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Running every four years in opposite summers to the World Cup, it provides punters with a whole host of football action throughout the summer. The top two teams from each group will progress to the knockout stages and the four best third placed teams will also join them in the last 16 due to the expansion. The knockout stages is where the tournament starts to hot up and using your free bets can get really interesting.

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How to Use Your Free Bet on Euro 2020

If you’re looking for a bet on pretty much any aspect of Euro 2020, then you won’t be disappointed. There are a wide variety of bets available on each and every one of the games that takes place, right through from the group stages to the final. You can also bet on who will win each of the groups, whether teams will qualify for the finals and of course who'll become European Champions in 2020.

Here's some ways in which you can use your free bets on Euro 2020

  • Tournament winner
  • Will teams qualify for the finals
  • Will teams fail to qualify for the finals
  • Group Winners 
  • England's stage of elimination
  • Finishing in the top two in their qualifying group
  • Individual match betting
  • First Goalscorer
  • Correct Score
  • Half-Time/Full-Time
  • Both Teams to Score
  • Tournament/ Winner top goalscorer double

Euro 2020 Format

The draw for the finals established six groups of four teams who will play each other on a round robin basis. Tournaments are more suited to 16 or 32 teams and a clear structure but adding 8 qualifiers has muddied the waters in the context of the draw. As is the tradition with four team groups in soccer tournaments the top two teams progress which is clear. However, the four best third placed teams from the groups also move forward to the elimination phase.

Bettors could use their free bets to back teams to win their group or qualify for the next round. There is more scope for teams winning the same number of points so punters should be aware how the final group standings will be determined. If teams are level on points their relative positions are determined by the following outcomes in the order listed below:

  • Points won in matches between equal teams
  • Goal difference in these matches
  • Goals scored in these matches
  • Goal difference in group matches
  • Goals scored in group matches
  • Fair play record
  • UEFA coefficient rankings

We should be aware of these criteria when betting on group winners or teams to finish in the qualifying positions at the group stage. The knockout rounds are pre-ordained which means teams with the best records in the groups will play teams with inferior records in the round of the last 16. In theory it is possible to project opponents in successive rounds and this information is useful if betting on the stage of elimination of the competing teams.  Any one team can only have the same opponents more than once if they have been drawn in the same group and both qualify for the final.

Qualifying Groups 

The draw for the qualifying groups was made in Dublin, Ireland on Sunday December 2. The qualifying matches began on Thursday March 21

Latest Standings (October 15) - Teams in bold have qualified.

Group A:  England 15  Czech Republic 12  Kosovo 11  Montenegro 3 Bulgaria 3

(The top three teams have played six matches, Montenegro and Bulgaria have played seven. An England win at home to Montenegro on November 14 will see them qualify as group winners).

Group B:  Ukraine 19 Portugal 11 Serbia 10 Luxembourg 4 Lithuania 1

(Ukraine, Portugal and Serbia have played six games, Luxembourg and Lithuania have played seven..

Group C:  Netherlands 15 Germany 15 Northern Ireland 12 Belarus 4 Estonia 1

(All played six games bar the bottom two who have played seven. Northern Ireland's final two fixtures are home to the Netherlands on November 16 and away to Germany on November 19).

Group D:  Republic of Ireland 12  Denmark 12 Switzerland 11, Georgia 8, Gibraltar 0

(Republic of Ireland and Georgia have played seven games, Denmark, Switzerland and Gibraltar have played six. Ireland's final game is at home to Denmark on November 18 and they will qualify if winning that match).

Group E:  Croatia 14 Hungary 12 Slovakia 10 Wales 8 Azerbaijan 1

(The top two have played seven games, the other three have a game in hand. Wales play Azerbaijan away from home on November 16 and Hungary at home on November 19. Two wins will take them through to the finals unless Croatia win both of their last two games).

Group F:  Spain 20 Sweden 15, Romania 14, Norway 11, Faroe Islands 3 Malta 3

(All have two games left to play).

Group G:  Poland 19, Austria 16  North Macedonia 11 Slovenia 11 Israel 11 Latvia 0

(All have two fixtures remaining. Austria will qualify if beating North Macedonia at home on November 16 but still have an away game in Latvia on the 19th).

Group H:  Turkey 19 France 19 Iceland 15 Albania 12 Andorra 3 Moldova 3

(Each team has played eight matches. Iceland have to win their final two away games in Turkey and Moldova to have any chance of qualifying).

Group I:   Belgium 24 Russia 21 Cyprus 10 Scotland 9 Khazakhstan 7 San Marino 0

(All have played eight matches)

Group J:   Italy 24 Finland 15 Armenia 10 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 Greece 8 Liechtenstein 2

(All teams have played eight matches)

 

Previous Euro winners

2016: Portugal

2012:  Spain

2008:  Spain

2004:  Greece

2000:  France

1996:  Germany

1992:  Denmark

1988:  Netherlands

1984:  France

1980:  West Germany

1976: Czech Republic

1972: West Germany

1968:  Italy

1964:  Spain

1960:  Soviet Union

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