1) First Game Will Never Clear AsianHandicap
I don't remember when it started but it happens all the time. The very first game of any tournament always end in favour to the underdog on AsianHandicap betting. One good example is the opening match for World Cup 2002 when France play an unknown African team which ended 1-0 to Senegal.
Poland is giving 1/2 ball AsianHandicap to Greece on the first game of EURO 2012 and you know exactly what to do.
2) Defending Champions Will Flop
It is a curse. None of the defending champions will crown the title consecutively in the European Champions since 1960 and there shall no exceptional. Again France is a good example when they were too strong to be defeated in 2004 following the double champions of World Cup 1998 and European Champions 2000 but it just happened.
Spain were the double champions for EURO 2008 and World Cup 2010.
3) England Are Bookies' Gold Mine
Being one of the top gamble nations, team England has always been an important piece in bookies' revenue over the years. England always enter a tournament as the early favourite with loads of hypes and talks but in the end, it's just a total disappointment and it's how bookies kill the punters.
England has not been the favourite for this campaign and will they turns out to be the champions?
4) Go With The Favourites After Semi Final
Bookies know the game better than us. The betting odds for any game after semi final belongs to the favourite even if it is an underdog. I remember clearly the quarter final of World Cup 2010 between Spain and Germany, the Bavarian were a better team but the odds shown another way and Spain won.
5) Italy Always Win Cup After Scandal
Just when you thought the match fixing scandal would severely damage Italy's chance in the tournament, you are wrong. Italy won both World Cup 1980 and World Cup 2006 when they were in the same situation as they face today.