Saturday, May 24, 2008

Euro 2008 - Russia 4pts E/W (1,2) @ 33/1

Greece in Euro 2004 showed that a well organised, well managed team can succeed at Euro Football competitions, even without the most talented players. Russia (together with Crotia) eliminated Englad at the qualfying stage, showing that with manager Gus Hiddink they could potentially progress beyond the Group Stage - their Group (Group D) is one of the weaker groups. If they get to the last eight, a Euro 2008 final appearance is more than possible.


Michael said...

Hi Chris,

Paddy power have just put up a market on Chelsea's new manager. Scolari looks a tempting 10-1 to me.

Stephen Smith said...

On the theme of outsiders - Lyon's Striker Benzema at 33-1 is worth a punt. He is getting a lot of tips and as Henry is not at his best and Anelka too moody - should be France's top scorer. With Romania and Holland in their group - plenty of chancing to score goals and you should only need 5 gaols to win.

Stephen Smith

Jason said...

Nice shout on Scolari there Michael. Now, this Russia bet is looking interesting. Chris, will you be laying some of this off, or backing Italy/Spain to qualify in the semi as an insurance?