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Euro 2020 is finally here with Italy and Turkey kick-starting the competition in the opening match on Friday evening. Gareth Southgate’s England squad have a couple of more days to prepare for their first fixture of the tournament which takes place on Sunday when they meet Croatia at Wembley Stadium.
England are hotly tipped to do well in this tournament but their opening match is against the team who ended their World Cup dreams back in 2018 by grabbing an injury time winner in the semi-finals. Despite the most recent result between these two sides, the hosts are strong favourites to pick up all three points but if you’re not confident on backing the match result, there are plenty of other interesting betting markets to take a look at along with some excellent betting offers from some of the top online bookies.
As you’d expect, England head into the match as favourites for the win. With this being the first match of the tournament for both sides and most likely the toughest fixture for each, both England and Croatia may settle for a point a piece. If you think that they will, you can back the draw at odds of just under 3/1 with Unibet.
|England v Croatia|
England have a host of attacking talent in their squad with a string of exciting youngsters who are all capable of scoring. It comes as no surprise to see Harry Kane as the bookies favourite to find the net first on Saturday and there are no less than seven players after him in the odds list before you get to a Croatian player. The likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden are all at shorter odds than any Croatian player to score first but we would recommend waiting until Southgate releases his starting XI before getting on this market as several players near the top of the list are not guaranteed to start.
|England v Croatia First Scorer|
Other than the 0-0 draw between these two sides in the UEFA Nations League match back in 2018, the last six meetings dating back to 2007 have seen both teams score. We’ll let you make your own mind up about this market as Southgate has developed a very strong England defence which has conceded just one goal in their last six matches. The bookies agree with this reasoning as they are offering shorter odds on both teams not to score than goals at both ends on Sunday.
|England v Croatia BTTS|
Before placing any bets on England v Croatia on Sunday, be sure to check out the betting offers that are available for the match. Bookies have released a number of excellent offers for Euro 2020 and many of them are available on England matches throughout the tournament.
Below, we’ve listed some of the best England v Croatia betting offers but head on over to our Euro 2020 Betting Offers page for a full list of free bets, refunds, enhanced odds and more.
Boylesports have been running their ‘No-Lose’ betting offer throughout the season on selected matches and they recently announced that it would be available on EVERY England match throuhgout Euro 2020!
With the Boylesports No Lose Bet, you simply need to place a bet on any England match and if it loses, Boylesports will refund your stake as a free bet up to a maximum of £10.
As well as being able to claim this offer on England v Croatia, you can take advantage of it for any bets you place on England v Czech Republic, England v Scotland and any matches England may play during the knockout stages of the tournament.
18+. IRE & UK mobile customers only. Customer must place a bet of up to £/€10 to qualify. Max Free Bet £/€10. 1st pre-live single only on any market in the Newcastle v Tottenham match, 17/10/2021. One qualifying bet per match (first bet placed). Free/void/cashed out bets won't qualify. On losing selections only. Free Bet will expire after 7 days. T&Cs apply.
If you fancy England to do well against Croatia, Czech Republic and Scotland then you may wish to take William Hill up on their excellent Euro 2020 promotion from which you’ll receive a £5 free bet for every group stage match they win.
To qualify, you simply need to place a bet of £10 or more on the winner of Euro 2020 and every time they win a game in the group stage, you’ll be credited with a £5 free bet. Although not a certainty by any means, if England win all three of their group games, you’d receive £15 in free bets and be in with a chance of winning your tournament winner bet on top.
First single bet on the Euro 2020 Tournament Winner market qualifies. Bonus paid as a £5 free bet (expires after 4 days). Online and shop (Plus Card Holders) only. Other terms apply.
If you’d prefer to have a bet on the top goalscorer at Euro 2020 then this offer from Sporting Index may be more suited to you. Place a bet of £25 or more on the Euro 2020 Top Goalscorer and Sporting Index will give you a £5 free bet every time your player scores a goal!
It would come as no big surprise to see Harry Kane find the net more than once against Croatia and if he does, you could be quids in with your free bets!
Min qualifying stake £25. E/W bets will not count. Eligibility criteria applies.
Paddy Power have an excellent offer which is available on the England v Croatia match if you back a player from either side to be the top scorer at this years tournament.
Place a £10 bet on the Euro 2020 Top Scorer and you’ll receive a £1 free bet for every shot on target they have throughout the tournament.
The value of the free bets is lower than the offer from William Hill but providing that you back an attacking player who will start games, it’s more than likely that you will receive multiple free bets from Paddy with this offer.
Opt-in to take part in the promotions. Applies to the first bet placed on the Euro 2020 Outright Top Goalscorer market only. Applies to bets placed from 12pm May 29th to 7.59pm June 11th. Singles only. Max free bet £1 per shot on target your selection has throughout the tournament. T&C's apply.
We always recommend opening up as many bookmaker accounts prior to the start of major sporting events such as Euro 2020 so that you’re able to take advantage of the various betting offers that will become available throughout the tournament. If you are looking to open some new accounts, several bookies have enhanced sign up offers available which are definitely worth taking advantage of before they expire.
The 888Sport Euro 2020 Sign Up Offer is significantly better than their standard welcome offer and perfect for claiming some free bets to use throughout the tournament.
Simply create an account, place a bet of £20 or more and you’ll receive a whopping £60 in free bets! If you’re thinking of having a bet on the England v Croatia match, you could qualify for the £60 in free bets by placing your bet with 888Sport.
Betfred are another top bookie that are offering an enhanced sign up offer for Euro 2020. Instead of receiving £30 in free bets as you would with the standard Betfred welcome offer, you can receive £40 when creating an account and placing a bet of just £10 or more.
New 18+ UK customers only. Bets placed and settled within promo period 00:00 30/05/21 – 23:59 11/07/21.Register using the promo code ‘EURO40’, deposit and place first bet of £10 on Football (Evens+) in one bet transaction. £40 in Free Bets credited within 10 hours of bet settlement and expire after 7 days. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Full T&Cs Apply.
Grosvenor Sport have two interesting sign up offers that are available to new customers creating an account before the tournament starts.
The first one allows you to receive a £20 free bet + a £2 free bet every time your team scores when you bet £10 on the winner of Euro 2020.
The second offer credits you with a £20 free bet + a £5 free bet each time your player scores when you bet £10 on the top scorer of the tournament.
So, whether you’re looking to bet on the winner or the top scorer, Grosvenor Sport has you covered with the choice of two excellent welcome offers.
New customers. 2 x £10 Free bets credited upon qualifying £10+ bet on Euro 2020 Top Goalscorer market. Cashed Out bets do not qualify. First player backed applies to subsequent £5 Free Bets per goal. Free Bets credited within 48 hours of goals being scored. Free Spins accumulate and credited each Monday.
New customers. 2 x £10 Free bets credited upon qualifying £10+ bet on Euro 2020 Tournament winner market. Cashed Out bets do not qualify. First player backed applies to subsequent £2 Free Bets per goal. Free Bets credited within 48 hours of goals being scored. Free Spins accumulate and credited each Monday.T&Cs apply. 18 Plus BeGambleAware.org