England Belgium Odds as Three Lions set for Euro 2012

It is just one week until Euro 2012 gets underway as England face Belgium as Labrokes announce free bets and make the three lions a best price  of odds of 16/1 to win the tournament.

The squads have been announced and will be travelling to Poland and Ukraine who looks like going all the way?

This tournament is wide open, no doubt about it. Spain are still the favourites for the competition but it is going to be extremely tough for them to lift the trophy in Poland and Ukraine.

All time leading goal scorer David Villa misses the competition and no matter what strength in depth they have, this is a massive, massive blow. Carles Puyol is also injured for this summer’s tournament.

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Fernando Llorente and Fernando Torres are both very good strikers to come in and fill Villa’s boots. However, Llorente does not have much experience at all at international level and Torres has not been at his best for two years or so now. You can back them to win Euro 2012 at 14/5.

Germany are the second favourites, but they are not in the best form going into the tournament. They recently lost 5-3 to Switzerland who haven’t even qualified. Confidence and momentum is a massive thing and both of these took a serious dent with this defeat.

Holland have also lost games recently and will know that over recent years they have been touted as the nearly men by many people.

This could open the door for the likes of France, England and Portugal to have a successful tournament.

Also, look what Greece did in 2004 – surprising everyone to win the Championships when they were 100/1 to do so at the start of the competition.

So who can emulate what they did eight years ago this time out, apart from Greece themselves?

Republic of Ireland are also being offered at 100/1 to win Euro 2012 and they could cause a massive upset this summer.

Ireland will be an organised side that is tough to break down under Italian manager Giovanni Trapattoni. They could be set up perfectly for tournament football.

It is all set to be a thrilling few weeks in Poland and Ukraine with plenty of twists, turns and surprises.

Tommy graduated from Sheffield University in 2009 with a Journalism degree and has worked in various professional industry posts including the football print media.