EURO 2016 Betting – Winner Market
Host nation France emerge as the top favourites to triumph on home soil when EURO 2016 gets underway in less than a fortnight. France can be backed on as low as +275 soccer odds in winners market, which puts them a good distance shorter than World Cup champions Germany, who are priced at +400 or thereabouts in winner markets.
That great disparity is in direct proportion to the strength (or lack thereof) of the groups that these top two favourites fall into. France has drawn a relatively straightforward group with Switzerland, Romania and Albania. Germany, meanwhile, fall into a much tougher group that contains Poland, Ukraine and Northern Ireland.
Of course, there are sportsbooks that wouldn’t make any distinction between the pair and price both France and Germany on par in winner markets. That’s largely down to Die Mannschaft’s tradition of success at the international level, perennial favourites that simply rise to the occasion and can almost always be counted on to make deep runs into tournaments, if not win it all. Is it any surprise they are therefore the choice soccer pick in many soccer betting circles?
Two-time defending European champions Spain come into the tournament as the third overall favourites in the market with soccer odds ranging from +500 to +550 at most sports betting exchanges. La Furia Roja’s stock fell considerably after a disappointing World Cup campaign, not to mention a rather ominous group at EURO 2016 which includes Czech Republic, Croatia and Turkey. Indeed, many soccer bettors would have this the group of death in the competition.
High hopes preceded the Three Lions after rounding out a qualifying campaign on a perfect 10-0-0 note, but their price to triumph in France remains rather large and sits mostly in triple digit range. Most sportsbooks hang England at +1000 soccer odds or thereabouts, even though they’re contained in a relatively good group that includes Russia, Wales and Slovakia.
A lot of hype surrounds Belgium at EURO 2016. Les Diables Rouge accounted rather well at the World Cup reaching the quarterfinals where they lost to Argentina 1-0, the upshot of which they are set up as the +1100 bet to triumph in France. However, there are those soccer bettors that would have the Belgians rather optimistically priced in EURO 2016 betting markets. Mainly down to a tough group that contains Italy, Sweden and the Republic of Ireland.
Of the lot the Italians look to be the most threatening in this section, even if bookmakers hang the Azzuri on significantly large +1700 soccer odds to triumph in France. It’s worth noting, Italy were the runners-up to Spain at EURO 2012.
Finally, the Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Seleccao look to be the most underrated side in the competition. Priced at +2100 to win or higher it seems they are not even considered to be contenders despite a relatively weak group that contains Iceland, Austria and Hungary. Consider the Portuguese should be able to negotiate this group without too much fuss, they could gradually build expectations as they progress.