Portugal v Spain

Portugal v Spain Betting

Euro 2012 - Semi Final
Wednesday 27th June - 7.45pm BST - ITV1
Donbass Arena, Donetsk UKR

Current European and World champions Spain take Portugal in the first Euro2012 semi final on Wednesday night in Donetsk. The Spanish reached the semis thanks to an easy 2-0 win over France in the quarter finals thanks to two goals from midfielder Xabi Alonso. Portugal made harder work of their quarter final with the Czech Republic, with a late Cristiano Ronaldo header the difference between the teams after dominating the match.

Spain are unbeaten in the competition having drawn against Italy in their first Group C match, then going on to beat Ireland and Croatia to top the standings. The Spanish have scored eight goals in their four matches so far, although four of them came in the game against the Republic of Ireland. Cesc Fabregas, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres have all scored twice, with David Silva and Jesus Navas chipping in with the other two goals.

Portugal have been very reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo who could and maybe should already be in double figures for these European Championships. Portugal qualified for the quarter finals the hard way from a tough Group B and following their opening defeat at the hands of Germany, then went on to beat Denmark 3-2 and Holland 2-1 to qualify as runners-up. Ronaldo has scored three of the team's six goals with Pepe, Varela and Helder Postiga getting the others.

Spain are favourites with the bookmakers to progress to their third consecutive major championship final. However, at around evens they are not as dominant in the betting as they have been in the past, with the bookies happy to take them on against an in-form Ronaldo.

Portugal | Spain

Portugal v Spain Odds

Get the latest odds on who will win Euro 2012.

Latest Team News/Key Players

Cristiano Ronaldo will continue to be the Portuguese talisman as he takes on various team-mates from Real Madrid. The big question regarding Spain is whether they play with a recognised centre forward or continue to play Cesc Fabregas in that role.

Key Players:
Portugal v Spain Odds Portugal v Spain Odds
Cristiano Ronaldo Cesc Fabregas
Nano Andrea Iniesta
Joao Moutinho Xabi Alonso

Past Meetings

The last time these two sides met in a competitive match was in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where Spain won the match 1-0 to progress to the quarter finals. Prior to that, Portugal beat Spain by the same scoreline at Euro 2004 and overall don't have too inferior a record against their Iberian neighbours. The last meeting came last November in a friendly which Portugal won by the surprise scoreline of 4-0.

Portugal Qualifying | Spain Qualifying

Full Time Result /
Qualifying Statistics

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.

Goal Stats - Last 8 Games Results
BTTS
7
W
1
L
0
D
PORTUGAL
.
0 - 1
.
ALBANIA
DENMARK
.
0 - 1
.
PORTUGAL
PORTUGAL
.
1 - 0
.
ARMENIA
PORTUGAL
.
2 - 1
.
SERBIA
ARMENIA
.
2 - 3
.
PORTUGAL
ALBANIA
.
0 - 1
.
PORTUGAL
PORTUGAL
.
1 - 0
.
DENMARK
SERBIA
.
1 - 2
.
PORTUGAL

Spain have won 90.00%, drawn 0% and lost 10.00% of their last 10 games.

Spain have kept a clean sheet in 8 of their last 10 games, going on to win 9 and draw 0 of these matches.

Spain have failed to score in 0 of their last 10 games.

Goal Stats - Last 10 Games
BTTS
9
W
1
L
0
D
SPAIN
.
5 - 1
.
FYR MACEDONIA
SLOVAKIA
.
2 - 1
.
SPAIN
LUXEMBOURG
.
0 - 4
.
SPAIN
SPAIN
.
3 - 0
.
BELARUS
SPAIN
.
1 - 0
.
UKRAINE
BELARUS
.
0 - 1
.
SPAIN
SPAIN
.
2 - 0
.
SLOVAKIA
FYR MACEDONIA
.
0 - 1
.
SPAIN
SPAIN
.
4 - 0
.
LUXEMBOURG
UKRAINE
.
0 - 1
.
SPAIN
Winners Poll /
Who Will Win Euro 2016?
France
13%
Germany
18%
Spain
6%
England
12%
Belgium
8%
Italy
9%
Portugal
7%
Croatia
5%
Austria
2%
Poland
4%
Wales
5%
Republic of Ireland
2%
Northern Ireland
2%
Other
5%
Total Votes: 3293
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