EURO 2024 Gameday Odds (July 6) – Can England Finally Reach Its Full Potential?

Harry Kane of England celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between England and Slovakia at Arena AufSchalke on June 30, 2024 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

EURO 2024’s knockout stages are starting to move faster, with the quarterfinals wrapping up about as quickly as they began. Following two heavy-hitting matchups on Friday, the other four remaining teams take the stage on Saturday, hoping to get one step closer to continental glory.

12:00 p.m. ET Headliner: England vs. Switzerland

England Win+127Switzerland Win+295Draw+200
Over 1.5 Goals-192Under 1.5 Goals+155BroadcastTSN
All odds courtesy of Betano Canada

It’s truly a battle of upside versus the hot hand in this one, as no amount of probability will ease the nerves of England fans as they stumble their way to this stage. The team has yet to scratch the surface of its offensive potential, scoring just four goals in as many games, all from Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane.

This isn’t to be confused with a lack of control – they’ve controlled 63% and 74% of the possession in their last two games, respectively. It’s not generating looks either, as they attempted 16 shots against Slovakia. But turning those looks into quality chances has continued to be a problem for the team, who were expected to be among the tournament’s most explosive.

Switzerland, on the other hand, have been catching lightning in a bottle, scoring in every game thus far, including wins against Hungary in the group and Italy in the round of 16. They’ve also managed draws against Scotland and top contender Germany, setting precedent for them to match up well against England in this one.

The Swiss don’t have the world-class superstar talent of the top nation, but they’ve shown great adaptability, rotating through several different formations depending on the game situation and who possesses the ball, making themselves hard to handle for their opponents.

Historically, this matchup has gone in England’s favour, with 17 wins, six draws, and just one Swiss victory in their last 24 matches against each other, dating back decades. Switzerland’s lone win in this run came all the way back in 1981. The last match between the two sides was a friendly back in March 2022, which England won 2-1.

Game Bets To Consider

  • As always, all eyes are on England’s stars to show heroics, and Betano feels another big night for Harry Kane. Kane scored the extra-time winner against Slovakia and has scored two goals in his last three games in this tournament, with four shots on target. Betano is boosting a Kane goal in an England win at +290 (up from +260). Another option for Kane would be his shot attempts line. He’s attempted 10 in his last two games, and his line is at just 2.5 – the over at -111 is intriguing.
  • Call me crazy, but I like the goals under here. England has been defensively stingy all tournament, and while Switzerland scored two in the Round of 16, I don’t see the Three Lions collapsing as Italy did. England just came off a three-goal game, but it required extras to get there. Get under 1.5 goals at +155, or go against me and take the over at -192.

Bet on England vs. Switzerland

ENG +127
SUI +295

3:00 p.m. ET Headliner: Netherlands vs. Turkey

Netherlands Win-161Turkey Win+480Draw+325
Over 2.5 Goals-128Under 2.5 Goals+105BroadcastTSN
All odds courtesy of Betano Canada

Last but certainly not least, the quarterfinal stage wraps up with two teams that have been buzzing of late.

The Netherlands had a bit of a rocky run through the group stage, starting off with a win before drawing France and losing to Austria. But they got back on level footing in the Round of 16, with breakthrough star Cody Gapko opening the festivities in the 20th minute and Donyell Malen sticking a fork in the game with two goals in the final ten minutes. It was an evening that was never really in doubt, with the Dutch attempting a whopping 23 shots and hitting the net six times to Romania’s single opportunity, which was steered aside.

Turkey did what the Netherlands couldn’t a few days prior, and that was defeating Austria, though they didn’t take the easy way across the finish line. Austria took over three times as many shots (21 to Turkey’s 6) and controlled nearly two-thirds of the possession, though part of this was because they spent the entire game behind the looking glass – Merih Demiral cleaned up a first-minute corner kick to give Turkey an immediate lead, and added insurance in the 59th minute to give his nation what they needed for the 2-1 victory.

Should Turkey win this one, it’ll be the first time they’ve ever won three consecutive games in this tournament, and the second time they’ve done so at any major tournament. It’ll be a tall task, but they’re up to trying. Their last head-to-head match was in World Cup Qualifying back in September 2021, with the Dutch winning 6-1.

Game Bets To Consider

  • Cody Gakpo has been the clinical finisher for the Dutch in this tournament, as the 25-year-old enters this game with three goals in his last four appearances. Can he repeat the magic on Saturday? A goal comes in at +140 anytime, or you can take his shots on target line at +165 for over 1.5.
  • Both of these teams stormed out of the gate with early goals in their Round of 16 matches, with Turkey scoring in the first minute and the Netherlands scoring in the 20th. If you feel they can repeat that magic, the over for 1.5 goals in the first half is set at +160, and the line for both teams to score in the first half is set at +320.

Bet on Netherlands vs. Turkey

NED -161
TUR +480

Latest EURO 2024 Futures Odds

Here are the latest EURO 2024 Futures odds, heading into the matches on July 6:

All odds courtesy of Betano Canada

Spain makes a huge leap following their Friday afternoon win over Germany – an instant classic that went right down to the wire. We’ve seen some minor adjustment across the board reflecting that result, but expect an even bigger shift later in the day at the conclusion of France/Portugal.