Czech Republic v Spain Betting

Levein is confident that Spain will do a professional job

All Scottish eyes will be on this fixture on Friday evening as anything less than a Spanish victory in Zlin would signal the end of the Tartan Army’s Euro 2012 hopes.

Craig Levein’s men need Spain to win, and preferably win big. That would mean Scotland can go second in the group with a win over Liechtenstein on Saturday and take the race for second place in Group I down to the wire.

Petr Cech returns to the Czech Republic side having missed their last match through injury. Milan Baros is expected to lead the line as a lone striker.

Spain are without midfielders Andres Iniesta, who was omitted from the squad due to an hamstring tear, and Cesc Fabregas who was force to withdraw from the squad also with a hamstring problem. Manager Vincente Del Bosque has hinted that he will use the game to experiment with his starting Xi.

Levein, however, is confident that Spain will do a professional job and that they’ll be fully focussed on maintaining their 100% record in the group.

“They have a real determination to win every match they are involved in,” said the former Dundee United manager.

“You just need to look at the squad they have assembled for these games - apart from a couple of little niggles, all the big-hitters are there.”

It’s a sentiment that I personally echo and I see no reason why we shouldn’t snap up the generous odds of 5/6 that Victor Chandler are offering on an away win. The Czechs looked lacklustre in their game against Scotland last month and were fortunate to come away from it with a point. But more significant is the inherent will to win that this Spain side has ingrained into their mindset.

Like all the great teams throughout history this Spain team want to win every game that they play.

Recommended Bet:

Back Spain to win @ 5/6 with Victor Chandler

Written By:- Richard Hodge (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 07/10/2011 - 12:20 PM
Filed in:- Euro 2012 Betting News


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