Monday's Euro 2012 Odds & Matches
(The Spread) – Will Spain and Italy win running away in today’s Euro 2012 matches? Let’s take a look at the odds.
Spain and Croatia will meet today at 2:45PM ET with both teams needing at least a 2-2 draw to secure a place in the quarter finals. That said, the winner would level on four points, earn a top spot in the group and most likely an easier opponent in the quarter finals.
With Spain at full strength thanks to midfielder Sergio Busquets recovery from a minor foot injury, Spain is listed as a 1-goal favorite. Spain is also –160 on the money line while Croatia is +700, while the total for this game is currently sitting at 3 goals. A draw has odds of +220.
Also at 2:45PM ET today, Italy will take on bottom-dwelling Ireland, which is winless thus far in Euro 2012. Italy is a 1.5-goal favorite (-105) and –375 on the money line, while Ireland is a 1.5-goal underdog (-125) and is +1000 on the money line. The total is sitting at 2.5 goals while a draw has odds of +475.
While he has yet to make an impact on the field (he’s made one off it, albeit a controversial impact after his remarks about homosexuals), Antonio Cassano is one player to keep an eye on in the Italy-Ireland matchup. He currently has 9/2 odds to score the first goal in today’s game.
On Sunday, Portugal topped Netherlands 2-1 and Germany defeated Denmark by that same 2-1 score. On Tuesday England will take on the Ukraine while Sweden will battle France.