Punters can avoid penalty pain at Euro 2016 with Coral’s free bet guarantee


Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | June 6, 2016

Having an outright bet on Euro 2016, but fearful of your chosen country’s chances if knockout phase games go to a penalty shoot-out?

Coral give punters the perfect safety net with their money back as a free bet guarantee up to €/£25 if your selected side are found wanting on spot-kicks.

This offer will apply to all new and existing customers who make an outright bet between Monday, June 6th and Thursday, June 10th inclusive.

Who are leading Euro contenders?

England (9/1 outright chances with Coral) are one team to have endured more than their fair share of penalty pain at major tournaments over the years, winning just one out of eight, but other competing countries have fared better.

Take World Cup winners Germany (9/2 joint second favourites to follow up on that success at Euro 2016), for example. Die Mannschaft infamously eliminated the Three Lions at Euro ’96 before going on to win that tournament.

Reigning dual European champions Spain (also 9/2 to make it three in a row) have won penalty shoot-outs en route to both their back-to-back successes, eliminating Italy in the 2008 quarters and Portugal in the 2012 semis.

Tournament hosts France are the 11/4 favourites to win a third major tournament on home soil, and like the Azzurri (18/1 shots) they have a 50-50 record when it comes to penalties at the Euros.

Of the current Euro 2016 outright betting principals, only Belgium (11/1 chances) have never faced a European Championship shoot-out, but did win their only spot-kick showdown to date at the 1986 World Cup.

Portugal’s blend of youth and experience mean they might be dark horses for Euro 2016 at a tempting 22/1 price, and the same odds are available on Croatia who are blessed with a classy midfield.

The Navigators have won two-thirds of their shoot-outs, but the Blazers will have to improve on their sole loss in their only penalty contest to date.

So, there you have it. Back any team outright for Euro 2016 with Coral, and we’ll refund you up to €/£25 as a free bet if your selection falls short on spot-kicks.


You’ll find more Euro 2016 content on our dedicated page.

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