Euro 2012 Betting Guide
All eyes turn to Poland and the Ukraine this summer as the two countries jointly host Euro 2012 which begins on Friday 8th June with the Group A clash between Poland and Greece.
Current title holders Spain enter the tournament as strong favourites at around 5/2 but there is a feeling that the current crop of players could be vulnerable to some of the improving bigger nations, with Germany and Holland qualifying for the tournament in style and winning their respective groups with the minimum of fuss.
England’s chances will now fall upon the shoulders of new manager Roy Hodgson, but they look set for a turbulent time in Group D; facing a rejuvenated France that are undefeated in two years under the direction of Laurent Blanc, with hosts Ukraine and potential banana skin Sweden also making up the numbers.
Betting opportunities are plentiful, with bookmakers offering odds on a huge range of markets. Whether you fancy backing an outright winner of the tournament, a group winner, a nation to finish bottom of their group, top tournament goalscorer and numerous other special bets, there is something that appeals to all punters.
We have put together a complete group by group betting preview to help you on your way to discovering the best bets for Euro 2012. Are Spain really the best option at 5/2? Or will German efficiency pay dividends at odds of around 7/2?
Holland have a team brimming with world class talent, but will they hold it together on the big stage that they have so often disappointed at?
Euro 2012 Groups
- Czech Republic
- Republic Of Ireland
Another popular bet during the Euro 2012 tournament is the hotly contested top goalscorer accolade. Spain’s David Villa won the Golden Boot in 2008 with 4 goals, Germany’s Lukas Podolski taking runner up spot with 3.
German striker Mario Gomez’s blistering domestic form for Bayern Munich this season has the bookmakers chalking him up as favourite at around 8/1 to take the honours, but Holland’s Robin van Persie has got to be considered at 12/1 after a season packed with goals for Arsenal. Take a look at our top Euro 2012 top goalscorer odds and preview to decide who your money will be on.