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Euro 2024 Group A Winner Odds & Tips - Germany to Get it Done

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Last updated: 16 May 2024
Eddy Tora 16 May 2024
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  • Germany are favourites to win Group A
  • The group features Scotland, Hungary & Switzerland
Julian Nagelsmann
Can Julian Nagelsmann steer Germany to the top of Group A? (Getty)

Germany are short priced favourites to win Group A ahead of Scotland, Hungary and Switzerland. Julian Nagelsmann’s side are superior on paper and holding home advantage is a big plus.

It would be a huge shock for die Mannschaft to settle for anything less than top spot in Group A, the winner to take on the Group C runners-up in the Round of 16. 

Odds of around 1.45 are available with most bookmakers, Switzerland next best ahead of Hungary and Scotland.

Group A Winner Odds


Odds from bet365 and correct on 16 May 2024:

Team
Odds
Germany
1.45
Switzerland
6.50
Hungary
8.00
Scotland
9.00
Source: bet365

Germany


World Ranking: 16
Euro Appearances: 13
Euro Wins: 3 (1972, 1980, 1996)

Germany avoided the qualifiers as hosts, playing 13 consecutive friendlies with two more to go.

Hansi Flick was sacked in September after a run of three defeats, his last game in charge in a 4-1 loss against Japan in Wolfsburg. Julian Nagelsmann took over and recently extended his contract.

Die Mannschaft took a while to get going under the new boss, things coming together in a pair of friendlies played in March.

Germany beat France 2-0 in Lyon, not looking back after Florian Wirtz’s early goal and a second half strike to Kai Havertz. They beat Netherlands 2-1 in Frankfurt, coming from behind thanks to Maximilian Mittelstädt’s first international goal and Niclas Füllkrug converting a late Toni Kroos corner.

Nagelsmann has named Germany's provisional squad for Euro 2024, Manuel Neuer and Toni Kroos in line to compete in their fourth European Championships.

Switzerland


World Ranking: 19
Euro Appearances: 5
Euro Wins: 0

Switzerland went unbeaten in their opening nine qualifiers, four wins and five draws. They could have stolen top spot on the final Matchday, losing 1-0 in Romania.

Clean sheets were hard to come by at the back end of the campaign. They corrected that in two March friendlies, a 0-0 draw against Denmark followed by a 1-0 win in Ireland.

The Red Crosses have been managed by Murat Yakin since 2021. He can count on a strong spine that includes Yann Sommer, Manuel Akanji, Granit Xhaka.

The flair will be provided by Xherdan Shaqiri with goals likely to come from Zeki Amdouni, the 21-year-old Burnley striker scoring six in the qualifiers.

Hungary


World Ranking: 26
Euro Appearances: 4
Euro Wins: 0

Hungary went undefeated in Group G, five wins and three draws seeing them finish four points in front of Serbia. They deserved top spot after two 2-1 victories over the Serbians.

The Magyars kept the momentum going in two March friendlies, beating Turkey 1-0 and Kosovo 2-0, both victories coming in Budapest.

Marco Rossi has been in charge since 2018, the Italian manager looking for stability from Péter Gulácsi, Attila Szalai and Willi Orbán.

Dominik Szoboszlai is captain and the primary threat in midfield, Ferencváros striker Barnabás Varga scoring four goals in six qualifiers.

Scotland


World Ranking: 39
Euro Appearances: 3
Euro Wins: 0

Scotland got off to a great start in Group A, winning their opening five matches. They beat Spain 2-0 in Glasgow and scored two late goals to win 2-1 in Norway.

The Tartan Army failed to win again, ending with a 2-2 draw in Georgia and 3-3 draw against Norway to finish second. Both March friendlies were affairs to forget, a 4-0 defeat against Netherlands and 1-0 loss against Northern Ireland.

Steve Clarke has been in charge since 2019, his side let by Scott McTominay who scored seven goals in the qualifiers. John McGinn was next best with three, no other player bagging more than one.

HTH


Germany have a dominant 36-9 advantage against Switzerland with eight draws. They last met in the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League group stage, a 1-1 draw in Basel and 3-3 draw in Köln.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side have met Hungary 37 times and hold a narrow 13-12 advantage. The Hungarians are unbeaten in the last three encounters, winning the latest clash 1-0 in Leipzig which came in the 2022/23 Nations League.

Germany are 8-4 against Scotland with five draws, winning seven of the last nine meetings.

Switzerland have a 30-11 lead over Hungary in the head to head which includes five draws. They last met in the 2008 World Cup Qualifiers, the Swiss winning 3-2 and 5-2.

Scotland have a positive 8-5 record against Switzerland, the last meeting coming in 2006. They trail Hungary 4-3 in the HTH, but won the last time they met in 2018.

Group A Fixtures


The tournament kicks off with Germany taking on Scotland at the Allianz Arena in Munich on June 14, Hungary taking on Switzerland the following day in Cologne.

Germany host Hungary in Stuttgart on Matchday Two, Switzerland remaining in Cologne to take on Scotland.

The group concludes on June 23 with Switzerland facing Germany in Frankfurt, Scotland and Hungary going head to head in Stuttgart.

Date
Time
Team
Team
Venue
14/06/2024 20:00 Germany Scotland Allianz Arena, Munich
15/06/2024 14:00 Hungary Switzerland RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne
19/06/2024 17:00 Germany Hungary MHPArena, Stuttgart
19/06/2024 20:00 Scotland Switzerland RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne
23/06/2024 20:00 Switzerland Germany Waldstadion, Frankfurt
23/06/2024 20:00 Scotland Hungary MHPArena, Stuttgart

Group A Tips


With Manuel Neuer in goal, Toni Kroos coming out of retirement, Florian Wirtz starring for Bayer Leverkusen and Kai Havertz on fire at Arsenal, the key pieces are in place for Germany to dominate the group stage campaign.

Taking on Scotland in Munich to open the tournament, a big win will set them up for Hungary and Switzerland. They ended the friendly campaign with two important victories, beating France 2-0 and Netherlands 2-1 thanks to Niklas Füllkrug's late strike.

Two friendlies remain, Ukraine and Greece representing beatable opposition.

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