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Euro 2012 Semi-Final Odds Portugal vs. Spain Betting

Written by Michael Gordon   
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 02:26

Portugal vs. Spain Betting OddsThe Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine will host its fifth and final match of Euro 2012 semi-final between Portugal and Spain clash of the Iberian Peninsula in which the clear favorites are the Spanish team, however, the picture came from Lusitanian low to high in the competition. Join Now to Bet on this Game!

Of the four groups of the continental tournament, survive in the semifinals teams were part of Group B, Germany and Portugal, and Group C, Spain and Italy, from sectors of the co-hosts, A and D of Poland in Ukraine , no one left and gone are the frustrating performances of English and French as well as a Russia that began with drums beating and died in the course, and the Dutch, who did not add points.

Let's do a brief recap of Portugal and Spain on its way in Euro 2012. Portugal finished second in Group B with six points, three less than the Germans and over Denmark and the Netherlands. Spain was the leader of Group C with seven points, up from Italy, Croatia and Ireland, but always criticized for his style of play.

In the quarterfinals, defeated The Lusitanian Czech Republic lonely Cristiano Ronaldo scoring 11 minutes from the end in a tense match. Meanwhile, Xabi Alonso celebrated his 100 with the selection of Spain with a 'double' with which defeated France, which 'died' for nothing.

Portugal managed to recover from the 1-0 defeat against Germany in their opening match of the Euro, after three wins hilvanaron, but Sunday was a new shock, this time off the court, after Eusebio, a living legend Lusitanian football outside boarding to suffer physically. Eusebio is the mood of the combined support of Bento in this and other competitions.

But at the level of court, Portugal will not suspended, but with the sensitive lower Helder Postiga, who has been dismissed from the Euro after last Saturday was diagnosed with an injury to his right thigh muscle he suffered on Thursday at minute 40 in the quarter-final game against the Czechs. Postiga would be replaced by Silvestre Varela or Hugo Almeida.

Back to the semifinals of Euro eight years is not enough for Portugal is entirely peaceful. On Saturday, the tension grew in training in Gdansk, Poland, after Ricardo Quaresma and Miguel Lopes pitch go up their claims that were to become close to blows, everything was anecdotal, as was the discomfort twin Fábio Coentrao, who received medical care without consequences.

One thing is clear within the combined Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo is the 'Flag' team, the reference man despite being also men of weight as Nani and Joao Pereira. His two goals against Holland and the Czech Republic with only enough for Sergio Ramos, his teammate at Real Madrid, throw a warning to the Spanish.

The match between Portugal and Spain is also a matchup of familiar faces. Cristiano will face his 'friends' Iker Casillas, Ramos himself, Alvaro Arbeloa, Xabi Alonso, and their biggest rivals, the Blaugrana Gerard Pique, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Busquets.

Spain and concentrated to avoid incisors arrivals Cristiano Ronaldo, who will be guarded by Jordi Alba and Nani, who will mark attached Alvaro Arbeloa. The rest of the rear is complete with Ramos and Piqué in the center. Del Bosque would not make too many changes compared to their previous matches at Euro 2012, ahead then repeated with Xabi Alonso, Busquets and Xavi Hernandez.

Later would be David Silva, Andres Iniesta and Fabregas Cesca, however, has begun to reveal that Pedro Rodriguez who could take the place of 'Chinese' Silva, after his performance against France in the quarterfinals.

Spain, no casualties involved, trained since Tuesday in Donetsk to adapt, even at short notice, to a climate totally opposed to 10 degrees Celsius in her icy Gdansk. In the Ukrainian city weather around 30 degrees Celsius and is prepared in the Kirsha training center.

So, everything is ready for the Donbass Arena reopen its doors to the Euro, will be the second time you do for the Spanish and the first for the Lusitania, with a capacity for 49 000 400. The Red wants to repeat the success in this field that was against the Gauls.

Game Stats:

It will be the third meeting between Portugal and Spain in European Championships:

* Tied 1-1 in the group stage of France 1984
* Portugal won 1-0 in the group stage of Euro 2004

In South Africa 2010 World Cup knockout fought Final, Spain won 1-0 with goals from David Villa.

They have faced in seven competitive matches, Portugal has only one victory, that of the Euro 2004, Spain has four wins and finished tied twice.

In total we have faced in 37 chances, the Spanish have an advantage with 17 wins in exchange for eight lost. Finished tied on 12 occasions.

Spain has 10 consecutive matches at European Championships, the brand shares with Germany, Italy and Holland, should not lose in 90 minutes or in overtime, impose new brand.

In Portugal they have never scored a penalty in favor in European Championships, won 27 games. Accumulate 10 in a row without a draw in the tournament.

In competitive games, Spain has 44 straight games without suffering expulsion. From September 8, 2007, in a match against Iceland in qualifying for Euro, Xabi Alonso saw the board in the 19th minute.

Spain adds 300 minutes without conceding goal in the Euro, has allowed only one touchdown in their last seven games of Euro, Andrea Pirlo free kick on 10 June.

Portugal vs. Spain betting odds:

Currently at BetOnline Sportsbook Portugal is at 7/2, Draw 11/5 and Spain is 10/11 for this matchup.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 23:52
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