Euro 2020 highest scoring group odds: Group of Death heads field
Euro 2016 produced the most number of goals in finals history with 108 but which of the six groups will see the highest over half a dozen games?
Group F is the favourite at 10/3 in the Euro 2020 highest scoring group odds with Hungary expected to be fodder for France, Germany and Portugal.
We’re examining all six groups and their odds ahead of the tournament which gets under way on Friday with Turkey’s match against Italy.
Hungary’s 3-3 draw with Portugal at Euro 2016 was the joint highest scoring match in finals history and they are in a group where goals are expected to flow.
Germany have had a few high-scoring games recently, drawing 3-3 with Turkey and Switzerland which were followed by a 6-0 drubbing in Spain.
France were not prolific during qualifying but they were top scorers at Euro 2016 and they have the firepower in their squad to trouble any team.
Belgium were the top scorers at the 2018 World Cup and in qualifying with 40, so it’s no surprise to see Group B as one of the favourites at 4/1 in the Euro 2020 highest scoring group odds.
— Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) June 9, 2021
Roberto Martinez’s side smashed Belarus 8-0 in a pre-tournament friendly and they beat Group B opponents Russia 3-1 and 4-1 in qualifying but Denmark and Finland could be hard to break down.
Also at 4/1, Group E contains a Spanish team that destroyed Germany 6-0 in November, although their preparations have been hit by a Covid outbreak which has seen Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente test positive.
Sweden are a tough team to break down but seven of their last 11 games have produced three goals or more while the same is true in five of Poland’s last six matches, including a 3-3 draw with Hungary.
Netherlands’ 2-2 draw with Scotland raised expectations that Group C could produce the highest number of goals having also lost 4-2 to Turkey in their opening World Cup qualifier.
The Dutch scored three goals a game on average in qualifying but without Virgil van Dijk they could also concede against Ukraine, North Macedonia and Austria, who recently lost 4-0 at home to Denmark.
England had the best scoring average of any team during qualifying and Group D is also 9/2 to top the charts.
— England (@England) June 9, 2021
The Three Lions smashed Czech Republic 5-0 at Wembley, which will host the same teams on June 22, but Croatia scored just 17 times in qualifying, the joint lowest of the group winners, and they have won just two of their last nine games which included a 1-0 defeat in Slovenia and a 1-1 draw in a warm-up against Armenia.
Wales scored just 10 goals in qualifying and have eight in their last 11 matches so they are unlikely to make the net bulge too many times having drawn 0-0 with Albania in their final warm-up.
The Swiss struck 19 goals from their eight qualifiers, 10 of which came against Gibraltar, but they have found their scoring boots recently and have a tendency to concede so perhaps this group could provide a surprise.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication