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Published on June 7th, 2016 | by Sportingly Better Tipster


Euro 2016 Betting – Top Scorer

With the European Championships starting this Friday in France, Sportingly Better analyses one of the biggest ante-post betting markets for who will finish the tournament as the top goalscorer.

Euro 2016 Betting

Poland international Robert Lewandowski may have finished Euro 2016 qualifying as the top scorer, but the enlarged tournament format this summer has left the betting market wide open, albeit with a few familiar names leading the market.

Cristiano Ronaldo

If Portugal are going to go far then newly crowned Champions League winner Cristiano Ronaldo will surely need to come to the fore.

Ronaldo scored just five goals during qualifying, but at odds of just 9.00 in the Euro 2016 betting markets, the Real Madrid forward remains the second favourite in the outright betting market.

The former Manchester United midfielder did however have a forgetful World Cup two years ago, but four goals at the last European Championships did help Portugal to the quarter finals of the competition.

Portugal have favourable run in Group F, with Austria, Iceland and Hungary the opponents, but a dangerous knockout proposition ultimately awaits the side. Should Ronaldo rack up enough goals during the group stages then the forward would be a worth each-way selection, but the betting value on Ronaldo suggests that the player is one to avoid this summer.

Thomas Muller

Tournament second favourites Germany are well favoured amongst the pundits and it is the Bayern Munich forward, who was subject to a summer move by Manchester United last year who is considered the focal point for the German attack.

A relatively inauspicious qualifying campaign for the current world champions was driven by Muller’s nine goals and a return of 31 goals in 70 games for his country has led the striker courting favouritism at 8.00.

Group games against Ukraine, Northern Ireland and Poland should see Muller get amongst the goals early on and Germany’s likely tournament progression should see their star striker go far.

Harry Kane

A likely starter, despite Roy Hodgson’s uncertainty about what formation to play, Tottenham striker Harry Kane finds himself currently priced as the fourth favourite in the outright betting market.

Kane who secured the Premier League Golden Boot with 25 league goals found himself on plenty of set plays during England’s final warm-up game against Portugal and England’s number nine looks likely to retain his starting spot despite a total of five strikers having been brought on the plane to France.

The 22-year old has made a promising start to his England career with five goals in eight international caps, but the player’s unknown return at a major tournament makes the Tottenham striker one to avoid this summer.

Olivier Giroud

Coveted Atletico Madrid forward Antonie Griezmann (9.00) may well be more favoured in the betting markets, especially given Karim Benzema’s absence, but Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud remains an interesting value proposition.

Giroud who has been favoured by Didier Deschamps for Les Blues tends to bring more players into play for his country, but the Premier League forward looks set to be played in the advance role ahead of Griezmann.

According to tipsters at sportytrader, France are favourites for the European Championship and given that the hosts are likely to progress from their group, the value on Giroud to finish in the top-four remains an attractive each-way proposition this summer.

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