A total of 16 teams will compete for the Euro 2008 title and be on the Euro Cup betting odds board. The host teams, Austria and Switzerland automatically qualified while the other 14 teams in Euro Cup odds had to get through qualifying matches.
Euro Cup betting is extremely popular around the world. Euro Cup betting is second only to the World Cup in terms of soccer popularity. Two teams, Austria and Poland will be competing in the European Cup for the first time ever. The European championships were first held in 1960 as the European Nations Cup. It is held every four years with teams divided into four groups with four teams each. Euro Cup betting history shows that only nine countries have ever won the Euro Cup. They are Germany (three times), France (twice), Russia, Spain, Italy, Czech, Netherlands, Denmark and Greece. The defending champion is Greek as they defeated Portugal in the Euro 2004 final.
The Euro Cup betting favorite is Germany followed closely in Euro Cup odds by Italy, France and Spain. Group C has been termed the “Group of Death” as it has Italy, France and the Netherlands. One of those teams will not make it to the next round of Euro Cup betting. Germany and Portugal seem to have the easiest routes for getting past the Group stage and are Euro Cup betting favorites in their groups. Here is a listing of each group:
Group A - Switzerland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Turkey
Group B - Austria, Croatia, Germany, Poland
Group C - Holland, Italy, Romania, France
Group D - Greece, Sweden, Spain, Russia
Portugal is the Euro Cup odds favorite in Group A. Germany is the heavy Euro Cup odds favorite in Group B. Italy, France and the Netherlands are all about equal in Euro Cup betting odds for Group C while Spain is the favorite in Euro Cup betting for Group D.
The Euro Cup final will be played at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna on June 29th and will be extremely popular among Euro Cup betting gamblers.