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Friday, June 6, 2008


<2.65> <2.78> <2.55>

Co-hosts Switzerland will kick off Eur02008 with the first match against Czech Republic. I would feel that these two teams are very evenly matched, so I'm backing Switzerland because they have the home team advantage. Just look back at Euro2004. If Greece can win the Euro being massive underdogs, Switzerland can beat the Czechs. Furthermore, Tranquillo Barnetta will be fit for this match and his supply to Alexander Frei, the all time top goalscorer for Switzerland, will prove vital in this match. However, the Swiss have to get past one of the world's best goalkeepers, Cech, and so if you play handicap and can place a level ball on Switzerland, go for it.

- Roland's prediction: $5 on Switzerland @ 2.65 = $13.25

i would agree with roland here. i really do not see the swiss losing this one. so level ball is the way to go. BUT singapore pools doesn't offer level ball, so i'm tipping home advantage to lift the swiss to a crucial first victory here. barnetta and behrami will give the ageing czech defence a lot to think about. The experience of seasoned campaigners like hakan yakin and alexander frei, coupled with the youthful exuberance of players like degen, senderos, djourou and gelson fernandes, makes this swiss side a surprisingly balanced team. the czechs, besides their goalkeeper are seriously lacking in quality. swiss win.

- Eddy's prediction: $5 on switzerland @ 2.65 = $13.25
$5 on switzerland -1.5 @ 5.70 = $28.50

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