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Monday, June 16, 2008


<2.35> <3.30> <2.50>

If Poland win and Austria win Germany by a smaller margin, Poland are through. So I'd give them a 0.00001% chance of going through. Croatia are through already and will rest the yellow card gang - Modric, Srna, Simunic and Kovac - and let some of the second stringers play. Poland aren't a strong side and I'd expect the Croats to defend well and go on the counter attack, which they're really good at as seen from the game against Germany when they bombed forward. This will definitely expose Poland especially when they press hard for a winner, and their 4-3-3 formation will prove to be their downfall because of the openness in the midfield area. However, Artur Boruc is a brilliant keeper and will keep the Croats at bay. I feel that this game is destined to be a draw, or a win for Croatia. As this Euro has had many instances of over 2.5 goals, I think it will happen again.

- Roland's prediction: $5 on Draw @ 3.30 = $16.50
$5 on Croatia @ 2.50 = $12.50
$5 on Over 2.5 @ 1.90 = $9.50

croatia, as roland said, will leave out modric, srna, simunic and kovac. that's as good as letting poland get the win, imo. in will come players like rakitic, leko, simic, and knezevic, who are good, but will not have any motivation whatsoever for playing out of their skins. poland, on the other hand, can sneak in through the back door, and given that they were desperately unlucky to draw with austria, they should get the win here.

- Eddy's prediction: $5 on poland @ 2.35 = $11.75

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