Our Euro 2012 Top Goalscorer odds article continues as Bet365, who will offer free bets on the tournament, report support for all Ronaldo, Fernando Llorente and Karim Benzema in the run up to the opening kickoff.
The hopes of both these countries rests firmly on the shoulders of these prolific frontmen. Can they inspire their sides to Euro 2012 glory?
The Golden boot market is one of the more popular markets at Euro 2012, and with a wealth of talent on display, there are sure to be some spectacular displays from Europe’s best strikers. Robin Van Persie is certainly a popular choice after picking up the domestic Top Goalscorer boot in the Premiership, while Bayern Munich’s Mario Gomez should find the goals easy to come by.
Fernando Llorente – Spain
With David Villa out injured, Spain now turn to Fernado Llorente to provide the goals. The 27 year-old has been impressive for his club this season, and has shown his talents on the European stage proving difficult to defend against.
The number 19 has very little international experience, but Spain will be hoping he will be able to transfer his domestic form to international.
But with Spain being favourites to win the tournament, Llorente will have enough games to find his scoring boots.
Cristiano Ronaldo -Portugal
If Portugal is going to mount any kind of fight to be crowned champions you can guarantee Ronaldo will be at the centre of it all.
The 27 year-old has failed to really shine at international tournaments, but can’t be faulted at club level. In 38 appearances in La Liga, Ronaldo
has an astonishing 46 goals, and in the ten games in Real Madrid’s Champions League campaign, the Portugal star has scored in every game.
If Ronaldo has any real chance to secure the Golden Boot the midfielder, and Portugal, will face tough opposition from Germany and Holland In the group stages.
Karim Benzema- France
Karim Benzema has been given a new lease of life since manager Jose Mourhino took charge at Real Madrid.
The 24 year old has truly shown his scoring prowess this season.
In all 34 games in La Liga, Benzema has scored 21 times. In Real Madrid’s Champions League run Benzema proved clinical once more scoring 7 goals in eleven games and setting-up 5.
But, it’s not just for the La Liga champions that the young striker has been inspirational for, he was France’s joint top scorer in qualifying.