2020 UEFA European Championship Football Previews, Predictions & Betting Tips

The UEFA European Championship is a football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the members of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

The competition started in 1960 and is held every four years between the World Cup. It was originally called the UEFA European Nations Cup before being changed to the UEFA European Championship in 1968.

Latest 2020 UEFA European Championship News


UEFA European Championship


Competing teams are chosen by a series of qualifying games with the 1960 and 1964 tournaments done via knockout home and away play-offs. Since1968 qualification has been done through a combination of qualifying groups and knockout play-off games. 

The Henri Delaunay Trophy is awarded to the winner of the tournament is named in honour of Henri Delaunay, the first General Secretary of UEFA who came up with the idea of a European Championship. The trophy is awarded to the winning team to keep for four years until the next tournament.

Ten different national teams have won the UEFA European Championship, with Germany and Spain each leading the way with three titles. France have won two with Russia (former Soviet Union), Italy, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, Denmark, Greece and Portugal all winning the tournament once. 

Before 1980 only four teams qualified for the final tournament after which it was expanded to eight teams. In 1996 the UEFA European Championship was expanded to 16 nations. 

The most recent European Championship in France 2016 featured 24 teams. It was won by Portugal who beat the host nation 1–0 in extra time at the Stade de France in Paris.

Euro 2020 will be the 16th UEFA European Championship and will be held in 12 cities in 12 European countries from 12 June to 12 July 2020. The decision to host the tournament in several nations is a one-off event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the competition.

There is no automatic qualifying spot for 2020, with all 55 UEFA national teams requiring to compete in the qualifiers to decide which 24 teams will take part. The UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying draw will happen on 2 December 2018 in Dublin.

The main qualifying process will start in March 2019 and will end in November 2019. 20 of the 24 spots for the Euro 2020 will be decided by the qualifying process with the final four spots decided by the results in the UEFA Nations League.

2020 UEFA European Championship Betting Odds


2018 World Cup champions France lead the way in the betting market followed closely by England. Bookmakers can't split Belgium, Spain and Germany with Netherlands close behind. Italy and Portugal are given a chance with Croatia further back. Odds from bet365 and correct on 2 September 2019:

TeamOdds
France
4.50
England
5.50
Belgium
8.00
Spain
8.00
Germany
8.00
Netherlands
10.00
Italy
17.00
Portugal
17.00
Croatia
26.00
Denmark
67.00
Ukraine
67.00
Russia
81.00
Serbia
81.00
Switzerland
81.00
Poland
81.00
Turkey
101.00
Sweden
101.00
Austria
101.00
Norway
101.00
Ireland
151.00
Wales
151.00
Czech Republic
151.00
Romania
151.00
Slovakia
151.00
Republic Of Ireland
201.00
Rep of Ireland
201.00
Slovenia
201.00
Greece
201.00
Bosnia-Herzegovina
201.00
Iceland
251.00
Hungary
251.00
Israel
251.00
Finland
251.00
Northern Ireland
501.00
Source: bet365

Recent UEFA European Championship Winners, Runners-Up & Hosts


Season
Winners
Runners-Up
Host Nation
2020


2016PortugalFranceFrance
2012SpainItalyPoland & Ukraine
2008SpainGermanyAustria & Switzerland
2004GreecePortugalPortugal
2000FranceItalyBelgium & Netherlands
1996GermanyCzech RepublicEngland
1992DenmarkGermanySweden
1988NetherlandsSoviet UnionWest Germany
1984FranceSpainFrance
1980West GermanyBelgiumItaly

Here at FreeTips.com we will have regular 2020 UEFA European Championship football tips all the way from the qualification phase to throughout the tournament. 

Our tips will include UEFA European Championship Anytime Goalscorer tips and Handicap tips for individual games. We will have plenty of Outright / Futures Tips for Euro 2020 such as group winner, finish bottom of group, to make the Euro 2020 final and tournament winner. 

FIFA World Ranking (at 25 July 2019)


RankTeamPoints
1Belgium1746
2Brazil1726
3France1718
4England1652
5Uruguay1637
6Portugal1631
7Croatia1625
8Colombia1622
9Spain1617
10Argentina1610
11Switzerland1605
12Mexico1604
13Denmark1589
14Chile1583
15Germany1582
16Italy1569
16Netherlands1569
18Sweden1558
19Peru1552
20Poland1550
20Senegal1550
22
USA
1548
23 Iran1518
24Wales1514
25Ukraine1513
26Venezuela1505
27Austria1498
28Romania1497
29Tunisia1496
29Northern Ireland1496
31Slovakia1491
32Republic of Ireland1489
33Nigeria1481
33Japan1481
35Serbia1477
36Iceland1473
37Korea Republic1467
37Turkey1467
39Paraguay1464
40Algeria1463
41Morocco1461
42Bosnia and Herzegovina1453
43Czech Republic1448
44Costa Rica1445
45Hungary1442
46Australia1436
46Russia1436
48Scotland1433
49Egypt1431
50Norway1429
50Ghana1429
52Jamaica1425
53Cameroon1409
54Greece1403
55Montenegro1401
56Congo DR1395
57
Icory Coast
1394
57Finland1394
59Mali1389
60Bulgaria1388
61Burkina Faso1381
62Qatar1375
63Slovenia1363
64Albania1362
65United Arab Emirates1360
66Ecuador1359
67Honduras1350
68Saudi Arabia1342
68El Salvador1342
70South Africa1338
71China PR1333
71North Macedonia1333
73Bolivia1332
74Panama1331
75Guinea1325
76Cape Verde Islands1319
77Iraq1315
78Canada1312
79Curacao1309
80Uganda1305
81Zambia1299
82Benin1295
83Haiti1288
84Israel1286
84Belarus1286
84Uzbekistan1286
87Syria1277
87Oman1277
87Lebanon1277
90Gabon1272
91Congo1265
91Luxembourg1265
93Cyprus1258
94Georgia1255
95Kyrgyz Republic1252
96Madagascar1251
97Vietnam1232
98Armenia1230
99Jordan1229
100Estonia1228

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