Bet365’s odds for Euro 2016
As we look to Euro 2016, we have a selection of tasty odds on Bet365 to tickle your fancy!
In an intriguing clash, Roy Hodgson's men take on Russia. We are backing the Three Lions to run out the winners at odds of 6/5, whilst the draw represents a good longer 11/5 bet. If, on the other hand, you back an upset, then there is a good outside bet on Russia to be had, at the price of 12/5. The Three Lions will be sweating on the fitness of talismanic forward Wayne Rooney, who has been the subject of injury speculation in recent days. The Russians meanwhile will be looking to continue their excellent start under new head coach Leonid Slutsky, who has guided them to 5 wins in his opening 6 matches.
In an evenly matched contest on paper, at Bet 365 they are backing Wales (odds of 6/4) to win against Slovakia (odds of 2/1 for a win and 2/1 for a draw). Chris Coleman will be counting on his Captain Ashley Williams and fellow Welsh Wizard Gareth Bale to get the campaign off to a winning start. Can they continue their excellent qualification form, or will they face an early banana skin?
Elsewhere in the opening round of fixtures, it is hard to look past serial tournament mainstays Germany (odds of 1/2 to win), who have a comparatively easy opener in the context of the draw against an enigmatic Ukraine side (odd of 13/2 to win). As the commentators will tell you though, there is no such thing as an easy win at a Championship Finals. Feeling risky? Well, a draw from this match would reflect a much longer bet at odds of 14/5. Enjoying a promo, the risk is not so high !
Spain, with odds of 4/7 to win the first round, also look set for success in this tournament and will be there or thereabouts come the knock out stages, who boast some familiar faces to English fans in the shape of Cesc Fàbregas and Diego Costa. It remains to be seen whether the famously hot blooded forward Costa can stay on the pitch long enough to be a threat in front of goal. Fàbregas is also one to watch in this tournament, having rediscovered his form of late under Chelsea head man Gus Hiddink. A bet on Spain to draw with the Czech Republic, will get you interesting odds of 14/5.
In other opening fixtures, notable options to put your money where your mouth is include Switzerland (odds of 4/6 to win), who open with a fixture against something of an unknown quantity in Albania (odds of 9/2 to win and 13/5 for a draw). The Swiss boast Stoke City favourite Xherdan Shaqiri amongst their ranks, as well as Norwich stopper Timm Klose.