bet365’s English Customers Confident Ahead of Euro 2024 & £1M Up For Grabs

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Posted: June 14, 2024

Updated: June 14, 2024

  • bet365's £1,000,000 Euro Finals Group Stage Predictor Jackpot kicks off with EURO 2024
  • English fans believe they can be victorious after 58 years
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is the most overrated player according to English fans

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here, as the squads have been finalized and the teams are set to embark on their journey to Germany for the Euro 2024 tournament. The excitement is palpable as we wonder how far each team will go, but there’s a prevailing belief among bet365 customers that England is destined to bring football home this time around. If Gareth Southgate can lead the team to their first major tournament triumph since 1966, it would be a dream come true for football fans everywhere.

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The curiosity surrounding the upcoming Euros extends to how fans and bettors envision the tournament unfolding. Will there be unexpected underdogs surpassing expectations, or will the favorites live up to their reputation? Let’s dive into the fascinating world of fan and punter expectations for the Euros and uncover the insights we have unveiled!

Fans Single Out England and Germany as the Contenders

Who will win Euro 2024? % of Survey Votes % Bets Placed Outright Price
England 40% 17.7% 7/2
France 19% 16.6% 4/1
Germany 12% 13.6% 11/2
Spain 8% 8.9% 15/2
Portugal 5% 12.7% 7/1
Italy 5% 6% 14/1
Belgium 2% 3.1% 16/1
Scotland 1% N/A 100/1
Netherlands 1% 5.1% 16/1
Croatia 1% 3.7% 40/1
Turkey 1% N/A 50/1
Poland 1% N/A 150/1
Austria 1% N/A 80/1
Denmark 1% 1.9% 40/1
Ukraine 1% N/A 100/1

Confidence is surging among fans that England’s national team, led by Southgate, has what it takes to secure a long-awaited victory in the Euros. Despite the heartbreak of their Euro 2020 final loss to Italy, where penalties once again proved disappointing, customers are hopeful that England has learned valuable lessons from that experience. A significant 17.7% of bets placed express support for England’s redemption.

england national football team in 2018 fifa world cup round of 16
England managed to reach semi final in 2018 FIFA World Cup and final in UEFA EURO 2020 (Oleg Bkhambri (Voltmetro), CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

As the 7/2 favorites, England must navigate the weight of pre-tournament expectations as punters place their hopes on a monumental triumph. However, the competition is far from one-sided. France stands as the 4/1 second-favorite, gathering 16.6% of bets placed on winning the tournament outright.

Under the guidance of Didier Deschamps, “Les Bleus” will strive for their third Euro title. Despite their proven ability to succeed on the grandest stages, only 19% of survey participants believe they will triumph this summer.

As the tournament hosts, Germany will rely on the advantage of playing on home soil. They are confirmed as the third-favorite at bet365, with odds of 11/2 and having garnered 13.6% of bets. While Spain, at 15/2 odds, garnered more support in the fan survey, it is Portugal, at 7/1 odds, that has received more backing in terms of bets placed for an outright tournament victory.

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Who Will be the Player of the Tournament?

 

Who will be the Player of the Tournament at Euro 2024? % of Survey Votes % Bets Placed Outright Price
Jude Bellingham 20% 7.6% 9/1
Kylian Mbappé 16% 15.2% 7/1
Cristiano Ronaldo 11% N/A 20/1
Harry Kane 11% 2.1% 11/1
Kevin De Bruyne 4% N/A 20/1
Bruno Fernandes 2% 12.6% 33/1
Kobbie Mainoo 2% N/A 80/1
Jamal Musiala 2% N/A 25/1
Florian Wirtz 1% 3.4% 25/1
Francisco Conceicao 1% N/A N/A
Frenkie de Jong 1% N/A 66/1
Toni Kroos 1% 15% 16/1
Arthur Vermeeren 1% N/A N/A
Joao Felix 1% 6.1% 40/1
Rodri 1% 2.2% 33/1
Alex Baena 1% N/A N/A
Maximilian Beier 1% N/A N/A

According to a recent survey, four standout players are expected to vie for the UEFA Player of the Tournament title, but some surprising names are also attracting bets beyond the top contenders.

