Greece v Russia betting
Underdogs Greece target Russia upset
Last Updated: June 15, 2012 7:10pm
Andrei Arshavin: Hoping to inspire Russia to book their place in the last eight
Russia must avoid defeat against Greece to guarantee their place in the quarter finals of Euro 2012 after letting a 1-0 lead slip against Poland on Tuesday.
All four teams in Group A can still qualify for the last eight although the stats look promising for Russia having lost just three of the last 21 internationals against Greece.
The Russians are 8/11 to take the three points they need to top the group with the draw 13/5. Greece are 19/5 to grab an unlikely win that would eliminated Russia if the Czech Republic-Poland game does not end in a draw.
The omens are not good for Greece, considering Russia have won 13 of their previous 21 meetings between the two countries.
Fernando Santos' side are win-less so far and had a terrible start in their defeat against Czech Republic, conceding twice in the opening six minutes.
Free-scoring Russia will be aiming to make a fast start and are 100/30 to net in the opening 10 minutes of this crucial encounter.
CSKA playmaker Alan Dzagoev has been in inspirational form for Dick Advocaat's men so far, notching three goals in two matches so far, and he is 11/2 to open the scoring and 6/4 to bag in 90 minutes.
The Greeks will turn to Theofanis Gekas for their goal threat, who is 8/1 to bag first and 11/4 to notch in 90 minutes, after he scored against the Czechs.