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With Euro 2020 fast approaching, we take a look at which bookie is the best for betting on the tournament.
Millions of football fans around the world will be watching the month-long tournament that gets underway on Friday 11th June 2021 and many will be looking to have a bet on popular markets such as the tournament winner, top scorer, player of the tournament and others. For this reason, bookmakers will also be looking forward to the delayed tournament getting underway with several offering betting offers such as free bets, money-back specials and enhanced odds.
So, you’re looking to have a bet on Euro 2020 but which bookmaker should you bet with? Hopefully, this guide will help you answer that question as we aim to determine the best betting sites for Euro 2020.
Below, we have listed the best bookies for betting on Euro 2020. See below the table for reasoning why we recommend these betting sites.
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With almost all online bookmakers offering betting on Euro 2020, there are a lot to choose from. There are a number of reasons why we have selected the bookies above as the best for betting on Euro 2020 with some of the deciding factors listed below.
The great thing about major sporting events like Euro 2020 is that bookmakers run an increased number of betting offers that punters can take advantage of. The best bookies for Euro 2020 which we have listed in the table above, all have numerous betting offers available for Euro 2020 and are likely to continue to do so throughout the tournament.
We’ll be listing all of the best Euro 2020 betting offers here on WhichBookie but below, we’ll take a look at the types of betting offers that you can expect to find in the run-up to and throughout the tournament.
The Euros is a great time to be opening new bookmaker accounts as there are often enhanced welcome offers available at several bookies. Bookmakers know that people will be betting more around this time and to encourage you to bet with them over another bookie, they offer bigger than normal sign up offers.
Euro 2020 welcome offers can include free bets from bookies such as Bet365, Betfred and Betfair, huge enhanced odds from 888Sport, bonuses from bookies like 10Bet and many others. You’ll find a list of all the best bookie welcome offers here on WhichBookie and be able to filter and sort them by size so that you’re claiming the biggest offers available.
As well as claiming free bets from the bookies’ welcome offers, there will also be several free bet offers available to existing customers throughout the tournament. Bookmakers such as Betfred and Paddy Power are known for offering free bets on a regular basis which you can use to place additional bets on the tournament. The majority of free bet offers require you to place a bet in order to receive a free bet and so if you’re having a bet on Euro 2020, be sure to place them with bookies offering free bets in return for doing so.
Price boosts will be common throughout Euro 2020 and will be available on several markets such as the match-winner, first scorer and other popular markets.
Price boosts are usually match-specific but you may find some odds boosts available for other markets such as the tournament winner or tournament top-scorer.
With several matches taking place each day throughout the tournament, accumulators are a popular type of bet for the Euros. If you are placing Accas, be sure to place them with a bookie offering Acca Insurance as you will receive your stake back, either as cash or a free bet, if just one selection lets you down.
Paddy Power are a great choice of bookie for Accas as they only require a minimum of four legs to qualify for their Acca Insurance offer. Other bookies that offer Acca Insurance include William Hill, Betfred, 888Sport and Boylesports.
If you’re placing bets on Euro 2020, you want to make sure that you’re getting the most value possible. To do this, you will want to bet placing your bets with the bookie offering the best odds for your bet. Unfortunately, no one bookie will be offering the best odds for every Euro 2020 betting market and so it’s often not possible, or practical to always get the best odds. However, you can take a couple of steps to ensure that you are getting value in your bets.
Firstly, some bookmakers have a lower margin than others on football betting markets. This means that on average, they offer better odds on football than other bookies. They won’t always offer the best odds but betting with these bookies is the best choice if you want all-round good value on your Euro 2020 bets without having to place your bets with multiple bookies. Unibet is our top choice for Euro 2020 bets when it comes to value as they often offer the best odds throughout the season for Premier League and matches in other major football leagues. Other good choices include Bet365 and Betfair.
Another good option if you want to get the best value from your bets is to make sure that you have accounts open with multiple bookies before the tournament starts. By doing so, you’ll be able to compare the odds of multiple betting sites and place your bets with the ones offering the biggest odds which will result in greater overall returns should your bets win. Another advantage of having accounts with multiple bookmakers is that you’ll also be able to claim a larger number of betting offers throughout the tournament whether they be the initial sign up offers or free bets and price boost when the tournament is running.
Being a tournament, there are a number of different betting markets available for Euro 2020 compared to a standard league match. Not all bookmakers will be offering the same betting markets for Euro 2020 and so the ones that provide the most markets along with the most interesting ones, make it into our recommended bookies for Euro 2020 table at the top of this page.
Below, we’ve listed some of the most popular Euro 2020 betting markets that are available at some of the top UK bookies.
The market most will be looking to have a punt on pre-tournament and throughout is the winner of Euro 2021. There are 24 teams competing in the tournament and with it being generally safe to eliminate the majority as winners, you should be able to narrow down the potential winners to a relatively short list.
England are the bookies’ pre-tournament favourites and are priced at around 5/1 with France and Belgium not too far behind. It’s set to be a competitive tournament but you may be able to find value in the winner once the final squads are released.
Attacking players love big tournaments. Not only will their goals help their countries progress but they’re all competing for the Euro 2020 Golden Boot. The Euro 2020 top goalscorer will join the likes of Alan Shearer, Patrick Kluivert, David Villa, Fernando Torres, Dennis Bergkamp, Antoine Griezmann and Cristiano Ronaldo in picking up the award, although no player has won it more than once to date. Portugals Cristiano Ronaldo is the joint all-time scorer in the UEFA European Championships, tied on 9 goals with ex France midfielder and president of UEFA but has only picked up the Golden Boot award once in 2012 when scoring 3 goals and helping his side reach the semi-finals.
England’s Harry Kane is the bookies favourite to pick up this year’s award with other contenders being Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku, Frances Kylian Mbappe and Portugals Cristiano Ronaldo.
Before reaching the knockout stages of the tournament, teams must progress through the group stage. There are four teams in each group with each team playing each other once. If a team finishes in the top two of their group, they will automatically qualify for the knockout stages with four additional sports available for the six 3rd placed teams.
By analysing which teams are in each group, you may be able to determine the likely winners or the group and which teams have a good chance of progressing to the next round. You will generally get very short odds on the tournament’s favourites to progress from the group but this market may be worth considering if you fancy an outsider to progress from their group but perhaps not make it all the way to the final.
A slightly less popular betting market but one that is often worth considering is betting on a specific team to reach the final of Euro 2020. The schedule for the tournament is laid out in advance meaning that so long as you can correctly predict which teams will finish 1st & 2nd in their groups, you will know who they will play in the knockout stages. This can help in determining whether or not a team is likely to progress all the way to the final.
You may wish to consider this market if you believe a team will reach the final but is likely to play a stronger side in the final game.
Awards will be given to both the ‘Player of the Tournament’ and the ‘Young Player of the Tournament’ at Euro 2020.
Past winners have included Antoine Griezmann (France), Andrés Iniesta (Spain), Xavi (Spain), Theodoros Zagorakis (Greece), Zinedine Zidane (France) and Matthias Sammer (Germany).
One thing to keep in mind if you are thinking of betting on the Player of the Tournament is that all previous winners have played for teams that reached the final that year. In fact, all previous winners played for teams that won the Euros in that year with the exception of Euro 2016 when Antoine Griezmann was awarded player of the tournament despite France losing 1-0 to Portugal in extra time.
The Euro 2020 Player of the Tournament and Young Player of the Tournament will be decided by an independent UEFA panel.