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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

Spain 3.75 Germany 4.00
Holland 7.50 France 11.00
England 13.00 Italy 15.00
Russia 21.00 Portugal 21.00
Ukraine 41.00 Poland 41.00
Greece 51.00 Croatia 51.00
Sweden 67.00 Czech Republic 67.00
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

Robin Van Persie 9.00 Mario Gomez 9.00
Cristiano Ronaldo 13.00 Miroslav Klose 15.00
Fernando Torres 15.00 Karim Benzema 15.00
Fernando Llorente 15.00 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 17.00
Mario Balotelli 21.00 Robert Lewandowski 21.00
Antonio Cassano 21.00 Lukas Podolski 26.00
Antonio Di Natale 26.00 Thomas Muller 26.00
Cesc Fabregas 26.00 Álvaro Negredo 26.00
Aleksandr Kerzhakov 34.00 Olivier Giroud 34.00
Wayne Rooney 34.00 David Silva 34.00
Wesley Sneijder 41.00 Zlatan Ibrahimovic 41.00
Arjen Robben 41.00 Nikica Jelavic 41.00
Hugo Almeida 41.00 Juan Mata 41.00
Sebastian Giovinco 51.00 Fabio Borini 51.00
Danny Welbeck 51.00 Pedro 51.00
Marco Reus 51.00 Roman Pavlyuchenko 51.00
Helder Postiga 51.00 Andy Carroll 51.00
Rafael Van Der Vaart 51.00 Jermain Defoe 51.00
Andrés Iniesta 67.00 Mesut Ozil 67.00
Robbie Keane 67.00 Jeremy Menez 67.00
Samir Nasri 67.00 Steven Gerrard 67.00
Pavel Pogrebnyak 67.00 Ashley Young 67.00
Luis Carlos Nani 67.00 Franck Ribery 67.00
Dirk Kuyt 67.00 Andriy Shevchenko 81.00
Andrei Arshavin 81.00 Eduardo 81.00
Theo Walcott 81.00 Artem Milevskiy 81.00
Milan Baros 81.00 Mario Mandzukic 81.00
Jakub Blaszczykowski 101.00 Xavi 101.00
Ivan Klasnic 101.00 Mario Götze 101.00
Juanfran 101.00 Alan Dzagoev 101.00
Ibrahim Afellay 101.00 Nicklas Bendtner 101.00
Theofanis Gekas 101.00 Pawel Brozek 101.00
Nikola Kalinic 126.00 Nikos Liberopoulos 126.00
Tomas Necid 126.00 David Lafata 126.00
Tomas Pekhart 126.00 Andriy Yarmolenko 126.00
Luka Modric 151.00 Dennis Rommedahl 151.00
Shane Long 151.00 Johan Elmander 151.00
Jonathan Walters 151.00 Kevin Doyle 151.00
Michael Krohn Dehli 151.00 Dimitrios Salpigidis 201.00
Georgios Samaras 201.00


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