The first of the heavyweight matches of Group B kicks off in Luiv, with punters expecting an absolute goal-fest between tournament second favourites Germany (11/10 Bet365) and the Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal (11/4 Paddy Power).
Past trends between the sides certainly point towards an attacking game. Goals have been produced in the last three tournament games between the two; 12 of them to be precise and over 2.5 goals can be backed at Evens with Bet365.
For those with an eye for a bigger price the over 3.5 goals market could be attractive around the 11/5 mark with Paddy Power.
First group games of this stature also have a history of ending all square (23/10 Paddy Power) and a couple of firms have reported a bit of money for the game to end in a score draw. Both 1-1 (11/2 Paddy Power) and 2-2 (12/1 Paddy Power) have been of interest with Paddy’s customers.
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The reason for the support in this market probably stems from the fact that this game is the second of Paddy Power’s money-back special games.
If Portugal win the game, Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score & Scorecast singles on the match – therefore giving punters an added air of security on any of the bets they strike on the aforementioned markets.
With that in mind, it may be worth looking at German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has scored in Germany’s last two games against Portugal, to score first at a tempting best-priced 16/1 with Paddy.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who is already the third top all-time scorer for Portugal with 32 goals, always is popular in first scorer markets and he has been all the rage with Paddy Power customers; to the extent that the Irish firm have cut him in from 6/1 to 11/2 to open the scoring.