England Euro 2012 betting

It’s obvious that the squad that go to Poland/Ukraine is going to be very different from the one that travelled to South Africa. There will most certainly have a stable body between the sticks in Joe Hart with suitable back-up in Ben Foster. Names that are also certain to be on the team list will most definitely include, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole. However whether Frank Lampard, John Terry and Rio Ferdinand will be heading off with them is another question due to the emergence of England’s new young talent in the shape of Jack Wilshere, Michael Dawson and Jordan Henderson.

England Euro 2012 odds

England will inevitably enter this competition on a wave of optimism, meaning that any bet on England winning the tournament will most likely come with odds that are extremely unreflective of their actual chances. England are already tipped as 4th favourites on Betfair at 10.0, however nearer the tournament this is likely to get smaller, so it is probably best if you think the Three Lions are going to pull it off if you place your bets early.

For the last European competition in Austria and Switzerland, England did not even make it to the finals after crashing out dramatically in qualification, England are tipped at 1.07 on Betfair to qualify for the competition, which shows that most people believe they will make the grade. In 2004 though England made it to the quarter finals where they were sent packing by eventual runners-up Portugal in a penalty shoot-out. That being the 2nd time running where England were knocked out of a major tournament on penalties, meaning that the odds of England being knocked out in the quarter finals through a penalty shoot-out will probably quite favourable.

England Euro 2012 best bets

England will be hoping that Wayne Rooney can return to his best as soon as possible, and that he will avoid injury. As if he does they have a world class goalscorer at their disposal, therefore a bet on the united hitman grabbing the Golden Boot in this tournament could be a good one. Andy Carroll also looks like he is shaping up as a potential partner for Rooney and a bet on Carroll providing the most assists in the tournament could definitely be one with a lot of value.