Euro 2012 Player of the Tournament odds and free bets

Just four teams remain at Euro 2012 and the official player of the tournament will come from this quartet of sides, with the bookies making Cristiano Ronaldo the favourite despite the likelihood that Portugal will be eliminated by Spain in the semi-finals

Player of the Tournament
The bookmakers have narrowed this down to half a dozen players, with Ronaldo currently trading at 4/1 (William Hill free bets) although the Real Madrid forward would surely have to produce a special performance against the Spanish to a) ensure he wins the award and b) helps his country to beat their Iberian rivals.

Andres Iniesta has been flawless for Spain en route to the last four and can be backed at 6/1 (bet365 £200 free bets) to receive the award two years after doing the same at the 2010 World Cup, although Mesut Ozil should also be considered after some impressive performances for Germany and he’s a 6/1 chance.

Andrea Pirlo shone very brightly against England and the Italian playmaker is a 7/1 chance to win Player of the Year although again you would suspect that the Azzurri need to beat Germany, with Bastian Schweinstiger available at 12/1.

Highest Scoring Team
It appears as though Germany should claim this accolade and BetVictor offer odds of 2/7 about Joachim Low’s side staying in front, having managed nine so far compared to Spain’s eight. It’s a two-horse race considering Portugal and Italy are some way behind, with the Spanish probably a value bet at 5/2 considering they are only one goal behind.

Top Club Goalscorer
There are four Manchester City players that have all scored at Euro 2012 and Mario Balotelli is the 6/4 favourite with BetVictor to finish top of that contest, although the likelihood is that he and David Silva won’t add to their tally of one, with Joleon Lescott and Samir Nasri 4/1 which is a decent price given the dead heat rules.

Winner / Top Goalscorer Double
Several bookmakers are still offering odds on this, with Germany and Mario Gomez looking like a decent bet at 9/2 with Paddy Power. The Germans are strong favourites to reach the final and the Bayern Munich front man will surely feature at some stage of their next two matches if that happens to be the case.

Alternatively, a Spain / Gomez double can be backed at 7/1 and that also looks interesting considering that the Spanish are joint-favourites on the outright market and it might be the case that Gomez scores in the semi-final before Spain go on to win the final.

For those that think Cristiano Ronaldo’s tournament will get increasingly better, there is odds of 8/1 about Portugal and the Real Madrid forward triumphing in their respective categories.


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