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OUTRIGHT WINNER

Austria at 40/1
(drawn in Group F with Portugal, Iceland and Hungary)


Austria qualified for Euro 2016 with consummate ease by winning nine and drawing one of their 10 matches, scoring a total of 22 goals and conceding just five in the process. England were the only side in Europe to earn more points in the qualifying campaign (with 10 wins from 10). By topping a group containing Russia and Sweden, Austria have demonstrated a marked improvement since 2013 and they go into the tournament on the back of nine successive wins in competitive games.

Bayern Munich's David Alaba is utilised as a playmaking midfielder for his country – a role that enables him to have a greater impact on games and a role that he has executed to devastating effect over the last two years. The physical presence of Marc Janko up front (seven goals in nine appearances during the qualifying campaign) offers a threat that defenders will fear this Summer and he is ably supported by Marko Arnautovic. Defensively, they are solid and, while the threat of Portugal and Iceland cannot be entirely disregarded, Austria will rightly fancy their chances of progressing. In some ways, it might even be better to finish second in Group F to set up a tie with the runner up from England’s group (Group B) because the winners are likely to face either Belgium or Italy. Having said that, Austria are capable of beating any of those sides and captain Christian Fuchs of Leicester City will know better than most that fairytales can, indeed, come true.

Odds of 40/1 suggest that Austria’s chances of success are very slim but, with question marks over all of the popular selections (France, Germany, Spain, England and Belgium), this could be the right time to back an outsider to go all the way.

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Poland at 50/1
(drawn in Group C with Germany, Ukraine and Northern Ireland)


Poland scored 33 goals in their qualifying campaign – the highest tally in Europe. In Robert Lewandowsi, they have one of the best strikers in world football at their disposal but Ajax striker Arkadiusz Milik is also capable of having a huge impact in France this Summer. Sevilla midfielder Gregorz Krychowiak, along with Lukasz Piszczek and skipper Jakub Blaszczykowski provide further proven quality to the Poland squad while highly-rated midfielder Piotr Zielinski will also be hoping to seize this opportunity to make an impression on the world stage. Clearly, Poland are far from a one-man-team but Robert Lewandowsi will be heavily relied on if Poland are to cause a shock this Summer.

Poland once again find themselves grouped with the well-fancied Germans but they did record a victory over Germany in qualifying and, besides, the draw has been kind to them in other ways. Ukraine and Northern Ireland make up the remainder of Group C and, while both sides will be organised and disciplined, Poland’s firepower should be too much. The group C winners will be expected to overcome a third-placed side (from Groups A, B or F) while the runners-up from Group C are likely to face Switzerland, Romania or Albania (assuming France win Group A). On that basis, Poland and Germany can both expect a reasonably safe passage to the quarter finals. At that point, odds of 50/1 will seem incredibly generous given that Poland would only be two wins away from the final (which, if bookies’ odds are to be used as a guide, could be against the ageing Spaniards followed by the incessantly underachieving English). The odds are stacked against Poland but 50/1 is surely too big for a side whose only defeat in qualifying was away to the World Cup winners.

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TO REACH THE QUARTER FINALS

Austria and Poland at 7/1

Sky Bet are offering odds of 7/1 for Austria and Poland both to qualify for the quarter finals (found in the Euro 2016 Request A Bet section). Based on the arguments set out above, 7/1 seems generous.



TOP GOALSCORER

Olivier Giroud at 16/1.

This year’s top goalscorer market is particularly interesting because the likes of Germany and Spain may set up with a ‘false 9’, thereby relying on players breaking from deeper positions to score the goals. Thomas Muller and Alvaro Morata will no doubt enjoy some success if they are deployed in that system but they are likely to share the goals with other players in similar positions. Roy Hodgson faces a predicament if he intends to squeeze Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy into an effective front line while Belgium’s options in forward positions may also force some rotation, both in terms of personnel and formation, as the tournament progresses. One possible exception may be found in the hosts. France are the favourites to lift the trophy and the talent in their squad suggests that they should go far. On that basis, they will probably have six or seven matches in the tournament and therefore Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud can be considered the front-runners for the Golden Boot.

While Griezmann has been in sensational form for Atletico Madrid this season, Olivier Giroud has faced criticism even from supporters of his own club. However, this is not a market for selecting the better player – in that regard, there is no contest. The only consideration here is the likelihood of a player getting his name on the scoresheet and, if France play Giroud up top as expected, he will find himself in goalscoring positions far more often than the deeper, more inventive Griezmann. Giroud has found the net seven times in his last four outings for club and country and odds of 16/1 seem generous for the only genuine first-choice striker in the ‘big three’ to end the tournament as top goalscorer.

