ONLINE bookmaker Sportsbet says France are the punters’ overwhelming favourites to win the 2016 European Championship final.
Les Bleus were heavily backed from the start to win the title on home soil, quoted as low as $4 in the pre-tournament outright betting.
Having dispatched arch-rivals Germany in the semifinals, they will face Portugal in the decider at Stade de France on Sunday night (5am AEST Monday).
Didier Deschamps’ men are paying $1.45 to lift the trophy and $2.05 to seal the deal in regular time.
According to Sportsbet.com.au, less than 15 per cent of all money wagered on the Euro 2016 final has gone to the Portuguese.
“Punters are cocky that Portugal’s wait for a major title will continue and have thrown their support behind the French,” said Sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Nevertheless, market trends in the Euro 2016 final betting suggest most observers aren’t expecting a one-sided affair.
A 2-1 win to France at $9.50 is the hot tip in the correct score market, while Cristiano Ronaldo at $6.50 is the popular pick to bag the first goal.
However, the Real Madrid superstar has close competition from a crosstown club rival in Atletico Madrid’s French gun Antoine Griezmann ($5) – the leading scorer at the Euros with six goals.
France vs. Portugal betting markets
All odds provided by Sportsbet.com.au
To win in regular time
$2.05 – France
$3.20 – Draw
$4.33 – Portugal
To lift the trophy
$1.45 – France
$2.88 – Portugal
$5 – Antoine Griezmann
$6 – Olivier Giroud
$6.50 – Cristiano Ronaldo
$6.50 – Dimitri Payet
$6.50 – Andre-Pierre Gignac
$7 – Anthony Martial
$7.50 – Paul Pogba
$8.50 – Yohan Cabaye
$8.50 – Kingsley Coman
$12 – Eder
$13 – Nani
$15 – Ricardo Quaresma
$15 – Adrien Silva
$19 – Renato Sanches
$19 – Rafa Silva
$19 – Joao Mario
$6 – No goalscorer
Euro 2016 Final Special at Sportsbet.com.au
To celebrate France and Portugal’s title tussle in Saint-Denis, our friends at Sportsbet are running a refund special for win-draw-win result bets on the Euro final.
If your pick loses after leading at any point in the match, you will get your stake back in real cash credits up to a $50 maximum.
Even though this special offer only applies to your first wager on the win-draw-win market, the refund is valid even if your team loses after taking the advantage in added extra time.
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