Thursday, 28 June 2012

Spain vs Italy Euro 2012 Final Odds

Spain advance to the championship game for the 3rd straight major tournament while Italy make a return since 2006 when they won the World Cup.

Italy has an astonishing record against the Germans, now 8 games in international competitions where the Italians haven't lost including a shocker in the semi-final where the Germans were predicted as favourites but nobody told that to Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli single handedly took out the Germans out of the tournament with 2 world class goals in the first half leaving German fans in tears thinking they were the team to beat this year. Now the last game will go down to Italy and Spain. Historically Italy also has a lot of success over Spain but right now Spain are clearly the #1 team in the world and the Italians will even tell you that.

Odds for the championship game

Odds to lift the trophy

Spain 1.57
Italy 2.50

Correct Score

Spain 1-0   5.50
Spain 2-0   8.50
Spain 2-1   10.00
Italy 1-0    7.50
Italy 2-0    17.00
Italy 2-1    15.00

Monday, 25 June 2012

Germany vs Italy semifinal

Germany will take on Italy in the semifinals while the other game sees neighbours Portugal take on Spain.

Germany were the co-favourites to win along with Spain and it could lead to a final between the 2 European football powerhouses. With that in mind it could also be Portugal vs Italy in the final as the last 4 standing teams are all strong and all have an equal shot at winning the tournament.

Germany may be without the services of Bastian Schweinsteiger. He has an ankle problem which Samaras from Greece was more than happy to make worse. The German coach Loew is also upset that someone within the German camp is leaking out information about the starting lineups hours before the match. This is probably some useful information that someone is getting paid to leak. Germany didn't start striker Mario Gomez in the last game but came on as a late substitute most likely to rest the player and only put him on when needed. He will probably be starting and so could Miroslav Klose.

Italy meanwhile has taken out England and ended their fans hopes and dreams of winning a title with their last coming nearly 50 years ago. Italy are not normally known for their strikers but this tournament they seem to have a good mix of them featuring Mario Balotelli, Antonio Cassano and Antonio Di Natale. The rest of the team has been playing well and with Buffon in net this team is tough to beat whether they play defensive or plan to release a counter attack on teams by pulling in the players closer.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Spain vs France Correct score odds at Bet365 & Tips

Spain vs France Odds & Matchup

Spain won their last game but just barely by scoring a single goal and avoiding a potential disaster. They finished their group in first place by knocking out Croatia. Since England won their last game and France were embarassed 2-0 by Sweden it sets up this matchup of Spain vs France instead of a showdown with England. It was probable that Spain may have preferred to play an underexposed English squad that was lucky to have beaten Ukraine and didn't look sharp. Rooney did score a goal but a lucky bounce deserved the credit which saw him with a wide open net to head it in. No doubt he is a great player but that's for Italy to handle.

France did lose their first competitive match in 15 games which was a strong record and expect them to want to show how good of a team they really are. Right now Spain are top of the FIFA world rankings and everyone wants to take a swipe at them to have short term bragging rights. However this game isn't short term and it is for a chance in the semifinals and a France win would send their confidence soaring and make them legitimate contenders to be champion and let the young players cement their identity as one of the greatest French teams.

Betting Tip: Bet on France!

Odds to win the game

Spain  1.80
Draw  3.50
France  5.00

Spain realistically have a 50% to 60% chance of winning this game and if that is the case, a 5x payout to bet on France is a great value bet worth the chance. France have great pace and probably as strong of a midfield as Spain with Franck Ribery & Samir Nasri lining up against Xavi and Andres Iniesta. Striking advantage goes to France with Karim Benzema against numerous strikers in Fernando Torres, Pedro and Llorente but they all can't play at the same time. Spain haven't had a good tournament and some think coach Del Bosque isn't playing the team to their full potential and leaving them open to counter attacks. Croatia had a close game with Spain and so did Italy. France will take notes from those 2 games and use it as a strategy to play them.

Correct score Odds

Spain 1-0  5.50
Spain 2-0  7.00
Spain 2-1  9.00
Spain 3-1  17.00
Spain 3-0  15.00
draw 0-0  8.00
draw 1-1  6.50
France 1-0  9.50
France 2-0  21.00
France 2-1  17.00
France 3-1  41.00

England vs Italy Odds Quarterfinals

England vs Italy in quarterfinals on the weekend.

