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In the second game of Euro 2012 on Friday evening, Russia and Czech Republic go head to head in what is sure to be a great encounter.
Group A looks to be one of the tightest groups in the tournament and win in the first game will set a team up perfectly to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Russia are in great form going into the competition as they are unbeaten in 14 matches. Although seven of these matches have been draws, the 3-0 win in Italy last time out really showed that they are not a team to be taken lightly this summer.
After reaching the semi-finals in 2008, Dick Advocaat’s men have the players that know what it takes to progress to the latter stages of tournament football. Advocaat looks to have built a side with a great balance of youth and experience, which makes them the favourites to win Group A.
Russia are also being tipped to take all three points in their opening game with odds of 11/10.
As for Czech Republic, although not too many people have tipped them to go far in Euro 2012, they are certainly a side that can cause a few upsets, especially as they have plenty of history in the European Championships.
A natural goal scorer has been something that Michal Bilek’s side are lacking. Highlighting this, left back Michal Kadlec was the leading scorer in qualifying with four goals.
With Petr Cech between the sticks, Czech Republic have one of the world’s best and most reliable goalkeepers at their disposal. Cech also proved himself as a penalty shootout expert in Chelsea’s recent Champions League win.
A win for Bilek’s men here would show that they are capable of going far in the tournament and you can back them at 3/1 to get off to the perfect start.
It is all set to be a great match between two sides that will be desperate to take three points. Kick-off is at 7.45pm on Friday evening.