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Five alternative countries’ top scorer shouts for Euro 2016

| 07.06.2016

Lee Gormley | June 5, 2016

Euro 2016 country’s top scorer shouts

With Euro 2016 just days away from its long-awaited kick-off, Coral bring punters five alternative top scorer shouts for nations that will hope to enjoy a strong campaign in France.

So, read on to see who could grace the top of the scoring charts for all of Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Ukraine this summer…

Austria: David Alaba

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At 13/2 with Coral to top Austria’s scoring charts at Euro 2016, punters can potentially make a tasty profit of Bayern Munich defender Alaba, especially with the 23-year-old being on set-piece duty for his nation.

In Group F alongside Portugal, Iceland and Hungary, Austria will fancy their chances of progressing and, against promising opposition, Alaba could rack up a few goals for his country to help them edge far in the knockout stages.

Croatia: Ivan Perisic

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Inter Milan attacker Perisic comes into the France finals on the back of a solid campaign in Italy, starring in Serie A under Roberto Mancini, and also led his nation’s successful efforts in Euro qualifying.

Helping Croatia reach France, Perisic netted a sublime six goals and created three assists, topping his country’s scoring charts for qualifying with crucial strikes against the likes of Bulgaria and Malta, and he is a tasty 13/2 to emulate those heroics at the tournament.

Czech Republic: Borek Dockal

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Sparta Prague forward Dockal dispatched 10 strikes in all competitions this season and ended proceedings with four in his final five club outings, proving he has a clinical eye for goal ahead of a hopeful Euro 2016 campaign.

The 27-year-old has represented his nation from Under-16 level and previously captained the Under-21 side before bursting onto the senior scene, and he is a promising 6/1 to outscore his teammates in France, having done so in qualifying with a tally of four in nine appearances.

Switzerland: Xherdan Shaqiri

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Following a stuttering start to his time with Stoke City in the Premier League, former Bayern and Inter wideman Shaqiri eventually settled in at the Britannia Stadium and showed glimpses of his former astute self.

Switzerland will hope the dynamic attacker can produce dazzling moments on French soil in Group A alongside the hosts, Albania and Romania, nations which the Potters playmaker will be hopeful of dispatching against.

Shaqiri also top scored for the Swiss in qualifying with four strikes and recorded five assists, and the Stoke ace is 4/1 to finish atop his nation’s goal standings this summer.

Ukraine: Yevhen Konoplyanka

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After helping Sevilla clinch a historic third successive Europa League crown, La Liga winger Konoplyanka will look to recreate his dazzling displays at club level for his national side and is 11/2 to end as Ukraine’s top scorer.

The reported Premier League target netted nine times across all fronts for both club and country this campaign, including in the UEFA Super Cup final against Spanish champions Barcelona last year, with Euro 2016 potentially set to host more of his eye-catching attacking talents in the coming weeks.


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Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.