After finding the net for the fourth time in four games in the 5-2 quarter-final victory over Iceland, Antoine Griezmann has moved clear in the Euro 2016 top scorer stakes.
One goal ahead of his competitors heading into the semi-final clash against Germany, the Atletico Madrid man is Betway’s clear 8/11 (1.73) favourite to clinch the Golden Boot on home turf.
However, the diminutive forward was not the only Frenchman firing on all cylinders in that big win in Paris, where Olivier Giroud enjoyed one of his best games in the famous blue shirt. Having struck twice to bring his tournament total to three, the Arsenal striker is now priced at 8/1 (9.00) to leapfrog his compatriot and finish top of the pile.
Also on the scoresheet for the third time versus Iceland to further press his case for Player of the Tournament so far, Dmitri Payet is available at 9/1 (10.00) to outdo both of his fellow countrymen in the goal-scoring stakes.
With two-goal top scorer Mario Gomez injured, Thomas Muller, Julian Draxler and Mesut Ozil are Germany’s best shots at a hefty 100/1 (101.00) after scoring just twice between them so far.
Therefore, the only realistic candidates outside of the French squad are to be found in the other semi-final in Lyon, where Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal take on Gareth Bale’s Wales. Edging it slightly at 7/1 (8.00) odds after scoring three goals to Ronaldo’s two, Bale’s failure to find the net since the group stages could make punters think twice considering influential partner in crime Aaron Ramsey is out through suspension.
Similarly, his Real Madrid team-mate has failed to score in four of his five matches at Euro 2016, with a double strike against Hungary leaving him an 8/1 (9.00) outsider to add to his numerous individual accolades.
Nevertheless, with Fernando Santos’ side currently clear favourites to reach the final at the Dragons’ expense, that relatively long price could be worth a shot on a player whose goal-scoring pedigree is unmatched by anyone else in the competition.
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