With the Czech Republic at short football betting odds to beat Belarus in their European U21 Championship third/fourth place playoff, punters may look to take advantage of some other markets that bwin has made available for the clash.
Jakub Dovalil’s young side are priced at evens to beat Belarus within 90 minutes at the Aalborg Stadion on Saturday, while the draw offers odds of 23/10 and the Belarusians are seen as 13/5 outsiders.
Having lifted the trophy in 2002, the Czechs are widely expected to be too strong for Georgi Kondratyev’s side. As such, some international betting fans could be tempted to study the form guide in order to find bets with larger returns.
For instance, a look at the scoring charts shows that both teams have averaged one goal per game during the tournament. This could encourage some punters to back either team to score just one goal in the game.
Belarus are priced at 3/1 to achieve this feat, while their opponents this weekend are seen as a 9/5 shot. For those expecting a goalless draw or a 1-0 win either way, the 12/5 odds on the game producing less than two goals could also prove attractive.
Football betting fans with a keen eye for detail should be aware that all four of the Czech Republic’s goals in the tournament have come after half-time.
As such, the 31/4 odds on a 0-0 score at the break could attract some of the more sensible money.
With Dovalil’s side clearly coming to life in the second half, fans could also be drawn to the 17/4 odds on a half-time draw turning into a win for the Czech Republic.
Another reason for the Czechs going into the game as favourites is the recent form of the Belarusians.
As well as losing 2-0 to the Republic of Ireland in a friendly earlier this year, Kondratyev’s side have lost their last three games in the competition, their only win coming in the first game against Iceland.
As such, another 2-0 win for the Czechs could be a safe bet and at odds of 33/4, this selection would see punters using bwin’s free £25 bet pick up £231.25 if it comes in.
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