The European Qualifiers for the 2020 competition kick off in Match 2019 and the draw for groups took place on the Sunday 2 December 2018. The draw tool place in Dublin and the ten UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying groups were confirmed.
During the qualification process every team in a group will play each other twice. The top two in each section qualifying automatically for the finals. That decides the teams taking 20 of the 24 finals places. The last four places will be filled via the play-offs.
In order to select the groups, the teams were split into seven pots: the UEFA Nations League pot, consisting of the four teams set to compete in next year’s Finals, as well as Pots 1 to 6.
The four countries in the UEFA Nations League pot – Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands and England – were drawn into the first position in Groups A to D to ensure they each have two dates free for the Finals in June.
The six teams in Pot 1 were drawn into the first position in Groups E to J.
The ten teams in Pot 2 were drawn into second positions in the ten groups, with the draw continuing in similar style for Pots 3, 4 and 5 to fill positions 3, 4 and 5 respectively. The teams in Pot 6 were then drawn into the sixth position in the six-team Groups F to J.
UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying groups
Group A: England, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Kosovo
Group B: Portugal, Ukraine, Serbia, Lithuania, Luxembourg
Group C: Netherlands, Germany, Northern Ireland, Estonia, Belarus
Group D: Switzerland, Denmark, Republic of Ireland, Georgia, Gibraltar
Group E: Croatia, Wales, Slovakia, Hungary, Azerbaijan
Group F: Spain, Sweden, Norway, Romania, Faroe Islands, Malta
Group G: Poland, Austria, Israel, Slovenia, FYR Macedonia, Latvia
Group H: France, Iceland, Turkey, Albania, Moldova, Andorra
Group I: Belgium, Russia, Scotland, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, San Marino
Everyone loves a punt on Euro 2020, if you are looking for any tips, Germany and France are the early favourites for the main competition. Thirteen cities from thirteen different countries will host the tournament, with all of those countries needing to qualify.
Odds for qualifying matches are not yet available, but the odds are available for the outright winner of the 2020 tournament. And qualifying group winner odds are available.
Euro 2020 Outright Winner Betting Odds
Qualifying Group Winner Odds
Group A Winner:
England are the favourites to win group A and qualify for a place in the final tournament. Odds of 1/6 are available at Betfred. Czech republic – 9/1, Montenegro 8/1, Bugaria 16/1 and Kosovo who are making their debut are 50/1.
Features the defending champions Portugal who are 4/6 to qualify.
Featuring Germany, one of the favourites to win the competition are 4/9 and Northern Ireland are 33/1.
The republic of Ireland were drawn in this group alongside Switzerland. The ROI are 11/2 and Switzerland are odds on favourites at 1/1.
Croatia are the favourites to win this group (4/9), closely followed by Wales at 3/1.
Spain are the obvious favourites to win the group with odds of 2/9
France have got to be the favourites and the bookies agree with odds of 1/6.
Betting on group winner isn’t going to make you much money, so if you fancy an outright bet on group winners – perhaps an accumulator is the way forward?