Sweden – Spain
In first round the games ended like I've expected. My favourite in this group is Spain and I think that they will reach great results also in the next rounds. In this game both of teams can assure playing in quarterfinals. Also if they draw, their chances to get to quarterfinals will be high. Spain were flying on wings of incredible David Villa who scored 3 amazing goals against Russia and Spain defeated them 4:1 in Innsbruck. Sweden has shown their teeth in match against Greece, with Zlatan Ibrahimović scoring a goal for 1:0 and I think that this is not his last one in EURO 2008.
So my forecast: If they will calculate I think that it can end with a draw, if Spain will play their best, with their agility and young team they can win against older team of Sweden and I think that can happen only in 2nd halftime. Because as long as Sweeden have strength they will defend themselves and when they won't have it anymore Spain will take advantage of this. So it won't be easy game, but I think that Spain will win in end of the game.
Of course the game can end with draw, but winning of Sweden would be surprise.
My tip is 2
The highest odd is on Betsson – 1,66
Greece – Russia
As I mention it Greeks won't get even into the quarterfinals in EURO 2008. Greeks are »hard working« team, but this is not enough to suceed in this championship. Their game is unattractive with emphasis on defense.
Russia was like hidden favourite, who could and can be on 2nd place, but they will miss striker Pavel Pogrebnjak, who won't play on this EURO because of injury. They're lucky that this time they will have Andrej Aršavin ,who didn't play in 1st round because of red card. I think that Russia is very strong team which can break Greeks defence. If they draw in this game, they both don't have many chances to get to quarterfinals. So I think that Russia is much stronger than Greece and can win this game if they break Greeks defence.
My tip is 2
The highest odd is on Betsson – 2,12