Customers opening new accounts with many bookmakers will almost certainly be entitled to Euro 2016 free bet offers, which will be updated by freebets.co.uk, in our dedicated enhanced odds section.
The group draw for the finals took place in Paris on 12th December 2015, after which a variety of Euro 2016 free bets and betting offers became available. Unsurprisingly France, the 2016 Euros host nation and World Cup holders Germany lead the outright betting to win the competition. The outright market is sure to be popular with those looking to take advantage of these free bet offers.
For those wanting a lively outsider, Poland look to be on the up again and at 66/1 might be worth a Euro 2016 free bet.
Outright winner – France 7/2; Germany 7/2; Spain 6/1; England 10/1; Belgium 12/1; Italy 16/1; Portugal 25/1; Croatia 33/1; Austria 50/1; Poland 66/1; Russia 66/1; Switzerland 80/1; Turkey 80/1; Wales 80/1; Sweden 100/1; Czech Republic 125/1; Iceland 125/1; Ukraine 125/1; Republic of Ireland 150/1; Slovakia 150/1; Romania 250/1; Hungary 350/1; Albania 500/1 and Northern Ireland 500/1.
Keep in mind, EURO online betting will be a particular favourite for those who like to bet “in-play” as the action unfolds during each match.
England go into Euro 2016 as fourth favourites at 10/1 to win the tournament and 5/6 to top Group B. Those who envisage a repeat of England’s World Cup 2014 debacle can back a group stage exit at 7/1. You can grab 5/2 on England to go out in the last 16 of the Euros; 3/1 for the quarter-finals; 11/2 for the semi-finals and 9/1 to be runners-up.
Harry Kane has surely done enough to warrant being Roy Hodgson’s first-choice striker and is 2/1 favourite to be England’s top Euro 2016 goalscorer. Jamie Vardy is available at 7/2 and Wayne Rooney at 4/1. Of course, England might not score too many goals, so it might also be worth considering Danny Welbeck (a Hodgson favourite) at 12/1 with your Euro 2016 free bet.
For a really patriotic punt try the 125/1 for England to win the Euro 2016 and Harry Kane to be top-scorer free bet offer. A quick glance through any betting guide will help you to map out just who Hodgson’s side might meet in the knock-out stages of the tournament.
There are still places up for grabs in the Euro 2016 England squad, so if you think Jordan Henderson will recover from injury in time, he can be backed at 8/11 to be in France. Jack Wilshere is only just back from long-term injury and can be backed at 4/5 to make Hodgson’s 23-man squad for the Euros.
Over the coming weeks there will be a variety of Euro 2016 free bets and betting previews available across the media. They will coincide with an increasing number of betting offers, including enhanced odds for the Euros and there will be special promotions from many bookmakers ahead of the big kick-off where customers will be entitled to free bet offers provided they meet the qualifying criteria.
Popular markets for the games themselves will include backing a correct score and selecting a first goalscorer. There are also sure to be offers available where a pre-match bet will provide a Euro 2016 free bet to be used “in-play”, a betting market which favours Euro 2016 online betting.
Selecting a top-goalscorer in a short tournament is always awkward, but with Germany expected to go a long way, perhaps someone like Thomas Muller might be worth backing. A betting guide may also help when it comes to narrowing the field in the golden boot race and we’d recommend a cheeky wager on Robert Lewandowski doing the business for Poland.
Given the expanded nature of the competition and the involvement of England, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales, the bookmakers are certain to offer a vast array of Euro 2016 free bets and general Euro 2016 betting offers.
All the major bookmakers are already heavily focused on Euro 2016 betting.
Should you anticipate the two favourites, France and Germany, to meet in the final, then you might be tempted by the Skybet Euro 2016 odds of 16/1 for such an eventuality. An England v Germany final is available at 22/1 with a Paddy Power Euro 2016 bet.
Those inspired by Leicester City in the Premier League might want to have a punt on a big outsider. Perhaps the 350/1 William Hill Euro 2016 odds on Northern Ireland to reach the final has some appeal especially with a Euro 2016 free bet.
Euro 2016 kicks-off when France take on Romania at the Stade de France on Friday 10th June at 20:00, with England’s opening Euro 2016 fixture coming the following day when they face Russia in Marseille at 20:00. Three hours earlier, Wales will start their campaign against Slovakia in Bordeaux.
Our dedicated Euro 2016 schedule including our bookmaker free bet offer for each game will be available soon. The eagerly anticipated clash between England and Wales will be in Lens on Thursday 16th June at 14:00. There will be a few sickies pulled that afternoon and it may well prove to be the most popular game of the group stage.
France (4/11); Switzerland (9/2); Romania (10/1); Albania (28/1)
France must be fancied to win the group as the host nation, particularly given their quality and with their group rivals looking relatively weak by comparison. Switzerland look the best of the rest and the most likely runners-up. Romania and Albania are both solid defensively, but offer relatively little going forward.
