If the incredible drama of the Premier League has made you wonder how you are going to cope without football until August fear not football fans – Euro 2012 is just around the corner, and of course, there are plenty of Euro 2012 odds to study, as punters across Europe decide on which team to back, or who will pick up the golden boot.
A four week feast of top-class competition awaits, with the best players in the world, including Portuguese sensation Cristiano Ronaldo, amongst others, set to lock horns. Fans, players punters and television pundits all contribute to the excitement as bookmakers offer Euro 2012 free bets to pick up. It’s at tournaments like this that great players become legends and exciting youngsters have the platform to catapult themselves onto the world stage.
A couple of players to watch out for in the youth department are Mezut Ozil of Germany, who has progressed into a top player since joining Real Madrid last season and young Spanish midfielder Juan Mata.
He has been the shining light in a Chelsea side that has reached the Champions League Final and is a perfect fit for the style of play that the reigning champions Spain suffocate their rivals with. Look out for his partnership with Fernando Llorente – it could take the tournament by storm.
It is Spain that head the betting markets going into the tournament, as bookmakers across the board have Vicente Del Bosque’s as the side to beat. They won the last European Championships in 2008 before going on to rubber-stamp their authority at international level with a brilliant World Cup success in South Africa.
Their intricate, unique passing style make them a joy to watch at times and it will be immensely exciting to see whether they can continue their incredible form in international tournaments. The likes a of the vibrant German side, expertly managed by Jochim Low, and World Cup finalists Netherlands, will be looking to hijack the Spaniards campaign.
And sides such as two time European Champions France and the unpredictable England will also feel they have enough quality in their locker to land, what is shaping up to be, one of the most intriguing major international tournaments for a long time.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride – it’s going to be an excitable one.