David Silva was the last player to score a headed goal in a European Championships final, prodding past Gianluigi Buffon in Spain’s triumphant 4-0 victory over Italy at Euro 2012. The then Manchester City midfielder’s opener in the final was just one of a rising number of successful headers at that summer’s tournament, with a 10% increase in goals scored with the head seen in 2012, compared to four years earlier at Euro 2008.
Continuing through to Euro 2016, a record 24 headers were bagged in France and a similar number is being tipped this time around. Coming in at 8/11, over 22.5 headed goals seems a sensible shout given the importance a number of national teams place on set-pieces.
Yet, it isn’t a dead cert for success and if you fancy fewer thumping headers and more 30-yard screamers, under 22.5 headed goals is priced at EVS.