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Portugal v Czech Republic Betting Tips, Odds & Match Preview - Euro 2024


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On Tuesday it is the turn of Portugal to take centre stage at Euro 2024, with Roberto Martinez’s side due to take to the field against Czech Republic in Group F.

Portugal will be the last of the pre-tournament favourites to play and have set themselves a pretty high standard to meet following an impressive qualification campaign, and will be looking to lay down an early marker against a Czech side who qualified ahead of Poland.

We’ve looked at some of the best football betting offers, odds and markets from our range of football betting sites to provide you with Portugal v Czech Republic betting tips.

Portugal v Czech Republic Betting Tips

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Portugal to win and BTTS No

Portugal v Czech Republic

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Bruno Fernandes to score from outside the area

Portugal v Czech Republic

Portugal v Czech Republic Odds

  • Portugal to win odds - 1/2
  • Draw odds - 100/30
  • Czech Republic to win odds - 6/1

Odds courtesy of Betfred, correct at the time of publication

Portugal v Czech Republic Match Preview

With a perfect record in qualification, there is quite a weight of expectation surrounding Portugal this season as they head to Germany with an eye-catching squad full of match-winners.

Many people thought Roberto Martinez was the culprit behind Belgium’s so-called ‘golden Generation’ failing to really make an impact across a number of international tournaments, so he was somewhat fortunate to walk into another big job but the initial impressions at Portugal have been very good.

They made it through qualifying with 10 wins out of 10, conceding just two goals and scoring 36 but it was a very weak group and there have been a couple of hiccups so far this year, with friendly defeats to Slovenia and Croatia.

With players such as Rafael Leao, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias, Bruno Dias, Diogo Jota and Pedro Neto - to name just a few - there is matchwinning potential all over the pitch, but the name that is likely to attract the most headlines and controversy is, unsurprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo.

At the Qatar World Cup it seemed clear that Portugal could not cope in big matches with Ronaldo leading the line and not contributing from a defensive point of view, but rather than move on from him Martinez has bent to his every whim.

He was rewarded with a group-high 10 goals but after a year in Saudi Arabia and against real opposition, that resolve is sure to be tested and his level of involvement could be the deciding factor for Portugal this year.

Fernandes could be one of the stars of the tournament and he is likely to enjoy playing out of Ronaldo’s shadow a little bit more - though he did still net six times in qualifying - so it would likely be in the best interests of all, but then against Czech Republic would probably be relieved to see him named on the bench.

They qualified second to Albania in their group but relied heavily on home form so it could be a tough few weeks for them in Germany, and they will be looking to Patrik Schick for any inspiration.

Bruno to shine

It was a tough year for the Manchester United captain on the domestic front, but he relishes international duty with six goals in qualifying and with Martinez in charge we know he favours an all-out attack style of play.

This should provide Bruno with plenty of chances to get on the scoresheet and I’m sure he will enjoy what is arguably the weakest group of the tournament, and we all know that he likes to shoot from range so I’m backing him to be on target in this game.

We have already seen some spectacular strikes from distance so get on the 9/1 with Paddy Power for Bruno Fernandes to score from outside the area.

Portugal to dominate

I expect Portugal to enjoy themselves in the group stages, and could well be the top-scorers at this stage of the competition.

It may well be that in the knockouts they struggle a bit more, but for now we’re backing a flurry of goals and some impressive performances, starting against Czech Republic on Tuesday. I think they will put a few goals past their opponents and stay solid at the back, so 9/2 for them to win and keep a clean sheet with bet365 looks pretty good.

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