It seems that Spain’s defeat in the World Cup by hosts Russia has just seen to make the two-time European Champions angry. On Tuesday night in Elche, Luis Enrique’s side put Croatia to the sword, thrashing them 6-0 and making a statement in the newly formed Nations League.
Critics were vocal about La Roja’s measured passing approach over the Summer, but here they were efficient and ruthless, with Saul, Asensio, Rodrigo, Isco and Sergio Ramos all getting in on the act.
Punters sat up and took notice, with a flurry of bets going on Spain to win the European Championship for a third time in four tournaments.
Since the final whistle blew in the Nations League matches on Tuesday evening, an incredible 98% of bets placed have been on Spain.
Despite this, the odds have remained very similar, with $8 still being the best price you can get for a Euro 2020 win. That puts them third in the betting, with France favourites at $5.50, and Germany second at $7.
In the Nations League itself however, Spain are the favourites, topping the market at $4 best price. France are next up at $5, with Belgium available at $5.50.
Oddschecker Spokesman George Elek: “Spain put everyone on notice by beating World Cup finalists Croatia 6-0 on Tuesday night. Punters have rushed to back La Roja for the upcoming Euros, and with the 2008 and 2012 winners at $8 it is easy to see why.”