Betting: Can Portugal upset France or Germany to lift the Euro 2016 trophy?

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Having backed the Selecao at 20/1 before the competition began, Al Hain-Cole remains confident they can upset the odds to steal the trophy away from more fancied rivals

Having led the outright Euro 2016 betting before the competition began, only one of France and Germany will be taking part in the final at the Stade de France.

Drawn together in a finely-balanced semi-final clash, the old enemies are each priced at 9/5 (2.80) with Paddy Power to lift a trophy they have won five times between them in the past.

Paddy Power have a choice of enhanced prices available on the outright winner market. These odds are available to anyone yet to open an account and offer Germany at 10/1 (11.0), France at 10/1 (11.0) or Wales at 20/1 (21.0), huge enhancements compared to the usual market prices.

To take up any of these prices simply sign up using the links provided, back your chosen team at the usual odds shown on site and if they win, the returns will be topped up to the enhanced value after the final whistle.

With either Wales or Portugal awaiting them in the final, it is no surprise that most expect the winners of this tie to go all the way to glory considering their superior pedigree and performances over the past few weeks. While the match is certainly hard to call, Didier Deschamps’ highly talented squad will certainly fancy their chances after brushing aside giant-killers Iceland in the last round and given their opponents’ significant absentees.

As well as losing Mats Hummels to suspension in their far more taxing penalty shootout victory over Italy, Die Mannschaft must also find replacements for Mario Gomez and Sami Khedira after both were struck down by injury. Benefitting from home advantage and having come out on top in the most recent encounter between the sides back in November’s friendly match, Les Bleus arguably appear better value for that 9/5 (2.80) outright price.

However, it would be a mistake to write off either team in the other semi-final, where star men Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale each headline squads that have demonstrated real togetherness and determination to reach this stage.

Unfortunately for Bale, the suspension of Aaron Ramsey may make his dream of matching club success with international glory all the more difficult a task against a team probably blessed with more strength in depth.

While they are still waiting for their first win of the tournament within 90 minutes, the Selecao have shown enough resilience and individual quality to suggest their 7/2 (4.50) price is certainly more worthy of investment than their adversaries’ longer 8/1 (9.00) odds.

The enhanced odds available to new customers can be taken up by new customers through these links: Germany at 10/1 (11.0), France at 10/1 (11.0) or Wales at 20/1 (21.0).

Portugal to win Euro 2016 at 7/2 (4.50) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power

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