With a newly expanded tournament, there are more sides than ever in to the running to win the European Championship. Those sides include some clinical forwards, but just who will fire their side to glory at Euro 2016? Here we’re looking at the race for the Golden Boot in France this summer, and we’ve got the latest betting odds and a few predictions and betting tips for you.

If you’re looking to find the best value betting odds for France this summer, then you should check out our live odds comparison. It scans bookmakers to give you the best priced odds on whichever market you’re after. If you’re trying to find a great price on an outright winner at the Euros, or anything else for that matter, it’s the place to check.

The 24 team version of the Euros should ensure we don’t have a similar situation to 2012, where there was a six way tie for the Golden Boot. Those players each hit three goals, with the tournament in Poland and Ukraine not having a stand out striker. That tie was decided by number of assists, which saw Fernando Torres claim it, despite being a peripheral figure for winners Spain.

The last two tournaments have seen a forward who plays for the eventually winners of the tournament finish as top scorer. Back in 2008, David Villa fired Spain to the title. It’s likely to be one of the favourites who provides the top scorer again, so the outright winner betting odds are worth a look.

Hosts France head in as 10/3 favourites with Betfair in the outright winner market for Euro 2016. They’re followed by 4/1 chance Germany, and Spain at 11/2. Outside of the main three Belgium, 11/1 with Sky Bet, seem like the only other side who have the talent available to win it. Others like England, Italy and Portugal don’t seem to have enough about them to come out on top.

Sky Bet have Cristiano Ronaldo as favourite heading in, but we don’t see Portugal getting far enough to justify his 8/1 price. Thomas Muller is worth a look at 8/1 with Betfair, given the German team’s strengths and his great tournament scoring record. We’re looking elsewhere for our predictions, as we’re backing the tournament favourites.

France have built a strong young side, and they are so blessed with attacking talent that they can afford to leave out some fantastic strikers. Even without Kevin Gameiro, Karim Benzema and Alexandre Lacazette they have a great forward line. We think the top scorer will come from there.

Antione Griezmann and Anthony Martial are priced at betting odds of 9/1 and 25/1 with Coral respectively. These two young French forwards have had great seasons, and they can carry that on in their home country this term. Griezmann has carried Atletico Madrid in to the Champions League final, and he’ll be a key part of the French set up. His position, a winger/attacking midfielder who can play as a striker, will see him get lots of space in international football.

Martial is a more outside chance, but he’s made a good case to start after impressing for Manchester United. If he can force his way in to the team, the 20-year-old could make a big impression on this tournament.

If you agree with our predictions, or want to find someone else to back this summer, don’t forget to check out our live odds comparison first. It’s the easiest way for you to ensure you’re getting the best value betting odds available.


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