Countries that would qualify for the semi-finals of Euro 2024

Here are the countries we predict would qualify from the quarter-finals to the semi-finals of the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament.

Following a drama-filled round of 16 stage of the UEFA Euro 2024, anticipation based on countries set to face each other in the quarter-finals of the tournament has reached a new peak with football fans eagerly anticipating more as the fixtures commence today, Friday, July 5, 2024.

With 2 fixtures kicking off the UEFA Euro 2024 quarter-finals stage today, here are the countries we feel are likely to progress to the semi-finals of the tournament.

Spain vs Germany: Head-to-head, prediction, betting tips

Germany vs Italy ( Nations League
Germany vs Italy ( Nations League

Arguably one of the biggest fixtures of the Euros 2024 quarter-finals stage, Spain vs Germany is promised to be a blockbuster with some of the key players of the tournament coming from the two countries. Both sides in their pre-match press conference have expressed their desire to win and progress to the enxt round of the competition which is the Semi-finals.

Spain vs Germany head to head

Lamine Yamala celebrating a goal for Spain
Lamine Yamal | Football Espana
  • Matches played: 26
  • Spain wins: 8
  • Draws: 9
  • Germany wins: 9

Germany has a superior win record to Spain in head-to-head matchups, having won nine out of their encounters. Nonetheless, Spain have not been defeated in their four most recent matches against Germany. Notably, in the 2020/21 Nations League group stages, La Roja achieved a convincing 6-0 win, with Ferran Torres netting a hat-trick.

This information highlights the current standing of both teams. The appointment of Julian Nagelsmann appears to have shifted the momentum for Germany, breathing new life into the team’s overall performance, with many observers predicting Germany’s revival to its former glory days.

Recent matches between the two sides have been closely contested, including a 1-1 draw in the group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In major tournaments, Spain has historically had the edge over Germany, including in the 2010 World Cup semi-final, the Euro 2008 final, and the Euro ’84 group stage. However, Germany has also had its share of success, triumphing in the group stages of the 1966 and 1982 World Cups, as well as in Euro ’76 and Euro ’88.

Spain vs Germany Predictions and betting tips

This quarterfinal fixture Spain vs Germany, promises to be an exciting encounter, with both teams aiming for a spot in the semifinals, it is expected that both sides go off to a fast start with the aim of getting an early result and putting the game to rest before the final minutes of the game.

Our prediction is a win for Germany over Spain because of the experience the side possesses in all areas of the pitch. Players like Toni Kroos, Iklay Gundogan, Joshua Kimmich and also Manuel Nueur would play huge roles in the outcome of the game. The breath of fresh air in Jamal Musiala and Kai Havertz would add the youthful exubarence to the squad thereby creating a balance in the team.

Spain too also possess key stars who can play huge roles in the outcome of the game. These players offer a pacy attack but the cutting edge which is chances conversion is what the side lacks to some extent. Germany would play a possession game which would see them hold the ball more thereby making it crucial for Spain to take whatever chance they might get.

Spain vs Germany betting tips:

The Spain vs Germany game is an easy over 2 goals both sides will always score a goal at least in the game. Tensions might also be high given the high scale and pace of the game so yellow cards might also come into play with at least 3 yellow cards expected to be given in the fixture and corners are estimated to be at over 5 corners.

Germany to qualify

France vs Portugal: Match analysis, Prediction and betting tips

Kylian Mbappe with Cristiano Ronaldo
Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo

A rematch of the Euro 2016 final, a clash of two of the biggest footballers in football history, France vs Portugal is aruably the most talked about the fixture in the quarter-final of the Euro 2024. It is expected to be a thrilling encounter one that would be action packed with so much on the line.

France vs Portugal head to head

  • Matches Played: 25
  • France Wins: 16
  • Portugal Wins: 6
  • Draws: 3

Notably, this Euro 2024 quarterfinal clash is a rematch of the 2016 Euro final. Both teams have had their moments, but France holds the upper hand historically recording a staggering 16 wins in 25 fixtures played so far in history.

For Portugal and Christiano Ronaldo this would be a stage to make a difference and win another international title before the retirement of the football legend and icon. For the Didier Deschamps led France they would be looking to continue their unbeaten run in the tournament so far with Kylian Mbappe also looking to show a footballer he has always looked up to how far he has come as a footballer.

France vs Portugal predictions and betting odds

This would be a game where one goal makes a difference for either side, we predict Portugal to go ahead to the semi-finals of the Euro 2024 as a result of the powress the team possesses upfront. For many France has a more youthful and pacy attack but the Ronaldo factor can not be ignored and this is one of the stages the Ballon d’Or winner shines the brighest.

Betting odds

Going by what both sides had played in the round of 16 this could be a game of under 3.5 with a corner stats of over 5.5 and at least 3 yellow cards in this fixture.

Portugal to qualify

England vs Switzerland: Betting tips and head to head

England vs Switzerland head to head

  • Matches Played: 25
  • England Wins: 19
  • Switzerland Wins: 6
  • Draws: 5

In recent history, England have maintained a dominant position in their historic rivalry with Switzerland in all comeptitions, having gone undefeated in their last 13 matches against them. Out of these 13 matches, England emerged victorious in nine games and settled for a draw in four. One notable encounter took place in 2019 during the UEFA Nations League, where England secured a 2-1 win over Switzerland.

As much as head to head stats do matter both sides have shown a different side and approach to their overall gameplay in the 2024 Euro tournament so far with Switzerland maintaining a stellar and compact record going into these fixtures. England have however been shaky from the very first game and we are of the opinion that the current form would play a huge role in determining the outcome of this fixture.

England vs Switzerland Euro 2024 betting tips

In the last 20 quarter-finals of the European Championship, nine matches have gone into extra time, making a draw after 90 minutes seem probable.

In their four games in Germany so far, England has had three draws, and Switzerland has also had half of their matches end as draws.

However, this does not eliminate the possibility of multiple goals being scored. Keeping that in mind, the game is expected to have over 1.5 goals.

We are going with the underdogs and predict a win for Switzerland.

Netherlands vs Turkey Euro 2024 quarter-finals fixture

One other thrilling match to keep an eye on is the Euro 2024 quarter-finals game between the Netherlands and Turkey, scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 6, 2024.

Both teams are currently playing an entertaining style of football, so there are high hopes for this match. The Netherlands is aiming to make their first European Championship semifinal appearance since 2008, while Turkey is looking to reach the quarter-finals of a major tournament for the fourth time.

Netherlands vs Turkey head to head

A thrilling 4-2 win for Turkey in March 2021 and a dominant 6-1 victory for the Netherlands in September 2021 during World Cup qualifiers are unforgettable meetups so far but these were not the only times the two countries met in all competitions. Here is a full breakdown of the Netherlands vs Turkey head to ehad encounters in all competitions:

  • Matches Played: 12
  • Netherlands Wins: 6
  • Draws: 3
  • Turkey Wins: 3

Netherlands vs Turkey betting tips

Cody Gakpo has performed exceptionally well this summer, leading the race for the Golden Boot with three goals. His strong attacking abilities and creativity position him as a likely candidate to have at least three shots during the game.

Considering both teams’ strong performances, it is worth looking into the “both teams to score” market, as Turkey and the Netherlands have consistently displayed their skill on the field and have not gone a single game in the tournament without scoring a goal.

Another market to contemplate is “over 2 goals,” as the game is unlikely to go to penalties.

Turkey win, we are supporting the underdogs.

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