The Best Betsafe Wagers for Euro 2016
In some respects, the latter stages of Euro 2016 have been something of a disappointment. This applies to both England fans and neutrals, as the standard of football has been relatively poor while most sides have adopted a risk-averse approach.
Of course, you make these games slightly more fun by wagering on the outcome and selecting your favourite bets for the remainder of the tournament. There are plenty of options and markets to choose from, with favourable odds across top goal scorer wagers, outright winners and finalists.
With this in mind, here are our top three picks from Betsafe’s huge range of betting markets…
Mario Gomez for the Golden Boot at 8/1
The race for the Golden Boot is tight, which may deter some bettors from making their move. There are a number of players with two goals to their name, however, and the majority of these offer far more favourable and lucrative odds from a gambling perspective.
Our own pick is Mario Gomez, who has added a new dimension to the German attack and scored impressively in victories over Northern Ireland and Slovakia. He is likely to lead the line against the Italians and for the remainder of the tournament, and at 8/1 he offers excellent to claim the Golden Boot ahead of more illustrious names such as Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Italy to Reach the Final at 4/1
If there is one team that constantly surprises at major tournaments, it is Italy. So often written-off and underwhelming during qualification, the Italians tend to thrive on the biggest of stages and have already produced two of the best performances at Euro 2016 so far.
The Azzurri were superb in beating Belgium 2-0 in the opening game of Group E, for example, while they replicated this performance when eliminating holders Spain by the same score in the second round. With a strong defensive unit, a wealth of experience and a clinical counter-attacking style, Italy will pose a threat to any side remaining in the tournament and are outstanding value to reach the final at 4/1.
Belgium to win Euro 2016 at 39/10
In terms of outright winners, Belgium are the stand-out wager according to Betsafe. Now is also the ideal time to back the Red Devils at competitive odds of 39/10, as should they overcome Wales in the quarter-finals their price is likely to fall considerably.
With players such as Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard having also played themselves into some form during the 4-0, second round demolition of Hungary, Belgium appear to be peaking at the ideal time. Given this, the Belgian’s solid defence and the brooding presence of Romelu Lukaku up front, the Red Devils and their golden generation have the ideal chance to win their first ever major tournament.
Fancy your chances?