Some of our staff and writers at TFF have shared their thoughts and predictions for the upcoming Euro 2016 competition.
We surveyed 12 of our staff and decided to post the results, so you can see who we are all backing to be the stars of Euro 2016. This is only part one and we shall release the following parts in the next few days.
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Who will win the Euros?
France were the favourites in our survey receiving 75% of the votes. 17% were feeling optimistic enough to back England to bring home the European Championships. Germany interestingly only received 8% of the vote despite winning the 2014 World Cup. As for reigning European champions Spain, they didn’t receive a single vote in our survey.
The French are also the bookies favourites at 3/1. Meanwhile, Germany are 7/2 and England are the fourth favourites to triumph in France with the odds of 9/1 (Source: Wales Online).
Which team will score the most goals?
58% believe that the Germans will be the top scoring side in this competition. Both home nation France and England secured 17% of the vote, with Belgium also picking up 8% of the vote.
One of our editors Ben Jones, who backed Germany to lead in this category, believes that “[they are a] very creative side with lots of midfield options. Muller always comes good in major tournaments and they will go a long way so will have the chance to score a lot of goals”
Who will win this year’s Golden Boot?
Thomas Muller, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Giroud & Griezmann were the popular responses. Muller who has averaged a goal every other game in competitive UEFA matches for the national Germany team (Source: UEFA), is understandably the favourite from our survey.
One of the anonymous responses we received for this question stated that “He is a superb forward who is likely to lead the line for his country this summer. He will rise to the occasion of playing in an international tournament and I think he will end the tournament as the top scorer.”
One responder who backed Harry Kane to be the first English player since Alan Shearer to win a European Championship’s Golden Boot (Source: Wiki), said that “He’s quality, and we have a weak group, so he could bang in a few before we lose in the quarters.”
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