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Wholesale changes for Spain, several of the squad are said to be already suffering from fatigue and with this match now meaningless from a qualification point of view, all the fringe players will be given an outing. Of course, those selected will all be hungry and desperate to prove that they are worthy of consideration, later in the tournament. Cesc Fabregas and Daniel Guiza will be especially eager to show what they can do, for some reason Aragones is not so keen on Fabregas, Guiza can have less cause for complaint, as he is clearly behind Villa and Torres. However, Guiza, who might be on the move again this summer, after bagging an incredible 27 goals in 39 appearances in his first season for Mallorca in La Liga, can be the focus of our attention.
He is likely to get chances against this slow and ponderous Greek defence, which is weakened this evening. The disappointing (understatement) defending champions, will surely want to go out with a more positive display and hopefully will at least attempt to get forward a little more often, which will give even more space at the back. I think that Guiza is a great price in the anytime goalscorer market, in a match which could/should produce a few goals.
4.5 points Guiza to score 2.75 Bet 365/ William Hill/Paddy Power .......... plenty of 2.625 around too.
SWEDEN - RUSSIA
These two are fighting for the pleasure of meeting the Netherlands in the quarter-finals, a draw will suffice for the Swedes, Russia need the win. That will not change the nature of the game much, with the Russians much more attack minded than Sweden.
Hiddink has pledged that his side will push forward from the off and he is very motivated to meet his native country in the next round.
Arshavin is finally available, but might start on the bench, being a little short of match fitness, but what an option to have. Russia have played pretty well so far, should have scored a few more against Greece and had little luck in the loss to Spain, where the scoreline didn't tell the full story.
Sweden are very disciplined and well organised, but are totally dependant on Zlatan Ibrahimovic to add a touch of class and score the goals, without him, they look toothless. The problem is, he is still not fit and 45 minutes is about all they can ask of him.
If they have a weakness defensively, it is down the left, where the loss of Edman is hard felt and this is an area where Russia are very strong. No doubt Sweden will set out for the draw, Russia are the better team and we can back them at odds against with the level ball option, what are you waiting for, get on !
6.5 points Russia level ball 2.05 asian line.