Portugal - Netherlands Betting Preview: Goals expected in crunch clash

Bert van Marwijk's side stand on the precipice of a disastrous exit from Euro 2012 and they have one last chance to impress against Paulo Bento's men. Willie Duncan expects goals
Successive defeats to Denmark and Germany has left Dutch dreams of Euro 2012 success hanging by a thread and Bert van Marwijk's side go into their final Group B clash with Portugal knowing that they must record a victory to stand any chance of advancing to the knockout stages of the competition.

Netherlands must beat Portugal by two clear goals and hope that Germany defeat Denmark in the other Group B clash if the Dutch are to progress and they are chalked up at 41/25 (2.64) with PanBet to beat Paulo Bento's men.
Portugal, too, require a win to ensure their passage to the last eight after Silvestre Varela's late goal sealed a dramatic 3-2 win over Denmark.
Paulo Bento's side are marked up at 46/25 (2.84) with PanBet to win on Sunday while the same firm go 12/5 (3.40) that the match ends all square.
Netherlands head into the match knowing that goals are absolutely essential to their chances of survival and they are chalked up at 11/1 (12.0) with PanBet to win 2-0 while a 3-1 win for the Dutch, which would be enough to book their place in the last eight, is a chunky 18/1 (19.0) with PanBet.

Portugal, though, will consider themselves within touching distance of the last eight with main qualification rivals Denmark facing the might of Germany and they can be backed at a tasty 9/1 (10.0) with PanBet to win 2-1 against the Dutch, while the 20/1 (21.0) quote from the same firm for the Portuguese to repeat their 3-2 victory over Denmark is tempting.

However, with a win essential for both sides and creaky defences at either end of the pitch, PanBet's 57/100 (1.57) quote for both teams to score should be snapped up as the best bet to emerge from this Group B crunch clash.

Both teams to score at 57/100 (1.57) with Pan Bet
Portugal to win 2-1 at 9/1 (10.0) with Pan Bet

Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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