Poland v Czech Republic: Why Lewandowski is bound to score
The Tipster is backing Robert Lewandowski to score for Poland in a victory over the Czech Republic in Group A on Saturday
Group A reaches its conclusion on Saturday night, and the Tipster is backing reported Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski to score for Poland against Czech Republic.
Our resident betting expert is tipping Poland to claim their first win at a major tournament, while backing Alan Dzagoev to continue his goal scoring streak, and Russia to be ahead of Greece at half-time.
Saturday’s Euro 2012 fixtures:
Poland v Czech Republic (1945BST) Wroclaw, Group A
Greece v Russia (1945BST) Warsaw, Group A
Lewandowski to score any time against Czech Republic – 6/4
Lewandowski has scored six in his last seven games for club and country, including his brilliant header against Greece in the opening game. The 23-year-old was in impressive form for Borussia Dortmund, scoring 30 goals in 46 appearances last season. So The Tipster’s opening bet for this edition is for Lewandowski to take his tally to two goals for the tournament with a strike against the Czech Republic at 6/4.
Poland to beat Czech Republic – 6/5
Poland are still to win a game at a major tournament, and after promising performances against Greece and Russia, they will be desperate to assure their place in the quarter-finals by beating the Czechs. Frank Smuda’s side are eight games unbeaten, winning five and drawing three. Poland to win their final Group A game is good value at 6/5.
Dzagoev to score at any time against Greece – 6/4
Dzagoev has been one of the surprise packages of Euro 2012, scoring twice in two games. The 21-year-old was named man of the match against the Czech Republic, and he will be favourite to net against a leaky Greece side. So The Tipster is backing Dzagoev to continue his impressive form at the European championship by scoring against Greece at 6/4.
Russia to be beating Greece at half-time – 11/8
Russia were 2-0 up against the Czechs at half-time, and Dzagoev’s strike handed Dick Advocaat’s a one-goal advantage over Poland at the interval. Meanwhile, Greece were trailing co-hosts Poland in the first game at the 45-minute mark, and were 2-0 down in their second group game at the break. Therefore, the Tipster considers Russia to be beating Greece at half-time to be great value at 11/8.
The long shot: Dzagoev to score first against Greece – 5/1
Russia are unbeaten in 16 games, and Dzagoev has played a key role in keeping that run going. The CSKA Moscow striker, a reported Arsenal target, has already netted three goals at Euro 2012, and he scored first in Russia’s opening two games. So with all that in mind, The Tipster’s audacious long-range effort for this edition is for Dzagoev to score first against Greece at great odds of 5/1.
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