Betting on England is never better than when there is a major tournament on. That is why you should be so excited about England’s Euro 2020 campaign. If you are looking for some top tips about how to get ahead, we have compiled the ultimate guide to England betting this summer below.
England vs Croatia Odds
England vs Scotland Odds
Czech Republic vs England Odds
England Euro 2020 Fixtures – Dates, Stadium and Opponents
England have been drawn in Group D for Euro 2020, alongside Croatia, Scotland and the Czech Republic. Below is when and where those games will be played:
Sunday 13 June – England vs Croatia; Kick-off 2pm (Wembley Stadium, London)
Friday 18 June: England vs Scotland; Kick-off 8pm (Wembley Stadium, London)
Tuesday 22 June: Czech Republic vs England; Kick-off 8pm (Wembley Stadium, London)
Should England manage to get through their group several potential paths to the final await. If England top their group and keep on winning, their route to the final — which will be played at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 11 July at 8pm — will look like this:
Round of 16 – Tuesday 29 June, England vs Group F runners-up (Portugal, France, Germany, Hungary) Kick-off 5pm (Wembley Stadium, London)
Quarter-finals – Saturday 3 July, England vs Winner Group E (Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia) OR 3rd in Group A/B/C/D Kick-off 8pm (Stadio Olimpico, Rome).
Semi-finals – Wednesday 7 July, England vs Winner QF3 Kick-off 8pm (Wembley Stadium, London).
If England finish runner-up in Group D, the following path to the final awaits:
Round of 16 – Monday 28 June, England vs Group E runners-up (Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia) Kick-off 5pm (Parken Stadium, Copenhagen).
Quarter-finals – Friday 2 July, England vs Winner Group F (Portugal, France, Germany, Hungary) OR 3rd group A/B/C Kick-off 5pm (Gazprom Arena, St Petersburg).
Semi-final – Tuesday 6 July, England vs Winner QF2 Kick-off 8pm (Wembley Stadium, London).
Lastly, if England finish third but secure one of the best losers qualification spots they will have to win the following games to get to the final. Brace yourselves, this one is particularly complicated!
Round of 16 Possibilities
Sunday 27 June – England vs Group C winners (Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia) Kick-off 5pm (Puskás Aréna, Budapest)
Sunday 27 June – England vs Group B winners (Denmark, Finland, Belgium and Russia) Kick-off 8pm (Estadio de La Cartuja, Seville).
Tuesday 29 June – England vs Group E winners (Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia) Kick-off 8pm (Hampden Park, Glasgow).
If England beat Group B winner in last-16:
Friday 2 July – England vs Winner Group A (Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland) OR Runner-up Group C (Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia) Kick-off 8pm (Allianz Arena, Munich).
If England beat Group C winner in last-16:
Saturday 3 July – Runner-up Group A (Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland) OR Runner-up Group B (Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia) Kick-off 6pm (Olympic Stadium, Baku).
If England beat Group E winner in last-16:
Saturday 3 July – Winner Group D (England, Scotland, Croatia, Czech Republic) OR Runner-Up Group F (Portugal, France, Germany, Hungary) Kick-off 8pm (Stadio Olimpico, Rome)
Semi-Final – Either Tuesday 6 July or Wednesday 7 July at Wembley Stadium, London.
England Squad – Who will make the cut?
Competition for places in Gareth Southgate’s squad is at an all-time high. Normally, the majority of the players pick themselves. However, this time out some top Premier League stars are set to miss out.
Southgate must name his squad by 10 June but he is expected to make the announcement a few weeks before, with 24 May being mentioned as a possible date by several reputable media outlets.
Southgate was handed a boost in April when UEFA confirmed that the manager would be able to name 26-man squads for the first time ever. The decision was made to reduce fatigue in what has been a long season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Even with these extra three spaces, competition to make the final cut remains rife and punters will need to follow this closely when betting on England. Here is how each position is shaping up.
Only injury will prevent Jordan Pickford, Dean Henderson and Nick Pope being the three goalkeepers. Deciding which one of them will start is a much more open discussion.
Pickford has been the Three Lions’ number one for some time now but he is extremely error-prone. Pope is a more reliable pair of hands but there are questions about his distribution.
A happy middle ground could be Henderson. He has stepped into David de Gea’s gloves admirably during the second half of the season and should just get the nod ahead of his two competitors.
If only there was a formation that could accommodate five right-backs! In this position, Southgate has a truly ridiculous level of depth. Kyle Walker and Reece James will face off against each other in the Champions League final in the summer, while Trent Alexander-Arnold was widely considered the best right-back on the planet prior to his struggles this season.
The solid Aaron Wan-Bisska is another option while Kieran Trippier looks set to help Atletico Madrid win a La Liga title this campaign. Not all of these defenders will get a place in Southgate’s squad but Walker and Trippier’s versatility puts them in a strong position. You have to say that Alexander-Arnold will probably sneak in as well but things do not look good for James and Wan-Bissaka.
