Euro 2016 is wrapping up and with Antoine Griezmann leading the field of goal scorers, he is the favorite to take home the Golden Boot.
Sportsbook has odds on who will take home the hardware and Griezmann is currently the overwhelming -140 favorite with the next closest competitor at +700. There is plenty of value on the board, though, as his two teammates Olivier Giroud (+700) and Dimitri Payet (+900) have three goals apiece, one behind the leading Griezmann.
Welshman Gareth Bale is also +700 to outscore the field and with a matchup coming against a somewhat weak Portuguese back line, he could easily add to his three-goal total.
Ronaldo is sitting at two goals but has been tagged with +800 odds as he goes up against a Welsh defense he should be able to leave in the dust.
After Cristiano, the odds drop off a cliff as Hal Robson-Kanu, Luis Nani and Thomas Müller (2014 World Cup Silver Boot winner) are all tied for the next highest odds at +5000. Kanu and Nani have two goals each so a wager on these two offers a little value if you feel there will be some goals in the semifinal match between Wales and Portugal. Müller, on the other hand, has a big fat zero.
The longest odds available is the +20000 line for Germany’s André Schürrle. Schürrle has struggled to get on the pitch these Euros and has yet to find the back of the net – do you believe in miracles?
Last season, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane burst onto the scene with 21 goals in the Premier League as a 21-year-old phenom that had many comparing him to the likes of Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer.
Expectations were high for the Spurs forward entering the 2015-16 season but he came out of the gate goalless in his first six games in league play, forcing those same pundits to call him a “one-year wonder”.
On October 25, Kane scored a hat trick against newly promoted Bournemouth and he has been a goal-scoring machine ever since, establishing himself as the best striker England has and perhaps one of the best players that will suit up for the Three Lions this summer at Euro 2016.
With the Premier League campaign now over, Kane captured the Golden Boot with 25 goals – one ahead of Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and his England teammate Jamie Vardy.
For the first time in years, the England side is young, exciting and brimming with potential. The Tottenham striker is a major reason why and backing him in top goalscorer futures while there is still value just might be a wise move at this point.
At online book Sportsbook, Kane is +1200 to lead Euro 2016 in goals placing him fourth on the board among goalscoring dynamos like Antoine Griezmann, Cristiano Ronaldo, Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski.
There looks to be potential for goals in the group stage for Kane as England resides in Group B with Russia, Wales and Slovakia. Kane and Co. get their tournament underway against Russia on June 11 in Marseille.
One of the most popular prop wagers ahead of any big international soccer tournament is the top goalscorer and this summer’s Euro 2016 event boasts a ton of the continent’s best sharpshooters to choose from.
At online shop Sportsbook, Germany’s Thomas Muller tops the board at +600 to lead the tournament in scoring. Muller’s a fairly good shout as he finished World Cup 2014 with five goals – second only behind Colombia’s James Rodriguez who tallied six.
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo comes in next and +700 while Antoine Griezmann of France is presently +800.
If Belgium are to make a deep run in France, and many like the Red Devils to do that exact thing this summer, the goalscoring exploits of Romelu Lukaku will surely be a key reason why. At the time of writing, the Everton striker was tied with Jamie Vardy for the Premier League lead in goals with 15. Sportsbook is currently offering the Belgian at +1200.
If you’re a fan of the England team, Harry Kane provides some serious value at +3300. We’re used to seeing the Tottenham striker fill the net in the Premier League, but such a huge international stage will be a big test for the 22-year-old.
As you see below, the board is filled with players from sides expected to make a deep run: Germany, France, Spain and Belgium. But don't forget to cap each group and see which teams have the chance to score some upsets. A squad like Wales, in Group B with England, Russia and Slovakia, will be hungry to make some noise on the international stage so a player like Gareth Bale could pose plenty of value if his team is prmied for a cinderella run.