Not only is this Group A game the first respective games both nations will play at Euro 2012 it also represents Paddy Power’s first money back special offer of the tournament. And with all Paddy’s specials of this nature it should be an offer that punters take full advantage of.
The Irish firm will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score & Scorecast singles on the match if Czech Republic defy their 3/1 odds (best priced with Paddy Power) and win the match.
Russia (21/20 Paddy Power) are clear favourites for the Group A clash but as is the case with many of these opening rounds of fixtures draws (9/4 Paddy Power) are a common occurrence and that shouldn’t be ruled out here.
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Those looking elsewhere than just the win market for a bit of value are likely to venture towards the goalscorer markets as Russia are a side that certainly know where the goal is.
They thrashed Italy 3-0 in a warm-up match last week and can turn on the style when in the mood highlighted by their sumptuous first half performance against the usually dogged Irish where they went 3-0 up inside 55 minutes.
The Czechs are a long way from the standard that saw them reach the lofty heights of the Euro 1996 final and despite having some big name players, including Champions League winner Petr Cech, they are not fancied to progress through the group.
Russia are being backed to win this game by a convincing scoreline, with 2-0 (17/2 Paddy Power), 3-0 (20/1 Paddy Power) and 3-1 (20/1 Paddy Power) all being backed.
Another market that has seen plenty of action is the over/under 2.5 goals market.
Punters are expecting goals and have taken the 13/8 on offer with Paddy for the game to have more than 2.5 goals.