Euro Cup betting odds 2016 are now widely available online at the majority of the better-known sportsbooks. The Euro Cup is also known as the UEFA European Championship, the UEFA Euro or simply the Euro. It will be the 15th time these matches are held in this format, it being a quadrennial men’s football championship for European nations, and will be taking place in France from the 10th of June to the 10th of July 2016. Spain has triumphed in these competitions for the last two Cups.
Current Format for the Euro Cup
Euro Cup betting odds 2016 will be calculated to take 24 teams into account for the first time, this being the inauguration of the expanded format that has previously only allowed for 16 teams to compete since 1996. Because of this new format, the finalists will take part in a group stage made up of six groups of four teams each, which will then be followed by a knockout stage for three rounds until two teams are left to face each other in the final match. The French team qualified for these games automatically, because they are hosting the Euro Cup in 2016, with 23 other teams joining them to try for the ultimate prize.
The knockout stage of the games has the teams playing each other in one-off games, with the winner being decided by extra time and penalty shootouts if necessary. There are generally surprise results in this part of the championship, and good value Euro Cup betting odds 2016 are available for outsiders, as the major players usually have a slow start.
Euro Cup betting odds 2016 has the current favourites as Spain, two-time champions, with the teams from Germany and Netherlands immediately following.
Bidding for the Euro Cup
France was selected to host the games on the 28th of May 2010, after a bidding process in which they managed to beat Italy and Turkey for the right. The matches will take place in ten stadia in ten different French cities: Lens; Lyon; Nice; Saint-Denis; Toulouse; Bordeaux; Lille; Marseille; Paris and Saint-Étienne. This will be the third time that the tournament is held on French soil, following the first one in 1960 and the games held in 1984. Euro Cup betting odds 2016 will take into account that the French have won these games twice: in the years 1984 and 2000. The team that wins the 2016 Euro Cup will automatically be allowed to compete in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup that Russia is set to host.
Like NRL betting, Euro Cup wagering odds 2016 are widely available online thanks to the fact that it is one of the biggest sporting events to take place worldwide, and the second biggest soccer tournament.
Spain lifted the Euro Cup trophy at the last championship, held in 2012, where they managed to defeat Spain by a staggering four to zero final goal tally. Spain heads the betting for the 2016 Cup, with other favourites including France; Italy and Belgium.