Euro 2024 favourites: Best odds on nation to win European Championships in Germany

Who are the favourites to win Euro 2024? Odds on Germany, England, France, Spain, Portugal
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The Euro 2024 favourites have been named, following the completion of the group stage draw. 

Of course, there's inevitably talk of football potentially come home (again), but a whole host of nations other than England will fancy their chances on the European stage in June and July.

Those travelling to Germany for Euro 2024 all have an opportunity to secure success at the international tournament, but Italy are the current holders looking to retain their title. 

Plenty of big hitters are still fancied to do in the business at the European Championships, however, with FourFourTwo running down the favourites to win Euro 2024.

Euro 2024 favourites to win odds (Betfair)

1. England - 7/2

England players applaud the fans after their Euro 2024 qualifier against North Macedonia in November 2023.

England head into Euro 2024 as favourites  (Image credit: Getty Images)

With Harry Kane, Jude Bellingham and Bukayo Saka, England's team contains arguably three of the best players in the world right now - and the bookies have made the Three Lions favourites for glory in Germany. Drawn into Group C with Denmark, Slovenia and Serbia will prove tricky, but they'll be confident of progressing far into the tournament if they manage to top the group.

They're also looking to avenge Euro 2020 defeat and falling short in Qatar and Russia, too. England, undoubtedly, are a powerful force nearly ready to sweep through Europe. 

But worries still persist. Is Gareth Southgate a good enough manager to win an international tournament? Can Harry Maguire partner John Stones at centre-back? Is the team strong enough mentally to deal with the pressure? All will be answered in due course, we're sure, though they might not calm any nerves heading into the tournament. 

2. France - 4/1

Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud of France react as team mate Kylian Mbappe celebrates with the matchball under his jersey after scoring a hat-trick in the 14-0 victory following the final whistle of the UEFA EURO 2024 European qualifier match between France and Gibraltar at Allianz Riviera on November 18, 2023 in Nice, France. (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)

France are a side stacked with talent (Image credit: Getty Images)

Very nearly World Cup winners for the second successive time in 2022, France are hurting and looking for revenge. With quality all over the pitch, Kylian Mbappe is the icing on top of the cake when it comes to an exceptional side.

A feared entity, France are just as capable of smashing seven past an ailing side as they are shutting up shop during a ground-out 1-0 win. They don't care - as long as they get the job done. 

Les Bleus have been one of the dominant forces in world football for the best part of a decade, too, and will be confident of heading deep into the tournament once more. A penalty shootout exit to Switzerland at Euro 2020 proves they're fallible, however, while a serious case of infighting hasn't affected the squad for a number of tournaments now...

Watch out Europe - anything can happen. 

3. Germany - 7/1

Starting line up Germany with Kevin Trapp, Mats Hummels, Jonathan Tah, Leon Goretzka, Kai Havertz and Antonio Ruediger (background, left to right) and Ilkay Guendogan, Julian Brandt, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane and Niclas Fuellkrug (front, left to right) during the international friendly match between Austria and Germany at Ernst Happel Stadion on November 21, 2023 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Markus Gilliar - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images)

Germany will look to right the wrongs of World Cup 2022 (Image credit: Getty Images)

The quality of the Germany squad is an intriguing one: on the face of it, they're a team interspersed with talent from across Europe, but in the moments that have really mattered in recent years, they've struggled to match the occasion. A lack of competitive action, due to their automatic qualification for Euro 2024 as hosts, hasn't helped matters, either.

Failing to escape the group stages at World Cup 2022 was certainly a low moment, but with Julian Nagelsmann now in charge, Germany could prove a nation transformed ahead of their home tournament. With the fans backing them as well, Die Mannschaft could get propelled to the trophy through sheer momentum and spirit alone. 

Plus, Ilkay Gundogan, Leroy Sane and Joshua Kimmich  are all some of the best players in their position on a given day, and have the ability to hurt opposition sides at any given moment. 

4. Spain - 7/1

Spain's midfielder Marco Asensio (10) and teammates celebrate a goal during the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying first round group A football match between Georgia and Spain in Tbilisi on September 8, 2023. (Photo by Vano SHLAMOV / AFP) (Photo by VANO SHLAMOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Spain have quality, but a largely inexperienced squad could prove their downfall (Image credit: Getty Images)

Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, Spain are tipped to challenge for glory at Euro 2024. While the squad contains some exciting talent, such as Pedri and Lamine Yamal, there's a dearth of true quality among the ranks. Aside from Rodri, it's difficult to pick out a player who would compete for a spot in the three aforementioned sides.

Indeed, Alvaro Morata is the most experienced player in the Spain squad with 68 caps, while there are certainly concerns over the ability of Luis de la Fuente and his managerial acumen. This inexperience is highlighted through the reliance on Ferran Torres, the most important player in Spain's attack despite struggling to start for Barcelona.

Recent performances in qualifying truly indicate where Spain are in terms of their international standing, and yet the bookmakers still back them to achieve plenty in Germany. 

5. Portugal - 8/1

Portugal players celebrate after the second goal during the UEFA EURO 2024 European qualifier match between Portugal and Iceland at Estadio Jose Alvalade on November 19, 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)

Portugal have a stacked squad on the face of it  (Image credit: Getty Images)

When you've got the top goalscorer in men's international football in history among your ranks, there's always a chance of going all the way. Sure, Cristiano Ronaldo might be getting on a bit, but at 38 he still seems as raring as ever to fight for every single accolade possible.

The Euro 2016 winners are certainly a strong side, too, with the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias and Joao Felix all featuring in a very strong squad. Whether they're coherent enough as a team is another question, though, while the jury's still out on whether Roberto Martinez is good enough to lead Portugal to only their second international trophy in history. 

Best of the rest

Netherlands: 14/1

Italy: 14/1

Belgium: 16/1

Denmark: 25/1

Croatia: 40/1

More Euro 2024 stories

England's side is likely to look like this for Euro 2024 – while Kieran Trippier has labelled team-mate Jude Bellingham as "frightening".

The Euro 2024 draw was interrupted by sexual noises in porn prank like the one heard during Wolves vs Liverpool earlier this year. 

FFT have also created a Euro 2024 wall chart, which is free to download and contains the full schedule and dates. 

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