Most bookmakers are unanimous in naming Spain as the most likely to win the tournament to decide the best European football nation; Germany come a close second. While Spain attract odds of 2.5/1, Germany are quoted to win at about 3/1. Some bookies, such as bwin (11/4), quote the same odds for Spain and Germany.
Netherlands are third in the bookies’ pecking order with odds ranging between 6/1 and 7/1. Despite their recent travails, France find greater favour than England, with some bookies, in the betting odds quoted. However, most bookies rate England higher than France, with Ladbrokes, Coral and William Hill offering 9/1 on England winning the tournament, as opposed to 11/1 in favour of France.
Interestingly, the 2006 FIFA World Cup winners, Italy, are considered less likely than England to win Euro 2012. Italy attract odds ranging between 12/ 1 and 14/1.
The rest of the teams are, in order of the likelihood of winning Euro 2012, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Greece, Denmark and Republic of Ireland.
While Denmark and Ireland both attract odds ranging from 80/1 to 100/1, many bookies consider Greece as the least likely to win Euro 2012, with the Euro 2004 winners attracting the worst odds of 113/1as quoted by BETDAC.
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