Who will advance from group B in the qualification for the Euro-2024: a preview

The qualification round for UEFA EURO 2024 will take place throughout the year, and the tournament began in March 2023. There are five teams in group “B” and only two of them will make it to the final stage of the competition. In total, 2 dozen teams from 10 groups will proceed further.

France, the Netherlands, Greece, Ireland and Gibraltar will compete in the “B” quintet for a pair of tickets to the 2024 European Championship. Based on the latest results of the national teams and their current form, you can understand who will be in the top two.


“Tri-color” is the main contender for the first place in the group. The French demonstrated this in two starting rounds of the quintet. Didier Deschamps’ guys beat the Flying Dutchmen and the Green Army dry. At the same time, the Dutch were defeated in Paris, and the Irish were minimally defeated by the Blues in Dublin. The squad of France is incredibly strong and reaching the finals of Euro 2024 is a matter of time. It is unlikely that in the future, Kylian Mbappe and partners will begin to score credit points less regularly.

In the remaining six fights, the “tricolors” may have difficulties only in the Netherlands, and that’s not a fact. If by some miracle the French do not win Group B, then at least the second place is guaranteed to the Blues.


“Orange” before the start of the tournament was considered the main competitor for the French. But after losing to the Blues in Paris with a score of 0:4, it became clear that the Clockwork Orange is not yet equal to the Tricolor. After an away failure in France, the guys of Ronald Koeman defeated Gibraltar at home – 3:0. The Flying Dutchmen have a lot of time ahead to guarantee themselves a ticket to the next round of competitions. At the same time, it is hardly worth counting on the first place for Virgil van Dijk and his partners.

The Netherlands has a competitive squad that is able to add. Possessing a good attack, the Oranges do not differ in stability in defense. It is extremely important for the “Flying Dutchmen” to start scoring points more regularly and the Dutch are able to do it.



“Pirate Ship” in the spring of 2023 held only one match, in which he defeated Gibraltar away, scoring three unanswered goals. With a game in hand, Gustavo Poyet’s guys are three points behind the French and bypass the Netherlands in additional indicators. It is not worth seriously counting on the fact that the “Greeks” will impose a fight on the “blue” and “orange”, but the Greeks have a good squad and they will try to spoil the mood of the favorites of the “white-blue” group.

The Greeks will most likely not be able to aim for first or second place. Ahead of the “pirate ship” are six difficult fights, in which it will be extremely difficult to score many points.


The “Guys in Green” fell into a difficult group and the Irish are unlikely to be able to make a sensation. In addition, in the first and only spring game of 2023, Ireland lost at home to the French. At the same time, the team of Stephen Kenny imposed a fight and demonstrated that it looks good in terms of play. So in most battles, the “green army” will most likely not be whipping boys.

As part of the Green Army, the lion’s share of the players play in the English Premier League, as well as Matt Doherty, who recently moved from Tottenham to Atlético Madrid. Seamus Coleman and the company are unlikely to finish in the doubles, but they will try to impose a fight on the giants of European football.


The “fifty-fourths” represent the weakest national team in the “B” quintet, and it will be difficult for this team to climb even to the fourth line. If Gibraltar gets one credit, it can already be considered an achievement. In the first round of the current competition, the guys of Julio Ribas lost without a chance to the Hellenes.

Roy Chipolina and the company are unlikely to be able to impose a fight on at least one opponent, because in the game plan, the “fifty-fourths” look unconvincing. So, with a high probability, the Red-Whites will not be able to be higher than the last place in the group.

Our forecast

Gibraltar can certainly not be taken into account in the fight for tickets to the final stage of the 2024 European Championship. The Irish and Greeks are likely to fight each other for the third line in the quintet. The first two places are likely to be distributed between the French and the Netherlands. If you are a football fan and want to bet on the battles of the European national teams, we advise you to do it on “mostbet-club”.