France entered the Round of 16 at Euro 2016 as the betting favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, but with the quarterfinals of the tournament getting underway this week it’s now Germany that sits atop the oddsmakers’ futures list.
The French were the +400 favorites (wager $100 to win $400) on the odds to win Euro 2016, prior to their Round of 16 matchup with Ireland, which they won 2-1 to advance to the tournament quarterfinals. However, the Germans were more impressive last round, bouncing Slovakia 3-0 to cruise into the quarters. Germany had been behind France at +450 on the Euro 2016 odds last week; they’re now the +275 favorites, with France listed second at +300.
Germany next faces Italy on Saturday, while France takes on Iceland on Sunday. If they both win again they’ll meet in a semifinal matchup next Thursday in Marseille. Italy has improved from +1600 to +500 on the Euro 2016 odds since upsetting Spain 2-0 in the Round of 16, while Iceland is up from +15000 to +3300 after they bounced England 2-1 in their matchup.
Wales takes on Belgium in another quarterfinal matchup on Friday this week, with the Belgians strong -137 favorites and having improved from +550 on the Euro 2016 odds prior to the Round of 16 to a current line of +400 – putting them third behind Germany and France on that futures list. Belgium is coming off a 4-0 win over Hungary, while Wales edged Northern Ireland 1-0 last round. Wales, though, has remained steady at +2500 odds to win the title.
The winner of the Belgium vs Wales matchup meets the winner of the Poland vs Portugal matchup in the semifinals next Wednesday. Portugal used extra time to knock out Croatia 1-0 last round and is up from +1000 to +650 on the Euro 2016 odds. Poland, after beating Switzerland in penalty kicks last round, is up slightly from +2500 to +1800 on those futures.