The Euro 2016 top goalscorer betting is one of the hottest markets offered by the bookies right now and, with many weaker teams in this year’s competition due to the expansion to twenty-four teams, there could be a lot more goals than usual at this year’s Euros. OLBG.com takes a look at some of the most promising Euro 2016 top goal scorer tips.
When looking for a bet in this market, the main thing to check is the draw. Players who represent a team with an easy group and a nice route to the semi-final or final make the best bets. Then you have to find someone who is going to score the majority of his side’s goals.
Antoine Griezmann certainly fits that bill. France has been drawn with Switzerland, Romania and Albania and on the way to a likely semi-final against Germany the French are likely to face Turkey or the Czech Republic in the second round followed by Russia or Wales in the quarter-final. That’s a really nice five game run ahead of Germany and it should give Griezmann, who has been on fire for Atletico Madrid in the past year, plenty of opportunities. With the likes of Pogba, Payet and Martial supporting him, he won’t be short of chances and looks a good bet at 11/1.
At bigger odds of 17/1, England’s Harry Kane also looks worthy of support. Kane can score all kinds of goals, be it tap ins, headers or long shots, and he isn’t afraid to shoot either, having had at least 50% more shots in the past Premier League season than any other player in the league. Dele Alli is likely to be supporting Kane and no player laid on more assists for a team-mate than Alli did for Kane last season so that club combination should work wonders at international level.
England will be facing Russia, Wales and Slovakia ahead of likely knockout games against Romania and then Portugal or Italy. That means he has at least four games against weaker opponents where he can get amongst the goals.
There will only be one Aston Villa player in action at Euro 2016 as defender Ciaran Clark represents the Republic of Ireland. The defender and his international team-mates are unlikely to feature among the tournament’s top scorers. For the boys in green, who will make up the oldest squad in the tournament, escaping the ‘group of death’ to reach the knockout stages would be a real achievement.