Euro 2012 is just round the corner and the excitement is really starting to build for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.
As ever, one of the most popular is who will be the player taking the Euro 2012 Golden Boot odds at the end of the competition. With many attackers having incredible seasons including Mario Gomez, Robin Van Persie, Ronaldo and David Villa amongst others its sure to be hotly contested.
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So you’ve picked up your free bet, who are the main players?
Mario Gomez is the favourite to finish the tournament as leading scorer which is not surprise given his form for club and country over the last campaign.
Gomez found the net 41 times for Bayern Munich this season and was also Germany’s leading scorer in qualifying for the competition, scoring 6 times in as many appearances.
The 26-year-old has really shown he is one of the best strikers around and will be desperate to lift a trophy after a frustrating year with his club. You can back Gomez at 8/1.
Robin Van Persie helped Arsenal to third place almost on his own this season, scoring 30 goals in the Premier League.
Van Persie’s biggest problem over recent years has been being able to stay fit for a long period of time. He has done that this year so looks to be in perfect shape to keep up with the demands of tournament football. The Dutchman is being offered at 10/1 to win the golden boot this summer.
Although not being in one of the in a team that are considered big favourites for the competition, it is difficult to look past Cristiano Ronaldo scoring lots of goals in Euro 2012.
He has failed to really deliver in a major tournament for Portugal but seems to be relishing his new role in the team under new manager Paulo Bento where the team is built around him.
Ronaldo was on the score sheet an incredible 57 times for Real Madrid this campaign and he also scored seven goals during qualifying so there few people with as much confidence as the 27-year-old.
With Spain’s David Villa likely to miss Euro 2012 with injury, the task of leading the line could fall to Fernando Torres. The Chelsea striker only started two matches during qualifying but did manage to find the net twice.
Torres could be a good outside bet to take the golden boot and you can back him at 20/1.