Poland v Greece betting
The Euro 2012 opener between Poland and Greece hardly sets pulses racing but Sky Bet has 70 markets to keep things interesting.
Last Updated: 08/06/12 10:30am
The Euro 2012 opener between Poland and Greece in Warsaw hardly sets pulses racing but Sky Bet has 70 markets to keep things interesting.
Co-hosts Poland are the online betting firm's even money favourites to start the campaign with a win even though you have to go back to 2009 for their last victory in a competitive match.
The Greeks, 14/5 for the win, can point to a superior tournament record and provided one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history when they won the tournament in 2004.
But most attractive for punters ahead of this Group A clash could be the 6/1 available for the 0-0 draw as both sides look to keep it tight defensively to ensure they avoid a defeat in their opening game.
In goal scoring terms it's worth keeping an eye on a couple of players.
Greece will be desperate to keep Borussia Dortmund hitman Robert Lewandowski quiet after a prolific season which has seen him net 30 goals in all competitions. He is 9/2 to open the scoring and 7/1 to bag a brace.
A potential star for Greece is 21-year-old Giannos Fetfatzidis of Olympiakos. The tricky front man has a real eye for goal and the odds of 16/1 for him to score the first goal or 6/1 to score in 90 mins look pretty generous. Alternatively if you fancy someone with a proven track record how about Celtic's Georgios Samaras at 9/1 (1st goal) and 3/1 (anytime).
If you fancy a spectacular start then Sky Bet are offering 11/2 that there are three or more goals in both this clash and the remaining clash on day one between Russia and Czech Republic.