Remember me Reset Password

      

Czech Republic Euro Cup Betting Predictions – Czechs Could Be A Solid Pick To Win Their Group

Posted by Todd Shale on 4/25/2012 4:44:44 PM

Online betting sharps have to be realistic about a team’s chances heading into any major tournament, and if you’re going to wager on the Czech Republic when the European Championship kicks off in June, their odds to win their group are much more attractive (and attainable) than to win the entire tournament. However, this is an intriguing team that you should keep an eye on this summer.

Manager: Michal Bilek (since October 2009)
Best Euro Finish: Second place, 1996
Soccer Betting Odds: +350 to win Group A, +5000 to win Euro 2012

Offense

The Czechs shared a group with Spain, and it isn’t fair to compare this team to the defending Euro and World Cup champions, but Spain scored 26 goals in eight games; the Czechs scored 12 in the same amount. Defender Michal Kadlec led the team in 2011 with four goals in seven games, and while it’s always good to get goals from your defense, it’s not always good when they lead the team. Jan Rezek scored twice in four games in 2011, and the Czechs may need him to keep it up if they can’t get goals from Milan Baros, who scored once in five games last year and even though it seems like he has been around forever with 87 national appearances (scoring 40 goals), he is still only 30 years old.

But the key to it all could be captain Tomas Rosicky, whose job is to create for the rest of his teammates and he has actually picked up his play later in the season with his club, Arsenal. Rosicky is a very talented player with 20 goals in 85 appearances, but he has been hurt a lot over the last couple years and that sapped some of his confidence; if Rosicky comes into Euro 2012 with a full head of steam, it can only help the Czechs.

Defense

This group will be the focus of the Czechs’ soccer betting chances in Poland and the Ukraine this summer, and it is powered by the experience of keeper Petr Cech, who is still one of the top shot-stoppers in the world and even though he has had some shaky moments at Chelsea this season, Cech usually comes up big for his national team. Kadlec and Tomas Sivok are their most experienced defenders and Sivok even added a goal to go with Kadlec’s four, so the Czechs could be a problem from set pieces for the opposition.

Sivok can also slot in as the holding midfielder when he isn’t patrolling the heart of the defense with Roman Hubnik, and these two are going to play a huge part in clearing the box out for Cech. However, the Czechs will also need a solid tournament from whoever manager Michal Bilek decides to put in front of the back four; it’ll likely be Petr Jiracek, who scored the match winner in their playoff game against Montenegro.

Intangibles

After a slow start, the Czech side has started to come together under Bilek, who had 11 goals in 32 appearances for the old Czechoslovakian team and none in three games after the split. He has a relatively young team and even Rosicky is only 31; as was stated before, Baros is 30, while Cech is 29, and Sivok, at 28, is the oldest defender in the side. Experience could be an issue, but the Czechs have it in the right places and the group that was the question mark heading into the qualification, the defense, has actually been the best on the team.

The Czechs were also a bit lucky to land in a group with Russia, Poland and Greece, all teams that they can beat, and that should perk up their spirits as they prepare for the European Championship.

How It Will Play Out

Soccer betting odds have the Czechs at +350 to come out on top in Group A, and +5000 to win the tournament, which shouldn’t be an option at this time. Right now, the Czechs just have to aim to get to the knockout stage and as was said before, they have a good chance with the group that they’re in. They just need to get a few more goals from their strikers and they could be a challenger, but right now, don’t risk your money betting on their chances to win the tournament; you could definitely take a chance on the Czech Republic’s group-winning 2012 Euro Cup betting odds. 


Did you enjoy this article?

Email this to a friend Print it

Archives

Twitter


↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!


↑ Back to top