Euro 2012 Player of the Tournament Odds

The Player of the Tournament market for Euro 2012 has slipped under the radar somewhat but it actually provides punters with an array of value to get their teeth sunk into.

Past winners of the award have all come from the winning team – Matthias Sammer for Germany in 1996, Zinedine Zidane in 2000, Theo Zagorakis in 2004 and Xavi for Spain in 2008.

That may come as a surprise to many people, who may have automatically thought that the Golden Boot winner may have claimed the award from UEFA.

It certainly seems that the driving force behind a team, usually a midfielder, rather than the headline grabbing striker, are favoured more by the suits at UEFA. Whether that is right or wrong is another matter, from betting point of view punters can use this thought channel to their advantage.

Latest England Stage of Elimination Odds (best price quoted)

  • Mezut Ozil 12/1 with Paddy Power
  • Andres Iniesta 14/1 with Bet365
  • Xavi Hernandez 16/1 with William Hill
  • Robin Van Persie 18/1 with Paddy Power
  • Ronaldo 20/1 with Bet365
  • Mario Gomez 25/1 with William Hill
  • Steven Gerrard 40/1 with Bet365
  • Karim Benzema 40/1 with Ladbrokes
  • Wayne Rooney 50/1 with Paddy Power
  • Joe Hart 100/1 with William Hill

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A tactic for punters, who like to back double figure prices, might be to swerve the outright winner market and back the potential driving force behind that teams Euro 2012 campaign.

So, instead of backing Germany to win the tournament at a rather skinny looking 3/1, why not spilt your stakes on influential midfielders Mezut Ozil (16/1 Ladbrokes) and Bastian Schweinsteiger (22/1 Paddy Power) picking up the Player of the Tournament award.

Spain are the current favourites for outright success and they obviously have a plethora of stars among the market leaders for the award.

Exceptional midfielders Andrea Iniesta (16/1 BetVictor) and Xavi (16/1 Betfred) are the favourites in this respective market but the underrated Xavi Alonso could be worth a play around the 100/1 mark with Blue Square.

Another player that could out-play his odds is France’s playmaker Samir Nasri (66/1).

He was in tremendous form towards the end of the Premier League season and France are fancied to go very well in this tournament with Nasri likely to play a key role.


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