Two international heavyweights clash here with a place in the knockout rounds at stake and it will be interesting to see whether they go for it or play out a cagey match.
The coaches could have one eye on the game between Denmark and Germany and that could influence tactics in this match. Considering what result suits the teams here is just as important as considering the relative form of the teams.
Portugal v Holland Match Odds
A bet on the winner of the match is always a popular one and gives you a bet that lasts right up until the final whistle. In competitive games like this there are good odds on both sides.
Portugal can be very tough to beat at major tournaments, at the World Cup they went unbeaten in their group against both Brazil and Ivory Coast and Spain were perhaps a little fortunate to knock them out in the Second Round by just a 1-0 scoreline. Holland don't look as good as Spain and Portugal should be more than capable of getting a draw in this match with both teams having some major stars in their line ups but perhaps not the strength in depth of a few other nations.
Portugal v Holland Asian Handicap Odds
Asian Handicap is slightly different to regular match betting, usually one side is given a lead to make the game more equal, and therefore more competitive as a betting contest.
Probably one of the harder asian handicaps to call with an extremely tough game ahead but Portugal look the better team so far. Whilst we fancy a draw in this match Portugal have more going for them than Hollandd currently and if having an asian handicap bet on this match it should be worth favouring Portugal, but only for small stakes.
Portugal v Holland Goals Odds
Many bets can be placed related on how many goals there will be in the match so working out whether it will be high scoring or low scoring is usually a must before betting on the game.
This game might be tighter than many think, both teams scored plenty of goals in qualifying but that was against much poorer opposition and at major tournaments recently neither team has been particularly prolific, Portugal scored just one goal against Brazil, Ivory Coast and Spain at the World Cup whilst Holland only scored more than two in one match at the World Cup despite reaching the final and playing in a pretty weak group. Having said that there might not be loads of goals, it is almost impossible to see these teams playing out a 0-0 draw with Robin Van Persie, Cristiano Ronaldo, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Nani and Wesley Sneijder all on show so 1-1 looks by far the most likely of the drawing scorelines.
Portugal v Holland Player Odds
A look at the best bets involving the players of the match, usually the most popular bets in this category revolve around who will score the goals in the match.
Below are all the players who were booked more than once or sent off during qualifying for each team.
First Yellow Card Of Game
Helder Postiga (Por)
Ruben Micael (Por)
BACK KLAAS-JAN HUNTELAAR TO SCORE FIRST AGAINST PORTUGAL
Holland scored first in all but one of their qualifiers whilst Portugal failed to score first in four of their qualifying games despite qualifying which is a pretty poor record suggesting Holland are the team who will score first in this match. Holland's most prolific first scorer in qualifying was by far Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, the top scorer in all of qualifying netted himself four first goals in eight games which was great news for those backing him to score first in every match. That is a strong record for the first goal in matches and he should be a good enough price to back for the first goal in this match.
Portugal v Holland Half Time Odds
Your bets don't have to just be on what happens by the end of the game, you can bet on what happens by half time, in conjunction or not with the full time result.
BACK HOLLAND/DRAW IN THE HALF TIME/FULL TIME BETTING
If Holland score first in this match and the game ends in a draw then that really narrows down the options in the half time betting that we have to consider. That leaves Holland/Draw and Draw/Draw as the main bets to consider and deciding between these outcomes depends on when Portugal are likely to score. In qualifying Portugal scored 12 first half goals and 15 second half goals which isn't a great margin but the fact that they were farily poor at half time in qualfying points towards Holland winning at half time. Portugal were only winning half their qualifying matches at half time (against mostly much poorer opposition) and were losing 20% of their qualifying matches at the interval. Holland are better than any of the qualifying opposition that Portugal faced and Potugal look most likely to be losing at half time but can claw things back in the second half.
Portugal v Holland Best Bet
This game should be close but the case for Holland taking the lead is a convincing one, they are probably a better team than Portugal and plenty of qualifying stats point towards Holland getting the first goal and the stats also point towards Klaas-Jan Huntelaar being Holland's biggest goal threat so he looks the best bet of the game to score first.