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Wales vs Portugal Betting Tips

In Euro 2016, by on Jul 02, 2016

Wales vs. Portugal
EURO 2016 Semifinals
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - Stade de Lyon - Lyon, France
Odds: Wales 17/5, draw 17/8, Portugal 6/5 
Our Play: Wales 17/5

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Overall the odds on this match are not the best. Wales thumped Belgium 3-1 in convincing fashion and it's causing more people to believe that Wales can beat anyone including a strong contender like Portugal. Meanwhile Portugal's average play so far this tournament hasn't lived up to expectations and many would argue they are lucky to have got this far. Our current pick at the moment is Wales win at 17/5 odds but there is a possibility the payout could increase as match time approaches as more people bet on the favourite Portugal. If this happens then we suggest waiting to see if the odds get closer to a 4/1 payout which it might.

Perhaps Wales only concern in this game is the number of yellow cards they picked up in the last match which could cause a more cautious play thinking they have a chance to play in the finals. Wales will be without Aaron Ramsey who picked up a yellow card in the last match against Belgium and misses the semifinal. Portugal themselves have a few players that have picked up some yellow cards in this tournament and with defenders like Pepe known for his aggressive defending that includes kicks, head stomps and dives, he is his own worst enemy for Portugal. 

 

Portugal have made it this far, have a good ranking but their play in the tournament to date is nowhere near as convincing as Wales' drive to the semifinals. Even in Wales loss to England, they had played an excellent match and overall have been one of the best and most consistent teams in this tournament. The same cannot be said for Portugal that sometimes seems to heavily rely on Cristiano Ronaldo whom is a player that can score 2 goals in a game or not score any and complain like a baby. 

Betting props and betting on the games

  • Correct Score 2-1 Wales at 16/1 odds
  • Both teams to score 53/50 odds
  • Over 1.5 goals at 49/100 odds

We think this game will feature at least 2 goals and we like the correct score more for fun and games. We think both teams will probably score as well. 

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