Betting at England at the Euro 2012
England's chances at the Euro 2012Euro 2012 England betting opens up a whole host of options for the home nations' campaign at Poland and Ukraine 2012. England, after winning their qualification group, did get a bit of luck in the main draw for Euro 2012, but there are still some tough matches on the horizon for them. England were drawn along with France, Sweden and joint hosts, Ukraine. England open their account on June 11 in Group D against France in Donetsk. It will be imperative that England get off to a strong start so there is a lot riding on the game. Ante-post Euro 2012 England betting odds are already available online and England are edging things in the betting, and can be taken at 13/8 at Bet365 to beat France, while the French are just back at 15/8 to take a victory in the opening group game. There could be a lot of value in the draw option on this one at 9/4 with Sportingbet, as the two sides will naturally want to avoid defeat. So you can already dip your toes into England v France Euro 2012 betting at the moment, and the closer the match gets, the more markets will open up.
England at the Euro 2012 Fixtures - Group Stage Matches
|Mo 11th June||17.00||England - France||1-1|
|Fr 15th June||19.45||England - Sweden||3-2|
|Tu 19th June||19.45||England - Ukraine||1-0|
Quarter Final Match
|Su 24th June||19.45||QF4: England - Italy||2-4 PS (0:0)|
Predictions and betting tips to all matches at the Euro 2012 you find in the category Euro 2012 tips:
The most popular Euro 2012 England betting market will be the outright winner option. England are one of the chasing pack behind the three main contenders who are Spain, Germany and Holland. There will be a tough route to the finals for England if they are going to go on and win it, but they are trading at 10/1 with Paddy Power to take the Euro 2012 title. England have never won the European Championships, and with the strength of Spain and Germany in particular, where are England standing? Well, there is no permanent manager installed so far as Fabio Capello walked away from the job ahead of Euro 2012. So the players really need to rally around, and yet it is to their credit that England are hovering around fourth favourites in Euro 2012 betting, so their chances can't be that bad, can they?
First of all in England Euro 2012 betting, there is the importance of winning the group. England are group favourites at a price of 13/8 with Bet365 to top the table. A lot will rest on that opening night, because a win would give them a huge advantage, while defeat would leave them climbing a tough hill to top the group. While England are perceived to be stronger than the Ukraine and Sweden, they are the type of opposition which have the ability to frustrate England. The other important factor in England Euro 2012 betting, is that Wayne Rooney will sit out the first two group matches (v France and Sweden). Rooney was originally banned for three matches for a red card in qualification against Montenegro, but his ban was reduced to two games. How important will the loss of England's top scorer be?
It speaks volumes to Wayne Rooney's England influence, that he is still the leading Englishman in Euro 2012 Top Goalscorer betting. Naturally because he is going to be two games worse off than the likes of Mario Gomez and Robin van Persie, Rooney is right back out at 40/1 with BetVictor, but will he come back into action firing on all cylinders to repay the country for his indiscretions? It will be worth looking at Euro 2012 England betting specials like the stage of Elimination, where going out in the Group Stage and the quarter finals are both trading at 2/1 with BetFair. There is also the question of who will be captain for the first Euro 2012 game? Tottenham's Scott Parker took over the armband for a 2012 friendly against the Netherlands, but when the crunch time comes, will it be handed over to the influential Steven Gerrard at 2/1 with Bet Victor? Questions with are worth pondering over for your Euro 2012 England betting, and ones which will be answered when the tournament kicks off on June 8th, 2012.