The first duel for a place in the semi-finals of Euro 2016 will take place on the 30th of June. Poland and Portugal are the two teams which eye a possible confrontation with Belgium for a place in the tournament’s final. Who will emerge victorious from this rather special clash?
We call this clash special mainly due to the two combatants. The first country, Poland, finished second in a group with Germany, Ukraine and N.Ireland without losing a single game, and beat Switzerland on penalties in the round of 16 to make it this far.
Odds At European Betting Sites:
Poland 3.75 or 11/4 Draw 2.90 or 19/10 Portugal 2.40 or 7/5
Poland recorded their first group exit in the history of their Euro participations and have done exceptionally well to make it this far. They field a rather unusual 4-4-2 formation, and the striker partnership has between Milik and Lewandowski has been lethal so far.
They haven’t scored themselves very much, but created almost all the goals for their team. They will be the main force Poland bases its hopes on.
On the other hand, the Portuguese reached this round without winning a single game in normal time. They drew in all three games in their group and only managed to beat Croatia thanks to a goal from Ricardo Quaresma in the 117th minute in the round of 16. Lady luck does seem to smile on Portugal this tournament, and with other advantages like having Ronaldo or Nani on their side, they should be able to progress.
We think that although they haven’t impressed very much so far, Portugal will qualify simply due to their individual talent and good streak of luck. One moment of brilliance from one of their star players should be enough to secure qualification.
Betting that Portugal will score is another good idea, and this game also has good spectacle potential – over 2,5 goals is a reality, although if the Polish score first, they will give up possession and defend. This quarter final will give us the first of this year’s semifinalists – who will it be?
Portugal Win: 2.40 or 7/5
Total Goals: Over 2.5 – 3.00 or 2/1
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