Tonight England is playing a friendly match against Portugal. England is getting ready for the Euros, which start on June the 10th. A lot of players are keen to wager a bet on the match, so check out SportPulse’s betting tips for England vs Portugal.
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Roy Hodgson’s boys have shown good recent form grabbing two consecutive 2-1 victories against Turkey and Australia in the May international friendlies.
The England manager has revealed that the 23-man squad he has picked for Euro 2016 is attack-minded featuring the budding Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford at the expense of English League Champions Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater.
Rashford’s recent goal-scoring form for his English side has shown much promise. The 18-year-old forward scored on his first international debut during the international friendly against the Australian side and it was always on the cards that he would make the team for the Euro 2016 competition.
Hodgson has been tweaking his team’s formation in search of the perfect squad arrangement to take on Portugal in their pre-Euro 2016 warm-up friendly. He played with two strikers up front against turkey with a solid 4-4-2 formation but was a bit more liberal with the number of goal-scorers up front against Australia, playing with a 4-4-3 formation. England travel to their training camp in Chantilly on Monday.
Portugal will be without Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo following his winning penalty kick against a hopeful Atletico Madrid side in the Champions Cup Final. Portugal Manager Fernando Santos is confident that his side will do just fine without the 31-year-old Madrid forward and he expressed so, rather irritated by the lack of confidence the reporters seemed to have in Portugal without Ronaldo. He was quick to point out their recent victory against Norway in a match where they had to play without Ronaldo.
Betting on Win-Draw-Win
England have been in very impressive form over their last 20 matches, winning 16 of them. As such, many sports bookmaker Bet365 are pegging a 10/11 price for them to clinch the victory against the Portuguese side at Wembley. For readers who are used to decimal odds 10/11 is the fractional way of saying 1.90.
The two European sides have had a bit of a stalemate with four draws in their last four meetings. However, the line-ups of both sides have changed since then and as such; chances of another draw are not very likely. Bet365 have set a 23/10 (decimal: 3.30) price for another draw.
Portugal have had the lion’s share of successes with England winning only one game in the last 11 matches they have played. However, England’s terrific recent form is not likely to dip soon and so a Portugal win is priced at 7/2 (decimal: 4.50) at Bet365.
BTTS Betting tip
England have maintained a tidy record of five consecutive clean sheets and as a result both teams to score is at 1/1 (the odds are 2.00 in decimal) at the bookmakers. 1/1 seems to be a pretty juicy odd to risk a bet.
HT/FT Betting tip
Portugal have shown dominant game play in their last 10 matches, winning 8 of them. Odds of them winning both halves is priced at 11/2. The odds in the decimal system are 6.50.
Goal Scorers Betting
Despite the Portugal manager’s offhandedness over the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, the forward has bagged 5 of Portugal’s 11 goals in the qualifying rounds of the Euro 2016 competition. Bookmakers have a 2.10 price on Portugal not scoring in this fixture.
Wayne Rooney is on the verge of breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s goal scoring record with just a goal left to reach the 52-goal record set by the former England forward. He has scored in his last 7 appearances for his international team and all signs point towards him finding the back of the net again. A healthy 5.30 price is set on Wayne Rooney opening the scoring in the friendly.
Daniel Sturridge is also expected to start in the friendly, making it his third appearance for his international side since the 2014 World Cup. He will be eager to get his name on the score sheet and as such the sportsbooks have set a 3.00 price for him to find the back of the net.
Clean Sheets Betting
The England manager won against a Portuguese side in the 1996/97 UEFA Champions League with an emphatic 7-1 win on aggregate over Boavista with his Inter Milan side. Chances of his England side grabbing a win and maintaining a clean sheet is priced at 2.85.
First goal Betting
Roy Hodgson’s side has opened the scoring in 8 of their last 10 games and have gone ahead to win those games. England are expected to grab the opener in this fixture with a 1.49 price set on them accomplishing that.
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