Given the undisputed success of our Ladbrokes Bet of the Day slot on the Euros Racket over the past month, (a slot which has reaped a minimum of €500 for charity), we thought it only fair that we widened the net for the final and gave the rest of the Balls.ie office a chance to also show off their tipping prowess before it's all too late and we go back to real life.
After a long campaign of ups and downs, The Ladbrokes Bet of the Day team of Conor Neville, Donny Mahoney and Mick McCarthy have a hefty pot of €555 from a starting point of €50 going into Sunday's final. On today's episode, the lads have come full circle with the same bet that got us off the mark all those many, many days ago now when a Dimitri Payet goal gave France a win against Romania after the game was a draw at half time. The same bet for the final works out at 7/2.
Listen to their reasoning here:
Elsewhere in the office, there is similar certainty that France will end up as winners.
Mikey Traynor fancies Payet to score again, plumping for him to be first goalscorer at 7/1
Has been the star for France aside from Griezmann has wrapped up top scorer and will likely scoop player of the tournament as well, this is Payet's stage to shine and if Portugal offer France the same amount of shots from distance that they did to Wales, Dimi will put one in.
Conor O'Leary is going along with the lads on the podcast in picking a draw at half time, with France to win, though he's also tempted by it remaining 0-0 at half time at 5/4.
Gary Reilly is the most bullish of us on France's chances. He's going for France to win to nil at 15/8
Time for France to just turn up and blow Portugal away surely. Ronaldo and co. aren't like Iceland. If they go a couple of goals behind, they're going to capitulate. A cake walk for France.
The Gaffer Brian Reynolds has decided to go for rather a long shot going for Paul Pogba as first goalscorer and France to win 3-0 as a strangely tempting 144/1!
A surprise goalscorer is where the value lies for both PJ Browne and David Clarke. Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny is the man for both of them. PJ has gone for Koscielny to be first goalscorer another huge price, 33/1 while David has gone a step further, combining him being first scorer along with France winning 2-0, which works out at 150/1.
John Balfe, meanwhile, has gone for the far more reasonable selection of a France 2-0 win at 15/2
So there you go, you're now guaranteed* to make some money this Sunday if nothing else.
*Not a guarantee