Peter Shaw writes for the University of Southampton’s Soton Tab on who to put your money on ahead of Euros:
With the Euros rapidly approaching, and finances getting tight towards the end of the year, The Tab has compiled a list of top tips and bets to hopefully ease the financial burden and make the tournament more interesting…
Top goalscorer – Robert Lewandowski
At odds of 34-1 (William Hill), Polish striker Robert Lewandowski looks very good value to be top scorer. Although not a household name, he has scored 30 goals for Borussia Dortmund this season, propelling them to the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal cup, Dortmund’s first ever double. Poland have a relatively weak group, facing Greece, Russia and the Czech Republic, and if Lewandowski can carry his superb club form on to the international stage he will surely be there or thereabouts come the end of the tournament. Nikica Jelavic also gets an honorary mention at odds of 67-1.
Group with most goals – Group B
Odds of 4.1-1 (Betfair) look decent odds on Group B being the highest scoring group. Teams such as Germany and the Netherlands are clinical going forward and have top forwards such as Robben, Van Persie, Huntelaar, Gomez and Muller, whilst possessing defenses that can be prone to lapses and do not quite match up to the quality of the forwards.
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