Euro 2024 Group D Predictions: Who Will Qualify for the Last 16?

Here is our prediction for Group D of Euro 2024, which includes France, Netherlands, Austria and Poland in Germany.

6:45am on Friday 14th June 2024
Jake Skudder

With Euro 2024 approaching, football enthusiasts are eagerly speculating which teams will advance from Group D.

This group features France, Netherlands, Austria, and Poland, each bringing its unique strengths and challenges. Here's a detailed look at their prospects.

France: Favorites to Top the Group

France, the reigning World Cup champions, are strong contenders to win Group D.

With a squad brimming with talent and depth, they have consistently performed well in international tournaments.

Key players like Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann are expected to lead the charge. However, the pressure is on them to maintain their high standards and avoid any slip-ups in the group stage.

Netherlands: Strong Contenders

Netherlands have shown resilience and tactical acumen in their recent matches. Under the guidance of a competent coaching staff, they have the potential to challenge France for the top spot.

Players like Virgil van Dijk and Memphis Depay are crucial to their success. Their head-to-head matches with France during the qualifiers were tight, indicating that the Dutch are not to be underestimated.

Austria: The Dark Horse

Austria might not be the first team that comes to mind when predicting who will advance, but they have proven to be a solid and cohesive unit.

Their balanced squad and strategic play could see them through to the knockout stages.

Austria’s key strength lies in their teamwork and the ability to pull off unexpected results, making them a potential dark horse in Group D.

Poland: Facing an Uphill Battle

Poland enters Euro 2024 with significant challenges. Despite having star striker Robert Lewandowski, their overall team performance has been inconsistent.

They struggled in the qualifiers and only narrowly made it through the play-offs.

A lot of predictions favour Poland to finish at the bottom of Group D, but they will be determined to defy the odds.


France to Win Group D: Given their track record and squad depth, France is the favourite to top the group.

Netherlands to Finish Second: With their tactical prowess, the Netherlands are expected to secure the second spot.

Austria to Qualify: Austria’s well-rounded team makes them a good bet to advance to the last 16.

Poland to Finish Bottom: Poland’s struggles in recent matches suggest they might end up at the bottom of the group.

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