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COMPETITION

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SELECTED OFFERS FOR NEW ACCOUNTS*
(Terms and conditions apply)


BETFAIR - France to win Euro 2016 at 14/1.
BETFAIR - Germany to win Euro 2016 at 16/1.
BETFAIR - England to win Euro 2016 at 33/1.
BETFAIR - Belgium to win Euro 2016 at 40/1.
BETFAIR - Thomas Muller to be the top goalscorer at 30/1.
BETFAIR - Harry Kane to be the top goalscorer at 35/1.
BETFAIR - Cristiano Ronaldo to be the top goalscorer at 24/1.
BETFAIR - Kane, Rooney or Vardy to be England’s top goalscorer at 5/1.
BETFAIR - Bale to be Wales’ top goalscorer at 7/1.
BETFAIR - Wales, Republic of Ireland OR Northern Ireland to qualify from their group at 5/1.
BETFAIR - Wales to win Group B at 20/1.

CORAL - France or Germany to win Euro 2016 at 10/1.

*winnings paid in free bets


SELECTED PROMOTIONS FOR EXISTING ACCOUNTS
(Terms and conditions apply)


BET365 - losing outright winner stakes refunded in withdrawable cash if their selected team is knocked out on penalties.
BET365 - stakes refunded in withdrawable cash if the game ends 0-0. Applies to first, last and anytime goalscorer, half-time/full-time, correct score and scorecast markets.

BETFAIR - bet £25 or more on the Euro 2016 outright winner market and receive a £5 free bet every time the selected team wins a game.

BOYLESPORTS - bet £25 on the Top Goalscorer market and get a £5 free bet every time the player scores (must opt in).

CORAL - bet £20 on the Top Goalscorer market and get a £5 free bet every time the player scores.
CORAL - losing outright winner stakes refunded in free bets if the selected team is knocked out on penalties.

SKY BET - bet £10 or more on the Euro 2016 outright winner market and receive a £3 free bet every time the selected team wins a game.
Goals Galore is the bet where the only thing that matters is whether or not both teams hit the back of the net.

GOALS GALORE NO DRAW DOUBLE
Both teams to score and either side to win in each of the following games:

Athletic Bilbao II v Tenerife (4.30pm),
Numancia v Albacete (4.30pm).

The double is available at odds of 6/1.

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Goals Galore is the bet where the only thing that matters is whether or not both teams hit the back of the net.

GOALS GALORE NO DRAW TRIXIE
Both teams to score and either side to win in at least two of the following games:

Portland Timbers v San Jose Earthquakes (Thu 3.30am),
New York City FC v Real Salt Lake (Fri 12am),
LA Galaxy v Sporting KC (Fri 3.30am).

The doubles are available at odds of 6/1 and the treble is 20/1.

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Goals Galore is the bet where the only thing that matters is whether or not both teams hit the back of the net.

GOALS GALORE NO DRAW TRIXIE
Both teams to score and either side to win in at least two of the following games:

Montreal Impact v LA Galaxy (Sun 1am*),
Chicago Fire v Portland Timbers (Sun 1.30am*),
Helsingborg v IFK Gothenburg (Sun 2pm).

*listed on the coupon as 11.59pm on Saturday

The doubles are available at odds of 6/1 and the treble is 20/1.

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Goals Galore is the bet where the only thing that matters is whether or not both teams hit the back of the net.

GOALS GALORE TREBLE - BONUS COUPON
Both teams to score in each of the following games:

Jonkopings Sodra v GIF Sundsvall (Sat 3pm),
Chicago Fire v Portland Timbers (Sun 1.30am*),
Helsingborg v IFK Gothenburg (Sun 2pm).

*listed on the coupon as 11.59pm on Saturday

The treble is available at odds of 9/2.

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Champions League Final Preview
Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid


Match Result (back the draw at odds of 11/5 with Bet Victor):
The last four meetings between these sides have produced one win each and two draws. They have each scored a total of two goals in the process. Two of the last four Champions League Finals have ended level after 90 minutes while one of the others was level until an 89th minute winner settled it in Bayern Munich’s favour. If the scores are level towards the end of this game, both sides would probably rather take an additional 30 minutes than risk losing it late on. Odds of 11/5 are worth taking for Real and Atletico to cancel each other out in 90 minutes.

To Lift the Trophy (back Real Madrid at odds of 8/11 with Bet Victor*):
Real Madrid have won 10 of their 13 European Cup finals while Atletico have reached two finals, losing both (including the extra-time defeat to Real Madrid two years ago). Real Madrid have scored 27 goals in this season’s Champions League, 11 more than Atletico. They have also conceded two fewer than Atletico. Atletico have registered under 30% possession in each of their last four Champions League games and they are likely to soak up the pressure once more and attempt to hit Real on the break. That being the case, their high-intensity pressing game could cause fatigue among their players, particularly if the game goes beyond 90 minutes.

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Correct Score (back 1-1 at odds of 11/2 with Bet Victor):
The last four matches between Real and Atletico have produced a total of just four goals and therefore a goal-fest seems unlikely on Saturday. Atletico Madrid had easily the best defensive record in La Liga this season while Real Madrid have kept 10 clean sheets in 12 Champions League matches this term. It is difficult to see either side conceding more than once on Saturday. However, Atletico have only kept one clean sheet in their last seven matches away from the Vicente Calderon and therefore Real will be confident of finding a breakthrough at the San Siro. Atletico’s sheer will and desire, accompanied by a significant goal-threat of their own, makes odds of 11/2 seem more than reasonable for a 1-1 correct score after 90 minutes.

