Portugal and Netherlands are still in the thick of Group B, with both looking to win to try and make it through to the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.
Portugal recovered from a 1-0 opening defeat to Germany by beating Denmark 3-2 in their last game, with Pepe, Helder Postiga and a last-gasp Silvestre Varela strike ensuring victory. Paulo Bento’s men now sit on three points and must better Denmark’s result against Germany to get through to the last eight. Cristiano Ronaldo has taken a lot of criticism for mediocre performances, and was guilty of missing opportunities in the last game; the Real Madrid man will look to improve on Sunday. Bwin give Portugal odds of 2.70 to win.
Netherlands have been one of the tournament’s disappointments so far, and have lost games to date. A 1-0 defeat to Denmark was followed up by a 2-1 loss to Germany, and as such Bert van Marwijk’s men are bottom of Group B. The Oranje need to beat Portugal well and hope for a German win against Denmark to qualify as runners-up. The side have lacked a clinical edge to date, although Robin van Persie did net in their last game – the nation’s fans will hope that Netherlands can show their attacking ability on Sunday. Bwin give Holland odds of 2.55 to get three points.
This will be a good game, with both nations looking to win the fixture to progress to the knockout rounds. My Euro 2012 football betting tip is a 1-1 draw, which Bwin have at odds of 6.25.