Greece - Czech Republic Betting Preview: Greek tragedy could befall Michal Bilek's side

The Czechs know that they must avoid defeat if they are to keep their Euro 2012 dreams alive but Willie Duncan is backing Fernando Santos' side to triumph
Czech Republic endured a miserable start to their Euro 2012 campaign when they were thrashed 4-1 by Russia on Friday night.

Now Michal Bilek’s side know that they will exit the tournament should they slump to another defeat when they face Fernando Santos’ Greece outfit on Tuesday night.

The Greeks looked to be set for defeat in their opening match against co-hosts Poland when they trailed 1-0 at half-time with just 10 men but they showed remarkable resolve to bounce back and claim a valuable 1-1 draw.

In fact, Greece might well consider themselves slightly unfortunate not to have won that game but, despite a plucky performance, they are rated as 49/20 (3.45) outsiders with PanBet to beat Czech Republic on Tuesday, odds that should be questioned given the performances and squads on show in this match.

Czech Republic are chalked up as a 32/25 (2.28) with PanBet to grab a crucial victory while the draw is priced up at 47/20 (3.35) with the same firm.

Three previous meetings between the sides has produced just one goal and it seems unlikely that neutrals will be treated to a goal glut here either.

The 61/100 (1.61) available with PanBet for fewer than three goals to be scored is a must-bet for punters while the 44/25 (2.76) for less than two goals to be scored is a tempting play.

Bilek’s side were fortunate to score against Russia after being completely outplayed and the 51/20 (3.55) quote from PanBet for the Czech Republic to draw a blank against Greece for a fourth consecutive game is outstanding value.

For those seeking bigger prices, the 15/2 (8.50) with PanBet for Fernando Santos’ men to enhance their chances of progressing to the quarter final stage with a 1-0 victory here looks to be worthy of support.

Meanwhile the 33/5 (7.60) quote for the match to be level at half-time with Greece winning at full time should be backed here.

Greece to beat Czech Republic at 49/20 (3.45) with PanBet
Draw at half time/Greece to win at full time at 33/5 (7.60) with Pan Bet

Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter here.

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