Brazil vs Portugal betting preview
World Cup odds – Brazil vs Portugal
When Brazil and Portugal lock horns in the final Group G game, it will see arguably the most anticipated match in the entire of the tournament thus far. The Samba stars are currently ranked number one in FIFA’s world rankings but the Portuguese are not lagging far behind in third despite their inconsistent form of late. So this one promises to be a real cracker and potentially decisive in terms of progression through to the last 16.
Best odds for Brazil vs Portugal:
Portugal – 5/4 Willaim Hill
Draw – 23/10 Betfred
Ivory Coast – 13/5 Stan James
The Brazilians kicked off their World Cup campaign with a far from convincing 2-1 win against the unheralded North Koreans. The five-time world champions were frustrated for long periods by the tournaments lowest ranked country and despite their dominance in possession; it was a rather lethargic display from the South Americans. Nevertheless Dunga’s side do sit comfortably at the summit of Group G after the Ivory Coast and Portugal had to settle for a share of the spoils in Tuesday’s other game.
By the time Brazil meet Carlos Queiroz’s Portugal in Durban their passage into the knockout stages could be all but guaranteed providing they overcome the Ivory Coast. But you can bet your bottom dollar Brazil will want to finish as group winners and are available at 2/5 to do so with BlueSquare. As for the Portugal match itself, unsurprisingly Brazil are odds on favourites at 5/6 (Bet365) to claim victory. For Brazil to finish with a maximum of nine group points, SportingBet are offering 7/4 which looks an excellent bet considering Brazil are likely to improve after their sluggish start.
Dunga may have been openly criticised for leaving the likes of Pato, Adriano and Ronaldinho at home but it was Robinho who stepped up to the plate against the Koreans. The Manchester City star has spent time on loan with Santos in his native Brazil, and he looks to have benefited from it, grabbing an assist and generally looking sharp and oozing in confidence. Far from the player we saw at Eastlands who struggled to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League. If qualification isn’t already secured for the Brazilians and Robinho isn’t rested against the Portuguese, he is worth a small stake to grab the opener at ???.
One player who more than made the cut in the Premier League is Cristiano Ronaldo. The world’s most expensive footballer showed glimpses of his star quality against the Ivory Coast and he could be worth a bet to end his international goal drought that stems way back to 2008 against the Brazilians. Ron is ??? to score at anytime at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
This one could be one of the most defining games in the group stages and will almost certainly influence the names that make the last 16 of the 2010 World Cup.
Brazil Vs Portugal betting tips
Ronaldo to score first at best odds 9/2 with Betfred – Get £50 free bet at Betfred
Sabrosa Simao to score first at best odds 10/1 with Blue Square- Get £66 in free bets at Blue Square.
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