7.45pm – Russia v Czech Republic – 2.24 home. This looks to be a Euros campaign with a hell of a lot of teams coming together with solid unbeaten runs. You’ve already read about Poland and Greece. Well the Ruskies are unbeaten in 14 matches in all competitions.

11 out of 14 were under 2.5 goals. The overs matches included a 3-1 win v Armenia (not unexpected), 6-0 v Andorra (shock if it were anything else!), 0-3 v Italy latest (all 3 goals 65th minutes onwards and may be due to a changed Italy side, or match fixing of course from those Naughty Mafia boys!)

4 0-0’s, 3 1-0’s , 3 1-1’s again emphasise Russian defense.

9 clean sheets in last 11 matches for Russia, but do remember the majority were friendlies

Dick Advocaat seems to have shown his cards here? Interestingly from the Euro website, Russia conceded only 4 times in 10 qualifiers and scored 3 deflected goals!

Only 2 draws in 11 matches in Euro competitions for Russia, one a 3-3 ( and thus a successful trade if laying the draw, and the other a 1-1 with Netherlands, seeing them scoring an 86th minute equaliser).

Laying the draw an angle in here?

Last 2 defeats in Euros have come against Spain.

Russia have conceded 0-1-0-1-0-0-0 in recent away matches.

The Czechs have scored in 9 of their last 10 matches, but not against Spain. 2 of the Czechs’ last 3 goals have been penalties – significant? Does it relay a trouble scoring for the Czechs?

Against teams competing in the Euros recently, a 2-0 loss to Spain, 1-1 draw with Ireland.

Overs, overs, unders, unders, overs for Czechs in recent Euro competition matches. The Czechs for me are a little difficult to read.

The odds relay everything here that you need to know re: this match. It’s a head scratcher, I don’t like getting involved when I cannot really read teams (the Czechs). Russia seem to be the team which may offer the angle in. If we base this solely on Russia, then under 2.5 goals is the way to go.

The Czechs have Petr Cech in goal and that must surely count for something in the unders column? Rosiky and Baros are the most famous outfield players.

Tough to call this one. I would like 2 teams pulling in the same direction. dare we opt for overs again as a trade?