A betting market that attracts plenty of interest when major tournaments come around is the top goalscorer bracket and many punters have opinions on who will shine.
The likes of Fernando Torres, David Villa and Patrick Kluivert have won the European Championship Golden Boot down the years, so the profile of our chosen candidates is clear- a striker playing for a country we expect to go very far in the competition.
With that in mind, who are the smart betting tips to back in the top goalscorer market at Euro 2016?
Thomas Muller (9.00)
Most of us are aware of Muller’s goalscoring exploits already and he has shown in the big tournaments that he has the pedigree to net when the pressure is really on.
He bagged nine goals in as many games in Euro 2016 qualifying, 32 in all competitions for Bayern this term and at the 2014 World Cup he became only the third player in history to score five or more goals in their first two attempts at the tournament.
The only off-putting thing about Muller is that his Germany side could face France in the semi-finals, which would potentially give him one less match to score in. But with his country’s group containing Northern Ireland and Ukraine, he should have plenty of chances to
But with his country’s group containing Northern Ireland and Ukraine, he should have plenty of chances to net. At 9.00 he is the pick of today’s football betting tips from Bet Advisor.
Antoine Griezmann (11.00)
The Frenchman is currently doing the business for Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, having netted in both legs of their semi-final clash with Bayern Munich. He has notched 32 times in all competitions for his club side this season, including seven in twelve in the Champions League; what a prospect he is.
Playing in a France side expected to go far in the competition will help, although we wonder if he will be played on the flank to accommodate Anthony Martial or Olivier Giroud in a central role?
A return of seven goals in 26 games for his country is less than mind-blowing, so we’re happy to swerve Griezmann here.
Robert Lewandowski (17.00)
It’s strange to call Lewandowski a long shot given his brilliant goalscoring form– he was the top scorer in Euro 2016 qualifying with 13 and bagged an incredible 44 in 49 for Bayern this term, but the real question is how far can Poland go in the competition?
They should qualify from a group containing Germany, Northern Ireland and Ukraine, and a potential last 16 fixture with Switzerland is clearly winnable, then a probable quarter-final with Spain is likely to see them leave the competition.
So Lewandowski will have five games to score the requisite goal tally required to lift the Golden Boot trophy.
Aritz Aduriz (41.00)
What a season it has been for the 35-year-old, bagging 36 goals in 55 appearances for Athletic Bilbao this season. So you can teach an old dog new tricks!
In truth, Aduriz has always been prolific with 232 career goals to his name in 644 games and after making his Spain debut in 2010, he had to wait six years to receive his next call-up.
He has taken his latest chance with aplomb, scoring in the 1-1 friendly draw with Italy, so there is a strong chance he will start up front at Euro 2016.
And given that Spain occupy the easier side of the draw, he should have plenty of chances to find the net. Aduriz is a great each-way investment.
Marc Janko (67.00)
You may not know too much about the Austrian, but here’s a guy that has scored goals all of his career.
Having netted seven times in Euro 2016 qualifying (the same as Gareth Bale and two more than Cristiano Ronaldo, by the way), Janko’s career goal tally reads 162 in 297 games for sides including Basel, Porto and Red Bull Salzburg.
A goal ratio of one every two games for his country is outstanding and with Austria boasting the potential to qualify from a group including Portugal, Iceland and Hungary before a potential last 16 clash with Russia, Janko has every right to feel optimistic about his chances, as do punters.