There are several fantastic tournaments in the world of football: from the biggest tournament in the world, that is, the World Cup, to famous domestic leagues like the English Premier League, to other tournaments that often escape our notice.
However, one tournament whose importance can never be understated is the Euros, or, as they’re officially known, the UEFA European Championships. As bad luck would have it, the 2021 Euro has been postponed due to the pandemic, and the championship will be played during the following dates:
It’s a good thing that the championship was postponed and not cancelled, huh? What’s even better is that you can find several betting markets for the Euro 2021 available at Betiton’s sportsbook! Moreover, we also offer betting markets on other prestigious tournaments, like the World Cup, and the Champions League!
Odds are important when you will be sports betting, whether it’s betting on football, on rugby, or on horse racing, or whether you’ll be betting on the FIFA World Cup, the Six Nations, or the Grand National. In short, odds are important no matter what because odds show you two things which will be extremely important in your sports betting journey:
These are important for obvious reasons: firstly, you need to know how likely a bet is before placing it, or otherwise you could be placing long shots without even realising. Secondly, is the bet even worth making if you won’t receive a decent return?
Odds show you both of these aspect through 3 different numerical formats, which are: decimal, fractional, and American. The only difference between these formats is how they present the odds, so it’s largely a matter of preference for how users want their odds represented.
This largely depends on the odds format that players decide on. However, it’s good to know that decimal odds are generally used in Europe, Canada, and Australia; fractional odds are mainly used in the United Kingdom and Ireland; and American odds are unsurprisingly used in the U.S. Basically, the odds work like this:
Each odds format works somewhat different to the other but they all fundamentally show the same things: high odds mean higher payouts but lower chances of success.
On the other hand, low odds mean higher chances of success but lower returns on bets. Feel free to try out all the odds format we offer to see which one suits you best.
Tips are suggestions given by tipsters on which team to bet on, what odds to take, at which sportsbook, etc. Tipsters generally spend a lot of their team analysing team dynamics, player performances, previous performances of teams, etc., and are very knowledgeable in sports, which is why they give their advice.
Moreover, tipsters give their reasoning for how they come to their conclusions which is excellent for novice sports bettors which want to understand what makes betting on one team better than betting on another. Overall, tips are great tools for the starting sports bettor, however they shouldn’t be considered as an end-all.
Punters should also be doing their own research at the same time to reach their own conclusions about the matter. This ensures that they won’t have to depend on others to be making smart bets, and they can enjoy betting on their own terms.
The internet is replete with all kinds of sports betting tips which can be discovered with a simple Google search, or whichever search engine you prefer. Our best tips are to keep your betting responsible, stick to a gambling budget, and make time for other things in life, like your friends and family.
Betting markets, in simple terms, are wagers available to make on a particular game. Bookmakers will offer betting markets according to specific conditions that must happen for the bet to be successful as well as the odds associated with those conditions.
Odds are calculated by the bookmakers according to previous performances by the teams and their current compositions. Thus, when you look through our available markets, you will see the odds written next to the available bets.
Markets can be about anything that happens in a match, from who the winner will be, how many goals will be scored, and even which player will score. You can find all of our markets on our sportsbook. However, 4 of our most popular markets are the following:
The European Championship was the brainchild of Henri Delauney, who proposed it in 1927 when he was the secretary-general of the FFF (French Football Federation). However, the tournament was officially launched in 1958, 3 years after Delauney’s death.
As homage to Delauney, the trophy that is awarded to the winners of the European Championship has been named after him. However, despite the official inauguration in 1958, the championship was officially played in 1960, and has been played every 4 years since then.
The reason for that is so as to not clash with the FIFA World Cup, and so the European Championship is played in between the years between successive World Cups. Similar to what happened with the UEFA Champions League, the European Championship used to have a different name.
In fact, the original title of the European Championship was the European Nation’s Cup; it was retitled not too long after in 1968, where UEFA chose the current name for the tournament. However, the “Euro” nickname only appeared in 1996 but became so popular that it never left and was even applied to tournaments prior to the one of 1996.
Other than the name changes, the European Championship underwent a number of modifications, including an increase in the number of teams in the championship (from 4 to 8 to 16 to the current 24); as well as the automatic qualification granted to host countries.
