Goal.com Canada is very excited to bring you all the the odds and picks for the 2012 European Championship, which is mere days away.
There is a plethora of bets available for you to sink your teeth into and feast upon in this competition, and each day leading up to Friday's kickoff we will profile a series of different offerings for the tournament along with an additional article on specific group bets. In addition, we will also evaluate each and every single game as the tournament unfolds to provide you with the best betting knowledge to make informed bets.
Now, with Ladbrokes.com offering all Goal.com Canada readers a free $50 bet when they open a new account, why not use some if not all of your newfound treasure on making some bold picks to win some big cash?
The usual tournament favourites like ‘Who will win the championship?’ and ‘Who will win the Golden Boot?’ are ready to be picked, but that is just a flake on the tip of the iceberg as you will see throughout the week.
So without further ado, here are the odds on tap for the Tournament and Golden Boot winners.
2012 Euro Champions
Who do you like to be crowned Champions of Europe? Perhaps like many, you are favouring Spain to become the first team ever to defend the title? Well you can select the deadly Spaniards right now for 3.75.
Or perhaps you expect the very well-rounded and hungry Germans to peak here. They are paying out 4.00 to take home their fourth European Championship, but will be in tough in the proverbial ‘Group of Death.’
Joining Die Mannschaft in that group will, of course, be 2010 World Cup runners-up Holland, who are presently listed at 7.50 to lift the Henri Delaunay Trophy, which is enticing many bettors.
The best dark horse bet in the entire lot must surely be France, which after the debacle in South Africa comes into this tournament unbeaten in its last 20 matches and is led by coach Laurent Blanc, a man who knows all about winning the Euro. Les Bleus are slated at a sizeable 11.00 to win.
At the bottom of the list we have ’92 edition champions Denmark and the Irish, who are back after a 24 year layoff. Both teams are being offered at a staggering 101.00.
TOURNAMENT WINNER CHART
|Republic of Ireland||101.00||Denmark||101.00|
THE GOLDEN BOOT
Always one of the most fun offerings at a tournament is the goal scoring race. It is essentially a crapshoot but with some good research along assessing up-to-date roster and injury reports, you can close down the gaps and narrow down the best value picks.
Will Dutch talisman Robin van Persie (9.00) bury the most goals? Maybe with David Villa out, perhaps either of Spain’s Fernandos – Torres and Llorente, both set at 15.00 - is your favourite. Perhaps one of the Italians, Antonio Cassano or the volatile Mario Balotelli both at 21.00, is your preference. It's also quite conceivable that one of the three German bombers will light up the scoreboard. Expected starter Mario Gomez is at 9.00, Lukas Podolski at 26.00, and 2006 World Cup Golden Boot winner Miroslav Klose is at 15.00.
GOLDEN BOOT CHART