Euro 2012 continues with a matchup between the Netherlands and Portugal from Ukraine. All up to date Euro 2012 odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
Portugal comes into this game after beating Denmark in a dramatic 3-2 victory in their last game. The Portuguese national team has had a very good record over the Netherlands in the last 20 years and they’re hoping that success continues today. One concern for Portugal is the attitude of star player Cristiano Ronaldo. He has a more of a defensive role in this tournament and it does not look as though he is embracing it at all. We look for Ronaldo to garner just as much attention from the defense as he doesn’t every game and it will be up to others on the Portuguese side to rise to the occasion.
The Netherlands comes into this match after losing to Germany 2-1 and needs to win this game by two goals to advance out of the group stages. Their coach also has a lot of pressure on him in this one and will likely lose his job if the Dutch lose the game. The Netherlands has had many chances to score goals in this tournament but have been unable to finish once they get their opportunities.
There are many members of the Dutch team that have come under intense scrutiny in their two losses. They need to put all that behind them and come out with a solid effort today. Given how Netherlands has to play this game and how aggressive the Portuguese will be as well we like the over for total scoring goal scored in this game at online sportsbooks.