What are the odds of all the favourites winning their openers in EURO 2016?
June 04, 2016
We’re just over a week away now from all the excitement of Euro 2016 where you can follow your favourite teams throughout the tournament as they run themselves ragged and showcase their silkiest of skills in order to pass, dribble, punt and strike their way through the contest hoping to get their hands on the trophy, and more importantly that world-beating title in the realm of European football.
With an event such as this the international stage is set and football fans and followers across Europe will be eagerly anticipating all the football action. It’s also another great excuse to place a few bets and see if we can’t pick up a few wins here and there. All the bookies will be offering a whole variety of potential bets that will range from first goal scorer to which team pick up the most cards during the tournament.
Some of the groups picked out this year are a little tighter than others, at least on paper, and a whole host of big named teams will be out on the pitch in the first few days of the tournament. Hosts France kick off the action against Romania on Friday 10th June and there are plenty of bookmakers and online mobile sportsbook operators out there giving very competitive odds for all the favourites winning their opening games.
There are 24 teams in play during the tournament and you can place a 14-fold accumulator bet on the first 14 games of the competition. By selecting all the match favourites you can pick up a pretty substantial win if of course they all manage to land a win against their supposedly lesser opponents. Of course when it comes to big tournaments like this there are always plenty of twists and turns along the way and a single surprising result could mean you miss out.
For those who enjoy a risk and want to place a bet then by putting down a small £10 wager on the aforementioned 14-fold accumulator could result in you picking up more than £50,000 if all the results come in as expected. The first 14 teams to play who are favourites to take victory in their opening games are France, Switzerland, Wales, England, Croatia, Poland, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Portugal, Russia and Switzerland respectively.