Portugal vs Wales Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
First semi-finals match Portugal vs Wales will be very interesting to watch but even more interesting to bet on. Major bookmakers decided to treat us with very high betting odds. Under some other circumstances it would be strange, but considering all the facts, current form and recent performances of the teams, it is quite expected. Therefore this match should definitely find its place on your betting tickets.
Portugal reached semi-finals still without any victory within ninety minutes. We already wrote about them and sports luck, and it seems like their luck is still with them. Cristiano Ronaldo played a little bit better, but still far away from his level, and missed several outstanding scoring chances. A huge desire and motivation is seen in their game, but performances and finalization of attack is still poor and if they want to win, they need to improve and change many things in their team and play.
On the other side, amazing Wales keeps surprising everybody and keeps with the good games and great results. In their last match against favored Belgium and conceded goal, team completely changed approach to the game and by the end of the first half they get to the draw, and scored another two goals in the second half for the one of the most important victories in their football history. However they paid the price and now in this match they will be weakened for Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies due to suspension. However Gareth Bale and Robson-Kanu in attack, Ledley, Williams, Taylor and others with Hennessey on the goal are all highly motivated and eager to win in this match and for the first time reach finals. Until just recent Wales team was observed as outsiders, however after what they showed, in this match they enter maybe even as a favorites.
When it comes to their mutual encounters, this will be the first match between Portugal and Wales since year 2000. when Portugal won 3-0. In matches before that Portugal was also better, and they also scored at least two goals in their last three matches against Wales in all competitions. In this match however, things are a little bit different and we expect more even match, with lots of scoring chances thrills and action on both sides. Portugal vs Wales will definitely be match worth of attention and interesting to all, both football and betting fans. Read our betting preview and place your bets on winning picks with our predictions and betting tips.
Wales manager Chris Coleman: "We know Portugal are favourites, they have had tournament experience and played at World Cups, and we'll go into it as underdogs. But that's no problem at all."
Portugal coach Fernando Santos: "I'm interested about getting to the final and winning it."
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Portugal do not have many missing players for this match. They have to play without William Carvalho, while Pepe is doubtful for the game but he probably will play from the first minute. All other players are ready for big game.
On the other side Wales have few missing players for this semifinals against Portugal. Ben Davies and Aaron Ramsey are suspended and they will not play for sure. All other players are fully fit and they are eager to reach their first EURO finals in history.
Possible starting lineups
Portugal: Rui Patricio; Cedric, Fonte, Pepe, Eliseu; Mario, Sanches, Moutinho, Silva; Nani, Ronaldo
Wales: Henessey; Chester, Williams, Collins; Gunter, Ledley, Allen, Joe Williams, Taylor; Bale, Robson-Kanu.
Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe, Nani
Wales: Gareth Bale, Joe Allen, Robson-Kanu
Portugal vs Wales Prediction
What a great match in first EURO 2016 semifinals and also great opportunity to place our bets and earn some money on Wednesday night. Match Portugal vs Wales brings us very high betting odds, and you can find fantastic enhanced odds here. Portugal like to play aggressive football and for sure their main objective for this match will be strong football in midfield and aggressive and fast playing. Portugal have yet to win a match in 90 minutes at Euro 2016 and all players are highly motivated to reach finals. They will try to finish this game after 90 minutes with win, but it will not be an easy job. On the other side Wales play fantastic football on this Euros and we believe they are closer to reach finals. Gareth Bale scored seven of Wales’ 11 goals in qualifying and for sure he is their key player for match with Portugal.
However our prediction and betting tips for match Portugal vs Wales Prediction: Both teams to score. Both teams will score on this match in regular time, but also we expect from one team to win. This time it will be Wales. So our second betting pick for this match is Wales to beat Portugal and if you believe in our prediction place your bet on fantastic odd 17 here. Maybe correct score will be 1:2 and we expect from Gareth Bale to score at least one goal. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.