Have recent results changed much in the Euro 2016 betting after the latest international break? We browse through the market to find the best Futures Odds?
Let’s start with England who picked up a win and a loss against Germany and the Netherlands respectively. Despite their comeback against the tournament favorites, England's soccer odds haven’t moved much. They’ve been as high as +1100 recently but +800/900 is where you expect them to be. The English betting public may well push the odds down on this as the competitions gets closer but despite the introduction of a few exciting young players they’re not seriously rated as potential winners.
Spain played in a 0-0 draw against Romania on Sunday night and also played out another draw against Italy 3 days earlier. This Spain side is not up to the standards set by their European Championship and World Cup winning teams which aren’t too far back in the memory. They have talented players but are weak in certain positions and if Iker Casillas retains his starting slot at the back then their lack of an outstanding goalkeeper may hinder them. They would be much better off letting David De Gea make that place his own.
Spain are currently third favorites for the competition but I don’t see the sharp money heading in their direction.
Germany are surprisingly second favorites to take the Euro 2016 title in the summer and although recent results haven’t been sparkling (losses against England & France in recent months), Germany have long been a tournament team and it would be unwise to bet against this side doing well in the competition. Odds have moved out a little in the last week or so at one or two sportsbooks like at Pinnacle Sports so this may be a good time to get a bit of money on the Germans
France are the side most fancied by the bookies to lift the Henri Delaunay trophy on the 10th July. They have a strong spine to their side and two of Europe’s finest players in the shape of Griezmann and Pogba (not specifically in that order). Despite that there is still the pervading feeling that this side may just fall short of the quality required. I admit I do have a little money on them already but I’m fully expecting to be trading out after their first two games to guarantee myself a “no lose” situation.
For me France are short of an imposing striker and without someone to knock the goals in, it’s always going to be a struggle to win the matches against higher quality opposition.
Belgium and Portugal are my dark horse soccer picks for this competition. Belgium should top their group if they can get a win against Italy and with a bit of luck they might go all the way. Again I’m looking to trade on this one and not letting my money run right the way through.
Portugal have a crop of brilliant young players coming through, many of whom are being targeted for summer moves to the Premier League. This competition may come a little too early for some of them but if the coach takes the risk of playing a few of them, this Portugal side could be very exciting to watch. No money on them here but I will be watching with interest.
Soccer Pick: Thomas Müller to finish top scorer at +800
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle Sports