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Sunday, June 22, 2008


<2.25> <2.95> <2.90>

spain risk being the fourth group leader to be knocked out of euro 2008, after portugal, croatia, and of course, holland. a logical analysis would seem to favour the spanish, as they have played the better football so far, as compared to the stuttering italy. the italians also miss gattuso and pirlo for this match through suspension, so i suspect the spanish will have a slightly better time in midfield, not that aquilani and de rossi are useless slouches, though. having witnessed 3 upsets, so far, i really don't think there will be a fourth. so, it's gonna be a spain win for me.

- Eddy's prediction: $5 on spain @ 2.25 = $11.25
$5 on spain to advance to semis @ 1.75 = $8.75
$5 on over 2.5 goals @ 2.35 = $11.75

As Eddy said. Pirlo and Gattuso are out. Barzagli is also out. While Spain has a fully fit first team. Spain have also played the better football as compared to Italy. I don't think there will be a 4th upset in a row as Spain look to be firing on all cylinders at the moment. Italy's defence has been very shaky and the absence of Gattuso will hurt them as they will miss his bite in midfield, which will be where the Spanish dominate with their fluid passing. Luca Toni has been out of sorts with all his missed chances and will be well marshalled by Puyol who has been pretty decent in this tournament. At odds of 4.50, the handicap for Spain is very tempting as I see them winning by a 2 goal margin if they get an early goal.

- Roland's prediction: $5 on Spain @ 2.25 = $11.25
$5 on Spain to advance to Semis @ 1.75 = $8.75
$5 on Spain -1.5 @ 4.50 = $22.50

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