Goal Average in EURO 2020/2021 - How many goals have been scored?

What is the goal average in the European Football Championship 2021 and how many goals have been scored in total? For those of you who want to bet on the number of goals in a match, it can be of great interest to know what the European Championship's goal average looks like and how many goals have been scored in total in the tournament. So prior to the start of the European Championship, let's take a closer look at the goal average over the years. What has it looked like before in the European Championship tournaments and in which one have the most goals been scored, compared to the number of matches?

Current Goal Average in EURO 2020/2021

After each day has concluded in EURO 2020/2021 we will update the information.

Current Goal Average (after Day 7): 2.80

Total Goals (after Day 7): 140

EURO 2020 Group Stage Results:

Turkey - Italy 0-3

Wales - Switzerland 1-1

Denmark - Finland 0-1

Belgium - Russia 3-0

England - Croatia 1-0

Austria - North Macedonia 3-1

Netherlands - Ukraine 3-2

Scotland - Czech Republic 0-2

Poland - Slovakia 1-2

Spain - Sweden 0-0

Hungary - Portugal 0-3

France - Germany 1-0

Finland - Russia 0-1

Wales - Turkey 2-0

Italy - Switzerland 3-0

Ukraine - North Macedonia 2-1

Denmark - Belgium 1-2

Netherlands - Austria 2-0

Sweden - Slovakia 1-0

Croatia - Czech Republic 1-1

England - Scotland 0-0

Hungary - France 1-1

Portugal - Germany 2-4

Spain - Poland 1-1

Italy - Wales 1-0

Switzerland - Turkey 3-1

Ukraine - Austria 0-1

North Macedonia - Netherlands 0-3

Russia - Denmark 1-4

Finland - Belgium 0-2

Croatia - Scotland 3-1

Czech - England 0-1

Sweden - Poland 3-2

Slovakia - Spain 0-5

Portugal - France 2-2

Germany - Hungary 2-2

Playoff Results:

Round of 16

Wales - Denmark 0-4

Italy - Austria 0-0 (2-1 ET)

Netherlands - Czech 0-2

Belgium - Portugal 1-0

Croatia - Spain 3-3

France - Switzerland 3-3

England - Germany 2-0

Sweden - Ukraine 1-2


Switzerland - Spain 1-1

Belgium - Italy 1-2

Czech Republic - Denmark 1-2

Ukraine - England 0-4


Spanien - Italien 2-1 (1-1 FT)

Danmark - England 1-2 (1-1 FT)

Goal average in the European Football Championship over the years

Has the goal average gone up or down during the recent European Championships? Here we will take a closer look at the number of goals in previous championships:

1960: 4.3 goals per match (17 goals in 4 matches)

1964: 3.3 goals per match (13 goals in 4 matches)

1968: 1.4 goals per match (7 goals in 5 matches)

1972: 2.5 goals per match (10 goals in 4 matches)

1976: 4.8 goals per match (19 goals in 4 matches)

1980: 1.93 goals per match (27 goals in 14 matches)

1984: 2.73 goals per match (41 goals in 15 matches)

1988: 2.27 goals per match (34 goals in 15 matches)

1992: 2.13 goals per match (32 goals in 15 matches)

1996: 2.06 goals per match (64 goals in 31 matches)

2000: 2.74 goals per match (85 goals in 31 matches)

2004: 2.48 goals per match (77 goals in 31 matches)

2008: 2.48 goals per match (77 goals in 31 matches)

2012: 2.45 goals per match (76 goals in 31 matches)

2016: 2.12 goals per match (109 goals in 51 matches)

The goal average has varied a lot over the years in the European Championships. The highest record is from 1976 when the European Championships were played in the former Yugoslavia. In 4 matches there was 19 goals scored. Notable was that all matches went over 3.5 goals. In the last European Championship played in France a total of 2.12 goals were scored per match, which is the lowest goal average in the European Championship since 1996 when the average ended up at a low 2.06. The lowest goal average of all times in a European Championship is 1.4 goals from 1968. A total of five matches were played, where the final was replayed after 1-1 after extra time. In this European Championship final, coin toss was used to decide which team between Italy and the Soviet Union that would advance from one of the semi-finals. This after the match ended 0-0 after extra time.

If we take a look at the premiere matches in the last four European Championships, we can see the following results:

2004: Portugal-Greece 1-2

2008: Switzerland-Czech Republic 0-1

2012: Poland-Greece 1-1

2016: France-Romania 2-1

Half of the matches have ended over 2.5 goals. The last match between France and Romania ended 2-1 to the home nation. It is the first time in four European Championships that the host nation has managed to win in an opening match. Will Italy be the second team in a row to manage this when they face Turkey at home at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on Friday?

Which teams have scored the most goals in EURO history?

Here are the teams that have scored the most goals in the European Championships over the years:

1960: Yugoslavia: 6 goals

1964: Hungary, Soviet Union & Spain: 4 goals

1968: Italy, 3 goals

1972: West Germany: 5 goals

1976: West Germany: 6 goals

1980: West Germany: 6 goals

1984: France: 14 goals

1988: Netherlands: 8 goals

1992: Germany: 7 goals

1996: Germany: 10 goals

2000: France and the Netherlands: 13 goals

2004: Czech Republic & England: 10 goals

2008: Spain: 12 goals

2012: Spain: 12 goals

2016: France: 13 goals

It is not uncommon for the winning team in a European Championship to score the most goals as well. In the last three championships, the winners have scored the most goals. In the European Championship in 2004, however Greece was an exception as the champions only scored 7 goals in 6 matches, which was far less than the Czech Republic and England who reached 10 in just 4 matches.

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Bet on the number of goals in EURO 2020/2021

Before the start of the European Championships, a lot of special bets are offered by the bookmakers. Some offer long-term bets where it is a matter of betting on the total number of goals in the tournament. In the 2021 tournament, a total of 51 matches will be played. In the European Championships in 2016, a total of 109 goals were scored in as many matches. But now that VAR is in the picture, the chances are good that we will see significantly more goals because we are also going to see an increase in the number of penalty-kicks.

Which team will score the most goals in EURO 2020/2021?

Will it again be the champions of the European Football Championship who will score the most goals in the tournament? Historically, it is quite likely. If we look group by group and which teams play there, it looks like Belgium can score a lot of goals against Finland, Denmark and Russia. Belgium has a strong attack with players like Lukaku, Mertens and Carrasco at the top. In total, Belgium scored 40 goals in the European Championship qualifiers, which was the most of all teams.

In a good second place came Italy and England with 37 goals and England in particular feels interesting with a wonderful set of offensive players such as Kane, Sterling, Rashford, Sancho and Foden. If you want to bet on which team that will score the most goals in the European Football Championship 2021, there is markets at some of the big bookies. Belgium and England are favourites at odds of 5.50, ahead of Spain at 7.00.

Which player scores the most goals?

Before and during the European Championships, you will be able to bet in lots of markets. One of the most popular outright markets is on which player scores the most goals. At Betting.com we have the odds ready for you and will follow them throughout the tournament. Feel free to visit our page for the European Championship best goalscorer to get updated odds daily

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