Euro 2012 Specials Betting

Tomas Rosicky is a player I have a big interest in. Back to his old self for Arsenal towards the back end of last season after an injury plagued career, Rosicky is likely to take up the forward role just behind Milan Baros for the Czechs this summer. He seems to be being totally ignored in the scorer markets.

Ladbrokes have priced up a 'to score anytime in the tournament' market and have him at a very big 5/2 - not a bad way to use your Free €50 Bet. This is more a fair reflection of the price he should be in any given group game, let alone all three (at least) combined.

Rosicky can also be backed at 12/1 to be the top Czech goalscorer which looks great value to me. He's trading close to double figures to score against Russia and a whopping 90/1 with PP to bag a brace in the opening game. He's over 10/1 in the man of the match betting and worth a look. Czechs are another underrated team.

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Johnathan Walters (16/1 best price) seems to have lost out in the battle to partner Robbie Keane but don't let that put you off. Ireland are unlikely to score many and two goals could be top dog. I expect Walters to get some decent playing time from the bench if that's how it's going to be and Ireland may be chasing games by that time, meaning he may get more chances than Kevin Doyle despite Kevin playing twice as much. Great value.

Other notable double figure prices in the Individual country top scorer markets (along with Shirokov who got his own post!) are Pedro for Spain, Husev for Ukraine and Dan Agger who may benefit from set pieces for Denmark (16's). Mario Mandzukic looks a strong bet for Croatia @ 15/2 and watch out for Ninis of Greece from the bench who can be backed as big as 20/1.

For the Spread Bettors

I've mentioned my big outside fancy for the tournament is Russia. Many people believe group A will be tight but with all four teams of similar quality, expect all teams to be looking to get forward when possible. This could lead to more goals than expected. Various spread firms have quoted the Russian total goals @ 4.3-4.6 and buying this spread looks a great option. I think, at the very worst, we will see three Russian goals and if they progress, we could even see double figures - a low risk bet.

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