Euro 2020, one of the biggest soccer tournaments in the world, is underway and available to wager on at West Virginia sportsbooks.
The event features Europe’s best international soccer teams and is held every four years, perfectly split with the World Cup. This tournament was originally scheduled for last summer but was postponed due to COVID-19-related health regulations.
The action got started on Friday, June 11, and runs for a month straight, through July 11. Games are being held in 11 different host cities across the continent, with the final taking place at Wembley Stadium in London.
A total of 24 countries compete, beginning with the group stage involving four in each. Every club has played at least one game by now, with several others to go before reaching the knockout stage.
Let’s break down what Euro 2020 odds look like at WV online sportsbooks and where the updated futures stand.
Betting Euro 2020 at WV sportsbooks
The overall futures odds for the winner of the tournament haven’t changed too much since the start of play. France remains the favorite after its World Cup title in 2018.
DraftKings Sportsbook WV lists it at +400 now after France beat Germany in the opener. Germany, which still is among the top contenders this year, dropped down to +1200 to win it all.
These are favorable odds for a strong side, but the Germans must now play relatively flawlessly to advance out of their group. This is somewhat of an issue, because Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo are also in Group F.
Currently, France is the favorite to win the group at -167, while Portugal is next with odds of +235 and Germany is third at +700. Bettors can still wager on Hungary to win it at +14000.
The matchup between France and Portugal will decide a lot in terms of who takes the group. Even though that contest isn’t until next Wednesday, DraftKings shows odds for it.
France is available at +135, while Portugal is a slight underdog at +225. The draw is offered with odds of +215.
Ronaldo’s team owns the fifth-best odds to win the championship at +750.
Teams in front of it include Belgium, England and Italy. They’re all posted with +650 odds to win the whole thing.
All three appear to have control of their respective groups. Belgium is at -500, England -455 and Italy -1667 after winning their opening tilts.
The Italians solidified their place in the next round by winning their second match over Switzerland on Wednesday.
Euro 2020 Group E Odds
One of the more interesting groups to bet on is Group E.
Spain is at the top at -230 to win, despite only receiving one point from its draw in the opener. Although it appeared to be the better team against Sweden, the scoreless draw puts this group up in the air.
Sweden is listed second at +525 to win Group E; however, DraftKings also has it at -162 to finish in the top two and move on.
Surprisingly, the only winner from this grouping so far is Slovakia, which is up at +575. Its 2-1 victory over Poland gives it a chance going forward.
While winning the group could be a stretch, Slovakia is listed at +125 to advance.
Euro 2020 player futures at DraftKings WV
The online sportsbook also showcases lots of player futures to take a look at.
A very popular market is always which player will score the most goals throughout the duration of the tournament.
Even the most casual soccer fans will recognize several of the big names with the best odds.
Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku is the overall favorite thanks to two goals in his first game against Russia. DraftKings has him at the top at +225.
Portugal’s Ronaldo also buried a brace in his opening match. Despite one coming from the penalty spot, Ronaldo is now the best goal producer in the history of the Euros. He’s now got a total of 11 goals in the event.
Italy’s top scorer, Ciro Immobile, is posted next at +900 to take home the honor. He’s recorded two goals in Italy’s first two games and has scored in four straight for his country.
England’s Harry Kane is next at +1300, with France’s Kylian Mbappe fifth with odds of +1700.
Kane didn’t score in his team’s first contest but is recognized as an elite striker. England takes on Scotland on Friday.
Mbappe thought he put one in against Germany, but the play was ruled offside. France came away with the win from just a German own goal.
He’ll look to get in the books in France’s next tilt with Hungary. It’s possible that Hungary will concede a couple of times, as it gave up three goals total at home against Portugal.
While this is an individual award, it often helps if your team makes a deep run in the event. Players on teams considered underdogs will likely have a much tougher time accumulating goals because they probably won’t play in as many matches.
Other notable players from teams who have a real shot at making the final include the following:
- Karim Benzema – France, +2500
- Manuel Locatelli – Italy, +2500
- Antoine Griezmann – France, +3000
- Raheem Sterling – England, +3000
- Alvaro Morata – Spain, +4000
- Serge Gnabry – Germany, +6000