This Group C matchup in Euro 2012 will feature Croatia vs. the Republic of Ireland. All up to date odds for this game can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
Ireland is an intriguing team in this tournament that we do not feel is getting enough respect as a whole. They do have some very proven international players that play in the EPL as well as in other prominent leagues around the world. What they lack in goal scoring ability they make up for with a solid defensive squad and a stellar goalkeeper in Shay Given. If the Irish want to create some havoc in this group then they will have ot win this game which is certainly not out of the question is they can keep Croatia’s offense at bay.
The favorites on paper to win this tournament are Spain and Italy, but there has been a groundswell of support for Croatia in this respect as well. The strength of their team is in the depth of their midfield as they feature six world class players at this position alone. Although the Irish will probably not be the best test for their defense, Spain and Italy certainly will be and it will be interesting to see how their back end reacts in those two matches. Because of the tough two games ahead the Croats know the importance of getting three points in this one.
Both teams will probably come out cautious because of what lies ahead for them in the group. Combine that with the fact that Ireland has trouble scoring goals anyway and we like the under in total goals in this one so before wager redeem sportsbook promotion codes.