England (5/6); Russia (100/30); Wales (11/2); Slovakia (9/1)
England often flatter to deceive in major tournaments, but there’s no arguing with their 100% record in qualification and they’ve been handed a reasonable draw. Russia has an ageing defence and will probably count on the giant Artyom Dzyuba in attack. Wales certainly aren’t without hope and in Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey they have a couple of top quality players. There are bound to be plenty of Euro 2016 free bet opportunities on England and Wales.
Germany (2/5); Poland (5/1); Ukraine (17/2); Northern Ireland (28/1)
Germany should win Group C and, as ever, will have a formidable squad. It’s worth bearing in mind that they only finished a point ahead of Poland in qualification though and the Poles have been prolific goalscorers of late. Ukraine has some very talented players, but might lack a genuine goal threat. Northern Ireland has already surpassed expectations in not only reaching the Euro 2016 finals, but topping their group in doing so. The advice would be to look elsewhere when using your Euro 2016 free bets.
Spain (4/6); Croatia (7/2); Czech Republic (9/1); Turkey (9/1)
Spain are seeking an unprecedented third consecutive European Championship trophy. It’s a talented squad, but they look a little past their sell-by date. Croatia has some world class talent, particularly in midfield and could provide a shock or two. Czech Republic might not have the stars of yesteryear, but they shouldn’t be under-rated. Turkey make up what is probably the toughest group and have sufficient quality to pull off a shock or two on their day.
Belgium (5/4); Italy (7/4); Sweden (13/2); Republic of Ireland (12/1)
Belgium have the squad capable of winning and may be worth a Euro 2016 free bet, but a number of players have had disappointing seasons with their clubs. This is by no means a vintage Italian team, but you write them off at your peril. Euro 2016 will surely represent the international swansong for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the last 16 is probably the best Sweden can hope for. Republic of Ireland are a fairly limited team, but one that will always put up a fight.
Portugal (1/1); Austria (9/4); Iceland (11/2); Hungary (12/1)
Portugal’s hopes largely revolve around Cristiano Ronaldo in what will surely be his last Euro finals. Austria are a team on the up and sailed through the qualifiers. In David Alaba, they have a player of genuine star quality. Iceland will be in their first major finals and should give a good account of themselves. Hungary are in their first Euro finals since 1972, but have an outside chance of further progress.
Once we reach the last 16 the tournament becomes a straight knock-out competition where there are sure to be more Euro 2016 free bet offers from the bookies. Securing a favourable draw is key at this stage and nobody is going to fancy drawing France or Germany in the last 16.
Given the nature of the draw, it’s nigh on impossible to predict the finalists until we reach the knock-out stage and a route to the final becomes clearer. It would certainly be a major gamble backing the two finalists with a Euro free bet before the last 16 are finalised.
Selecting a top-goalscorer in a short tournament is always awkward so use your Euro 2016 free bets wisely. The Euro 2016 top-goalscorer market is currently led by Thomas Muller (8/1), but Germany tend not to rely on an out-and-out striker these days, so there is probably better value to be had by spending your 2016 European Championship free bets elsewhere.
Poland might not be among the favourites to win Euro 2016, but Robert Lewandowski (16/1) is a world class striker and was top-scorer in the qualifiers and this is where my bet will be going. France are likely to look to Antoine Griezmann (12/1) as their main source of goals.
Those looking to back ‘our boys’ all to qualify for the Euro 2016 knock-out stage can get 16/1 with Skybet on England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. A fun bet to place on the Euros.
Of the major teams, Italy possibly look the most vulnerable to suffer an early exit. There’s just not a lot to get excited about in their squad and 4/1 for a group stage exit might be of interest, particularly with a Euro free bet.
First contested in 1960 as the European Nations’ Cup, the UEFA European Championship has gradually expanded from the 17 teams that entered the initial tournament to the point where a total of 54 teams entered EURO 2016, with 24 qualifying for the UEFA EURO 2016 Finals.
The finals of the first tournament, as will be the case in EURO 2016, took place in France, with the Soviet Union beating Yugoslavia 2-1 in extra-time. Back in 1960, the final tournament consisted of just four games – the two semi-finals, a third-place play-off and the final. By contrast, the UEFA EURO 2016 Finals will feature 51 games over 31 days.
This will be the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship, with five teams – Albania; Iceland; Northern Ireland; Slovakia and Wales – securing their first-ever qualification. These new teams and their supporters will be a welcome addition to EURO 2016.
The EURO 2016 schedule sees games played across France from 10th June to 10th July 2016. The final itself is due to take place in the Stade de France at 21:00 on 10th July 2016.
For those unable to obtain Euro 2016 tickets, all the action will be easily accessible with the BBC and ITV having broadcasting rights for Euro 2016 in the UK. There will naturally be huge interest in the Euro 2016 England fixtures and those of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales of course with bookies offering lots of in-play Euro 2016 free bets.
Spain are the two-time defending champions and, although perhaps not the force of old, will again be among the most fancied teams. World Cup holders Germany will be the favourites in many people’s eyes, whilst nobody should discount the host nation, France.
England was the only team to qualify with a 100% record, winning all 10 of their group games. Belgium, currently number one in the FIFA world rankings, will also have their supporters. If looking for an outsider, Ukraine has a talented squad that makes their EURO betting odds potentially attractive.