Euro 2012 Golden Boot latest odds, news and free bets

There are probably three players that can finish Top Goalscorer at Euro 2012, with Mario Gomez leading the way on three goals after scoring a headed winner against Portugal before a brace of well-taken strikes against the Netherlands

Gomez has been favourite ever since taking his goal tally to three and can be backed at 7/4 (bet365 free bets) to finish top of the pile, with the Bayern Munich front man unable to score against Denmark although he will be relishing the chance to fill his boots against Greece on Friday.

Indeed, Gomez could be streets clear if his Germany team get an early goal and start to carve up the Greeks, although the same applies to Portugal in their match against Czech Republic where Cristiano Ronaldo will look to help his team into the semi-finals.

The former Manchester United winger came to life against the Dutch to bag two goals and will now face a Czech side who shipped four goals against Russia in their opening match before recovering well to beat Greece and Poland.

Ronaldo is available at 4/1 (Betfred) to claim the Top Goalscorer prize and, like Gomez, he has had an amazing domestic season which has seen the Real Madrid forward plunder more than 40 goals for Real Madrid.

Nevertheless, some might feel that Fernando Torres offers real value with Spain playing France in their quarter final match before the prospect of a showdown against the Portuguese and the Chelsea forward is a 6/1 chance (Sky Bet) after a brace against the Republic of Ireland.

Chances were scarce for the former Liverpool striker against Croatia although the French defence might be a little more accommodating and have little time to prepare following that 2-0 defeat to Sweden which denied them a more straightforward last eight tie against Italy.

Cesc Fabregas and David Silva are the other Spaniards who have found the net in this tournament and the Barcelona midfielder has two to his name following an equaliser against Italy before scoring his side’s fourth goal against Ireland. However, he hasn’t started since that opening match and Vicente del Bosque seems opposed to the idea of playing a false nine.

Wayne Rooney has been trimmed to 28/1 (Blue Square) following his goal against Ukraine and another one against Italy might keep the striker’s Golden Boot hopes alive, although Mario Balotelli will feel the same way against the Three Lions and he is 50/1 following that audacious goal against Ireland.

Perhaps Alan Dzagoev and Mario Mandzukic aren’t completely out of proceedings, considering they stand on three goals and need to be caught by the opposition, apart from Mario Gomez who needs to draw blanks in his final three matches to stay level.


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