The Best Euro 2016 Bets You Can Make

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The Best Euro 2016 Bets You Can Make

With Euro 2016 about to kick off, Gambling.com has scoured the various markets for the tournament to find some of the best odds out there. The following article breaks down all the best bets a punter can enjoy during the European Championships. From the 'favourites' markets to the 'players' markets, below are the best bets of Euro 2016.

The Favourites: France and Germany

Despite not having won a major tournament since 2000, hosts France are the bookies’ favourite this time around. Home advantage is often a big factor at these tournaments and Les Bleus won the last two tournaments they hosted – the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championships in 1984.

The French also possess one of the strongest squads they've had for a long time. With young talent like Anthony Martial and Kingsley Coman, a prolific goalscorer in Antoine Griezmann, and Premier League stars like Dimitri Payet and N’Golo Kanté, it's not difficult to see why they're favourites for the top spot. Throw in the fact that the hosts have been dealt a fairly kind group and a 16/5 bet on France to win with Ladbrokes Sports looks a sensible one.

World Cup holders Germany are second favourites at 9/2 with a number of bookies. Joachim Löw’s men were excellent in Brazil two years ago but have lost several friendlies and qualifying games since then. However, the Germans have a reputation of turning up when it matters at tournaments and they are certainly strong contenders.

Spain and Looking for Redemption

Spain are the reigning European champions but suffered a disastrous campaign at the 2014 World Cup and are clearly not the force that they were four years ago. They have some tricky opponents in their group too.

This is Vicente del Bosque’s final tournament in charge of Spain and he'll want to go out on a high. His squad is lacking in strikers after the surprising decision to not take Diego Costa, but there is still plenty of talent there.

They are 5/1 to defend their title, but more tempting is a 12/1 shot on Spain to play France in the final, given that France and Germany are on course to meet in the semi-finals.

If you believe that this might be the year that football finally “comes home”, England are 9/1 to end 50 years of hurt and 5/1 with Betfred to reach the final. Belgium certainly have the quality in their squad to go all the way but they disappointed at the last World Cup and are missing influential captain Vincent Kompany at the back. If they can make it out of a tough group, a 12/1 bet on them with NetBet or betway is certainly attractive.

Golden Boot

Two experience tournament players make up the joint favourites in the top goalscorer market. Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is best priced at 17/2 with Betfair, but with his country unlikely to go very far in the competition, he will probably have to fill his boots in the group stages to be in with a chance. Germany’s Thomas Muller, who won the Golden Boot at the 2010 World Cup, is 9/1 with 888sport.

If France do go all the way, then there are two strikers who will have their eyes on the individual prize. Antoine Griezmann has scored over 50 goals for Atlético Madrid over the past two seasons and looks good at 11/1 with 888sport, while his compatriot Oliver Giroud is a slightly longer shot at 14/1.

Last season’s Premier League top goalscorer Harry Kane is 16/1 with a number of the bookies, but more tempting is a 40/1 shot with bet365 on his England strike partner Jamie Vardy.

Elsewhere, Poland are considered by many as dark horses for Euro 2016; their star man Robert Lewandowski is 18/1 with Paddy Power and Betfair to collect the Golden Boot gong. If Wales make it through the group stages, a 50/1 flutter on Gareth Bale does not look so outrageous.

Many bookies are offering free bets every time your selection scores if you place a bet on the top goalscorer, so it could be well worth taking a punt on any player who is likely to grab a few goals.

Star Man

The 'Player of the Tournament' award often goes to someone from the winning team. If France are to win then Paul Pogba is sure to play a big part. The Juventus midfielder is the bookies’ favourite at 10/1, while you can get odds of 14/1 on his teammate Antoine Griezmann. For a longer shot, Dimitri Payet is 25/1 to collect the award after his excellent season for West Ham.

Ronaldo and Muller feature prominently again in the betting, or if you fancy Belgium to fulfil their potential and go far, Kevin de Bruyne is a tempting 20/1 with Bet365 Sports.

Spain’s hopes of success in the tournament could depend on striker Álvaro Morato, who is 40/1 with bet365. For England, Dele Alli looks a good price at 33/1 with Paddy Power to continue his rise.

For the latest odds on all Euro 2016 markets, visit Bet365 Sports today!

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