Euro 2012 betting preview: Croatia v Spain / Italy v Ireland
Croatia play Spain and Italy face the Republic of Ireland tonight in the final fixtures of Group C at Euro 2012.
The Croats and the Spanish have both secured four points from their opening two fixtures and any winner of their match is guaranteed to top the group.
Online betting exchange Betfair have Spain as 8/15 favourites for the match, with Croatia available at 9/1. The draw is priced at 11/4.
Spain striker Fernando Torres is 5/1 favourite to score the first goal.
Victory for Italy over the already-eliminated Republic of Ireland would put the Azzurri in a strong position to qualify, although even then their progress won’t be completely assured.
The Irish are seeking their first points of a disappointing tournament.
Italy are 4/11 favourites for the match, with the Republic of Ireland priced at 10/1. The draw is available at 9/2. Italy strikers Antonio Di Natale and Mario Balotelli are 5/1 joint-favourites to open the scoring.