The 2022 UEFA Women’s European Championships are firmly underway at the moment, with a handful of games having been played in this re-arranged competition.
Indeed, the tournament had to be rearranged due to the Men’s version of the same competition, however it has already gone on to be a huge spectacle, with fans filling out stadiums across England as each match is played.
In this article, we will take a look at some of the best betting markets to have been made available to enjoy, with the overall outright winner’s market, and the Golden Boot market being of main interest.
However, it is perhaps wise to take a look at what has happened so far, as this will help shape some of the reasoning behind why certain odds have been provided.
What has happened in the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euros so far?
Hosts England have been running away with the competition at the moment, and despite still being in the Group Stage of the tournament, the Lionesses look very good value for anyone that may be interested in wagering on them.
Indeed, they started their campaign off with a lackluster 1-0 victory over Austria in the opening game of the tournament, but they did improve in the next game as they managed to put eight (8) goals past Norway in a dominant 8-0 victory.
France has started well, too, as have Germany who are yet to concede a goal, with the two powerful football nations having started off in the way that many may have predicted them to do so. Spain, who are without Alexia Putellas following a horrible and untimely ACL injury, have had a mixed start, and will need to ensure they get a positive result against Denmark if they are to qualify.
Which teams are the favorites to win the competition?
With their two victories, England has already advanced to the knockout rounds; the remaining group matches will be contested over the course of the following week.
France are also worthy contenders for the title this year, as they started their tournament in fine fashion and made everyone take note of what they are capable of achieving on the football pitch.
The nation managed to start with a thumping 5-1 victory over Italy in their first match and will look to continue in the same vein when they take on Belgium and Iceland in the remaining group matches still to be played as of writing.
Therefore, those who are interested in the online betting odds that have been made available for the overall winner will want to remain well aware of what these two sides manage to do. As of writing, England is priced at +325 whereas France is +350, along with Germany.
Of course, while the outright winner of the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro will be a popular wager for many, there is no doubt that the race for the Golden Boot is also one of the most anticipated markets that is also going to gain a lot of attention from sports betting enthusiasts seeking value in the wagers that they make.
Golden Boot winner?
So, it is perhaps hardly a surprise that England’s Beth Mead is believed to be the favorite to land the Golden Boot this summer with the sportsbooks. She has been priced at odds of +130 to be the overall winner. Indeed, following her hat-trick against Norway, she currently leads the top goalscorer charts with four goals.
France’s Grace Geyoro is considered to be the player to most likely challenge Mead, though, although her odds suggest she has little chance of catching her, despite the fact that she already has three goals so far. She has been priced at +500, while England’s Ellen White is valued at +600 as a potential outside bet.
What should we expect from the rest of the tournament?
Indeed, while we are still in the early stages of this Women’s UEFA 2022 Euro competition, it has already shown that it can be an exciting tournament and one that will provide fans with a lot of brilliant football action.
It does seem as though England and Mead will likely be the biggest winners this summer.