Data suggests Germany are likeliest Euro 2016 winners

Germany and France are worthy favorites for the Euro Cup, according to Sportradar’s unique Euro Cup virtual football tournament product.

Based on real Sportradar data, the Virtual Euro Cup launched in May has has run through the tournament 480 times.

According to the data, Germany are likely to get to the finals (with a 33 percent success rate), while winning the cup in 66 percent of the finals matches, this translates into a 21.5 percent success rate overall.  “This tallies quite neatly with the country’s best-priced 9/2 odds,” said Sportradar.

The data also seems to support the case for favouring France, albeit not quite to the same degree. The hosts had an overall success rate of 19.6 percent. In betting terms they are therefore slightly shorter than the data might be said to justify at best-priced 16/5.

Neale Deeley, Managing Director of Virtual Sports at Betradar, said: “The results show just how real our Virtuals product is when it comes to predicting game and tournament outcomes.”

He added: “It may not surprise anyone that the top two in the betting market are the likeliest winners of the Euros, but we have the data that proves just about anyone can lift the trophy if results go their way to set up the last 16 the right way.”