Euro2012 – Czech Republic vs Poland – Polish fans’ delight
By David, bettingexpert.com | Published
Home support has been strong and effective for the Polish team but they are yet to win a match in this tournament they are hosting. With two points to their name and playing the Czechs, currently at three points in the table, this is their chance to gift their fans with a victory that will take them to the next round.
Czech Republic – Poland Odds: Euro 2012
On the right are odds for the match between the Czech Republic and Poland, which will remain visible right until kick off.
Czech Republic – Poland Preview: Euro 2012
There is nothing else which will do for Smuda and his players. It makes their task simpler in a way. A win and they are automatically through. Will it be easy against the Czech Republic?
The match with the Greeks has proven Cech and co. can surprise anyone. It was Greece which suffered at their hands so that will be no benchmark, however, Poland are not rated that much higher than Greece. Of course home support will once again stand behind the Polish side and the Czechs have thus far not really shown much character to be able to withstand that kind of atmosphere.
Once they conceded against Russia they never really made a solid attempt to turn things around. In their match, despite going ahead by two goals, they risked giving it all up by allowing the Greeks to take up most of the initiative.
I have not been convinced by the Czech Republic despite their victory over Greece. The Czechs are not convinced by their manager and his choices either with whistling and booing coming from the stands and targeting Bilek, and more prominently striker Milan Baros.
As far as the Rosicky substitution is concerned it did affect their second half performance. Once he was out of the fray the battle became harder for the Czech Republic. They struggled to hold the ball in midfield and rarely made themselves dangerous upfront. He did have a yellow card already but the reason for his substitution was, as usual for Rosicky, injury-related. In fact, he is very likely to sit this game out.
Without their Mozart in midfield I can see the Czech Republic struggling a lot against an aggressive Polish side which even worried the Russians at times in their last match.
Czech Republic – Poland injury news: Euro 2012
Bilek has built this team around his captain Rosicky. He will most likely be missing, being rated at 25% capable of recovering by his manager. Cech, who will need to forget the mistake against Greece quickly, should have shaken off fitness worries as well.
Czech Republic – Poland Betting: Euro 2012
I have confidence in the Polish character and their need to make this tournament memorable for them. With Rosicky missing Bilek will have problems and Poland can definitely take full advantage of those.
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