The European Championship usually works via a system of qualifying matches, where teams have to finish as top of their group or win play-offs, whilst the host team automatically qualifies for the knockout phase.
However, the format of the Euro 2021 qualification stage has been changed as part of the changes implemented to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Euro. In the next section, we’ll be explained how the qualification process for the Euro 2021 works.
All of the UEFA member states, of which there are now 55, are allowed to apply for the UEFA European Championship. In fact, the qualifications for Euro 2021 were contested by all 55 of the official member associations, marking Kosovo’s first appearance in the tournament.
Out of these 55 member teams, only 24 will make it to the championship. How the 24 teams will be decided is a complex process, which we will be describing in this section. Firstly, 20 teams are decided out of the 24 through the European Qualifiers, which took place between 21st March and 19th November, 2019.
Unlike other European Championships, there were no automatic qualifications in the Euro 2020, meaning that even host countries had to play to be able to qualify. The European Qualifiers involves the 55 teams being distributed into 10 groups of 5 or 6 teams each.
The teams within the groups play against each other, and the two teams with the best performances are then chosen to compete in the European Championship knockout phase. The remaining 4 teams are chosen through the European Qualifiers Playoffs, which comprises 16 teams playing against each other.
These 16 teams are decided according to their performance in the UEFA Nation’s League. The teams are divided into 4 paths, each with 4 teams, and will be playing single-leg semi-finals, which took place 8th October, 2020, and single-leg finals against predetermined opponents, which will take place 12th November, 2020.
The matches were determined by a series of draws at the Play-off Draws on the 22nd of November, 2019. The winners of the European Qualifiers Playoffs will then join the 20 teams that qualified through the European Qualifiers. The resultant 24 teams are then divided into 6 groups of 4 teams.
The top 2 teams from each group will move to the next phase, alongside 4 other teams which are the next best teams after the top 12, which consists of the knockout games. These are a knockout round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the final of the Euro 2020.
For the first time in the championship’s history, the tournament will not be hosted in a single host country but will be hosted all over Europe. This, according to UEFA president Michel Platini, has been done to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Championship.
Several countries made their bids to be hosts of the tournament, with England’s Wembley Stadium earning the prestige of hosting the semi-finals and finals of the championship. A table with all the stadiums that have been chosen to host the tournament has been provided below:
|Azerbaijan||Baku||Baku Olympic Stadium|
|Russia||Saint Petersburg||St Petersburg Stadium|
|Spain||Bilbao||San Mames Stadium|
|The Netherlands||Amsterdam||Johan Cruijff Arena|
|Germany||Munich||Football Arena Munich|
Since the qualification matches are still happening, this list is still not finalised and a few other teams still need to be placed in the list of qualified teams. However, the teams that qualified so far can be found in the following list:
As we said before, bettors should ideally be doing their own research before they decide to place whatever bets on whichever tournament. Of course, the Euro is no exception to this rule; so, to help out starting bettors, we’re providing them with some useful information, which bettors can freely use.
|Team||Wins||Winning Dates||Runners-Up||Runners-Up Dates|
|Germany||3||1972, 1980, 1996||3||1976, 1992, 2008|
|Spain||3||1964, 2008, 2012||1||1984|
|2016||Portugal||1 – 0||France||Stade de France|
|2012||Spain||4 – 0||Italy||Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex|
|2008||Spain||1 – 0||Germany||Ernst-Happel-Stadion|
|2004||Greece||1 – 0||Portugal||Estádio da Luz|
|2000||France||2 – 1||Italy||De Kuip|
N.B. These tables were last updated on 28th October, 2021.
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Unfortunately, yes, the Euro 2020 has been postponed due to the pandemic. However, it’s far from cancelled, as the qualification games will finished in November 2020 and the tournament itself will take place in 2021!
A total of 55 countries entered the qualification stage, with Kosovo entering for the first time. However, only 24 teams will be making it to the tournament proper. Consult our list in the “Who Will Be Playing in the Euro 2020” section to know who these teams are.
The Euro 2021 is currently under way, with the qualification matches set to finish on the 12th of November, 2020. The knockout stages, which is the actual championship, will take place between 11th June – 11th July 2021.