Portugal vs Denmark Betting Tips

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      Tip Reasoning

      Both sides are guaranteed at least a play-off spot but with Albania hot on their heels a defeat for either here could have repercussions. Portugal are on the brink of the finals and will qualify with a draw here but they are unlikely to approach this game with that mentality and will feel as though they should have enough to win the game as they did when the sides met in Copenhagen earlier in the group.

      This is Denmark’s final game and they are only 1 point clear of Albania, who have an extra game still to play. Therefore the Danes really need to win this and even then they’d still be hoping for favours elsewhere. That should mean they will approach this in a positive manner as a draw is unlikely to be enough for them to make the top two.

      Therefore we should see an open game and there is reason for the visitors to be optimistic too. Portugal have lost 3 of their last 5 home games with Albania winning here earlier in the group while their last two home friendlies have ended in defeat against Cape Verde and France.

      Denmark also have fond memories of a 3-2 World Cup 2010 qualifying win in Portugal when they scored 3 times in the final 10 minutes in Lisbon to seal a famous victory. They were beaten 3-1 in a Euro 2012 qualifier in Portugal but did win the home fixture and these two usually throw up a good contest with a few goals so backing both teams to score at 11/10 looks like a tempting bet here.

      The last round of fixtures may have produced two disappointing 0-0 draws for the Scandinavians but this will be a very different match against a side that isn’t just going to sit back and frustrate them. Christian Eriksen was also missing in those games and with their best player back, Denmark will be much more threatening here.

      Portugal don’t tend to do things the easy way and it would be no surprise to see them make a mess of this. However whenever they do that Cristiano Ronaldo usually comes to the rescue and he has dug them out of many a hole over the past decade and we’re backing him to help his side to a 2-2 draw at 18/1 which would mean qualification for Portugal.


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