First Goalscorer (back Cristiano Ronaldo at odds of 4/1 with Bet Victor**):
Cristiano Ronaldo is just one goal short of his own record of 17 goals in a Champions League campaign and he could become only the second player to score in three European Cup finals. He is also set to become the competition's top scorer for a fourth successive season. Ronaldo has scored 51 goals in 49 appearances this season and he has scored 15 goals in 24 games against Atletico, eight of which were scored in the opening 25 minutes. In a game that is unlikely to see goals aplenty, the value is in backing a first goalscorer as opposed to an anytime scorer at much-reduced odds (as low as 8/15 in some places).

**Note: New Betfair customers can back Ronaldo to score at anytime in 90 minutes at 7/1 (£10 max, winnings paid in free bets)

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ENHANCED PRICES AND OFFERS:

BET365 (ALL CUSTOMERS)
£50 risk-free in-play bet

BETFAIR (NEW CUSTOMERS):
Ronaldo to score at anytime in 90 minutes at 7/1 (£10 max, winnings paid in free bets)
OR
Real Madrid to win in 90 minutes at 14/1 or Atletico Madrid to win in 90 minutes at 20/1 (£5 max, winnings paid in free bets)

BETFRED (ALL CUSTOMERS)
First Goalscorer double or treble odds if your winning selection scores more than once

BOYLESPORTS (NEW CUSTOMERS):
Real Madrid to beat Atletico Madrid in 90 mins at 8/1 (£5 max, winnings paid in free bets)

CORAL (NEW CUSTOMERS):
Real Madrid to lift the trophy at 7/1 (£5 max, winnings paid in free bets)

Terms and conditions may apply
Goals Galore is the bet where the only thing that matters is whether or not both teams hit the back of the net.

GOALS GALORE TREBLE
LONG LIST COUPON

Both teams to score in each of the following games:

Lugano v St Gallen (7.30pm),
Thun v Young Boys (7.30pm),
Orlando City v Philadelphia Union (12.30am).

The treble is available at odds of 3/1.

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Goals Galore is the bet where the only thing that matters is whether or not both teams hit the back of the net.

GOALS GALORE TREBLE
LONG LIST COUPON

Both teams to score in each of the following games:

Bodo Glimt v Aalesund (2pm),
Grasshoppers v Thun (3pm),
Vaduz v Lugano (3pm).

The treble is available at odds of 3/1.

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Goals Galore is the bet where the only thing that matters is whether or not both teams hit the back of the net.

GOALS GALORE NO DRAW TRIXIE
Both teams to score and either side to win in at least two of the following games:

Orlando City v Montreal Impact (12.30am*),
Haugesund v Rosenborg (5pm),
Portland Timbers v Vancouver Whitecaps (9.30pm).

The doubles are available at odds of 6/1 and the treble is 20/1.

* listed on the coupon as 11.59pm kick-off under Saturday's fixtures.

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WIN TREBLE

Rangers to beat Hibernian (3pm),
Man Utd to beat Crystal Palace (5.30pm),
Juventus to beat AC Milan (7.45pm).

The treble is available at odds of almost 9/2 with Sky Bet.

Betting Preview

Rangers v Hibernian
Both Rangers and Hibs have had some disappointing results lately but, while Hibs have been (ultimately unsuccessfully) battling for promotion, Rangers have been able to take their foot off the gas having secured the Championship title over six weeks ago. Despite seemingly taking it easy in the last few games, Rangers finished the season 11 points clear of their nearest rivals and a cup win would earn them qualification for the Europa League next term on their return to the SPL. Hibs have won just six of their last 20 matches in all competitions (D6, L8) and they have lost six of their last nine away from Easter Road (W1, D2).

Crystal Palace v Man Utd
Crystal Palace won just two of their 21 Premier League matches since Christmas (D7, L12) and, although they have reserved their best results for the FA Cup this year, they will arrive at Wembley with more hope than belief. Man Utd, meanwhile, have won eight of their last 11 matches in all competitions (D1, L2) and an FA Cup win on Saturday is their last opportunity to salvage something from another highly disappointing season. Although United have struggled to score goals this season, no Premier League side conceded fewer times. They rarely entertain these days but they have enough quality in their squad to break down Palace's defence and one goal might just be enough.

AC Milan v Juventus
Milan finished the season in seventh place on the Serie A table, 34 points behind champions Juventus. Milan have won just two of their last 11 matches (D4, L5). Juventus, meanwhile, have won 29 of their last 32 domestic matches (D1, L2) and they are hoping to become the first Italian side to complete back-to-back domestic doubles having ended the season nine points clear at the top of the Serie A table. Juventus have won every one of the last eight meetings between these two sides.

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