It’s fair to say Cristiano Ronaldo is the most dominant European player on the planet, and it’s not a surprise he leads the Euro 2016 Odds to finish as the top scorer in the European Championship to be played in France in June.
Whether you like him or hate him, is undeniable Ronaldo is one of the deathliest strikers we have ever seen. His career with Portugal hasn’t been as pleasant as with Real Madrid, but as long as he’s around his nation will always have a shot to win any game.
Back in 2004, Cristiano Ronaldo had his first chance with Portugal to win the Euro at home. The entire tournament was a dream for the host nation and a young Ronaldo, but it ended in a nightmare when they lost 1-0 to Greece in the final.
Ronaldo has improved all the aspects of his game since then. He’s better at scoring, at making plays and his stamina and physique seems to be right at the top. The only thing preventing him for having a great tournament is how well he can communicate with his teammates.
“It has been a difficult qualifying phase,” Ronaldo said about his team’s path to the Euro 2016. “We began badly, but we have ended well.”
“[Santos’] arrival has been good for us, he brought back players we were missing,” he added.
Alongside the German Thomas Muller, Cristiano Ronaldo was listed by the Euro 2016 Betting Odds as the favorite to end up as the top scorer in the tournament. He has played six games in previous European Championships, scoring five goals in those six matches. Overall with Portugal he has 55 goals in 155 games.
Cristiano and Portugal are listed at 19.0 to win the Euro 2016, a long shot for sure. However, Ronaldo is 1.5 to finish as the team’s number one scorer, followed far away by Joao Moutinho with 9.0.
Portugal should have a favorable Group to advance to the next round, therefore, the desirable Cristiano Ronaldo Euro 2016 Odds at the online sportsbook Bodog. They will face Iceland, who are a first timer; Austria and Hungary, which have been in a long drought of international competitions.
Ronaldo is perhaps one of the three players in the World who can take over a game and win it with just his will and talent. He doesn’t have the team around to win this tournament, but a good run could make him the top scorer in the end.