There is no stand-out favourite for Euro 2016 so, when it comes to free bets for Euro2016 fixtures, it means that there is every chance of picking a few decent priced winners in such a competitive tournament.
Host nation France and World Cup winners Germany go into the competition vying for favouritism but, in a year when Leicester City won the Premier League title against all expectations, all of the 24 finalists will travel France with hopes of glory.
In the early matches it may be worth looking at backing some of the underdogs on the Asian Handicap markets with any Euro 2016 free bets you may find, with such games often proving to be quite cautious affairs.
The opening game of Euro 2016 could be a case in point, with France facing Romania at the Stade de France. The French are firm favourites for the game and should prevail, but it might be closer than the match prices would suggest. France will be without their regular striker Karim Benzema throughout the finals, whilst it shouldn’t be forgotten that Romania, although a pale shadow of their past teams, only conceded two goals in 10 group qualifiers.
You can get Romania +1.25 on the Asian Handicap at slight odds against (21/20 with bet365) if you shop around at present. That would represent a winning bet were Romania to avoid defeat, but even in the event of any loss by a one-goal margin, you would still win with half your stake matched at the winning price and the other half being refunded.
Another option might be to back a French win to nil at around 4/5 (Betfred) in the Match Result and Both Teams To Score market. Despite Romania’s aforementioned defensive solidity, they only scored 11 goals themselves in qualification against far weaker opposition than France. It’s difficult to envisage Romania creating too many chances.
England’s opening game against Russia also holds some appeal for any free bets you might have, with an England victory looking a distinct possibility against a fairly ordinary Russian team with an ageing defence. Roy Hodgson’s team can currently be backed to win the game at 11/10 with Paddy Power.