Euro 2024 futures: England leading the pack

Euro 2024 futures: England leading the pack

The stage is set. After Ukraine, Poland, and Georgia all booked their spots in Euro 2024 on Tuesday, we now know what 24 countries will be competing at the prestigious tournament in Germany this summer. The Euro 2024 futures are still favoring Gareth Southgate’s England though, one of the strongest sides in the world. But, France, Germany, Spain, and Portugal cannot be counted out either. Below, we’ll discuss a handful of nations and their chances of lifting the ultimate prize. 

Quick Take

  • England is the early favorite to win Euro 2024
  • France and Germany are two others expected to contend
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The Three Lions’ lack of success in major tournaments is well documented. Yes, they were in the Euro 2020 final against Italy before losing in penalties while also making a World Cup semifinal in 2018, but England has yet to win it all when it matters most. Regardless, BetVictor is giving Southgate’s men +275 odds to come out victorious at Euro 2024. It’s understandable why. The talent pool England has is phenomenal with a nice mix of youth and experience. Harry Kane is a killer in the final third, Jude Bellingham is shaping up to be one of the best players in the world, Jordan Pickford is still a top-notch keeper, and Declan Rice is a workhorse in the middle of the pitch. Southgate’s decisions are questionable at times but England definitely has a great chance in Germany. They’re in a group with Serbia, Denmark, and Slovenia.


The 2016 finalists are still an international football powerhouse led by Kylian Mbappe. Les Bleus also won the 2018 World Cup in Russia and suffered a gut-wrenching defeat in the 2022 final to Argentina. The reality is France hasn’t missed a beat when it comes to competing with the best of the best and I expect no different from them in Germany. With the second-best odds of lifting the Euro 2024 trophy, you’ll be smart to put some money down on Didier Deschamps’ side if you plan to do any soccer betting for the tournament. Poland, Netherlands, and Austria join France in Group D.


To be brutally honest, Germany has been a major disappointment in recent years. Since their 2014 World Cup title, it’s been a struggle. The Germans lost in the semifinals of Euro 2016 to France then bowed out in the group stages of the 2018 World Cup in Russia in embarrassing fashion. They did make the knockout rounds at Euro 2020 but were beaten by England in the last 16. Germany received an automatic berth to Euro 2024 since they’re hosting it but it’s hard to expect a lot out of them. On a more positive note, Julian Nagelsmann’s group just notched back-to-back victories over France and The Netherlands. That’s a reason for optimism.


Sure, Cristiano Ronaldo may not be the focal point anymore, but Portugal’s squad is loaded with talent and has a track record of success in the European Championships. They won the 2016 edition by beating France in the showpiece despite Ronaldo getting injured early in that match. Selecao also won it all in 2004, Cristiano’s first tournament with his country. Portugal has landed in a group with Turkey, Georgia, and the Czech Republic.