Euro 2012, Group A, Friday, Warsaw, 5pm
PUNTERS have lost sleep waiting for the start of Euro 2012. But here's the good news – you might make up for it watching Poland v Greece!
The much-awaited Euro 2012 kick-off takes place tonight but organisers could be left cursing the opening fixture.
It's hardly mouthwatering, is it, and the Group A fixture screams “unders” from every angle.
Under 2.5 goals is my best bet on the game but bookies aren't daft and it pays a biggest 1-2 with Blue Square. For that reason I'm looking at under 1.5 at 6-4 with Paddy Power.
And for anyone who remembers how defensive the Greeks were as they bored their way to Euro 2004 glory then what about no scorer at 6-1 (various).
I sincerely hope I'm wrong because there's nothing worse than watching a game and praying for no or next to no goals.
no shots on goal.
The chances of an early goal are slim in what could be a sparring contest from the off. Look at first goal to come after 31 minutes at 1-1 with William Hill
Under Fernando Santos the 2004 champions are a bit more exciting but are no Brazil and you don't get Greeks bearing gifts.
They scored fewest goals (14) of the qualifiers but conceded just five. Their leading marksmen netted two goals compared to the six by Poland's Robert Lewandowski.
The presence of the Borussia Dortmund hitman in the starting line-ups is the only negative to backing the unders.
Lewandowski banged in 22 goals in the Bundesliga last season and is most likely to break the deadlock in Warsaw.
Poland will be looking to get off to a flier in front of a passionate home support but may have to settle for a draw that pays 23-10 at BetVictor.
Under 1.5 goals
(6-4, Paddy power)
First goal after 31 minutes
Lewandowski to score