There’s no separating Spain and Germany in bwin’s Euro 2012 winner betting market after they experienced differing fortunes in their respective opening fixtures.
Joachim Low’s men were not at their fluent best against a dogged Portugal side, but a second-half Mario Gomez header gave them a 1-0 victory.
The slightly muted nature of the performance saw them drift in the betting, meaning Spain were out on their own prior to starting their campaign against Italy.
However, confidence in la Roja appears to have been shaken after they were held to a 1-1 draw by a resilient Italy side in Group C.
With Vicente del Bosque surprisingly choosing not to pick a recognised striker, Cesc Fabregas was given the task of filling the ‘false nine’ position mastered by his Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi.
Although the former Arsenal man rescued a point for the holders after Antonio di Natale’s opener for the Azzurri, they looked far from convincing as Italy almost caused a shock.
Both Spain and Germany are now priced at 29/10 to win Euro 2012, which means new bwin punters backing either with their free £25 bet will pocket £97.50 if successful.
Germany now turn their attentions to a clash with bitter rivals Holland – who were beaten by Denmark on matchday one – on Wednesday, while Spain take on Croatia on Thursday.
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