Paris is gearing up to accept people from all over Europe and I’m sure the other host cities are the same for Euro 2016. Let's take a look at some interesting soccer betting props to cash in on!
The First Bet
There are going to be a mass of proposed bets floating around as we head into Euro 2016 and in this article we're going to take a look at a few of those and try to decide which, if any are worthy of your time and attention.
The first bet to catch my attention was the “Lowest Scoring Team” option. Favourites for this are Albania,Northern Ireland and Hungary. We could look a little further at the Republic of Ireland and Romania but honestly I don't see the point of looking beyond the favourites for this one. Albania were shock qualifiers and are at long soccer odds to even qualify for the second round, which they won't do. Backing them at +450 at Pinnacle Sports seems like easy money to me.
A popular area in tournaments like this is the Top Goalscorer market. Ideally you're looking to identify a side that will go a long way in the competition, score plenty of goals along the way and have one player who seems to pop up with more of those goals than anyone else.
Step forward Thomas Muller. Germany are my favourites to win the competition and although they're a side that like to keep the ball, they know how to attack and Muller's late runs often see him amongst the goals. Only James Rodriguez scored more goals than the German back in the 2014 World Cup and this time the path is clear for the Bayern Munich player to mop up this summer (that's not a reference to his hair!).
Cristiano Ronaldo is rated by the bookies to be in this discussion but he's suffered from injuries in the last few weeks of the season and if previous summers are anything to go by, he may not be fit enough to do himself justice in this one. I also don't see Portugal going as far which will give him less games to get the business done in. If Portugal would put a bit more trust in their younger generation of footballers then I would be backing them to be the dark horses for this one. That may have to wait until 2020 though.
One area where money could be made is predicting the top scorers for each side in the competition. I've picked out a few bets that may be of interest to you, feel free to add your own in the comments below:
Harry Kane, top goalscorer for England: +250
Thomas Muller, top goalscorer for Germany: +150
Gareth Bale, top goalscorer for Wales: +125
Stage Of Elimination Bets
Finally, the last set of soccer picks selections that have caught my eye are the “Stage of Elimination” bets. Some sides aren't expected to get out of the group stage and although Albania are no value at -187, others like the Czech Republic (+100) do have a little bit of interest. As an England fan I would be amiss to not bet on them going out in the last 16 (+250) though I will be fervently hoping they go all the way!
Paris is gearing up to accept people from all over Europe and I'm sure the other host cities are the same. It should be a fun summer and a great competition.