EURO playoffs with Hungary vs Iceland: who will Germany’s opponents at the EURO 2021?
Hungary or Iceland? The last German EURO opponent will be determined in the Euro playoffs
In the European Championship Playoffs 2020, the last participants in the European Championship 2021 will be played on November 12th. Among other things, the last group opponents from Germany and Austria will be determined.
At first glance, the games of the Euro playoffs don’t seem too spectacular. After all, the best teams on the continent have long since qualified for the continental championship.
However, the game between Hungary and Iceland is particularly interesting from a German point of view.
One of the two nations will complete the “German” Group F at Euro 2021. This also means that the DFB-Elf will have to face either Iceland or Hungary on the third matchday. France and Portugal are already in the group.
While the Icelanders beat Romania 2-1 in the semi-finals of qualification path A, Hungary won 3-1 in Bulgaria away from home.
In addition to the summer competition against the best in Europe, Hungary has an additional incentive: Half of the games in Group F take place in their capital, Budapest.
The Hungarians want to reach the European Championship finals primarily through their top players from Germany and Austria. While Leipzig’s Peter Gulásci and Willi Orban are supposed to make you up, 20-year-old Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Salzburg sets the tone on the offensive.
Will that be enough against the calm Icelanders, who reached the quarter-finals in the previous Euro 2016? The Scandinavians are currently missing a real top player. Augsburg’s Alfred Finnbogason is most likely to fill this role.
So success must again be achieved through team spirit.
Hungary vs Iceland Betting Odds
Betting Tips: Hungary
Betting Tips: draw
Betting Tips: Iceland
Euro playoffs also interesting for the Austrian group
In addition to the German group, a place in Austria’s Group C will also be filled.
The ÖFB team should meet the winner of the Georgia – North Macedonia game in the first match of EURO 2020. The Netherlands and Ukraine are also part of the Austria group.
Georgia vs North Macedonia Betting Odds
Betting Tips: Georgia
Betting Tips: draw
Betting Tips: North Macedonia
As you can already see from the betting odds, North Macedonia is the easy favourite in the qualifier against Georgia. In their semi-finals, the teams beat Kosovo (2: 1) and Belarus (1: 0) by a comparatively close margin.
It would therefore not be particularly surprising that this game would become a close affair again.
The playoff final will be a great day for fans of both countries. After all, it would be the first qualification for a major international tournament for both nations.
The player with the highest market value in Georgia is left winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia from Rubin Kazan. The main midfielders Enis Bardhi (Levante UD) and Eljif Elmas (SSC Napoli) are known to the North Macedonians.
Euro playoffs: will Scotland join the England group?
World Cup finalists Croatia, the Czech Republic and championship favourites England are waiting for the last opponent in Euro Group D.
Serbia and Scotland will duel in the Euro playoffs 2021 – the winner will be in this top-class group of the preliminary round.
This could lead to an explosive clash between England and Scotland at EURO 2020.
Serbia vs Scotland Betting Odds
Betting Tips: Serbia
Betting Tips: draw
Betting Tips: Scotland
For both Serbia and Scotland, 90 minutes were not enough in their respective semi-finals. The Eastern Europeans beat Norway 2-1 after extra time, while the Scots took penalties against Israel.
Thanks to the high individual quality with players like Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Dusan Tadic, Serbia is highly favoured by the bookmakers in its final.
But Scotland has also been unbeaten since October 2019. In the Nations League, the (weakened replacement) Czechs were recently defeated twice.
Liverpool left-back Andrew Robertson may well be considered the most famous player in the Scottish national team. He will lead his team onto the field as captain in the Euro Playoffs 2020.
Euro 2021 playoff duel between Northern Ireland and Slovakia
Northern Ireland and Slovakia are fighting over the last ticket for the European Championship in 2021. The winner of the playoff final will face difficult opponents in Euro group E.
Spain, Poland and Sweden are waiting. Despite the expected clear outsider role, the highest level of motivation for both teams.
Northern Ireland vs Slovakia Betting Odds
Betting Tips: Northern Ireland
Betting Tips: draw
Betting Tips: Slovakia
Both Northern Ireland and Slovakia needed penalties to advance to the final. Both selections achieved remarkable results, as you were actually in the outsider role against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Ireland.
Now is the direct duel, in which the betting odds are quite similar. Thanks to the home advantage, the Northern Irish are slightly favoured by betting providers. However, the British do not offer any big names, the best known is still the 32-year-old central defender Jonny Evans.
With the Slovaks fans in this country, the names Peter Pekarik (Hertha BSC) and Ondrej Duda (1. FC Cologne) stand out. Marek Hamsik, who is now under contract in China, has had his best days.
These Euro 2021 groups are already complete
While four places are still available for EURO 2020, which will be staged as Euro 2021, the two Euro groups have already been determined.
In Group A, Italy will face Turkey in the opening game. This is followed by duels with Wales and Switzerland. Meanwhile, Belgium is the big favourite in Group B. The Red Devils meet Russia, Denmark and the debutant Finland.
There could be three debuts in total. Besides Finland, Serbia, Georgia and North Macedonia have never qualified for Euro.
Euro playoff betting odds offer exciting opportunities
As most of the Euro playoff betting odds already show, the four games will in all probability be mostly close.