Top Goalscorer Betting for the Euro 2012
Trophy of the Topscorer at the UEFA EC 2012
Euro 2012 Golden Boot odds (at Bet365)
|Player||Goals||Euro 2012 Odds|
|Antonio Di Natale||1||-|
|Robin van Persie||1||-|
|Rafael Van der Vaart||1||-|
|Sean St Ledger||1||-|
In 2008, it was Spain's David Villa who finished top scorer with four goals for the tournament, but although Spain are the outright favourites to retain their title which they won against Germany in 2008, David Villa is one of many in a chasing pack behind two very strong outright options. There will be a wealth of forward talent on display, from Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, to France's Karim Benzema to Germany's Mirsolav Klose, but it is another German who is heading the field as favourite in Euro 2012 Golden Boot odds.
The man of the moment, is Germany's Mario Gomez (9/1 at Paddy Power), who is spectacular form for both club and country. Bayern Munich's Gomez has netted 21 times in 51 appearances for his country and has netted 23 goals in the Bundesliga this season. He is the hot prospect in Euro 2012 Golden Boot odds and with Germany being a strong option at the front of the pack to win the tournament outright, Gomez should get plenty of chances in front of goal. That is something very important to consider for your top goalscorer betting options at the Finals. More than likely, the winner in the Top Goalscorer market will come from one of the favourite teams, simply because they will get more matches under their belt. That is why Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (14/1 at Bet Victor), who is in phenomenal club form for Real Madrid is back in the Euro 2012 Top Goalscorer betting and not outright favourite. Portugal have been drawn in the group stage against the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, and their prospects aren't as strong as the likes of Spain. So the progress of a player's team is something important to weigh up.
The Netherlands' Robin van Persie (10/1 at SportingBet) is one Europe's top performing strikers at the moment, and with the Dutch looking a very strong side, we can expect goals from not only Van Persie, but his colleague Klaas Jan Huntelaar (20/1 at Boylesports) too. Huntelaar has been in outstanding form for Bundesliga club Schalke 04 and will be a massive threat to opposition at Euro 2012, making a good option for your Euro 2012 Top Goalscorer betting. Holland are a powerful side going forward, as displayed in qualification and they will create a lot of chances.
You can also look at Germany's Miroslav Klose (14/1 at Stan James), who is more of a seasoned campaigner but is, without doubt, one of Europe's top performers when it comes to the big stage. Fellow countryman Lukas Podolski (25/1 at Paddy Power) is another of the great options that Germany have up front. Manchester City's Italian striker Mario Balotelli (20/1 at Bet365) will bring his unmissable presence to proceedings as well. What of England's options? Well, even though he is going to miss the early matches in England's group campaign, it is Wayne Rooney (40/1 at Bet Victor) who is trading as the best option from England's ranks. However, those missed games are going to put him at a big disadvantage in the Euro 2012 Top Goalscorer market.