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Euro 2024 Betting Favorites, Dark Horse Picks

Euro 2024 will be held in Germany from June 14 to July 14, 2024. We’re in the early stages of qualifications, but we expect the top teams to easily earn their spot. Our sportsbook offers the best props and Euro live betting for the tournament.

France Ready to Deliver for Bettors

The Euro is one of the most prestigious international football tournaments, bringing together the best national teams in Europe. As a bettor, you have the opportunity to engage in outright winner futures betting, a popular betting market that allows you to predict the team that will emerge as the champion next year.

Euro 2024 Betting Favorites, Dark Horse Picks
France's forward Kylian Mbappe celebrates | Franck fife / afp

As 2018 World Cup Champions and 2022 runners-up, France is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with. On their World Cup journey in Qatar, France took out some strong European opponents, beating Denmark, Poland and England on their way to the finals.

Star power is another big factor to consider, as they have arguably the best player in the world in Kylian Mbappe. The PSG forward has no flaws in his game and dominates at every level. France currently sits on two Euro wins (1984 and 2000) and finished as runners-up in 2016. They didn’t fare so well in 2020, losing to Switzerland on penalties in the round of 16.

To watch the French national team is to watch one of the finest collections of soccer talent the global game has to offer. The Euro meltdown against Switzerland was a prime example of where the sheer talent could not get France over the line. However, we still expect France to dominate next year’s tournament and lift the trophy priced at +500 according to the latest soccer odds.

Italy: Euro Reigning Champs

Rounding out the top five favorites are defending champion Italy, a team with a storied history at the Euros. Prior to their penalties success against England in the 2020 final, the team had only lifted the trophy once before, in 1968. But with four wins at the World Cup, nobody can doubt Italy’s prowess in international football.

Emphasizing teamwork and tactical awareness in their gameplay, the Italian team is a combo of experience in Ciro Immobile, Nicolo Barella and Marco Verratti and young talent with Alessandro Bastoni, Giacomo Raspadori and Gianluca Scamacca.

Luciano Spalletti will be the new head coach of Italy’s national team, replacing Roberto Mancini who resigned in August. Last season, Spalletti led Napoli to their first Serie A title in 33 years, crowning a long club management career that included spells at Roma, Inter Milan, and a five-year stint with Russian club Zenit St Petersburg. If you’re betting online, there’s great value in Italy to lift the trophy next year at +1200.

Euro 2024 Dark Horse

Every Euro tournament has its dark horse. A team comes out of nowhere and makes a deep run. Four years ago, it was the Swiss who finished third in Group A and made it to the quarter-finals after beating France in the Round of 16.

Next year the Netherlands should be a team to watch and bet on. The Dutch are no strangers to this competition. They won it once in 1988 and placed third four times. That last third-place finish came in 2004.

At the 2022 World Cup, the Flying Dutchmen finished fourth with the third youngest squad in the competition. Those players have definitely gained experience and will bring their A-game to Germany. They are priced at +1600 according to the latest soccer odds and have what it takes to enjoy a deep run in the tournament.

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