Examining the betting odds for the weekend’s football will show that Spain’s U21s are strong favourites to triumph over Ukraine in the European Championships on Sunday.
The Catalan side are the strongest in world football at the moment and that has translated into their form for this year’s tournament, with a 1-1 draw against England followed up with a 2-0 victory over Czech Republic.
Spain have been priced at 19/50 in the football betting odds at bwin.com, meaning a £20 bet on them to win the match will return almost £30.
Meanwhile, Ukraine have just one point from their two matches, picking up a 0-0 draw against England and losing to Czech Republic in their opening game of the competition.
Those results have left Ukraine facing an early exit from the tournament, while Spain are already assured of their safe passing into the semi-finals.
They may therefore be tempted to play some squad players on the day in order to freshen up some of their more important men ahead of the knock-out stage.
But Spain have plenty of strength in depth, so it would be no surprise for them to run out winners against Ukraine, although perhaps odds of 6/1 on Ukraine could tempt people who fancy the Eastern European side to pull off a shock result and earn some pride from the event.
With Spain such strong favourites for the match, those who are looking for some value in the football betting odds could choose to go into the first goalscorer market for their punt.
Forwards Bojan and Adrian lead the prices in this section of the betting, although Ander Herrera could be a good choice for those who fancy him to add to his tally for the tournament.
He headed Spain into the lead in their opening game against England – a match they dominated – although Danny Welbeck’s neat finish in the closing minutes earned a surprise point for the Three Lions.
A £20 bet at bwin.com on Herrara to get the first goal of the match would return over £200, as his odds at the moment stand at 10/1.
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