With the quarter final line-up now complete and England facing a last eight showdown with Italy in Kiev, Roy Hodgson’s men are a 9/1 shot with Stan James to win Euro 2012. Skybet quote the Three Lions at 10/11 to lose out to Italy while Paddy Power price them at 12/5 to be eliminated in the semis and it’s 7/1 with BetVictor for the dogged Group D winners to be beaten in the final.
As they face what on paper is the most straightforward quarter final clash, against Greece, most bookies now consider Germany to be outright favourites. Betfred quote Joachim Low’s troops at 9/4 to go one better than they did in 2008, when they finished as runners-up to Spain, who are 5/2 courtesy of William Hill to retain their crown.
The Germans potentially have the easiest route to the final and are 8/11 (Boylesports) to get there, Stan James make the Spanish evens to contest the Kiev showpiece and both England and Italy are 4/1 via BetVictor to be in with a chance of glory come July 1st, with the Italians 8/1 at Coral to be crowned champions.
A Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Portugal are 15/2 courtesy of Paddy Power to lift the trophy and 3/1 (Ladbrokes) to make the final while France, who meet Vicente del Bosque’s defending champions in the last eight in a mouth watering clash in Donetsk, have subsequently drifted to 12/1 in bet365′s outright betting having seen their unbeaten run ended by Sweden in the last group match.