Odds understate Spain’s position in Euro 2012
While Spain comes in at 11/4 to take the tournament according to William Hill’s sportsbook odds, punter and bookmakers agree Spain is a clear favorite to take the title again this year and clinch a historic victory in defense of their title.
Many believe Spain will go on to face Germany in the Final, a team who has taken the title 3 times since the tournament’s launch but has never been able defend the title from opponents.
It would do well for the other participating teams of group C to be wary of Spain’s 14-game winning streak in competition. Should the team advance from the group stage, Spain will face the runner-up of Group D. This group consists of England, Ukraine, Sweden, and France, who come in at 10-1, 50-1, 66-1, and 10-1 respectively at William Hill Sportsbook.
Should England and Spain end up pairing after the group rounds, the two will have a very different match when compared to their meeting back in November. Spain will have suffered its share of injuries before the Euro, but England has been plagued by the same unfortunate luck, having lost three of its headliners pre-tournament. That alongside Hodgson’s decision to omit Rio Ferdinand from the tournament roster will prove a huge hurdle for England to overcome in its journey to the finals