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Wednesday, June 11, 2008


<4.80> <2.95> <1.72>

portugal know a win here would see them wrap things up and allow them the luxury of taking things easy in the last match against a swiss team that could possibly be fighting to save their euro 2008 lives, should the swiss and turks draw tonight (which will happen cos i tipped it). i think the portuguese should win, with their superb midfield, but the parallels to the opening game of the tournament can be seen from the way both the swiss and portuguese teams line up. both have ok defences, good midfields (excellent in portugal's case), no striker (after frei got injured), unreliable goalkeepers, and i can definitely see czech republic grinding out a draw here. however, i'm tipping the individual brilliance of portugal to shine through.

- Eddy's prediction: $5 on portugal @ 1.72 = $8.60

Portugal have too much quality not to win this one. Expect youthful exuberance to dominate an ageing Czech side, which averages 29 years and 300+ days. Key men to watch for Portugal? Too many. Petr Cech remains a huge obstacle so don't push all your money onto Portugal. 3.05 for Portugal to win by 2 is too tempting for me to resist, especially with a side of that quality, but don't follow if you don't have the means to do so :).

- Roland's prediction: $10 on Portugal @ 1.72 = $17.20
$5 on Portugal -1.5 @ 3.05 = $15.25

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