The top two teams from each of the four groups advance to the quarterfinals followed by the semifinals and Final. Let’s take a look at the Euro Cup odds for Euro 2008.
Euro Cup betting has Germany as the slight favorite to win Euro 2008. They are followed closely by Spain, Italy and Portugal in Euro Cup odds. Group A has Portugal, the Czech Republic, Turkey and host country Switzerland. Group B has Germany, Croatia, Poland and host country Austria. Group C has Italy, France, the Netherlands and Romania. Group D has Greece, Sweden Russia and Spain.
Euro Cup betting odds show that Group C is a tough one. It has already been termed the Group of Death since one very good team is not going to advance out of the group stage. France and Italy would be the two teams most Euro Cup betting gamblers will go with but the Netherlands might be better than either of them.
Germany is the Euro Cup betting favorite and with the tournament played close to them they are a deserving choice. The Czech Republic is another team to watch in Euro Cup betting as they actually finished ahead of Germany in their qualifying group.
A few other teams that could win Euro 2008 and be a surprise in Euro Cup odds are Portugal and Spain. Portugal is the Euro 2004 finalist while Spain is always a threat in Euro Cup betting with players like Torres, David Villa and Fabregas. Another team to watch in Euro Cup odds could be Croatia. They made sure that England didn’t even make it to Euro 2008.
The defending champs are not one of the Euro Cup betting favorites but they still bear watching. Greece qualified easily and has the experience of winning. Sweden is another team that has talent and could surprise in Euro Cup betting. Another team to watch in Euro Cup betting odds is Poland. They qualified at the top of their group ahead of Portugal.
Teams that are expected to struggle are both host teams. Austria and Switzerland don’t have much of a chance to even advance from the group stage. Russia and Turkey also look weak in Euro Cup betting.