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JustBet picks Spain

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2012 | 12:00 AM
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Reigning FIFA World Cup and UEFA European (Euro) champions Spain are the favourites to win Euro 2012, according to odds released by JustBet, Supreme Ventures' sports betting brand.

The number-one ranked Spanish team is at odds of 3.50 (or 5/2) to capture their third Euro title, after winning the coveted trophy in 1964 and the last staging in 2008.

Euro 2012 will be the 14th staging of the championship, and will be held from June 8 to July 1 in Poland and the Ukraine.

Also among the favourites to capture the title are: three-time winners Germany, who are seeking their first championship since 1996, at JustBet odds of 3.75 (or 11/4), Holland, who have never won a European championship, at odds of 7.00 (or 6/1 ), England, another team without a title, at odds of 10.00 (or 9/1) and France, two-time champions (1984 and 2000) at odds of 12.00 (or 11/1).

Additionally, Italy, the 1968 champions will be at odds of 12.00 (or 11/1), Portugal, runners-up in 2004 but still without a championship, at odds of 18.00 (or 17/1), Russia, another team without a EURO title, at odds of 25.00 (or 24/1) and tournament co-hosts Poland and the Ukraine each at odds of 40.00 (or 39/1), are each without a title.

In addition to offering odds on the outright Euro 2012 champions, JustBet is also offering odds on which team will win in each of the four groups; which teams will qualify for the final and which player will be the tournament's top goalscorer.

Among the favourites to capture the prestigious top goalscorer award are: Robin Van Persie (Holland) at JustBet odds of 8.00 (or 7/1), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) at odds 12.00 (or 11/1), Karim Benzema (France) at odds of 15.00 (or 14/1), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Holland) at odds of 15.00 (or 14/1) and Miroslav Klose (Germany) at odds of 15.00 (or 14/1).