The wave of optimism around Russia’s Euro 2012 campaign took a bit of dent following their 1-1 draw with Poland but they are being backed to bounce back against Greece with Bet365.
The online firm have reported money for the Russians, who know a win will guarantee they top Group A and play the runners-up of Group B in the quarter-finals.
They are now odds-on with 365 at 8/11 and continue to shorten in with every passing hour.
A Greece win (4/1) and the draw (11/4) are friendless in the market with the money all being punted on the attack-minded Russians, who looked a real force in their opening 4-1 win over Czech Republic before bumping into the underrated Poles.
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Taking your custom to Bet365 for this match could be a wise move as the high-profile online bookmaker is offering a refund on any losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Anytime Goalscorer, Half Time/Full Time, all Correct Score Markets and all Scorecast markets if the game ends in a 0-0 draw. All Russia need is draw to qualify and they may play with the handbrake on whilst the Greeks are pretty woeful going forward.
With that in mind, it could be worth taking a look at the goal scorer markets, safe in the knowledge that if the game remains goalless then your stake will be refunded.
Russian midfielder Alan Dzagoev already has scored three in the competition thus far but that streak is likely to end here, and he is best swerved at a very short 5/1 to score first. Punters should look towards the likes of Andrei Arshavin (7/1) and Igor Semshov (12/1) in the goal scoring department.
One important thing to note is that Bet365 are going biggest price on misfiring Aleksandr Kerzhakov to score first at 11/2.
The striker has yet to have a shot on target in the competition from 11 shots but he is too good of a player to rule out, especially against a side as weak as the Greeks.