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Can Germany Rise Again? Euro 2024 Betting Preview

The 2024 EURO tournament promises to be a thriller, with several new managers at the helm for major contenders. All eyes will be on Germany, the host nation, looking to reclaim their dominance after a disappointing performance last time around. But can they overcome the tactical minds of these fresh faces on the sidelines? And what about the French phenomenon, Kylian Mbappé? Will he lead his country to another championship or will a new star rise in this highly anticipated tournament? Place your bets because the beautiful game is about to get underway!

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Can Germany Rise Again? Euro 2024 Betting Preview
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Baptism by Fire for New Managers

The UEFA European Championship will kick off on Friday as Germany faces off against Scotland, and while it remains to be seen who comes out with the trophy in Berlin, one thing’s for sure: this will be a baptism of fire for various managers. From Domenico Tedesco (Belgium) to Luis de la Fuente (Spain), from Luciano Spalletti (Italy) to Roberto Martinez (Portugal), countless new managers have the opportunity to make a positive impact with their national teams in what should be a highly competitive and enthralling tournament.


Germany at Euro 2024: Value Bet or False Hope?

Another team that will be counting on a new manager is Germany. After a disappointing Round of 16 exit in 2021, Joachim Low’s 15-year spell in charge of Die Mannschaft would come to an end, with his former assistant Hansi Flick taking the reins. However, he would fail to cope with the pressure, with Germany crashing out of the World Cup at the group stage. After a 4-1 defeat to Japan, their third defeat in a row, Flick received his marching orders in September, becoming the first manager in Germany’s history to be sacked.

Germany has suffered a decade of consistent decline since winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and yet, they are one of the favorites to win the trophy: only England (+350) and France (+400) are ahead of them in our betting odds. One of the biggest reasons has been the appointment of Julian Nagelsmann.

Long considered one of the most promising managers in Europe, Nagelsmann took charge of Germany in September and has helped restore confidence to the hosts following an impressive start to 2024, beating the Netherlands, France, and Greece. They’ve managed to lure Toni Kroos out of international retirement, with the 34-year-old set to close out his glorious playing career on home soil.

Germany has a star-studded squad boasting the likes of Antonio Rudiger, arguably the finest center back in football this season, legendary goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, and two of the best young attackers in Europe in Jamal Musiala and Florian Wirtz. At +550, they’re somewhat of a free-hit betting pick to come away with the trophy, but I like their chances of winning the title in Berlin.



Will the Real Mbappe Please Stand Up?

At 25 years of age, Kylian Mbappe has emerged as one of the greatest players of his generation and perhaps even the best player in soccer. He’s become the first player to win six straight Golden Boots in Ligue 1, he’s scored a hat-trick in one World Cup Final and won another, and he has become the top scorer in Paris Saint-Germain history. However, as he prepares to trade PSG for Real Madrid, there is one glaring absence from his legacy: an iconic Euros performance.

The first time Mbappe participated in a European Championship, he was, by his own lofty standards, simply catastrophic. While the likes of Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba, and Antoine Griezmann ran the show, Mbappe failed to deliver for Les Bleus. He registered just one goal contribution – assisting Benzema’s equalizer in their Round of 16 match vs. Switzerland – a game that was remembered far more for Mbappe squandering a host of opportunities as the Swiss advanced to the quarterfinals.

Perhaps it is no surprise that Mbappe recently stated, “The Euros are more complicated than a World Cup, even if there is more pressure at the World Cup. All the teams know each other, we play against each other all the time. Tactically, it is a very similar soccer.”

Mbappe has already scored 47 goals for France, behind Thierry Henry (51) and Olivier Giroud (57), and with Giroud set to retire from international football after this tournament, it’s only a matter of time before Mbappe becomes France’s all-time leading scorer. He remains the outright favorite to win the Golden Boot (+450) and the Golden Ball (+900), and if France is to win their first Euros since 2000, Mbappe will have to produce his best.

The betting odds are certainly in his favor as he looks to deliver the goods for Didier Deschamps’ side.



Odds and information are accurate at the time of writing. Please check with official sources for the latest updates before placing any bets.


Questions of the Day

Which team is likely to reach the Euros semifinals?

Germany has been reenergized by the appointment of Julian Nagelsmann, and at +110, they are a strong bet to reach the semis.

Which player is capable of winning the Euros Golden Boot?

Kylian Mbappe has already won the World Cup Golden Boot, and he’s more than capable of doing the same in the Euros this summer.

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