Euro 2024 Betting Picks and Prop Bets for Sunday 6/16/24

Nicholas Vazquez
Nicholas Vazquez@nickvaz
Euro 2024 Betting Picks and Prop Bets for Sunday 6/16/24

The 2024 UEFA European Football Championship -- also known as Euro 2024 -- is here, and it should be a fun tournament.

FanDuel Sportsbook's Euro 2024 odds offer a variety of ways to get in on the action, including betting lines for each match.

Let's take a look at the best bets for Sunday's matches.

All Euro 2024 odds come from FanDuel Sportsbook and may change after this article is published.

Euro 2024 Betting Picks

Slovenia vs. Denmark (12 PM ET)

Denmark Moneyline (-135)

Our Sunday noon game will be the first match in Group C. Denmark made the semifinals of Euro 2020 and will look for another deep run in this tournament. Their first game is against Slovenia, who are making just their second ever appearance at a European Championship.

These two teams were in the same group in qualifying and each finished with 22 points. Slovenia had the superior goal difference but finished second in the group on head-to-head. Denmark beat Slovenia 2-1 at home, and the teams drew the matchup in Slovenia 1-1.

The talent edge in this matchup has to go to Denmark. This is especially true in midfield. Denmark will likely start Christian Eriksen, Thomas Delaney, and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the middle, all three of whom have different skill sets. Eriksen will pull the strings with his passing, Hojbjerg is a box-to-box type of player, and Delaney also does a bit everything as well.

Slovenia's midfield features two players who play together for Panathinaikos in Benjamin Verbic and Adam Gnezda Cerin. They'll be familiar with each other, but they could get overrun by the three talented Danish midfielders.

Rasmus Hojlund may give Denmark what they've been lacking up front. He scored seven goals during qualifying, tied for the fifth-most in the competition. They've been lacking a clinical striker, and with Hojlund's recent form for Manchester United, he's a forward to watch out for in this tournament.

Denmark is much more experienced at tournaments than Slovenia. Under current manager Kasper Hjulmand, they have a 64.71% winning percentage, and this is their third tournament with him at the helm. I think they'll be able to start off this competition with a win and don't mind laying -135 on them doing it.

Serbia vs. England (3PM ET)

Over 2.5 Goals (-114)

England are the tournament favorites and begin their quest for their first major trophy since 1966. They will face a Serbia side that is perhaps a bit underrated as we head into the tournament.

A lot of the reason England are the favorites is because of the talent they have in their forward group. Harry Kane won the European Golden Shoe, awarded to the player with the most goals in a European league, weighted for the difficulty of the competition. Phil Foden was named Premier League Player of the Season after closing the year in great form for Manchester City. Bukayo Saka had a great season with Arsenal, scoring 20 goals in all competitions.

Where England may struggle is in defense. They will be using a brand new back four, with Harry Maguire missing the tournament. They'll have to start Marc Guehi at center back, who is inexperienced at the very top level. Starting left back Luke Shaw likely won't be available until the knockout round, either.

This likely wouldn't matter against most teams in the tournament, but it could against Serbia. The Serbs boast one of the most talented attacks in the tournament. They have two behemoth strikers in Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic. Dusan Tadic and Filip Kostic can get the ball to these strikers in different ways. These players could rival most attacks in the tournament.

Serbia and England should both be able to score in this match, which at +100 is another bet to target. Even if they don't, England's attack is good enough to score three by themselves, giving us multiple paths to cashing this bet.

The -114 odds are not long enough here, so I love over 2.5 goals in this match.

Prop Bets

Rasmus Hojlund to Score (+195): As mentioned, Hojlund was a dangerous goal-scorer for Denmark in qualifying. He scored against Slovenia back in June of 2023, and he could do it again here.

Hojlund had a goal drought in the Premier League when he first joined Manchester United but really found his form in the second half of the season. He scored 11 goals in the last 21 games of the season.

Strikers on favored teams usually have at worst +140 odds to score at any time, so the +195 offers good value on Hojlund.

Memphis Depay to Score or Assist (-105): The match we haven't discussed yet is the early game between Poland and the Netherlands. The Dutch are big -185 favorites in the game, and Memphis Depay could have a big game for them.

Memphis is a talisman for a Netherlands team that doesn't have a superstar in their forward ranks. He's second all-time in goals for a country with a rich history of fantastic players.

This season, injuries limited him to just nine starts in La Liga for Atletico Madrid. In those nine matches, he had six goal contributions (goals + assists) and 7.6 expected goals + assists.

With the Netherlands expected to do well in this game, I like betting on Memphis helping them get there.

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