England's chances to win

England won their game against Ukraine but you could say barely. They got a lucky bounce on Wayne Rooney's goal and Ukraine scored a goal where the ball cross the line but the linesman both didn't call it a goal where video replay clearly showed the ball crossing the line. That goal could have gave Ukraine momentum to score another. Despite that England are still a decent squad and it's tough to say how they will fare against Italy.

The Italians had to squeak by Croatia to qualify and they now get a tough team in England but it could have easily been France and facing England is probably a preferred matchup on a side that has to rely on Wayne Rooney and has questionable players in the line up.

Odds at Bet365 Sportsbook

England 2.87
draw 3.10
Italy 2.70

Correct Score Odds

England 1-0  6.50
England 2-0  12.00
England 2-1  11.00
Draw 0-0  6.50
Draw 1-1  6.00
Italy 1-0  6.50
Italy 2-0  11.00
Italy 2-1 11.00

Rooney will most likely start and it is unknown if Mario Balotelli will be starting or put in the position like last time coming off the bench. He is a dynamic striker with a great skill set and capable of scoring goals from a distance.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Odds for Germany, Russia, Spain

There are 3 teams that are starting to emerge as dominant ones in this tournament so far and one surprise team is Russia while another team not on this list includes Netherlands. Germany, Spain and Russia are currently walking away with their groups and look to be the 3 group winners out of 4 where the 4th features 4 strong teams: England, France, Ukraine and Sweden.

Germany 3.75

Germany have 2 wins and look like they'll keep the momentum going. Mario Gomez has 3 goals in 2 games and looks to be in fine form

Spain 3.40

Spain are looking good but still must beat Croatia to stamp their mark on their group to advance. A loss puts them at risk of not qualifying for the quarterfinals so this is a risky bet however they are still on paper the favourites to win the tournament. Fernando Torres is getting more play time and he has put together a brace in the last game.

Russia 13.00

Russia probably haven't played their best football yet but to win the tournament probably are the best value to pick. Spain could still fail to qualify and this is probably the riskiest best out of the 3 with Russia being the possible highest value in terms of odds versus payout. 

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Euro 2012 Forums

We found a great resource at which has coverage of the Euro 2012 featuring matchups, schedules and odds on upcoming matches.

Superbetting also has a tipsters section but it is a tad out of date but they are starting to cover all the games for Euro 2012 and providing interesting odds that some of the sportsbooks had. For example you can bet on exact scores and get different payouts if your guesses are correct which is usually a payout of 10 times your bet amount. You can also bet on man of the match, on red cards, number of corners and sometimes even the coin toss. There is also livebetting at Bet365 where as the game is happening, the odds are updating in real time so even if the game is 5 minutes old, you can still bet on the match like which team is going to win.


Poland against Russia June 12

Greece against Czech Republic June 12

Netherlands against Germany June 13

Denmark against Portugal June 13

Germany are still the favourites but one game can change everything. 

Russia vs Poland Bet365 Betting Odds

Russia takes a strong team against Poland that will be without their main goal keeper after he got a red card in his previous game. Russia produced an array of scoring chances in thrashing Czech Republic 4-1. Poland meanwhile comes into this game as one of the 2 hosts and appeared to be on their way to victory over Greece but the 10 man Greece team equalized and even had a chance to take the lead late into the game but Karagounis couldn't convert a penalty kick.

Neither team can afford to lose. Poland will be relying heavily on Robert Lewandowski while Russia will look towards both Andrey Arshavin and Alan Dzagoev.

Match Odds Bet365

Poland 3.10
Draw 3.25
Russia 2.40

Bet on the correct score

Poland 1-0     8.50
Poland 2-1   11.00
Draw 0-0       9.00
Draw 1-1       6.00
Draw 2-2     15.00
Russia 1-0      7.50
Russia 2-0    11.00
Russia 2-1      9.50
Russia 3-1    21.00

Man of the Match Odds

Andrey Arshavin 5.00
Robert Lewandowski 5.50
Alan Dzagoev 7.00
Roman Pavlyuchenko 9.00

Monday, 11 June 2012

Ukraine likely to advance from Group D

Ukraine have beaten a tough Swedish team with a score of 2-1 with clinical finishing of Andriy Shevchenko. The Ukrainian captain scored shortly after the Swedish captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored.

Shevchenko was clearly the man of the match and delighted the home crowd with 2 brilliant header strikes that left team Sweden stunned and are now 1 loss away from a quick exit at the Euro 2012. The 2 strikes also puts Shevchenko the top goalscorer in the tournament at 2 goals with games remaining against France and England in group D.

