The UEFA European Championships, or Euros, is one of the best soccer competitions in the world and one that is watched by millions of soccer fanatics and sports bettors. If you are looking at betting on the European Championships you have come to the right place because you will find a myriad of information at your fingertips, including current standings, team news, match previews, and where to find the best European Championships betting odds. I hope you're as excited as we are!
There have been 14 European Championships to date and nine different nations have emerged victorious after a hard-fought battle on the pitch. Both Germany and Spain have three titles apiece, and it is Spain who are the reigning champions thanks to destroying Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final, held in Kiev, Ukraine.
Early favorites for the Euro 2016 are Germany, although host nation France, and Spain are not too far behind in the pecking order. There is much talk about Roy Hodgson’s young England team doing well, but they are without a trophy since winning the World Cup in 1966. Who do you think will win the 2016 European Championships? Are you willing to wager money on it?
Best European Championships Sportsbook Odds
Sportsbooks around the world are offering odds on a variety of Euro 2016 markets, but where can you find the best European Championships betting odds? The answer is below.
This is only a small selection of betting markets available to bettors so be sure to check out our leading sportsbook partners for betting lines on popular markets such as over 2.5 goals, handicap betting, number of corners, and a whole lot more.
What Are The European Championship Standings Today
Below you will find the European Championship standings as they are today, which will be updated after each group stage. How likely is your team to qualify for the knockout stages?
How To Make Money Betting On European Championships
The best time to try and make money betting on the European Championships is during the group stages because some of the weaker teams competing are pitted against teams who are seeded, and are often mismatched.
For example, France, who host the 2016 European Championships, have one of the easier group in the competition as they face Albania, Romania, and Switzerland. France would be expected to win all three of these games, giving you the perfect opportunity to bet on each individual match, perhaps parlay all three matches, and even bet on France topping their group.
English soccer fans are very patriotic and like to bet on their team performing well. This often drives down the odds for England winning a game, which in turn increases the odds on their opposition. While England should not have too much trouble progressing from a group containing Russia, Slovakia, and Wales, their matches could yield some value by betting on their opponents.
One group you may want to avoid betting on is Group E because this is where you will find Belgium, Italy, Republic of Ireland, and Sweden so the matches are likely to be very tight and difficult to predict.
When it comes to competition-long bets, bear in mind that no team has ever won three consecutive European Championship trophies. In fact, when Spain won Euro 2012, they became the first side in the tournament’s history to win back-to-back competitions.
2012 European Championship Finals Highlights