Euro 2012 draw: The experts say Spain is not the team to beat – Germany is!

Press Release   •   Nov 29, 2011 16:20 GMT

LONDON.  Germany is the favourite to win Euro 2012, according to Marcel Desailly. Ahead of the finals draw this Friday, online bookmaker Betclic gathered six of their top experts and ambassadors, also including Ruud Gullit and Arrigo Sacchi, and the poll shows that Spain is not the team to beat next summer.

The football world will focus on Kiev on Friday evening when the finals draw for the big tournament in Poland and Ukraine will be held. With 16 teams in the draw, the question is who will come out victorious?

Online bookmaker Betclic gathered six of their top ambassadors in London recently. In total they have 382 caps, two World Cups, two European Championships and six Champions League/European Cup trophies between them, so they know exactly what they are talking about!

The exclusive Betclic poll is below and as you can see, three of the experts back Germany to win, namely Marcel Desailly, Joao Pinto, and Pontus Kamark.

German 1990 World Champion Thomas Berthold and Italian master-coach Arrigo Sacchi both back reigning champions Spain, while Dutch legend Ruud Gullit backs his native Netherlands, who were World Cup finalists last year.

“Netherlands have a great chance to win the tournament, they have developed after the success in South Africa”, states Gullit.

Here are all the predictions from the Betclic top ambassadors ahead of the finals draw on Dec 2:

Ruud Gullit

Euro 2012 Winner: Netherlands

Outright Odds:  8.00


Marcel Desailly

Euro 2012 Winner: Germany

Outright Odds:  3.75


Arrigo Sacchi

Euro 2012 Winner: Spain

Outright Odds: 3.50

Thomas Berthold

Euro 2012 Winner: Spain

Outright Odds:  3.50


Joao Pinto

Euro 2012 Winner: Germany

Outright Odds: 3.75


Pontus Kamark

Euro 2012 Winner: Germany

Outright Odds: 3.75

All Euro 2012 Outright Odds:

Spain 3,50
Germany 3,75
Netherlands 8,00
England 10,00
Italy 15,00
France 15,00
Portugal 17,00
Russia 28,00
Croatia 30,00
Ukraine 40,00
Czech Rep 50,00
Denmark 50,00
Ireland 60,00
Poland 60,00
Sweden 80,00
Greece 80,00

All odds supplied by

Created in 2005 by French entrepreneurs, Betclic is the founding brand of Betclic Everest Group. As a leading online gaming operator in the worlds of sport, poker, casino and horse-race betting in Europe, Betclic provides a locally-tailored, convivial, easy-to-use offering focused on sporting passion.
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Betclic works with brand ambassadors such as Marcel Desailly, Ruud Gullit, Dan Petrescu, Karel Poborsky and Arrigo Sacchi.