Live on BBC1: Thu 19.45: Although heavily reliant on the brilliant Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal have looked decent so far, particularly impressing against the Dutch last time out and they should have no problem clinching a semi-final place at the expense of the Czech Republic in Warsaw. Bookies agree and as a result Paulo Bento’s team are 4/5 courtesy of Ladbrokes to eliminate Boylesports’ 9/2 underdogs in normal time.
The Real Madrid superstar is 15/8 via Boylesports to be named man of the match, it’s also 15/8, this time with Betfred, for the Portugal skipper to score in a victory for his time and bet365 cater for the ambitious, quoting Ronaldo at 28/1 to grab a hat trick.
BetVictor meanwhile, chalk the 27-year-old up at 4/1 to break the deadlock, it’s 20/1 with Skybet for Ronaldo to receive the game’s first caution and he’s 5/1 at the same firm to be shown a card at any point.
The latter looks decent value in what could be a keenly contested affair and with tackles potentially flying in, it’s worth considering Paddy Power’s 21/10 for a penalty to be awarded in the 90 minutes.
A penalty to be awarded – 21/10 (Paddy Power)