The story of Czech Republic’s journey to the finals is one that Scotland fans know all too well.
Michal Bilek’s side finished second in their qualifying section and made it to Ukraine and Poland, where they are priced at 66/1 to win Euro 2012, via the play-offs.
Since losing their opening qualifying fixture at home to Lithuania, the Czechs have not lost a competitive game aside from their two matches against world champions Spain. They beat Liechtenstein twice, Lithuania in the return fixture and they defeated the Scots in Prague before earning a crucial 2-2 draw at Glasgow’s Hampden Park.
That point against Craig Levein’s men was full of controversy after a disputed penalty was awarded to the Czechs in the final minute, with Michal Kadlec stepping up and earning his team the point.
Since losing their opening qualifying fixture at home to Lithuania, the Czechs have not lost a competitive game aside from their two matches against world champions Spain.
Defender Kadlec’s four goals made him top scorer for the Republic during their campaign, raising questions about the reliability of the Czech strikers.
The Bayer Leverkusen left-back is priced at 11/1 to be the top scorer for the Czechs during the actual tournament, meaning any new customer to bwin.com who uses their free £25 bet on Kadlec to be the hero would win £300 if he does indeed score the most goals for Bilek’s side.
The Republic do have winning form as they travel to Poland as they have secured victory in their last three competitive matches, including both legs of their play-off triumph over Montenegro. Two very winnable friendlies against Israel and Hungary could give the Czech side further confidence ahead of their first match with Russia on June 8th, where they are 5/2 underdogs.
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