Drawn in the group of death alongside the Netherlands and Germany, Portugal and Denmark will both have considered their showdown in Lviv to be a match they had to win to stand a chance of reaching the knockout phase, an outlook altered by Denmark’s shock victory on Saturday.
The Danes won the pair’s last meeting, a 2-1 triumph in qualifying for this tournament back in October but despite that result, it’s Paulo Bento’s charges that are jollies to land maximum points, Boylesports pricing them at 11/10.
Morten Olsen’s well-organised side are 11/4 with Paddy Power to cause a bit of an upset again but it’s the extra quality of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo that could prove to be the difference between the two sides.
The former Manchester United man struck in both of the meetings between the two in qualifying and the Portuguese skipper is an alluring 5/1 via William Hill to break the deadlock in this one.
Cristiano Ronaldo to score first – 5/1 (William Hill)