European Championship is just around the corner and this is the right time for online bettors to start thinking how they can make the most of the tournament in Poland and Ukraine. Euro 2012 is expected to be one of the most heavily bet events this year and it is essential to get a head start if you want to place your bets at the highest available odds. We have selected seven Euro 2012 betting specials that are tipped to become the most popular pre-tournament markets and all you need to do is select the ones that you believe have the best value.
1.) Spain to win Euro 2012 title
Odds: 3.60 @ Bodog
Reigning European Champions and World Cup winners Spain are again rated as the main candidates for the trophy and there are no doubts that punters all around the globe will be backing La Furia Roja to win the coveted title. With the likes of Xavi, Iniesta, David Silva and Xabi Alonso in the side, Spain remain the team to beat.
2.) Germany to win Euro 2012 title
Odds: 4.50 @ Paddy Power
Germany have been on the constant uptrend under Joachim Low and many believe they are the only team capable of beating Spain to the Euro 2012 title. After die Mannschaft won all ten qualifying games in the build up to the final tournament, there will be many of those prepared to take what is a pretty good price offered at Paddy Power.
3.) Spain and Germany to meet in the final
Odds: 10.00 @ Ladbrokes
As I have already mentioned, Spain and Germany are seen as hot favourites for the trophy and football pundits everywhere expect the two sides to fulfill the expectations and meet each other in the final game on 1st July. When it comes to naming the finalists, one just can’t look past the two giants of European football.
4.) Fernando Torres to be selected for final 23 man squad
Odds: 2.00 @ BetVictor
With David Villa rated doubtful through injury and Roberto Soldado and Fernando Llorente still inexperienced at the biggest stage, everything suggests that Vincent Del Bosque will recall Fernando Torres to the national team. The Chelsea striker has been showing a lot of promise of late and backing El Nino to make Spain Euro 2012 squad could be one of the most popular pre-tournament bets.
5.) Robin van Persie to be top tournament goalscorer
Odds: 11.00 @ Ladbrokes
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is in the form of his life and he will arrive at the final tournament as the favourite for the top goalscorer trophy. Netherlands boss Bert van Marwijk still sees him as the first choice in attack and with Oranje expected to reach the final stages of the tournament, backing Van Persie to finish as top goalscorer could be a wise choice.
6.) Steve Gerrard to captain England in their opening Euro 2012 game
Odds: 3.00 @ BetVictor
England caretaker boss Stuart Pearce gave the captain’s armband to Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker for the friendly game against the Netherlands, but everything suggests that Steven Gerrard will lead his country at the final tournament. Liverpool icon is the most capped player of the current crop of players and even his England teammates believe Gerrard is best fit for the role.
7.) Wayne Rooney to be England’s top scorer
Odds: 4.50 @ Titan Bet
While other areas of the team look very good at the moment, England have big problems in the attacking department and nobody knows who will replace Wayne Rooney in the first two games of the tournament. Even if the Manchester United forward is suspended for the first two games, he should be able to get on the scoresheet in third group game against co-hosts Ukraine and could easily become England’s top scorer at the tournament.