youri TielemansDries MertensRomelu Lukaku, the Hazard brothers, and Kevin De Bruyne the goal threat is phenomenal. 

There's usually around 2 to 2.5 goals per game at the Euros so if a team like Belgium can hit a hatful in one or two group games, then they will be heavy favourites to help Group B produce the most goals in a group at Euro 2020! 7/2 is admittedly stingy in a six field race, but it's that price for a reason! Get backing!

4th Bet Group with most goals at Euro 2020: Group B @ 7/2 - visit William Hill!

5.) Euro 2020 Winner - France

Who will win Euro 2020 then? I'm pretty confident the winners will come from one of the top three favourites, France (9/2 with bet365), England (5/1 with bet365), or Belgium (6/1 with Betfred).

Spain, Germany and Italy look off their former best and don't possess the truly world class names of yesteryears! I'm amazed Germany are considered fourth favourites at 7/1 with bet365 after a dreadful couple of years. Germany will not win Euro 2020!

The draw is particularly difficult for Portugal who not only have to navigate a tough group (with France, Germany and Hungary), but then potentially face England in the knock out round. The 2016 winners will have to go all out to lift the trophy again (currently best priced at 9/1 with Betfred).


Of the teams priced at 10/1 or more Netherlands at 12/1 with bet365 stand out as potential underdogs who could string a run together. Netherlands also have a fairly nice draw which could help build momentum!

For me there is only one winner on paper, and only winner on the pitch, France with the quality of Mbappe, Kante, Varane, PogbaBenzema and co look strong enough to go toe to toe with any team. France can win playing attacking or defensively and look a a great price to back at 9/2 with bet365 to lift the trophy!

France will be looking to win the tournament for a 3rd time matching Spain and Germany on three victories in the tournament. Despite being in the group of death, I can't see beyond the World Champions! France to win it!

Winner of Euro 2020: France @ 9/2 – visit bet365!

Matt's Best Bets - Euro 2020


1.) Wales to reach quarter finals of Euro 2020

They’ve been there before of course. However, the key for me is the dragons’ relatively straightforward path from the group stages.

Italy are traditionally cagey in their group games so a draw is not unthinkable and results can easily be achieved against the likes of Turkey and Switzerland.


Finishing second in their group will likely have them lined up against Russia, Finland or Denmark whereas Holland will most likely meet Wales if they finish best placed third.

A small wager at 9/2 with Betfred seems a shrewd option on the basis of this scenario.

1st Bet Wales to reach the quarter finals @ 9/2 - visit Betfred

2.) Italy to become European Championship winners!

The Azzurri have not claimed any major honours now since their 2006 World Cup glory.

However, their qualification run in was perfect, registering 10 straight wins making easy work of Finland, Greece and Bosnia in the process. The Italians are also unbeaten in any form of competition since 2018.

They have a proud history of fielding tight defences in these tournaments and this team is no exception with two very experienced centre backs, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci leading the back line, whilst Federico Chiesa has had a great season with an otherwise below par Juventus. He brings match-changing potential to the table for sure.

My only concerns would be the sometimes harsh mental approach of manager Roberto Mancini who is not shy of making tough decisions and thereby upsetting big personalities in the camp. Team harmony is a key asset to winning these big tournaments.

Finally, Italy’s reputation is based very much on World Cups, with only one victory to boast (1968) and two runners up results in 2000 and 2012. However, 9/1 (William Hill, Bet Victor, Betfred) does seem excellent value based on their superb current form.

2nd Bet Italy to be outright winners: 9/1 - Visit Betfred

3.) Antoine Griezmann for top goal king at Euro 2020

The France and Barcelona talisman has had a satisfactory season with the La Liga side, knocking in 13 goals although his form for the national team is very eye-catching having scored 3 goals in 4 appearances.

He will be competing for the Mbappe partnership role now that Karim Benzema is back in favour after his fall from grace over the alleged involvement with a blackmail affair back in 2015.

However, France are expected to go far in this tournament thereby giving Griezemann plenty of opportunities to shine in front of goal. 25/1 with bet365!

3rd Bet Antoine Griezmann: Top Goalscorer @ 25/1 - Visit bet365

4.) France: Highest scoring team

The pre tournament joint favourites look set to oblige with a decent goal count considering the fire power of Benzema, Griezemann and of course Mbappe at their disposal.

Granted they have a tough group negotiate in the opening stages, they will be looking to thump a few past Hungary in order to meet the almost inevitable goal difference scenario that could decide the outcome of the group.

I expect them to progress to the business end with a hatful of goals along the way. 15/2 with William Hill.

4th Bet France: Highest scoring team @ 15/2 William Hill

5.) France/Mbappe: Winner/Top Scorer double 

For me the top bet of the tournament. In Mbappe you have a potential Balon D’or winner for this season and proven campaigner at this level with a devastating turn of foot and clinical finishing power.

He will almost certainly be the difference in that opening “Group Of Death” stalemate with Portugal and Germany.

For the French, it’s theirs to lose if they can negotiate their way through that group successfully.  

France were quite simply devastating in the Russia 2018 World Cup and will take all the beating with an enviable strike force efficiently platformed by Pogba’s clinical and versatile passing range. 25/1 (Bet Victor) for this double cannot be resisted for sure. 

5th bet France/Mbappe: Winner/Top Scorer double @ 25/1 Bet Victor

Agree or disagree with our bets? Comment below with your best bets for Euro 2020!



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