So the time of reckoning has arrived. The squads have been finalised, the warm up games have been played out and the teams are ready and waiting in the respective bases ahead of the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
Holders and World Champions Spain go in to the tournament as favourites at 3.75 (11/4) with most bookmakers. They kick off against Italy – arguably their toughest opponents – on Sunday evening, knowing that three points will be a big step towards finishing top of Group C.
Winning Group C could well be the best way to avoid France in the quarter finals, with Les Bleus looking likely to dominate group D. Their 4-0 thumping of Estonia in their final warm-up game stretched their unbeaten run to an incredible 21 games, meaning their extremely generous price of 11.0 (10/1) is rather unfathomable.
Group B has a whole host of potential winners. Three times champions Germany are second favourites at 4.0 (3/1); though with such tough opponents they could well struggle to make the quarter finals.
Their opening game with Portugal is far from a forgone conclusion, and Paulo Bento’s men will be hoping his team give themselves a chance of making the quarter finals with three points. If they do, they could be dark horses at 21.0 (20/1) to go all the way.
However, it is third favourites the Netherlands who perhaps provide the best value. At 7.0 (6/1), the 2010 World Cup finalists have lost just three times since that extra time defeat to Spain in Johannesburg . With a massive array of attacking talent, they really could be the team to beat this time around.
Elsewhere, Roy Hodgson’s England – who won their two warm up games 1-0 – are 16.0 (15/1) with Bet Fred and 1980 winners Italy are at 17.0 (16/1) while the hosts Poland and Ukraine are both best priced at 51.0 (50/1).
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