Czech Republic v Portugal Betting
Euro 2012 - Quarter Final
Thursday 21st June - 7.45pm BST - BBC1
National Stadium, Warsaw POL
The first quarter final of the 2012 European Championships will be played on the 21st June in the National Stadium, Warsaw, between the Czech Republic and Portugal. The Czech's surprised many by finishing as Group A winners, especially following their opening day defeat at the hands of Russia. It was the Russians who missed out from Group A as Greece went through as runners-up and now face Germany on the 22nd June.
Portugal also suffered a defeat in their opening game of the Euros, at the hands of Germany going down 2-1. An exciting 3-2 win over Denmark followed in their second game before coming out on top 2-1 against Holland in Sunday's final Group B match to guarantee their passage through to the quarter-finals as runners-up.
The Czech Republic bounced back from their opening defeat to Russia by beating both Greece and co-hosts Poland, but they are the underdogs in Thursday's quarter final with Portugal. The bookmakers make Cristiano Ronaldo and co odds on to reach the semi-finals.
Czech Republic v Portugal Odds
Latest Team News/Key Players
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Portugal's 2-1 win against the Netherlands on Sunday and looks set to partner Helder Postiga in attack on Thursday. Czech captain Tomas Rosicky is sweating on an ankle injury which kept him out of his team's win over Poland.
|Tomas Rosicky||Cristiano Ronaldo|
The last time these two sides met in a competitive match was in Euro 2008 where Portugal came out on top 3-1 in Switzerland. In the sides' only other tournament match, the Czech's came out on top in Euro 96 winning 1-0 courtesy of a Karel Poborsky strike.
Czech Republic have won 70.00%, drawn 10.00% and lost 20.00% of their last 10 games.
Czech Republic have kept a clean sheet in 0 of their last 10 games, going on to win 7 and draw 1 of these matches.
Czech Republic have failed to score in 1 of their last 10 games.
Portugal have won 87.50%, drawn 0% and lost 12.50% of their last 8 games.
Portugal have kept a clean sheet in 4 of their last 8 games, going on to win 7 and draw 0 of these matches.
Portugal have failed to score in 1 of their last 8 games.