So who is going to be getting into party mode on July 10th, 2016 when the winner of Euro 2016 will be decided? Will it be England landing the continental honour for the first time in their history or will it be one of the familiar faces like France, Germany or Spain who get their hands back on the title again?
Outright Winner Odds for the Euro 2016
July 8th 2016
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It's a huge month of football betting coming up when Euro 2016 start on June 10th
. The big kick off will of course, bring a flood of betting opportunities to you and one of the most popular Euro 2016 betting markets will be the outright winner
In picking a team to back in Euro 2016 Outright Winner Odds you are basically going to be looking at narrowing the field. There are certain teams among the 24 that are taking part at France 2016
that you know aren't going to be lifting the title. You should never say never in betting of course, as proven by leicester in the Barclays Premier League this season, but generally there is a strong clutch of nations that are always in with a better shot of taking the European Championship title than the others.
Because there are 24 teams entering the tournament for the first time in its history, it means that here is an extra round of competition to get through to win the tournament
. There is a round of 16 for the first time and that puts even more pressure on the underdog nations to go an extra step to what is was before, to win the European Championships. Only six of the twenty four nations starting the competition are under the 20/1 mark, those being Italy 16/1, Belgium 11/1, England 17/2, Spain 11/2, Germany 10/3 and host nation France at 10/3.
Taking that approach then, you have already trimmed the field massively to what you started with. Suddenly you are down to a one in six shot of betting success in the Euro 2016 outright winner market, but how do you nail it down a little bit more? Well, you can start by looking at recent history
. Spain have won it for the last two editions, having claimed three titles in total, making them the joint-most successful nation alongside Germany (two as West Germany). Then you have France with two wins, the only multiple-winner of the European Championships.
So if you really want to focus on them as opposed to backing England or Belgium to win it for the first time, or for Italy to come good for the first time since 1968 then you can focus in on Spain, Germany and France
. Let's look in a little more details.
Spain - Euro 2016 Odds & Prediction
The reigning European champions
. Many punters had written them off before their successful title defence at Euro 2012. But they simply deployed a different set of tactics that no-one really anticipated (slower possession) and got their hands back at the title. No, they didn't excite (until thumping italy 4-0 in the final) and they rode their luck, but they got the job done. They should still be there or thereabouts at the end of the day you would image and it would be a surprise if they weren't in the final four
. Their weakness though is the lack of a genuine number nine and not having a Plan B if Plan A isn't working.
Germany - Euro 2016 Odds & Prediction
Germany, the reigning world champions
, have been to the final in three of the last six editions of the European Championships. Again, anything less than a semi final would be a bit of a surprise here
. Germany have an abundance of attacking power and the success of them as an attacking unit, should firmly be on the capable shoulders of the brilliant thomas Muller (7/1 to be the Euro 2016 Top Goalscorer
). But will it be enough? Will their positive mindset be able to stay disciplined enough to stay switched on at the back? In qualifying there were clear, visible signs that they aren't a defensively strong unit and are likely to give up goals when it gets to the more competitive matches in the knockout stages.
France - Euro 2016 Odds & Prediction
Everything that we have seen from France looks good in terms of them winning the European Championship on home soil. Back in 1984 they hosted the competition and took a 2-0 win in the final over Spain. When they won the title for the second time in 2000, the bulk of their games was played in neighbouring Belgium. So they would appear to be a very home-centric side. They look stronger and better balanced in all departments than both Spain and Germany do
. There is a great balance of grit through the spine of their team and flair as well, a top class keeper and a tremendous attacking unit, which should cope even without the suspended Karim Benzema.
Euro 2016 Outright Winner Odds & Predictions
France 10/3 are the best looking value
to go all the way and get their hands on the title for what would be a third time in their history. They haven't played competitively for a while but they have put some good wins in international friendlies on the board over the course of the season, including victories over Germany, Netherlands, Portugal and Russia. They could be well on course for a home success.