On the opposite side it is far simpler with Ben Chilwell and Luke Shaw set as the team’s two left-backs. John Stones and Harry Maguire will start as well, with Conor Coady and Tyrone Mings providing extra cover. Ezri Konsa, who has performed better than Mings this season, can feel aggrieved about not being considered.
Southgate favours using two sitting midfielders which is good news for Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips. Jordan Henderson, meanwhile, is a serious doubt. If the Liverpool skipper does not make it, Jude Bellingham’s incredible display against Manchester City in the Champions League makes it impossible for the manager to ignore him as a replacement.
Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse or Leicester’s James Maddison are now contenders due to the squad expansion. The latter’s Covid-19 indiscretions likely puts the Saints captain in the driving seat, though.
Maddison’s chances are further limited by England’s abundance of creative midfielders. Mason Mount, Jack Grealish and Phil Foden, who can also play out wide, will all be taken giving the Three Lions plenty of exciting options.
Skipper Harry Kane will be backed up by Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin up front. Out wide, things are more complicated.
Or, more accurately, they were before the expansion to 26 players. Due to this Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rasford will be joined by a brilliant supporting cast. Jesse Lingard has been the in-form player in Europe during his loan spell at West Ham, while Bukayo Saka has been the sole saving grace in Arsenal’s horrific Premier League season.
Both should get into the squad with Leicester City’s Harvey Barnes ruled out for the tournament with a knee injury.
Predicted England Euro 2020 Squad
Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Nick Pope (Burnley), Jordan Pickford (Everton).
Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), John Stones (Manchester City), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Conor Coady (Wolves), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool).
Declan Rice (West Ham), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Phil Foden (Manchester City), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).
Harry Kane (Tottenham), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jesse Lingard (West Ham), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal).
Will England Win Euro 2020?
As is often the case, England are one of the favourites to win going into the tournament according the top England betting sites. On paper, their squad looks pretty strong. Going forward they have a potentially lethal combination of creative and finishing. Their strength in depth should come in handy as well with fatigue levels likely to be high due to the condensed club season.
Their defence could be their downfall, though. Southgate has tended to protect his centre-backs with two sitting midfielders in qualification but even this has not prevented them looking shaky. The additional defensive responsibilities of the midfield also has the potential to stifle the Three Lions going forward.
England have not been handed the kindest draw either. Win their group and they will face a tricky Round of 16 tie, most likely against either Germany, Portugal or France. As counter intuitive as it sounds, England would probably be better off finishing second with potential opponents of Spain, Sweden, Poland or Slovakia looking a lot more appetising.
Then again, failing to top the group takes away one of their key trump cards. Namely, the fact that the majority of England’s games will be played at Wembley. If they top their group and progress to the final, just one of their matches would be played away from their home ground. With fans expected inside stadia for the tournament, their support could provide a vital boost.
Other Euro 2020 Contenders
England are not the only team being tipped to make a deep run in this year’s tournament, though. World Cup holders France will be vying to banish the demons of Euro 2016 when they were defeated by Portugal in the final. Their squad is bursting with talent and in Kylian Mbappe, they probably possess the best player at the competition.
Belgium is another contender. Although they were defeated by England back in October, they dominated the game and got their revenge a month later with a 2-0 win. Romelu Lukaku caused Southgate’s defence particular problems, as did Premier League favourite Kevin De Bruyne.
Germany do not go into Euro 2020 in great form but they are tournament specialists and lead a pack of dark horses that also includes Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and holders Portugal.
England Betting Offers
When Euro 2020 eventually kicks off in June sportsbooks will be fiercely competing to attract new customers looking to place bets on England.
In order to stand out, operators will offer a range of rewards for choosing them for all of your wagering needs. Here are the three types of offers you should keep your eyes peeled for.
UK sportsbooks offer deposit bonuses all year round. However, during the Euros you can expect some of the best deals.
This type of offer gives you a percentage boost on your first deposit. For example, if you paid in £50 with a 100% boost, £100 in total would be credited to your account — albeit with some wagering requirements attached before you could withdraw.
A deposit bonus can be a great way to get ahead at the beginning of the tournament, offering you more England betting opportunities without having to shell out more of your own money.
England Free bets are highly sought after by punters and there will be plenty of these offers floating around during Euro 2020.
For particular big games in which competition for bettors is at its highest, many sites which allow betting on England will offer their players free bets on a specific fixture. England’s massive showdown with Scotland on 18 June will likely result in a spate of Free Bet offers so keep your eyes peeled.
The final type of Euro 2020 England betting promotion you can expect is special, standalone combi-bets. These will consist of several different smaller bets combined into one, usually with enhanced odds.
Again, we will no doubt see a few of these crop up for the England vs Scotland game. Examples could include: Harry Kane to score and England to win at 6/1. You get the idea.
