Free Euro 2021 Guide & Tips

Euro 2021 may have been postponed for a year, but that extended wait has only whetted the appetite even more for some top-class international football action.

This year’s tournament breaks new ground by being played in a variety of European countries. The 24 qualifying teams have been split into six groups.

The teams that finish first and second in each group qualify automatically for the last-16, where they’ll be joined by the best four third-placed teams.

The group-stage draw has thrown up some interesting clashes, none more so than England and Scotland, who are pitched together in the finals of a major tournament for the first time since England’s dramatic 2-0 win at Euro 1996. England also face Croatia, who ended their dreams of World Cup success in 2018.

But the most interesting group at Euro 2021 is Group F, which sees three of Europe’s giants in France, Germany, and Portugal pitched together along with Hungary. Many pundits will be calling this the group of death – but these clashes should provide some sparking early entertainment.

When Does Euro 2021 Start?

Euro 2021 starts on June 11, with the final scheduled to take place on July 11.

What Are The Groups For Euro 2021?

There are six groups at Euro 2021, Groups A, B, C, D, E & F. Check out which teams are playing in which Euro 2021 Groups below.

Group A – Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales
Group B – Belgium, Russia, Denmark, Finland
Group C – Ukraine, Netherlands, Austria, North Macedonia
Group D – England, Croatia, Czech Republic, Scotland
Group E – Spain, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia
Group F – Germany, France, Portugal, Hungary

Euro 2021 Fixture List

Whether you’re wondering when the group games are at Euro 2021 or you want to know how the draw works out, check out our full Euro 2021 fixture list below. You can also see where the matches are being played and what TV channels you can watch them on.

Euro 2021 Group Stage Dates

Friday 11 June: Group A: Turkey vs Italy (20:00, Rome, BBC)
Saturday 12 June: Group A: Wales vs Switzerland (14:00, Baku, BBC) Group B: Denmark vs Finland (15:00, Copenhagen, BBC) Group B: Belgium vs Russia (20:00, St Petersburg, ITV)
Sunday 13 June: Group D: England vs Croatia (14:00, London, BBC) Group C: Austria vs North Macedonia (17:00, Bucharest, ITV) Group C: Netherlands vs Ukraine (20:00, Amsterdam, ITV)
Monday 14 June: Group D: Scotland vs Czech Republic (14:00, Glasgow, BBC) Group E: Poland vs Slovakia (17:00, Dublin, ITV) Group E: Spain vs Sweden (20:00, Seville, BBC)
Tuesday 15 June: Group F: Hungary vs Portugal (17:00, Budapest, ITV) Group F: France vs Germany (20:00, Munich, ITV)
Wednesday 16 June: Group B: Finland vs Russia (14:00, St Petersburg, BBC) Group A: Turkey vs Wales (15:00, Baku, BBC) Group A: Italy vs Switzerland (20:00, Rome, ITV)
Thursday 17 June: Group C: Ukraine vs North Macedonia (14:00, Bucharest, ITV) Group B: Denmark vs Belgium (17:00, Copenhagen, ITV) Group C: Netherlands vs Austria (20:00, Amsterdam, BBC)
Friday 18 June: Group E: Sweden vs Slovakia (14:00, St Petersburg, BBC) Group D: Croatia vs Czech Republic (17:00, Glasgow, BBC) Group D: England vs Scotland (20:00, London, ITV)
Saturday 19 June: Group F: Hungary vs France (14:00, Budapest, BBC) Group F: Portugal vs Germany (17:00, Munich, ITV) Group E: Spain vs Poland (20:00, Seville, BBC)
Sunday 20 June: Group A: Italy vs Wales (15:00, Rome, ITV) Group A: Switzerland vs Turkey (17:00, Baku, ITV)
Monday 21 June: Group C: North Macedonia vs Netherlands (17:00, Amsterdam, ITV) Group C: Ukraine vs Austria (17:00, Bucharest, ITV) Group B: Russia vs Denmark (20:00, Copenhagen, BBC) Group B: Finland vs Belgium (20:00, St Petersburg, BBC)
Tuesday 22 June: Group D: Czech Republic vs England (20:00, London, ITV) Group D: Croatia vs Scotland (20:00, Glasgow, ITV)
Wednesday 23 June: Group E: Slovakia vs Spain (17:00, Seville, ITV) Group E: Sweden vs Poland (17:00, St Petersburg, ITV) Group F: Germany vs Hungary (20:00, Munich, BBC) Group F: Portugal v France (20:00, Budapest, BBC)

Euro 2021 Round of 16 Schedule

Predict who your team will be playing with our handy Euro 2021 Round of 16 schedule.

Saturday 26 June:
Match 1 – Runner-up Group A vs Runner Up Group B (17:00, Amsterdam)
Match 2 – Winner Group A vs Runner Up Group C (20:00, London)

Sunday 27 June
Match 3 – Winner Group C vs Third-Placed Team Group D, E, or F (17:00, Budapest)
Match 4 – Winner Group B vs Third-Placed Team Group D, E, or F (20:00, Seville)

Monday 28 June
Match 5 – Runner Up Group D vs Runner Up Group E (17:00, Copenhagen)
Match 6 – Winner Group F vs Third-Placed Team Group A, B, C or D (20:00, Bucharest)

Tuesday 29 June
Match 7 – Winner Group D vs Runner Up Group F (17:00, London)
Match 8 – Winner Group E vs Third-Placed Team Group A, B, C or D 3A/B/C or D (20:00, Glasgow)

Euro 2021 Quarter-finals Schedule

The Euro 2021 Quarter Finals will be played on Friday 2 July and Saturday 3 July

Friday 2 July
Quarter-final 1: Winner Match 6 vs Winner Match 5 (17:00, St Petersburg)
Quarter-final 2: Winner Match 4 vs Winner Match 2 (20:00, Munich)

Saturday 3 July
Quarter-final 3: Winner Match 3 vs Winner Match 1 (17:00, Baku)
Quarter-final 4: Winner Match 8 vs Winner Match 7 (20:00, Rome)

Euro 2021 Semi-finals Schedule

The Euro 2021 Semi-Finals will be played on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th July

Tuesday 6 July
Semi-Final 1: Winner Quarter-final 2 vs Winner Quarter-final 1 (20:00, London)
Wednesday 7 July
Semi-Final 2: Winner Quarter-final 4 vs Winner Quarter-final 3 (20:00, London)

Euro 2021 Final Date
The Euro 2021 final will be played on Sunday 11 July

Best Odds For Euro 2021

France are the favourites to win Euro 2021 and are 5/1 to win the tournament. Of course, they must get through a tricky looking Group Stage first.
England are challenging for favouritism and Gareth Southgate’s young lions are no bigger than 11/2.

Belgium are available at 13/2 in places, yet they continue to top the FIFA World rankings.

Germany and Portugal are two other teams that have been drawn with France but, along with Spain, are the only other teams to be priced up at single-figure odds. Italy at 11/1 and The Netherlands at 14/1 are other teams with decent chances, and it’s 33/1 bar the top eight teams if you fancy a win for any of the outsiders.

Who Will Win Euro 2021?

AT least one of France, Germany or Portugal could all fall at the first hurdle and will have had to play at least two tough games to get through the group. The runner up could also face England in the round-of-16.

Spain and Belgium could have a much easier route to the final if the draw goes to plan, especially Belgium, who look the best value-bet before the tournament starts.

Euro 2021 Tip