MORE money has been bet on Scotland to beat Germany in the opening match of Euro 2024 than vice versa, a bookies has revealed.

William Hill said on Thursday, one day ahead of kick-off in the tournament’s opening game, that odds on Scotland winning had been narrowed from 12/1 to 10/1 due to the amount which has been staked on them.

Hosts Germany are still the favourites to beat Steve Clarke’s side in the opener however, with William Hill offering odds of 2/7.

Scotland’s Scott McTominay, who plays his club football with Manchester United, is also the most backed player to score in the game against Germany, the bookies said. He is on odds of 6/1.

Scotland and Manchester United player Scott McTominay (Image: PA)

McTominay is also leading the betting to be Scotland’s top goalscorer for the tournament, with odds of 9/2.

However, William Hill are offering odds of 7/2 for Lawrence Shankland and 4/1 for Che Adams to emerge as Scotland’s top scorer.

Lee Phelps, a spokesperson for William Hill, said: “Scotland have been very popular in the Euros opener with their win price shortening from 12/1 to 10/1 and we have seen a greater volume of money staked on the Scots than Germany.

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“On paper, competition hosts Germany should be winning this fixture, but we have seen upsets early in these tournaments and the money coming for Scotland does make you sit up and take note.

“Scott McTominay has been the best backed player by punters in the anytime goalscorer market at 6/1, and he has also been best backed at 9/2 to top score for Scotland at Euro 2024.”

After the opener against Germany on Friday, Scotland will also play Hungary and Switzerland in the group stage.

The National is running a charity sweepstakes for the tournament, with well-known Scots having been randomly assigned a team. The winner will get £1000 for a charity of their choice.