Live on BBC1: Sat 19.45: Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland are still in the hunt for a place in the second round after they battled to a draw with an impressive Russian outfit and given the way they performed in that clash, you wouldn’t bet against them clinching a quarter final berth by beating Czech Republic in Wroclaw.
Admittedly the Czechs kept their own hopes of qualification alive with a 2-1 triumph against Greece but they have now conceded five goals in the competition and their brittle defence could be in for a tough night against players of the quality of Robert Lewandowski.
Paddy Power have installed the Poles as 13/10 favourites, with the Czechs a 12/5 chance at Coral and although a third draw for Franciszek Smuda’s troops will attract cash at 5/2 via Skybet, the home side have to be fancied here.
Blue Square quote Poland at 9/1 to shade it 2-1 in the Stadion Miejski where Ladbrokes post 10/3 against any home success by a one-goal margin. Lewandowski meanwhile, is bet365’s clear front runner in the first scorer betting at 5/1 and 888Sport make the Borussia Dortmund star 6/4 to strike at any stage.
Poland to beat Czech Republic 2-1 – 9/1 (Blue Square)