Betting: Spain new Euro 2016 favourites as Morata makes his mark

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The reigning champions have leapfrogged both France and Germany in the outright winner market after an impressive and dominant display against Turkey in Nice

There has been a shift at the top of the Euro 2016 outright winner market as Spain, who started the tournament as third in the betting, are now the 100/30 (4.33) market principles with bet365.

Vicente Del Bosque's men sliced Turkey apart in Nice, becoming the first team to score three times in the competition to date and laying down the first real marker from those expected to challenge for the title.

La Roja now sit ahead of France (7/2) and Germany (4/1) after neither side impressed on match day two. England (8/1) and Italy (10/1) follow after both secured late victories in their most recent clashes.

Spain are now unbeaten in 14 games at the European Championships and haven't conceded a goal in 690 minutes of football.

The star of their second win of the tournament was Alvaro Morata. The Juventus frontman, who spent the season on loan from Real Madrid, endured a frustrating time against Czech Republic in their opening game in France, but the 23-year-old had no such problems against Fatih Terim’s side, notching either side of half time to propel himself to the top of the top scorer betting at 4/1 (5.0). Nolito also found the net and has been clipped to 20/1 (21.0) by the online firm.

The main negative about Del Bosque's men was their lack of a proven frontman at international level but Morata certainly looked right at home and, with a rock solid defence, it's a worrying sign for the rest of the teams with designs on taking away Spain's European crown.

Many of the big guns in the initial top scorer market have failed to fire for their respective countries thus far, with Dimitri Payet (9/1) and Cristiano Ronaldo (9/1) next in the betting ahead of Gareth Bale (12/1).

The Wales frontman is 10/1 (11.0) to score a direct free-kick for the third consecutive game against a Russia side who sit bottom of Group B.

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