Betting on the Euro Football Championship Guide

The European Championships are set to be the sporting event of the summer as the major international football tournament returns for 2024. Unlike the previous editions, which was held across multiple countries, this year's Euro competition will be hosted by Germany, a traditional powerhouse of European football. There are many teams high in confidence going into this 2024 cup, so who knows what will happen come June.

You can find great European Championships 2024 betting markets for every game this summer at Unibet. We’ll be with you every step of the way with live odds on every game at every stadium. This guide will take you through everything you need to know about betting on the Euros, from the group stages right the way through to the final. You’ll discover which nations are the favourites to win the tournament, learn how to bet on the Euros, and find out about the available football betting odds and markets.


The 2024 European Championships are being staged in Germany after the host nation fought off a bid from Turkey to bring the tournament within its borders for the first time since 1988. The ten host cities and stadiums are:

  • Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin
  • Allianz Arena, Munich
  • Westfalenstadion, Dortmund
  • MHPArena, Stuttgart
  • Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen
  • Waldstadion, Frankfurt
  • Volksparkstadion, Hamburg
  • Merkur Spiel-Arena, Düsseldorf
  • RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne
  • Red Bull Arena, Leipzig

There are six groups each consisting of four teams at the Euros Football 2024 Cup. All stadiums will host at least three group stage matches and one game in the knockout phase. The final will be held in the Olympiastadion in Berlin on the 14th July.

Who has qualified for the European Championships 2024?

The Euro 2024 Cup will consist of 24 teams, each battling it out for European glory. The list of participants is strong, including eight of the ten best-ranked national teams in the world. Among these are England, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, World Cup 2022 finalists France, and defending Euro Championship holders Italy. 

At the time of writing, there are three spots left belonging to play-off winners, set to be held in March 2024. Below is the full list of Euro 2024 teams split into their respective groups:

Group A: Germany, Scotland, Hungary, Switzerland
Group B: Spain, Croatia, Italy, Albania
Group C: England, Slovenia, Denmark, Serbia
Group D: Netherlands, France, Austria, Play-Off Winner A
Group E: Belgium, Slovakia, Romania, Play-Off Winner B
Group F: Turkey, Portugal, Czech Republic, Play-Off Winner C

The top two teams from each group qualify for the last-16 stage, while the four best third-placed teams from the group stage will also progress. From the last-16 stage, the Euro Cup becomes a knockout format, with extra time and penalties deciding games ending in a draw.

Who are the favourites to win the 2024 Euros?

The latest Euro betting odds have England and France as joint favourites to win the competition. England have never won a European Championships but did reach the final in last year’s edition, narrowly losing out to Italy on penalties. Germany, as hosts, are another of the favourites in the Euro winner markets to clinch the trophy, as are Spain and Portugal.

Defending champions Italy are ranked seventh among the list of favourites to win the competition. The nation went on a sensational run-in last year’s edition to claim the European Championship for the second time, their first triumph coming in 1968 as tournament hosts. The most recent Euro betting markets are subject to change, but they generally give a strong indication of who will go far in the competition.

How to Bet on the Euros Football 2024

Most players this summer will focus on two types of bets: tournament bets and match bets. The tournament bets are where you back a team to win the Euros or crash out at a certain round.

Meanwhile, match bets are where you bet on the result of individual games. These are by far the most popular bet types across practically every sport worldwide. Unibet is featuring over 200 betting markets on every game of the Euro 2024 Cup, and to place a bet, all you have to do is head over to our Euro betting pages and look for a game you want to follow.

Each game features great odds and markets like the match winner, correct score, HT score, first goal scorer, and even player specials. To bet on the Euros, click on the outcome you want to back and enter your stake in the bet slip. Check your odds and potential payout before clicking ‘Place Bet’ to complete the process.

Keep an eye out for special bets on individual players during the tournament. These bets can focus on outcomes such as a player hitting the crossbar, being sent off, scoring more than another player, or even bagging a hat trick! Player specials are a fun way to follow individuals during a game, especially if you’re not supporting either side.

The great thing about Euro betting is that you can combine various wagers into one with an accumulator bet. Simply click on each individual outcome you want to back, and the bet slip will combine the odds into one big wager. 

Understanding Football 2024 European Championships Odds

If you’re asking “How does betting on Euro work?” then you’re in the right place. Even some of the best Euro betting tipsters sometimes have difficulty reading and understanding football odds. Check out our tips to help you understand Euro odds, especially if you’re new to sports betting.

Odds advertise the potential reward you can expect to earn if your bet wins. There are three types of betting odds: fraction, decimal and American. We’ll now take you through an example explaining all three different types of odds.

You decide to bet £1 on England to beat Denmark 2-0 at the European Championships 2024 at fractional odds of 8/1, decimal odds of 9.00 and American odds of +800. With fractional odds, your winnings (also known as a payout or profit) are to the left of the split, and your stake to the right. So, if you bet £1 at odds of 8/1, you’ll earn £8 winnings PLUS your £1 stake back. 

With decimal odds, you multiply your stake (£1) by the odds (9.00) to reveal your total payout (£9). American odds work the same way, with your winnings being a multiple of your stake. That said, you won’t win £800 with odds of +800, just £8!

The Unibet sportsbook lets you choose which Euro betting odds to use so you can ensure you’re picking the best markets to earn the money you desire. If you’re still confused, one handy tip is to click on the odds of an outcome you’re interested in and enter the stake you want to bet to the bet slip. Here, you can check the potential winnings and decide for yourself if the bet is worth it! 

For example, you want to bet £5 on Spain to beat Italy in the group stage. The odds say 3/1, but you’re not sure what that means. Simply click on the odds, enter your £5 stake, and you’ll see your potential payout is £20 (£15 profit + your £5 stake) before you even place your bet. At this point, you can decide whether you think the bet is worth it or not.

If you don’t know which odds type to choose, we recommend picking decimal odds, as these are the easiest to understand for new players. After all, you simply have to multiply your stake by the odds to reveal your expected payout.

Betting on the Euros with Unibet

Millions of football fans around the world will watch the European Championships Football 2024 Cup online this summer. Unibet invites you to be part of the biggest online betting community to join in the fun! Betting on the Euro Championships is one of the best ways to get closer to the action, support your team throughout the tournament, and improve your knowledge of other teams and players.

Unibet features extensive football odds, stats, live scores, and results on every game throughout the tournament. If you love in-play betting on live football odds, this is the sportsbook for you, as our markets fluctuate in real time depending on what’s happening on the pitch. You can place bets while you watch Euro online and maximise your hopes of nailing a big win.

What’s more, our sportsbook features a wide range of tournament bets, including outright Euro winner odds, group betting, top scorer bets, player of the tournament markets, and team progress. You can back one country to win the 2024 Euros and bet on another to crash out at the group stage. And if that’s not enough, Unibet’s smart bet slip allows you to combine multiple outcomes into a single football accumulator, which can greatly boost your odds on a single bet.

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