Euro 2012 Wikis Show Why Spain Are Favourites But Germany Are the Entertainers

By Sam Darby on 16/03/2012 16:27

Euro 2012 is just a few months away now and with the top leagues across Europe beginning to draw to a close attentions are beginning to turn to each team’s chances at Euro 2012. The Euro 2012 ValueChecker wikis should help pinpoint the best bets in each Euro 2012 match and show which teams are likely to make it to the latter stages of this summer’s football festival.

Spain are the favourites to win Euro 2012, making it three major tournaments in a row, and possibly the best tip to take from the Spain ValueChecker wikis is the fact that they might not score as many as people predict at the finals, especially in the knockout rounds. Spain always seem to score plenty of goals in qualifying but when it comes to the major tournaments the goals can often dry up. Heading into Euro 2012 (in 90 minutes play) Spain had scored just eleven goals in their last ten major finals games, despite winning two tournaments in that time! If looking to narrow down the games in which Spain are likely to not score too many goals focus on the knockout rounds. Ahead of Euro 2012, Spain have scored no goals or just one goals in 90 minutes play of six of their last seven knockout games

Germany have been popular with punters in the last year though and they should certainly be popular with neutrals because the Germany ValueChecker wikis show that they are very entertaining to watch. Germany are one of the highest scoring teams, if not the highest scoring team, in Europe. In qualifying for Euro 2012 nine of Germany’s ten matches had over 2.5 goals and this sort of statistic was reflected at the 2010 World Cup where three of Germany’s four knockout games had over 2.5 goals.

Holland are rated as best of the rest with the bookies at the moment and the Holland ValueChecker wikis point punters in the direction of a goalscorer who might offer better value than Robin Van Persie who has been brilliant in the Premiership for Arsenal this season. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar looks the man to follow in the goalscorer betting for Holland currently. In eight Euro 2012 qualifying matches Huntelaar scored an amazing twelve goals and only failed to score in one match. He also scored the first goal in half of his games

England are surely to have plenty of bets placed on them as the patriotic money pours in and perhaps the best bet for England matches to take from the England ValueChecker wikis is the difference in their first half performances from second half performances. England are often more prolific in front of goal in the first half of games compared to the second half. In Euro 2012 qualifying England scored almost twice as many goals in the first half of games (11) than the second half (6) and that helped them to win the first half on six of their ten matches.

The ValueChecker Wikis are proving a popular tool to find bets on a wide variety of events on ValueChecker and you can add to them by registering (just provide an email address and password) and sharing your knowledge. All teams at Euro 2012 have a number of wikis for their matches but we’d welcome more input.