It is make or break time for Czech Republic and Poland on Saturday evening as these two teams go head to head in their final Group A game, as William Hill report plenty of support for Polish striker Robert Lewandowski to find the net first at value looking odds of
In terms of how the group looks going into this one, Russia sit top with four points, while Czech Republic have three. You then have co-hosts Poland on two points and Greece propping up the table with one.
This means that Czech Republic could still qualify with a point in this game – presuming Greece fail to beat Russia – while Poland know that only a win will do.
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It is certainly a tight and competitive group, with the potential outcome of the final two games complicated, but one thing is for sure – Saturday evening could be one of the highlights of Euro 2012 so far.
Focusing on Czech Republic more specifically, they have had a mixed time of it so far. The first game saw them hammered by Russia before they defeated Greece 2-1 most recently.
It is testament to how quickly things can turn around for a team in this tournament and going into the third game, they have a great chance of progressing from the group. This seemed very unlikely after their opening encounter.
You can back Czech Republic to qualify for the quarter-finals at 5/1.
As for Poland, they deserve massive credit for their performances so far. They are of course the co-hosts, but it should also be remembered that they are the lowest ranked team in the competition.
With this in mind, their two draws so far are respectable. The first game against Greece was all about getting off to a solid start, while after being 1-0 down against the impressive Russia, they would have been pleased with another point.
It does mean they have to win on Saturday though. Backed by the whole nation, they need their star men – including striker Robert Lewandowski – to step up and win the game. For Poland to qualify, you can get odds of 9/1.
This one gets underway at 7.45pm – the same time as Russia v Greece – and it is sure to be a tense night for everyone involved.