Ladbrokes Mobile are running a Double Odds offer for this evening's Euro 2012 Group A clash between Greece and the Czech Republic.
This Group A encounter is a big match for both sides for differing reasons.
The Czech Republic find themselves in a ‘must-win’ situation following their 4-1 thumping at the hands of Russia in game one. The loss was not much of a surprise considering Russia are the favourites to win the group, and a dark horse for the tournament, but the result will have stung the Czechs. They now know that a defeat here would end their chances of reaching the knockout stage.
Greece, meanwhile, dodged a proverbial bullet in their opening game of the tournament against co-hosts Poland. A dismal first-half display should have lead to defeat for the Greeks, but they were gifted an equaliser from the penalty spot in the second half and that was enough to earn them a share of the spoils. However, Greece must produce a vastly-improved performance in this one and they will know that a victory could put them on the brink of a securing a place in the quarter-finals.
The importance of this match has been noted by bookmaker Ladbrokes, and they have pledged to double winning First Player To Score odds if the player scores two or more goals in the game.
Dimitris Salpingidis netted Greece’s goal in the draw with Poland and his performance could earn him a recall to the starting XI for this match. He is 8/1 to be the first goalscorer in this match, with team-mate Theofanis Gekas available at 7/1.
Milan Baros continues to stick around at international level and he is expected to start up front for the Czech Republic. The former Liverpool man is 7/1 to get the opening goal of this Group A encounter while Vaclav Pilar, who netted the only goal against the Russians, is 10/1.
In terms of match betting Poland are the 7/5 favourites, with a Greece victory and the draw both 11/5.