England Euro 2020 Qualifying
England’s Euro 2020 qualification campaign was, for the most part, an absolute breeze. Drawn in Group A, they were matched up with Czech Republic — whom they will meet again in the competition proper this June — Kosovo, Bulgaria and Montenegro.
They started as they meant to go on back in March 2019, thrashing the Czechs 5-0 with Raheem Sterling grabbing a fine hat trick. They went behind in their next game against Montenegro, but went on to score five without reply to make it two wins from two.
Comfortable victories over Bulgaria and Kosovo followed before they were shocked by the Czech Republic, losing 2-1 in Prague. This seemed to stir something in the squad though, with England winning their next two games 6-0 and 7-0 before finishing off the campaign with a 4-0 triumph over Kosovo.
Harry Kane — Golden Boot winner at the 2018 World Cup — topped the scoring charts, netting 12 in qualifying, while Raheem Sterling grabbed eight.
1996 – Knocked out in semi-finals by West Germany
2000 – Knocked out in group stages
2004 – Knocked out in quarter-finals by Portugal.
Iconic Moments of England at the Euros
There is no way to avoid it — England have underachieved more than any other nation at the European Championships.
Despite its high population and the fact it is home to the best domestic division in the world, the Three Lions have never reached a Euros final. Therefore, it was pretty hard to keep things positive when compiling these iconic moments. We have given it a go anyway, though.
Nothing sums up the heroic failure of England at major tournaments better than Euro 1996. As the host nation, the Three Lions were one of the favourites for the tournament and buoyed by Skinner and Baddiel timeless anthem Three Lions, the entire country was gripped by football fever.
After a slow start — England drew their opening game with Switzerland 1-1 — victories over Scotland and then the much-fancied Netherlands meant the feel-good factor was at an all-time high heading into the knockout stages.
A penalties victory over Spain in the next round — where Stuart Pearce atoned for his miss shootout miss in the 1990 World Cup — set up a tie against Germany in the semi-final.
Alan Shearer got the Three Lions off to the perfect start with a third minute header but Stefan Kuntz levelled things up soon after. The game would go to extra time and after Paul Gascoinge fell millimeters’ short of sliding home a winner, penalties were required.
This time England would not be so lucky with Gareth Southgate’s miscue sending the Three Lions out of the competition.
Heartbreak in Portugal
Another tournament, another penalty heartbreak for England. This time eventual finalists and hosts Portugal were their tormentors in 2004.
With the pair’s quarter-final tie ending 2-2 after extra time, things had to be settled via a shootout. David Beckham and Darius Vassell would be the ones to miss for the Three Lions and goalkeeper Ricardo rubbed salt into the wounds by stepping up to convert the winning penalty.
It was one of several early exits for a team dubbed England’s Golden Generation.
Iceland Pull off a Shock
Few teams have suffered a greater humiliation than this. Iceland has a smaller population than Bristol. Yet, in 2016 they still managed to knock Roy Hodgson’s England out of the Euros.
The Three Lions had looked unconvincing throughout the competition but few expected them to actually lose to the minnows, especially after Wayne Rooney put them 1-0 up inside four minutes.
Yet, lose they did with Ragnar and Kolbeinn Sigurdsson scoring first half goals to send England home. It was extremely embarrassing and Hodgson left soon after.
England Euro 2020 Kit
England’s Euro 2020 shirts are made by Nike. The white home strip features an interesting centre-aligned badge, along with classy navy trim on the collar and side seam. Navy shorts and white pinstriped socks complete the kit.
The away jersey is blue with a faded lion pattern. It has a red, monochrome badge and Nike swoosh and the look is finished off blue shorts and socks.
Betting On England FAQs
❓ What are the best bookies for betting on England?
If you are looking to bet on England, our top picks are bet365, betfair, and betfred.
❓ Where will England play in Euro 2020?
All of England’s group games will be played at Wembley Stadium, as will the semi-finals and final if they get that far. For the round of 16 and quarter-finals the Three Lions could travel to the likes of Baku, Rome, Budapest or Seville, depending on the draw.
🤔 Who will England play in Euro 2020?
England will definitely play Scotland, Czech Republic and Croatia at Euro 2020.
😎 What group are England in for Euro 2020?
England have been drawn in Group D for Euro 2020 along with Soctland, Czech Republic and Croatia.
🔎 How many times has England come in first or second place in the Euros?
England have never reached the final of the Euros.
❓ When did England host the Euros?
England hosted the Euros in 1996, reaching the semi-final before losing to Germany.
ThePuntersPage Final Say
Few sporting events are better to watch than the European Championships and if you are an England fan you can expect plenty of different England betting markets when the tournament kicks off. Whether you prefer outrights or betting on England’s single games, there will be something for everyone this summer! We cannot wait for the tournament to get started.