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 v Spain Odds
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.
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Cesc Fabregas|
|Joao Moutinho||Xabi Alonso|
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 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.
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.
Bet £/€10 Get £/€30 on Sports + a £/€10 games bonus!
New customers only, place a €10 bet on any Sportsbook market - min stake €10 at odds of at least 1.5 (1/2) — and we’ll give you €30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Free bets are valid for 30 days and must be used on a Sportsbook market. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. Games: One bonus per customer. €10 free to play on Ted Slot game, offer valid for 7 days. Opt in on Games promotions page. x15 wagering applies. T&Cs apply.
Bet £/€10 Get £/€30 on Sports + a £/€10 games bonus!
Important info: 18+. New UK+IRE Customers only. Min deposit £5. Certain payment methods and cashout excluded. Min first bet £5. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. Free bet credited upon placement of qualifying bet, valid for 24 hours. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs Apply.
Up to £100 in Bet Credits. New Customers only. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.
Important info: 18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £10 a odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply.
New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the 'win' part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.
Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.
New Customers Only. £40 in free bets split into £30 in sports bets + £10 Casino bonus, wagering requirements apply. Credit or Debit Card deposits only, 18+ T&C's apply. Begambleaware.org
18+, T&C's apply. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds 1/2. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each of 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply.