UEFA European Football Championship ended just a few months ago and we all saw the final where Spain defeated Italy with style 4:0. In the semi-finals played the teams of Germany and Portugal and generally we can say it was a very strong and interesting championship. However, if you have a look at a reputable betting house, you will see that they already offer betting options for the winner of the European Championships in 2016.
Is it earlier or not to bet on who will be the next European champion everyone can decide for himself. A few days ago the World Cup 2014 qualifiers just started, but it will be interesting to see which teams are the main favourites for the first place at Euro 2016.
Without any doubt the biggest favourite for a win at the European Championship for every betting house all over the world is Spain. The betting odds for them to become European champions for the third consecutive time are 3.75, which is really a very low rate. Taking into account that the Iberians are the main favourites for the World Cup in 2014 in Brazil, we can say that the bookmakers expect real football hegemony of Spain these days.
The second major favourite for the title of the European champion in 2016 is Germany. Bookmakers reported the upsurge of the German players in recent years and the fact that their present team is built with very young players. This is why the offered betting odds are 4.5.
Further on in the preference of the bookies follows the team of France, which is estimated to odds of 7, the Netherlands and Italy, with coefficients of 10 and 11 and England, which would bring 13 odds.
In antepost betting suggestions it is always interesting to see some more exotic betting offers. For example, if you bet on Northern Ireland to become European champion in 2016 you will get odds of 2501. A rate of 501 is offered for the teams of Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary.
It can be considered as a good investment to bet on one of them, since if they make a good qualification, especially if they qualify for the European Championship, the rate for their ultimate victory will drop significantly, which is a good opportunity for profit or even a possible sale of the bet.
The World Cup in Brazil will be in 2014, but we can already bet on antepost betting for which team will be the World Champion. Today I bothered to look at the offered betting odds and I can say that the favourites are quite expected.
The betting houses very reasonably value first the hosts from Brazil. If you choose to bet your money on their victory, you will win four pounds for every one of yours. However, note that Brazil has already hosted the World Cup, but failed to win even though they were believed to be the secure Champion. It was in 1950 and Brazil lost the final match with 1:2 to Uruguay.
Just behind Salesao is ranked Spain, so if you decide to bet some money on the Iberians to become World champions in football in 2014, you will receive only 5.5 odds. For me this betting rate is too low, given that the tournament is in South America and we all know how difficult it is for European teams to win there.
The third major favourite for the World Champion is Argentina, whose win gives odds of six. Then follows the team of Germany with 9, 19 is the coefficient for final victory of the Netherlands and 21 for England. Also, 21 is the coefficient for Italy, followed by Portugal with 26.
If you want something more interesting you can try betting for the World Cup to go to the players of Hungary, Northern Ireland or Finland, for example. If this happens and one of these teams wins the title, it will bring a winning bet and odds of 5001.
Much lower are the coefficients for Honduras as their win is estimated of 1501, but teams like Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Egypt have the modest odds of 501.
Antepost betting options are very interesting, although the punter has to wait many months to collect the profit. However, antepost betting allows many opportunities and odds shifting which could be very profitable.
Manchester City versus Aston Villa is one of the few matches between teams from the Premier League in this round of Capital One Cup. Both teams certainly have different claims for this tournament, but at least their performance in the Premier League so far can be compared and hence to extract the necessary conclusions for a proper betting prediction.
Manchester City has two wins and three draws so far in the league, something that certainly doesn’t make the manager Roberto Mancini very happy. Furthermore, the team conceded a loss from Real Madrid in the Champions League, which in any case did not help much. The busy schedule of City is a huge factor that should be expected to interfere in this match and there is no doubt that Mancini will go with the second if not the third team in this match.
But there is another fact that will hardly surprise many people and it is that City’s bench is so long that even with a third team, Mancini’s boys will be competitive to teams like Aston Villa.
The situation with the guests is more than disappointing after the last round of the Premier League. The team made a catastrophic loss away to Southampton with 4-1. Moreover, it was the first victory of the Saints during the season, before the match with Villa they had only losses.
What Paul Lambert needs now is some success, to return confidence to the players, to re-unite the team and especially to increase the time that he will receive from the fans. So I expect a lot of the main players of Aston Villa to take part in the match. An additional argument in this direction is the fact that the Villa’s match in the Premier League is on Sunday, so the players will be able to rest from their match with Manchester City.
The proposal from the betting houses for an Aston Villa’s away win to Manchester City with Asian handicap advantage of 1;1.5 is 2.075 is good enough for me. It allows me to win, even with minimal victory for City, which for me is actually the most likely outcome of this match.