The European Championships of 2016 are well and truly underway; so far the tournament has been a scintillating mix of highly technical football and banter between competing sets of supporters.
It has been a good event for the erstwhile punter too, with six out of ten favourites winning their matches and the likes of Dimitri Payet, Gareth Bale and Arkadiusz Milik all registering goals for their respective countries.
The good news is that this trend looks set to continue into the second week of the competition. With many bookmakers offering special bonuses and promotions targeted specifically at Euro 2016 betting markets, this is a fantastic time to enjoy a flutter or two on the continent’s premier tournament.
Coral Sports has devised a number of lucrative bonuses for both new and existing customers; they're certainly worth a second look for those who enjoy generous odds, free bets and more.
888sport, meanwhile, has produced a suite of enhanced wincasts and player specials, each of which increases the individual’s financial return without maximising the risk to the punter.
But perhaps the most eye-catching of all the ‘specials’ on offer at the second week of Euro 2016 is the 'Acca Boost' platform from NetBet Sports, which looks set to reward those who can put together a betslip packed with winning selections.
The beauty of the tournament thus far – certainly from a betting perspective – is that the match results have been fairly predictable. Other than England failing to beat Russia, and perhaps Italy’s surprise win over Belgium, there has been little to disrupt the smooth flow of money from the bookmakers to the accounts of bettors.
The upshot is that those who enjoy nothing more than putting a multiple bet together featuring two or more legs are statistically far more likely to be successful in their pursuit of profit, so NetBet’s 'Acca Boost' promotion will be of great interest to them.
Here, punters are handed a bonus on any winnings they should accrue when placing a multiple bet. So, 5% is added to three-leg accumulators, 7% to four-leg, 10% to five-leg and so on, right up to a whopping 50% paid out on 13-leg behemoths. But as the stats in France have proven, finding winners has proven to be a slightly easier task than normal.
Even when the ball is in the court of the betting community, it still pays to do the necessary homework of researching selections before clicking that ‘place bet’ button. Luckily, help is at hand with this in the form of NetBet’s All You Need to Know guide to Euro 2016.
This features all of the stats and information that punters need to bet with confidence on the tournament. Data regarding team/player goals, assists and discipline is listed, as are key trends in shots on target, chances created and more.
So before taking advantage of the 'Acca Bonus' promotion, it pays to visit these pages to gain an invaluable insight into where the smart money is going. As one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, Benjamin Franklin, so rightly said: "fail to prepare, prepare to fail".
The first round of matches will soon be over, so attention will turn to the all-important second set of fixtures. It is here that some teams will book their place in the knockout phase of the competition, while others will have their dreams shattered.
The obvious standout fixtures include a passionate meeting between two neighbours, England and Wales, plus the battle for supremacy at the top of group D as Germany and Poland clash.
Elsewhere, tournament favourites and hosts France can book their place in the last 16 with a routine victory over Albania, while reigning European champions Spain will be looking to do likewise with three points against Turkey.
This second round of fixtures looks once again like prime betting fodder and it is possible to make a strong case for at least eight of the 12 favourites on show. That would return a very handy 25% in additional profit via NetBet’s 'Acca Boost' promotion, which is a particularly mouth-watering prospect indeed.