Bet of the day: Griezmann to be UEFA Man of the Match in Euro 2016 final
Holly Thackeray | July 10, 2016
Coral’s bet of the day
- Griezmann is joint top for Man of the Match awards in the Euros so far with two
- The France forward is also leading scorer with six strikes
- Les Bleus’ star performer has clocked up two competition assists
- Hosts France have won 18 of 24 games against Portugal, including all of last 10
Griezmann 4/1 to be named UEFA Man of the Match
Coral’s bet of the day could only focus on one special sporting event this Sunday, as an excellent Euro 2016 tournament finally comes to a close in a showpiece finale between Portugal and hosts France.
So, with Les Bleus understandably home favourites, we’ve selected a stupendous value wager for the final featuring France’s star player instead. Punters can get a princely price of 4/1 for prolific forward Antoine Griezmann to be UEFA’s Man of the Match, so read on to find out why this is the French flutter to back…
Griezmann not just about goals
France’s firepower has propelled them to a scintillating final on home soil, with Griezmann arguably the star of the tournament so far, and Didier Deschamps’ most effective dangerman.
Six goals in as many competition clashes has positioned the Atletico Madrid poacher top of the Euro 2016 scoring charts, with his brilliant and decisive double against semi-final opponents Germany last time out showing the ruthless attacker is at the peak of his powers.
These prolific performances have seen Griezmann named UEFA Man of the Match in two tussles so far, joint with other stars such as Dimitri Payet, Eden Hazard, Cristiano Ronaldo, Granit Xhaka, Andres Inista and Renato Sanches.
What sets Griezmann apart from those other names, however, is his overall haul and impact. Aside from his tally of six strikes, the Burgundy-born forward has proven he is not simply about lethal finishing, with two competition assists to boot.
This propels Griezmann ahead of rival Ronaldo, who has only three goals and as many assists, despite the France attacker playing around 165 minutes less than the Portuguese. Impressive.
What also gives Griezmann an edge is France’s fine past against final foes Portugal, with an 18-5 winning head-to-head record against the Navigators, including 10 triumphs from as many of their last frays.
While, Griezmann is bound to be blessed with bountiful opportunities to shine due to his sensational Les Bleus supporting cast. So, take that fantastic 4/1 price for the France forward to be UEFA Man of the Match!