Russia v Poland latest odds, news and free bets

Many punters thought that Russia were the best bet of the first four days and they will be ploughing their winnings back into Dick Advocaat’s team on Tuesday with the bookies continuing to be charitable with their quote about a side that won 4-1 on Friday

You can get 13/10 (bet365 £200 free bets) about the Russians claiming victory in Warsaw and it is clear that the Group A leaders are the superior team, especially when you consider how poorly Poland played in their opener against Greece following a bright half hour.

Aleksandr Kerzhakov was profligate in front of goal against the Czech Republic although it is entirely possible that Advocaat will persist with the Zenit Saint Petersburg forward considering he is very good at linking up with Andriy Arshavin and Alan Dzagoev.

Dzagoev was mesmeric when scoring a brace on Friday night and his Golden Boot price has drastically shortened from 150/1 to 10/1 with fairly easy games coming up before a potential quarter final against Denmark, Portugal, Netherlands or Germany.

The CSKA Moscow man is 8/1 (Sportingbet free bets) to break the deadlock as he did against the Czechs, with Arshavin available at a slightly bigger 9/1 and Kerzhakov priced at 13/2. There is the possibility that Roman Pavlyuchenko will start in the more traditional centre forward role after coming off the bench to score.

It is not inconceivable that Russia can score another hatful in this match, especially with Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczęsny suspended for this game after being dismissed against Greece for conceding a penalty. A 3-0 win for the favourites can be backed at 22/1, while another 4-1 win is a 66/1 chance.

As for Poland, they looked really bright in the opening exchanges of their match against Greece and the dismissal of Sokratis Papastathopoulos suggested that it would be plain sailing for the co-hosts, although they were left hanging on for a point.

There is a big reliance on Jakub Błaszczykowski to make things happen and the Borussia Dortmund playmaker is a 12/1 chance to score the first of this game, with Poland on offer at 5/2 to get their supporters jumping with a victory which would send them ahead of Russia in Group A with one game remaining.

It appears that Robert Lewandowski will be signing for Manchester United from Dortmund when this tournament has finished and he produced a great finish to break the deadlock against Greece before being starved of the ball for the remainder of the contest.

The sharp shooter is a 6/1 chance to score the opening goal of this game, although we much prefer the chances of a Russian player to find the net and the 16/5 about Alan Dzagoev scoring at any stage makes appeal with Sportingbet.

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