We are now just days away from the start of Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine so here is our guide to the best prices from the best bookmakers as 16 teams battle it out to become the latest European champions.
Unsurprisingly, defending European Champions and current World Cup holders Spain are the current 14/5 best price favourites with bwin
. The Spanish have been on incredible form in qualifying winning all eight of their matches.
Another side that arrived in Poland and Ukraine with a 100% record in qualifying was Germany. Joachim Low side were beaten finalists four years ago and many pundits believe they can go one better this time around. They are 3/1 top price with Paddy Power
to claim their first international title since 1996.
Bookmakers has also seen a rush of money on Netherlands recreating the magic of 1988 and winning their second European Championships. With stars like Robin Van Persie, Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder, they are great value at 7/1 with Stan James
Group D at Euro 2012 sees France and England battle with Sweden and co-hosts Ukraine to advance to the knockout stages. France are available at 11/1 with Coral
bookmakers while England under new boss Roy Hodgson are as big as 14/1 with bet365
2006 World Cup champions Italy are next in the betting at 17/1 with William Hill
. The Azzurri qualified unbeaten for Euro 2012 but the country has been rocked with news of another match-fixing scandal involving some of the squad members.
Portugal will have to emerge from the so-called “Group of Death” if they are to win their first ever European Championships. They face Germany, Holland and Denmark in Group B. If you do fancy Cristiano Ronaldo to inspire his country to victory, you can get 20/1 with Betfred
on him lifting the trophy.
Many people’s dark horses for the Championships are Russia. Dick Advocaat’s side are in arguably the weakest group along with co-hosts Poland, Greece and the Czech Republic. They are 22/1 with Boylesports
– a price that has seen some interest from punters looking for each-way value.
Elsewhere, if you do think either Poland or Ukraine can have the perfect finale to co-hosting the tournament, they are both 50/1 with BetVictor
. Croatia, in Group C with Spain, Italy and Rep of Ireland are 66/1 while the Irish are 100/1 outsiders with Ladbrokes
Euro 2004 champions Greece are also 100/1 to claim another European Championship with Sportingbet while Sweden can be backed at 66/1 with SkyBet
. 1996 finalist Czech Republic are 80/1 with BlueSquare while 1992 champions Denmark are 100/1 with 888Sport