Euro 2024 winner tips: These 7/1 shots have by far the best draw in Germany

One of the Euro 2024 outright betting front runners has been blessed by the draw

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The Euro 2024 outright winner betting lacks a clear form horse with France (4/1), England (16/5), Germany (11/2), Portugal (7/1) and Spain (15/2) all in patchy form ahead of the tournament.

Of those in the upper echelons of the market, a kind draw marks out our main fancies for European Championship glory, while our dark horses might just revel in their pressure-free post-golden-generation period.

Euro 2024 winner tips

Best bet: Portugal to win @ 7/1

Dark horse: Belgium to win (each-way) @ 18/1

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Well-drawn Selecao the value among the front runners

No side has done better in the Euro 2024 draw than Portugal. The Selecao’s Group F berth alongside Czechia, Georgia and Turkey offers them a golden highway to the semis at the very least, with France and England safely on the opposite side of the bracket.

Roberto Martinez’s squad is stocked to overflowing with midfield guile including Man City’s Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes of Man Utd, Fulham’s one-time Bayern Munich target Joao Palinha and Vitinha of Paris Saint-Germain.

In attack too they’ve got a horde of inventive players. Wolves’ Pedro Neto would likely have been the leading assister in the Premier League last term if not for injuries, while Joao Felix (Barcelona), Goncalo Ramos (PSG), Rafa Leao (AC Milan) and Diogo Jota (Liverpool) are capable of quickfire interchange and moments of individual wizardry.

Defence may be where they’re slightly lighter, but Man City’s Ruben Dias will still form a sturdy central defensive duo with either the unparalleled experience of Pepe, PSG’s seasoned operator Danilo or young Sporting Lisbon star Goncalo Inacio.

It’s a squad which justifies odds of just 2/5 to win their group. Should they do that they’ll meet a third-placed finisher from section A, B or C in the last 16, followed by the winner of the meeting between the runners-up in groups D and E in the quarters.

That’ll likely mean either the Netherlands or Ukraine, who look best bets for the silver medal spots in those groupings. Portugal will finally meet serious opposition in the semis when either Germany or Spain should lie in wait.

As expected winners of groups A and B that pair should serve up a premium last-eight blockbuster that deliver fatigued foes for Martinez’s men to pick off in the semis.

Tip: Portugal to win @ 7/1

Rode Duivels best of the bunch at the bigger prices

At the last Euros you were either one of the punters that cottoned on to the fact that Italy were a big price considering they’d been on a lengthy unbeaten run, or you were one of the punters ruing missing said price when they won the tournament.

In a Euros where even the best sides have plenty of losses and draws amongst their recent form, Belgium arrive in Germany unbeaten in 15 outings which have included 10 clean sheets.

Alongside some fairly perfunctory scalps, that sequence of 11 wins and four draws included a 3-2 away win against the Germans and 2-2 draw against England at Wembley that saw them thwarted by a 90th minute Jude Bellingham equaliser.

Golden generation members such as Eden Hazard (international retirement) and Thibaut Courtois (falling out with the coach) will be absent this time around.

However, the Rode Duivels still have the players to hurt any opponent in Manchester City men Kevin De Bruyne and Jeremy Doku and Arsenal’s Leandro Trossard, who will be ably supported by Youri Tielemans (Aston Villa) and Charles De Ketelaere (Atalanta).

Tip: Belgium to win (each-way) @ 18/1