|Written by John Bower|
|Thursday, 21 June 2012 09:23|
If France plans to win their first European championship in over ten years, they’re going to have to get through Euro 2012 betting favorite Spain before they do. The two clubs are set to square off in a quarter-final match up at Donbass Arena in Donetsk this Saturday. The match can be seen live on ESPN2 or streamed online at ESPN3 beginning at 2:45pm EST, 20.45 CET, (21.45 local time). With La Roja being early favorites at 3/2 to win the coveted championship, bookmakers have listed the squad as favorites once again in Spain vs France odds with the moneyline favoring the likes of Torres and Fàbregas at -130 while the squad counting on Ribéry and Nasri would return +400 for the upset with a draw paying out +250.
The goal line also favors Spain at a PK (-330) with France as PK (+250) underdogs with an over/under total posted at 2.5 UNDER -180. Having already faced the fair share of tests on the pitch from their Group D rivals, Euro 2012 betting handicappers will be curious to see how the French adapt to the heightened pressure of the knockout round. A tie against England and a loss to unqualified Sweden did little to quell concern that French supporters had over their teams ability to play they way they’ve historically been capable of playing - though ineffective in their last two major international tournaments, the French were World Cup runner ups in 2006, champions in 1998 and Euro Cup champions in 2000.
Would an underdog victory in Spain vs France odds turn this year’s moneyline on its head? According to online sportsbooks, France currently has 11/1 odds of winning the tournament compared to Spain’s 12/5. Germany however, is predicted to hoist the trophy on July 1st at 11/5 followed by Italy and Portugal at 7/1, England at 15/2, Czech Republic at 40/1 and Greece at 50/1. Be sure to visit Bovada for your free $100 bet on Euro 2012 odds and view all soccer lines for the quarter-final including Czech Republic vs Portugal on Thursday, Germany vs Greece on Friday and England vs Italy on Sunday.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:37|