Euro 2012 betting preview: Italy v Croatia / Spain v Republic of Ireland
Italy take on Croatia and the Republic of Ireland face Spain in today’s Group C clashes at Euro 2012.
The Italians were impressive in drawing 1-1 with Spain at the weekend, while the Croats eased to a 3-1 victory over Ireland. Italy are 6/4 favourites with online betting exchange Betfair to win the match, with Croatia offered at 12/5. The draw is available at 9/4.
Italy striker Mario Balotelli is 7/1 favourite to score the first goal, ahead of fellow forward Antonio Di Natale at 15/2. Spain lacked a cutting edge in their Italian encounter and will be looking to put that right against their Irish, who defended poorly in their defeat to Croatia.
Spain are 2/7 favourites for the match, with Ireland priced at 14/1. The draw is offered at 5/1.
Spain striker Fernando Llorente is 11/2 favourite to open the scoring, ahead of teammate Fernando Torres at 6/1.