EURO 2012: Germany vs Portugal
Germany entered this EURO after quite easy path in their qualifying group as they were by far the best team between the teams like Austria, Turkey and Belgium, nations that were their biggest opponents. They made a stunning result with winning every single game in their qualification group and earning their spot between the first nations. After the qualifying round, they played two friendly matches last Autumn, drawing 3:3 against Ukraine on the road and defeating the Dutch 3:0 at home, the team that they will be playing in the same group at this EURO. Before the competition, they had two control games, first one was in Switzerland where they surprisingly lost 3:5 and the second one was seven days ago, when they defeated Israel 2:0.
Place your bet at www.bet365.com and get £/€100 Bonus!
Portugal, on the other side, didn’t have that easy path to EURO 2012 as they had to play additional play-off matches against Bosnia. Firstly, they have ended second in their group, group that consisted of Norway, Iceland and Denmark as their biggest opponents. However, they did a good job in these two legs, getting a goalless draw in Bosnia and winning them easily 6:2 in Lisbon. As most of the other teams, they also played two friendly before EURO, playing at home against F.Y.R Macedonia 0:0 and losing to Turkey 1:3. These two friendly matches revealed a lot of disadvantages in Portuguese team, especially in their attack as just a solid European team like FYRM is, holding them to a bore draw in front of their own crowd.
Neither of these two teams showed a real face in their friendly matches, but there is no doubt that the Germans showed a better performance in their second game, while the Portuguese are having big problems creating goal scoring opportunities and if they play like that (and they were unable to show their better side for two years now), there is no doubt that the Germans will have the upper hand in this match.
Bet: Germany @2.10 with Bet365
Latest Football betting tips
Online bookmakers reviews