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Bookies will take massive bashing if Euro 2024 bet on Scotland comes off



BOOKIES will take a major bashing and have to shell out £15MILLION if Scotland pulls off a seismic upset by winning Euro 2024.

Steve Clarke’s men are among the outsiders to lift the trophy at the footie showpiece in Germany.


Scotland are among the outsiders to win Euro 2024Credit: The Sun

The shortest odds for Scotland to make it to the final in Berlin on July 14 and be victorious are 80/1, according to Oddschecker.

It comes as Coral said we are odds on at 4-6 to make the last 16.

But some betting companies are offering 195/1 for the squad to go all the way. 

And if Scotland were to do the unthinkable, gambling firms would take a hammering and pay out a fortune in winnings.

A spokesperson for Ladbrokes told The Scottish Sun: “Based on the figures we’ve seen so far, and what traders anticipate over the next few weeks and months, they’d expect an industry-wide cost of around £15m were Scotland to win the Euros.”

Scotland kicks off the tournament against Germany at the Allianz Arena in Munich on June 14.

Andy Robertson and his teammates are long shots to finish the curtain-raiser with three points.

Germany are favourites at 1/4, with a draw 5/1, and a shock Scotland win 8/1.

The hosts are odds on to top Group A at 1/2, while Switzerland are 11/2, and Hungary are 15/2.

Scotland are the outsiders at 9/1 to finish in first place.

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To qualify from their group and make the knockouts of a major tournament for the first time ever, the team are 10/11.

Iain Emerson, editor of the Famous Tartan Army Magazine, said: “We live in hope. That would be the icing on the cake if we could actually win it.

“£15million all of a sudden invested in the economy from the Tartan Army would be amazing. There would be some amount of booze and parties held.

“That money would go towards funding some incredible parties. Everybody would go absolutely crazy.

“The country would come to a standstill. It would be total elation and celebration.

“I don’t know how long it would last. Usually it’s a big party even when we don’t get the results in our favour.

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“To go all the way and win it would be unimaginable. It would be one huge party.

“I’m confident. I think we’re going to do good.”

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