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EURO 2024 Group F Upsets? Portugal Strong, But Who Will Join Them?

With Cristiano Ronaldo playing in his sixth European championship, Portugal should make it through to the knockout stage in style. Will they go all the way and lift the trophy?

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EURO 2024 Group F Upsets? Portugal Strong, But Who Will Join Them?
Portugal’s coach Roberto Martinez - PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP

 

Portugal: Easy Group Win, But Can They Go Deep in Euro 2024?

Cristiano Ronaldo is still kicking around at 39 and, although he is past his best, international soccer’s top scorer should get a few goals this summer. He also scored 42 goals in 42 games this season for Al Nassr.

However, Portugal is definitely not a one-man team, so much so that Ronaldo is not guaranteed to start in Germany. A team containing Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias, Diogo Jota, Joao Felix, and Rafael Leao is not short of quality. Roberto Martinez has his doubters, but Portugal should negotiate Group F without trouble.

Portugal worked a mini miracle in 2016 to win the Euros having finished third in their group and, although they endured a disappointing title defense last time out, they’re bound for a prosperous campaign this summer.

Roberto Martinez has enjoyed a bright start to life as Portugal’s manager and is a coach more suited to the demands of the international game.

Under the captaincy of the legendary Ronaldo, Portugal dreams of lifting the European trophy once more and adding a second title to their collection. They are priced at +800 to win the whole thing and at +350 to reach the final according to our latest soccer odds.

Portugal will have no issues winning their group with three wins in a row. However, their price is unplayable at -225. Still, we can’t include them in our parlay bets.

 

 

Group F Sleepers: Turkey +400 to Win, Value Bet? 

Turkey was backed as a possible dark horse at Euro 2020, but they crashed and burned on their way to a disappointing group-stage exit.

Vincenzo Montella is an interesting coach with his Fiorentina team playing some fantastic soccer in Serie A at times, but a recent 6-1 defeat by Austria did not go down well.

A group of players that includes Serie A star Hakan Calhanoglu will be targeting a last-16 berth. However, Turkey’s overall record at recent tournaments is underwhelming at best.

The Czech Republic will fancy their chances of finishing in the top two here. Ivan Hasek’s men qualified pretty comfortably, albeit out of a relatively weak group, but the Czechs will draw confidence from their run to the last eight at the European Championship three years ago.

Being the only new country at this year’s Euros, Georgia’s players and fans will be counting down the days until they make their debut after beating Greece in the play-offs.

Reaching the semi-finals as they did at Euro 2008 and World Cup 2002 might seem too far of a reach for Turkey, though if the fixtures go their way they could be dreaming of similar success.

We expect them to join Portugal in the knock-out stages and, with a bit of luck, book their quarter-finals tickets.

 

 

Questions Of The Day

How many goals were scored at Euro 2020?


There were 142 goals scored in 51 matches, for an average of 2.78 goals per match. The tournament had the highest goal average since UEFA Euro 1976, prior to the introduction of the group stage.

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