England’s star, Jude Bellingham, received the highest number of survey votes, with 20% of fans confident in his 9/1 odds to be named the tournament’s best player. His future Real Madrid teammate, Kylian Mbappe, is the second most favored in the survey and is the bookmakers’ favorite at 13/2 odds, backed by 15.2% of bets.

jude bellingham playing for England
Can Jude Bellingham help England bring it home? (Tasnim News Agency, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Harry Kane is tied for third in the survey, with his 11/1 odds supported by 2.1% of bets. Cristiano Ronaldo, participating in his sixth European Championship with Portugal, also garnered 11% of survey votes and has a 20/1 betting price.

When it comes to bets placed, Kylian Mbappe is closely followed by Germany’s Toni Kroos, with only a 0.2% difference. Kroos, planning to retire after the tournament, is supported by bettors at 16/1 odds for a victorious finale.

Bruno Fernandes has significant backing, surpassing Jude Bellingham in bet slips, with 12.6% of bets placed on the Portugal star at 40/1 odds. Antoine Griezmann (25/1), Phil Foden (12/1), and Joao Felix (40/1) have each received over 5% of bets.

Florian Wirtz, following league title wins, has 3.4% of bets on his 25/1 odds, while 33/1 midfield maestro Rodri has 2.2% of the bets placed.

Who is the Most Overrated Player of EURO 2024?

Who is the most overrated player heading into Euro 2024
Cristiano Ronaldo 20%
Harry Kane 12%
Kylian Mbappé 6%
Bruno Fernandes 6%
Jude Bellingham 4%
Joao Felix 4%
Frenkie de Jong 3%
Kevin De Bruyne 3%
Jamal Musiala 2%
Toni Kroos 2%
Florian Wirtz 2%
Francisco Conceicao 2%
Jarrad Branthwaite 2%
Kobbie Mainoo 2%
Rodri 2%
Alex Baena 1%
Arthur Vermeeren 1%
Lamiane Yamal 1%
Arda Guler 1%
Leo Sauer 1%
Maximilian Beier 1%
Warren Zaïre-Emery 1%
Other (please specify): 0%
I do not know 24%

It could be that top players face higher expectations, but fans aren’t convinced by Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane. Along with these two prolific European forwards, Kylian Mbappe, Bruno Fernandes, and Jude Bellingham are also being seen as overrated before the tournament begins.

cristiano ronaldo
39-year old superstar is regarded as an overrated player by English fans. What do you think? Дмитрий Садовников, CC BY-SA 3.0 GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons

However, in contrast to the survey, punters have Mbappe, Kane, and Ronaldo among the top four most supported for the Top Goalscorer title. Mbappe is the favorite for the tournament at 9/2 odds, and he’s the most backed by bettors, accounting for 26.5% of bets placed.

England’s captain Kane has 13.2% of bets supporting his 11/2 odds as the second favorite for the golden boot. Ronaldo, with 12/1 odds, is the fourth most backed with 8.8% of bets, just behind Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku at 14/1, who has 8.9% of the bets.

Despite 4% of survey respondents considering Jude Bellingham overrated, 2.8% of bets are still on his 20/1 odds to be the top scorer. Germany’s Kai Havertz has 4.9% of bets backing his 28/1 odds for a hometown triumph.

Phil Foden (25/1), Niclas Fullkrug (33/1), Artem Dovbyk (50/1), and Bruno Fernandes (40/1) all have less than 5% of bets placed on them to be crowned Euro 2024’s Top Goalscorer.

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Research Methodology

Bet365 commissioned Research Without Barriers to conduct a survey of a total of 2,008 football fans residing in the United Kingdom.

The survey was conducted between 31 May 2024 and 2 June 2024 and is subject to the standards of the ICC/ESOMAR World Research Guidelines.

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