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

Here are our predictions for the teams that will qualify from Group E of Euro 2024, which includes Belgium, Ukraine, Romania and Slovakia.

7:00am on Friday 14th June 2024
Jake Skudder

The excitement for Euro 2024 is building, and Group E is one to watch closely. With teams like Belgium, Ukraine, Romania, and Slovakia, the competition for the top spots promises to be fierce.

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect and who might advance to the knockout stages.

Belgium: Clear Favorites

Belgium enters Euro 2024 as the favourites to top Group E.

With a squad brimming with attacking talent, including the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku, the Red Devils are expected to dominate.

Their offensive prowess should see them through the group stage comfortably, although their defence might be tested in later rounds.

Ukraine: Strong Contenders

Ukraine has shown considerable strength in their journey to Euro 2024, finishing as runners-up in a tough qualifying group.

Their solid defence and effective counter-attacks make them a formidable opponent.

The scheduling works in their favour as well, with their toughest match against Belgium coming last, by which point Belgium might have already secured their place in the next round.

Romania: The Dark Horse

Romania is an unpredictable element in Group E.

While they didn’t dominate in their qualifying rounds, they have shown resilience and the ability to surprise stronger teams.

Their matches against Slovakia and Ukraine will be crucial for their chances of advancing.

Slovakia: The Underdogs

Slovakia rounds out Group E as the underdogs. Their path to the Euro involved battling through play-offs, highlighting their fighting spirit.

However, they struggled against stronger opponents in the qualifiers, which could be their downfall in the group stages.

Their performance against Romania and Ukraine will be pivotal.


Who Will Qualify?

Based on current form and squad strength, Belgium is highly likely to top Group E.

Ukraine, with their tactical discipline and strong spine, are favourite to take the second spot.

Romania and Slovakia will need to pull off significant upsets to advance, with Romania having a slightly better chance given their balanced team.


Belgium to Win Group E: Given their squad depth and attacking options, we think Belgium winning the group seems like a highly probable outcome.

Ukraine to Finish in the Top Two: Ukraine’s consistency and favourable schedule make them a strong candidate to advance.

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