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Euro 2022 betting tips: Predicting the champions, golden boot winner and group qualification


UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 kicks off on 6 July with hosts England taking on Austria at a sold-out Old Trafford.

In total, 31 matches will be played across ten venues in July with the final taking place on 31 July at Wembley.

Want to know more about UEFA Women's Euro 2022? Why not check out our Everything you need to know ahead of the tournament piece?

Here, we'll be making predictions and providing betting tips ahead of the big kick off on Wednesday.

Euro 2022: Who will lift the trophy?

In truth, there are at least seven teams who have a genuine shot at being crowned champions of Europe.

Using the tournament bracket predictor game on UEFA.com, here's the tournament tree we came up with.

All eight teams who are expected to get through their groups, aside from possibly Italy, are more than capable of lifting the trophy.

Sweden are currently fifth favourites to win the tournament, priced at 13/2.

The Blågult could represent good value given their recent tournament performances.

Sweden have claimed silver medals at the last two Olympic Games, as well as leaving with bronze at the most recent World Cup.

The bookies' favourites are Spain, despite the fact la Roja have never won a major tournament knockout phase game.

At 7/2, this price looks a little low, given their lack of pedigree, so better value could be found elsewhere.

What about hosts England, priced at 4/1?

Led by Sarina Wiegman, who won this trophy with Netherlands in 2017, and backed by a home crowd, the Lionesses look like being front-runners.

That price might be worth backing as it's only likely to offer a decent cash out value if England get off to a bright start in the group stages.

Given that they're in a group with Spain and Germany, 2017 runners-up Denmark are priced at 28/1, as it would take a monumental effort for them just to get to the quarter-finals.

Euro 2022: Who will win the golden boot?

When it comes to scoring goals at major international tournament, few do it better than Ellen White. She's priced at 11/2 to win the golden boot.

England's striker scored six times at last summer’s Olympics, having shared the World Cup Golden Boot in 2019, also netting six times in France.

Overall, White has scored at four different major tournaments, becoming the Lionesses' record goal-scorer of all-time back in November.

How about Netherlands' leading scorer Vivianne Miedema, priced at 15/2?

The Arsenal striker has already scored 92 times in Orange, including three at World Cup 2019 and four at Euro 2017, featuring a brace in the last Euro final.

12 months ago, Miedema scored ten times in four matches at the Olympic Games, including a brace against World Champions USA.

With weaker sides Switzerland and Portugal in Oranje's group, the 25 year old could rack up the goals early and pull clear in the golden boot race.

Euro 2022: Who will qualify for the knockout stages?

It's hard to find good value in this particular market as the groups, generally, have a clear hierarchy with two obvious favourites to advance.

Group B might be the only exception with third-seeds Denmark more than capable of challenging Spain and Germany for qualification.

De rød-hvide, who reached the final last time round, are priced at 5/2 to reach the knockout phase, which could be good value.

Over in Group D, Italy might be vulnerable to an early exit.

Although, with Iceland and Belgium unlikely to challenge, 4/6 could be a good price if you fancy backing le Azzurre to advance.

Euro 2022: Who will top their group?

Predicting who will win each group certainly offers more value.

England are odds on favourites to finish first in Group A, priced at 4/11, with their matchday two clash against Norway in Brighton likely to be the toughest.

Group B's big two, Spain and Germany, also meet on matchday two with La Roja favourites, priced at 4/7, to pip the eight-times winners to top spot.

Meanwhile, in Group C, Netherlands and Sweden's Saturday night matchday one meeting in Sheffield could determine who finishes first.

Oranje beat Blågult in the World Cup semi-finals three summers ago, but Sweden are stronger now and could take top spot, priced at 5/4.

Of all four groups, D have the most obvious front-runner with France, priced at 1/4, highly likely to cruise to first place.

Where can I read more ahead of the tournament?

An in-depth guide about all 16 teams can be found here:

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden & Switzerland.

Related article: Euro 2022: Everything you need to know ahead of the tournament


Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".



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