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Published: 11:43 11/06/2012
Odds for Russia to win Euro 2012 continued to shorten after the big guns failed to fire with any conviction in the opening Group games this weekend.
Bookmakers cut the price of Dick Advocaat’s side after a powerful performance against the Czech Republic on Friday and trimmed those odds again after markets leaders Germany and Spain failed to impress in their opening games later in the weekend.
Russia’s pre-tournament odds of 20/1 have long gone, having been halved by a number of bookmakers online. William Hill, the UK’s number one bookmaker, is among the few odds makers betting 12/1 for Russia to go all the way.
Alan Dzagoev grabbed a brace as the Russians demolished the Czech’s 4-1 in Friday’s Group A game and takes an early lead in the race for the tournament’s Golden Boot. Hill’s bet 10/1 Dzagoev to be Top Goalscorer at Euro 2012.
Germany opened its campaign with a 1-0 win against Portugal on Saturday thanks to a second half header from Mario Gomez. Joachim Loew’s side were fortunate to come away with a win against a disappointing Portugal team who hit the woodwork twice in a game that provided little entertainment.
World Cup holders and defending champions, Spain salvaged a point from their opening Group C game against Italy on Sunday when Cesc Fabregas equalised Antonio Di Natale’s second half goal. In a pulsating match, Italy fully deserved the lead but were left grateful to Fernando Torres for spurning a succession of late chances as the Italians tired.
Spain’s odds eased to 3/1 and most bookmakers now make Vicente Del Bosque’s team joint favourite with Germany for the European Championship title. William Hill give new customers a £25 free bet which can be used to bet on Euro 2012.