With the leagues having finished, it is time to start the betting focus on the European Championship. I will in this post discuss the Top goalscorer market, which I believe holds two interesting betting opportunities. Both consider countries that have had some surprises in their selections. The first one is France: probably their best striker, Karim Benzema was not selected for the squad as he was involved in a scandal concerning attempted extortion of Mathieu Valbuena. This will mean that Olivier Giroud is now their first choice up front, and odds of 21 (20/1) at Betfair sportsbook make him a very interesting betting opportunity.
The second interesting case is Spain. Diego Costa was expected to be their first choice striker, but he wasn’t selected by Del Bosque. Instead, Alvaro Morata is now their expected main choice, and is able to bet on at odds of 27 (26/1) at Betfair’s betting exchange.
Both of these odds are in my opinion too high and represent value, odds of over 20 for strikers of 2 of the best teams in the European Championship hold value, and I therefore advice making the following bets on the European Championship top goalscorer market:
- A small-to-medium bet (3/10) on Alvaro Morata top goalscorer @ 27 (26/1) on Betfair exchange.
- A small bet (2/10) on Olivier Giroud top goalscorer (and the each way for a bet on top 4) @ 21 (20/1) with Betfair sportsbook.
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