With the European Championships just round the corner, lots of talk is taking place about which team will be successful in Poland and Ukraine this summer.
Spain are the current holders of the tournament and won the World Cup two years ago, after a 100 percent record in qualifying the number one ranked side look in a good position to be triumphant in back to back European Championships.
The Spanish side did however lost to England in a friendly last year, something that will give other teams confidence of beating them.
Holland are also going into the tournament in good form,losing just one game in qualifying. With Robin Van Persie scoring goals with ease this season The Netherlands could go all the way this year, something that would make up for the World Cup defeat in 2010.
Germany are a side that always seem to relish playing tournament football, they are another team that managed to not drop a point on their journey to the Poland and Ukraine. Germany had a team that was full of young, hungry players in the World Cup 2010, two years later they are sure to be an even bigger threat.
Despite England’s lack of a manager and poor run in the major competitions, they are still one of the favourites this summer. Wayne Rooney is sidelined for the first two games due to suspension, which could strangely play into their favour as a fresh and fit Rooney could be devastating for defences in the later stages of the EURO’s.
The likes of France, Italy and Portugal will also all fancy their chances of success, as on their day, they are all up there with the best sides in the world.
Republic of Ireland will not just come to make up the numbers, they have not been to a major tournament since 2002 so will want to make an impression this summer.
Holder Spain will be the favourites for this one, BWIN are offering the best odds of 3.74 (11/4) on another successful tournament for the number one side in the world.
In form strikers Mario Gomez and Robin Van Persie look to be the best bet of grabbing the golden boot in Poland and Ukraine. Both are being offered at 9.00 (8/1) with Bet365.
Despite still being a doubt for the tournament with injury, David Villa is still available at 15.00 (14/1) with BetFred.
Although Wayne Rooney will miss the first two games, he is still England’s best chance of goals later on in the competition. You can back Rooney to finish highest goal-scorer and England to win the tournament at 126.00 (125/1) with VC Bet.
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