Euro 2016 will be the football tournament to watch this summer and we have the best betting tips for the tournament. We are already excited to see who will take home the trophy of being the best European football team. For the first time in history of this competition, we will have 24 teams participating, after former president of UEFA Michel Platini changed the system. The consequence from his decision is that we will have five debutants, the biggest number in European championship history. The tournament will take place in France from June 10th to July 10th.
The groups have been drawn in early December of 2015 and we are now assured that we will enjoy every bit of it. A total of six groups, with each group having four teams, top two will progress automatically to the knockout stages, while four best third placed teams will also go through. The favorites will most likely proceed, but that also leaves the space for some underdogs to record a memorable result for their respective countries. While the 2012 tournament pretty much went in the expected fashion (Spain defended the 2008 title), this time we will witness a more competitive tournament and probably get the new champion.
We also have a Euro 2016 betting tips for group B
Betting on winner of Euro 2016
Reigning World champions and three time European championship winners Germany is pretty much the only clear favorite to win the tournament. After many World and European championship finals and third places, “Elf” finally made it all the way and thanks to a Mario Goetze extra time winner, managed to claim the major glory for the first time since 1996 and their Euro win. Germany’s team is pretty much unchanged and we think they might be seriously challenge for the European throne as well. Under Joachim Loew, Germany never went bellow semis in the last six tournaments and the chances are this will be the case now as well.
Hosts France won the tournament last time they hosted it. It was back in 1998, when a Zinedine Zidane brace and an Emmanuel Petit goal gave hosts France the World cup win over Brazil. Nowadays, France is lacking a significant result since the 2006 World cup final, but this generation can go a step further. Managed by brilliant Didier Deschamps, France is preparing heavily for the tournament since they qualified automatically for it. A clear advantage of home turf and home fans, France can go past a very average group A and with a bit of luck they can go to the semis and then anything is possible.
England to win Euro 2016
Although this may sound like a cliché, but England might actually have a shot this year. It has been fifty years since their World cup win in 1966 and England now has a team capable of achieving the dream and claiming the European glory. Gordi Albion had a perfect score in the qualifiers and the team is a mix of experience and youth so they might go all the way. The group with Russia, Wales and Slovakia looks tricky, but with a proper approach England can overcome that and with some motivation eventually win it later on.
Defending champions Spain must not be forgotten for this tournament. Although Spain lacks the power that guided them to the World cup and Euro double victory, La Roya still has a lot to offer with Vicente Del Bosque probably managing Spain for the last tournament. Del Bosque still has veterans like Casillas, Iniesta or David Silva, but a lack of firepower up front might be their main problem. If they overcome it, Spain can win it, but we can predict them going no further than the semis.