Euro 2020 is all set to be one of the most interesting tournaments of all time. Michel Platini took some interesting decisions in developing the tournament in which will be celebrating its 60th birthday.
After a successful 2018 World Cup for European nations, where all four Semi-Finalists were from the continent, as well as 75 percent of Quarter Finalists, it’s all set to be a real thriller, particularly with 2018 underachievers like Spain, Germany and a young Dutch side thrown into the mix.
Here at Oddsmanager.co.uk we can’t wait and are already building up to the festival of football, which kicks off on June 12. In fact, right here you can find all you need to know about Euro 2020 betting, where it’s held and how to watch it…
Euro 2020 will be completely unique in comparison with those held before in the fact there isn’t one host country, but 12.
To celebrate 60 years, Platini decided to take the tournament on tour, finishing in London for the Final at Wembley.
It’s caused plenty of debate among fans, but has still had no problem creating phenomenal demand with over 19 million ticket requests for games across Europe.
The host cities cover much of the continent, and are made up of:
Each stadium will host a number of games throughout the tournament, with each group having two host cities each.
The Semi Finals and Final will then be held in London at Wembley Stadium.
Below you’ll find each host stadium and their group as well as the venues of the knockout stages…
Euro 2020 is more complex than ever when it comes to scheduling. The Nations League played a part in qualifying, as well as the usual qualifying process and a variety of playoffs.
When the draw is made on November 30, 2019, not all teams will have even qualified, with the four sides left to qualify via a play-off simply labelled as 1-4 when being drawn.
Any host country that qualifies for the tournament will also be drawn into the group in which the country is hosting. The play-off process to qualify for the tournament takes place between March 26-31, 2020.
Then next summer the UEFA Euro 2020 schedule runs for a month between June 12 and July 12, 2020.
You can find the full schedule for the tournament and its various stages below…
There will be plenty of ways to live stream Euro 2020, particularly in the UK.
Both ITV and BBC will have official coverage, broadcasting every game live on television and through their online streaming services.
That means you’ll find a UEFA Euro 2020 live stream on both the BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, alongside highlights and being able to stream games on catch-up.
This is available both through your web browser and with their downloadable apps if you’re looking to watch via smartphone or tablet.
The tournament is being broadcast all over the world however, with official channels in almost every country in the world.
Euro 2020 is going to be one of the most competitive tournaments in a number of years, with arguably as many as nine nations having a realistic chance of winning the tournament.
As you’d probably expect, the outright winner Euro 2020 betting market is pricing the French as favourites following victory in the World Cup. They have a plethora of young stars that are only going to continue to improve over the next few years.
Youth could play a real part in the tournament. The Dutch have an impressive outfit of youngsters and are a good outside bet at 10/1, while William Hill are pricing Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions at 9/2, a second favourite.
The likes of Germany and Spain will be desperate to shake off their lacklustre performances in Russia and will certainly be dangerous, while the Belgians were comfortably the second best side at the World Cup and will again be ones to watch.
The tournament is never afraid to throw in a surprise either. Both Greece and Portugal have won it in recent history against the odds, so there’s plenty of scope in backing the likes of Croatia (25/1), Nations League winners Portugal (16/1) or Switzerland (66/1).
The full list of William Hill odds for the Euro 2020 outright winner can be found below: