Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Winning a Euro tournament is as much about luck and state of mind as it is about having the best squad. Just ask Denmark and Greece. Suddenly, reigning world and European champions Spain are no longer looking like favourites for Euro 2012 after it was confirmed that they will be without both Carlos Puyel and super striker David Villa.
Surely the clever money will now shift to Germany who will be packing one hell of a punch at Euro 2012 with messrs. Ozil, Muller, Klose, Podolski and Schweinsteiger. And no, we haven't forgotten about the not-insignificant power and skill of one of the best Dutch squads we've seen in many a year.
More Than a Game's earlier thoughts that Croatia might spring a surprise seem more unlikely now by the day.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Spain are the bookies' favourite to win Euro 2012 with Germany snapping at their heels and closing the odds as second favourites. A dip in form the Spanish suggests they are no longer invincible, while Joachim Low's exciting young German team looks to have the makings of a side that can win this summer's European Football Championships.
Holland, England, France and Italy make up places three to seven. Croatia look the best value for money as an outside bet with most bookies offering odds of 40/1 on Slaven Bilic's men holding the Euro trophy aloft on July 1st in Kiev. Might well be worth a fiver on Croatia, me thinks.