Who are the favourites to win Euro 2016?

Euro 2016

With Euro 2016 just 30 days away, we’ve decided to take a look at who are the favourites to win the prized competition in France. The games kick off with hosts France facing Romania on Friday, 10th June and the tournament ends with the final on Sunday, 10th July.

Looking at the odds from various online bookmakers, it’s clear that there are 3 outright favourites – the hosts, France, followed by the usual suspects Germany and then Spain. Traditionally the hosts have always done well in the Euro’s, and so this factor combined with an immensely strong French squad points to their position in the market as favourites. Being placed in Group A with the likes of Albania, Romania and Switzerland hasn’t done much to affect their chances of winning the competition either. With a possible starting lineup consisting of Lloris, Sagna, Varane, Sakho, Evra, Kante, Diarra, Pogba, Griezmann, Gignac and Martial it’s pretty hard to disagree with their odds.

As 2nd favourites to win the competition, the ever-strong German team will likely be heading into these games in high confidence, despite some shaky performances in their friendlies (including their loss against England). They find themselves in a group that contains Northern Ireland, Poland and Ukraine, and so will this will be an interesting group to watch.

Spain head to Euro 2016 in France in a very tough group, containing Croatia, Czech Republic and Turkey. Although they would be expected to top the group, you’d still expect the likes of Croatia to make things difficult for them. They’re 3rd favourites to lift the trophy in Paris, and they have a lot of pressure hanging over themselves and boss Del Bosque following their embarrassing early-exit from the 2014 World Cup finals.

Next (4th) favourites to win the Euro’s in France are England – which may come as a surprise to many, with odds available at 8/1 to back them. On paper the squad does look strong, and there are going to be some exciting young additions including Delle Alli, Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane. Could this finally be England’s chance of lifting the trophy? They find themselves in Group B which includes Russia, Slovakia and Wales – which is no easy group to escape. With a nice blend of energetic, confident youth players and some much more experienced heads, perhaps Roy’s men are worth a punt after all.

Who do you think will win Euro 2016? You can back your team of choice online at 10bet. Feel free to let us know who you’ll be backing for glory in France by leaving a comment at the bottom of this article!

By Matt

Matt is the owner and chief-editor of the Footy Blog, one of the UK's leading football news blogs.