Euro 2016 betting odds – Germans unsurprising favourites to lift European crown
Belgium may be world number one when the FIFA rankings are released, however the bookies go 3/1 that the Germans will be Euro winners
October 14th, 2015
The unveiling of the latest FIFA world rankings will see Belgium top the pile, thanks to Germany’s defeat to the Republic of Ireland in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign and Argentina’s defeat by Ecuador last week.
The Belgians secured their place in the Euro finals by finishing atop their group thanks to a 3-1 victory against Israel in their final group match on Tuesday, however despite this result propelling them to world number one, the bookies believe that their chances of winning Euro 2016 are about the same as England’s and they are rated as outsiders to go all the way in the tournament.
Saying that, the bookmakers aren’t entirely dismissing Marc Wilmot’s side’s chances of clinching the Euro crown, although they are 10/1 with Bet365 to win Euro 2016, the same as the Three Lions side which finished their own qualifying campaign with ten wins from ten.
World Cup winners Germany are unsurprisingly favourites to win this competition at 3/1, despite starting their campaign in unconvincing fashion. Just a few short months after lifting the World Cup with a final win against Argentina, Germany limped from the blocks with a mere four points from their first three qualifiers, although they picked up the pace substantially with six wins from the remaining seven games to finish on top of the group.
Germany’s principal threat will likely be France at 4/1, the French automatically qualifying through hosting the tournament, while reigning European champions Spain are up for grabs at 13/2 as they desperately look to bounce back from their utterly dismal World Cup campaign in 2014.
Belgium and England sit next in the betting at 10/1 with Italy currently 17/1 after going through their qualifiers unbeaten. Portugal are next at 25/1 with Croatia 33/1 and Austria way our at 66/1.