France is favourite to win today’s Euro 2016 Final against Portugal (8pm Sunday on ITV1 & BBC1). In fact the odds for the hosts to win in normal time are 11/10. But one of the biggest bookies is offering France at enhanced odds of 10/1.
Yes, Coral Bookmaker have this special offer for new customers only and if France prevail as the betting suggests then it could leave them severely out of pocket.
Because these odds are so much bigger than normal the maximum bet is limited to a fiver and the winnings are paid out to you as free bets. But you can’t really lose as you get a free bet of a fiver if this bet fails to win!
What Chance France Landing The Enhanced Odds?
We reckon France are very worthy favourites. They have relished playing at home and have gelled as a team as the tournament has gone on. Remember they were one of the favourites before a game was played for these European Championship finals.
Whereas Portugal were 20/1 shots at the start, they have had a charmed run through in the easier side of the draw. They underperformed badly in the group stages, drawing with Iceland. In the knockout rounds they beat relative minnows Poland and then Wales. Remember that France defeated world champions Germany to get to this final. The form of these two protagonists is light years apart.
Even Portugal’s talismanic figure Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured) has been poor. Yes, he scored against Wales, a team that fielded more than one player from MK Dons and that was sorely missing the suspended Aaron Ramsey. But his overall form has been below par, even missing a penalty and sometimes looking lazy. His very active Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale, the star of Wales, put Ronaldo to shame with his work rate.
Portugal has failed to impress us at any stage in this tournament, yet they find themselves in the Euro 2016 final. This match is where they ought to get their comeuppance. Certainly on form and performances they should not defeat France and our prediction is for a 2-0 win for the host nation within the 90 minutes.
So all things considered we believe Coral Bookmaker could get punished by the offer of 10/1 enhanced odds, instead of the usual 11/10, about France to win this match without the need for extra time or penalties.