Euro 2016 betting: Player of the Tournament punt in safe hands with Neuer

 
Ben Cleminson
Germany v Italy - Quarter Final: UEFA Euro 2016
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Germany finally broke their duck on Saturday night by beating Italy for the first time at a major tournament.

Another long-standing record could fall this weekend if Manuel Neuer becomes the first goalkeeper to be named Player of the Tournament at a European Championship.

The ‘sweeper-keeper’ has only conceded once at Euro 2016, with Leonardo Bonucci’s penalty for Italy ending a run of five consecutive clean-sheets.

In the shootout, however, he was able to deny Bonucci and Matteo Darmian, with two crucial stops to send his side through.

Germany’s number one has been voted the world’s best goalkeeper for the last three years, and if he can shut out France’s fiery attack tomorrow night the 16/1 that some firms are offering for him to be named player of Euro 2016 will surely tumble.

At the other end of the pitch, Betway make Gareth Bale 7/1 to be tournament top goalscorer.

The Welshman has had a fantastic campaign so far, netting three goals in his five games and providing an assist.

That puts him just a goal and an assist behind Antoine Griezmann, who has the unenviable task of scoring past Neuer tomorrow night.

Bale is a huge threat to a Portuguese defence that has conceded four more goals than Joachim Low’s Germany and that price for him to top the scoring charts looks good value.

If Bale does lead Wales to a fairy-tale Euro 2016 final then he’ll surely also be in the reckoning for the Player of the Tournament accolade.

Betway are offering 8/1 ahead of tonight’s game which would be worth a small investment for those hedging their bets.

POINTERS

Neuer Player of the

Tournament 16/1 (general)

Bale top scorer 7/1 (Betway)