In its third-last game before the UEFA European Championships kickoff in two weeks, Poland will play Latvia in a neutral venue for some fine tuning before the competition.The match, Poland's second of the year will take place on Tuesday in Klagenfurt, Austria, where Poland is considered the home team in betting circles.
The Latvians finished fourth in their group during Euro Qualifying, behind Israel by five points. They come into this friendly on the back of a 0-0 draw to Kazakhstan, and have only won two matches in their last 11, beating out lightweights Georgia and Malta. A Latvian victory is currently being offered at 6.50.
The draw result would see a nice payout of 4.00.
Though as nice as that draw sum sounds, this game should be a big tuneup for the Poles, and so expect them to win. A Polish victory is currently at 1.40.
After naming its preliminary roster for the Euro 2012, there are still some spots remaining on Poland's final squad, and each player on the bubble will undoubtedly be giving every ounce of energy he has in order to secure a spot on the team. The prize is, of course, the rare chance to play for Poland on home soil in a major championship.
One player who need not worry about his position on the team and is expected to start in this match is 23-year-old striker Robert Lewandowski, who had a breakout season in Germany this year. He scored a hat-trick last weekend against Bayern Munich in the German Cup final to help Dortmund win the domestic double. He's scored an impressive 22 goals in the Bundesliga this year, finishing third in the league and at the national level he has scored 13 goals in 38 matches.
The bet to look for here is the home/home victory in the halftime/fulltime, which is paying a nicer payout of 1.90 should Poland emerge ahead at both marks.
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