With Euro 2012 just days away and many teams having played their final game before travelling to Poland and Ukraine, which side’s look to be in good shape?
Spain are the favourites for the tournament at a best price of 11/4 with Bet365, which is no surprise given their recent domination of international football over recent years. However, it will not be easy for Vicente Del Bosque’s side as they face injuries to key players David Villa and Carles Puyol.
Spain play China on Monday evening in their final friendly before Euro 2012. They are 11/4 to win their third major tournament in a row.
Holland are the team that look to be in the best form after a thoroughly convincing 6-0 win over Northern Ireland on Saturday evening.
With the likes of Robin Van Persie, Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben all looking sharp, they have one of the best attacks around that are likely to be feared by all oppositions.
As for Germany, they had a welcome 2-0 win over Israel on Thursday evening. Prior to this they had lost back to back games so will be delighted to have had a return to form just before the tournament starts.
France are a side that will be hopeful of their chances of causing a few upsets and going far in the competition.
Laurent Blanc’s men are unbeaten since 2010 and they have also won three games in a row. Blanc’s side play Estonia on Tuesday evening which he will be desperate to win to keep their form going into a tough first game against England.
France provide a massive attacking threat with Karim Benzema being supported by Frank Ribery and Samir Nasri. They are 10/1 to lift the trophy.
Looking at an outsider, Russia look to be in great shape for the tournament after an extremely impressive 3-0 win over Italy.
This was a result that showed Russia are not to be taken lightly in the competition. After reaching the semi-finals in 2008 they have the knowhow to get to the latter stages. They could be a dark horse in Poland and Ukraine.