France and England tied 1:1 earlier in the day which means nothing is close to being settled yet. Ukraine were underdogs in this tournament and the odds for Ukraine to advance were not so great, Shevchenko was also a huge payout for the most goals scored in the tournament and also the UEFA player of the tournament. Right now his performance is the best in the tournament so far which is just getting started.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Russia, Czech, Greece, Poland opening matches

Russia takes on Czech Republic while Poland opens their campaign against Greece.

Russia vs Czech Republic Odds

We are awaiting news if Milan Baros will be fit to play the opening match. There has been no word on his injury status which suggests he might not be fit to play this crucial first game. If that is the case then Russia will have an advantage and should be able to relay this into a spot in the quarter finals.

Here are the odds for the first game between these clubs:

Russia 6/5
Draw 11/5
Czech Republic 5/2

This game could easily finish 1-0 or 2-0 Russia. 1-0 score has odds of 9/2 and 2-0 is 8/1 odds and 2-1 with odds of 9/1. You can be on half time and full time correct scores, double chance, also bet on goals, half, 10 minutes, specials, player bets and cards.

Poland vs Greece

These teams are weak on paper but Poland will probably have an edge with them from the crowd and it is quite possible they will get favourable calls from the referee. You at least know that bad calls won't be made against Poland.

Poland 1/1
Draw 11/5
Greece 16/5

Score of 1-0 for Poland has odds of 4/1, 0-0 draw is 5/1 odds and 1-0 for Greece is 7/1 odds.

Picks for the day are for both Russia and Poland to win.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Euro 2012 Betting Tips

Latest Euro 2012 Betting Tips

We have compiled our latest betting tips for the Euro 2012. These tips are a combination of statistical analysis, odds comparisons between sportsbooks as well as taking advantage of bonuses and promotions to get the maximum value for your money.

Quick Tips:
  • Germany to win 3/1
  • Spain to win 11/4
  • Holland to win 13/2
  • Mario Gomez top goal scorer 7/1
  • Robin Van Persie top goal scorer 9/1
  • Fernando Llorente top goal scorer 14/1
  • Highest Scoring Team GERMANY 11/4

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The Euro 2012 has some interesting story lines going into the tournament. England are not considered strong favourites after a rocky season and losing their main coach and key players going into the tournament. They are the wildcard team but who knows if the players can handle the pressure they face in every tournament. Spain are perhaps overrated this time around. Sure they have some of the best players in the world but they relied heavily on striker David Villa in 2008 and 2010 and won't have his services OR Carles Puyol. If they lose this tournament, people will point to lack of goal scoring. Italy have a cloud hanging over their head with yet another match fixing scandal to hit Italian teams and players.

You can expect a whole lot of nothing from France other than uninspired play. They have Benzema and Ribery but after that their team lacks identity. Portugual struggled to get into the tournament and expect them to go out just as easily with Cristiano Ronaldo leading the way. If he plays anything like in 2010, expect them to be early exists. The Dutch are a strong team and should be considered favourites. Perhaps the strongest team in the tournament that people are not talking about as much is Germany. They are by far the most complete team in the tournament and expect them to intimidate opponents into making mistakes and capitalizing with precision.

Top Goal Scorer Betting Tips

The top goal scorer is a tricky one to pick. The team that makes it to the final usually has a strong chance of having a top goal scorer. That said from the list of bet365 top goal scorers here are ones you should take note of:
  • Mario Gomez (Germany) 7/1
  • Robin Van Persie (Holland) 9/1
  • Miroslav Klose (Germany) 14/1
  • Fernando Llorente (Spain) 14/1

Not included in our list is Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Karime Benzema (France) and Fernando Torres (Spain). These last 3 either won't make it long into the tournament or Torres specifically won't find his goal scoring touch and lead the way for players like Llorente and Pedro as being the strikers the team can rely on the most.

Another bad bet is Wayne Rooney. He will be out the first 2 games of the tournament and there is no way that he can be top goal scorer and it also hurts England's chances of making it to the knockout stages of the tournament.

Win Euro 2012 Betting Tips

The teams with the best chances of winning are Spain, Germany and Holland (Netherlands). After that any team you pick is gambling since the odds are ordinary and rightfully so. England are currently 14/1 odds along with Italy, Portugal is 18/1 and France is 10/1 where it makes no sense for anybody to pick this team to do anything. England are a bad bet as well because they don't have Wayne Rooney for the first 2 games!

The odds are changing quickly and as every match happens they will constantly be adjusted.

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