Portugal vs Netherlands Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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With Ronaldo back in the Selecao and Koeman's men dangerous in attack, Al Hain-Cole expects goals at both ends in an entertaining Nations League final

Portugal and the Netherlands will compete for the inaugural Nations League title when they meet at the Estadio do Dragao on Sunday.

A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick saw Fernando Santos’ men past Switzerland 3-1 in the semi-finals, with home advantage no doubt a factor in their victory.

Latest odds

Having lost just one of the last 11 encounters with this opposition, they are 13/10 (2.30) favourites with bet365 to ensure the trophy stays in Porto by coming out on top.

However, the Oranje’s only win in that 11-match stretch was secured by an emphatic 3-0 scoreline in the most recent meeting last year, and they can be backed at 2/1 (3.00) to silence the home crowd with another victory.

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Four of the hosts’ last five fixtures have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them taking this one into extra-time after another stalemate.

Team news

Pepe has been ruled out of the final after coming off with a fractured shoulder blade against Switzerland, with Jose Fonte expected to deputise at centre back.

Quincy Promes will be hoping to have earned a place in the starting XI after coming off the bench to score an extra-time goal in the 3-1 semi-final win over England.

Preview

Having sat out the entire group stages, Ronaldo demonstrated exactly what the Selecao das Quinas had been missing with a ruthless semi-final performance – scoring with all three of his shots on target.

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He will certainly back himself to have more joy against a Dutch defence that has conceded at least once in eight of their last 11 fixtures, failing to keep a clean sheet in six successive away games.

However, his defensive team-mates may struggle at the other end of the pitch, considering Ronald Koeman’s side has failed to score just once in 18 matches.

Predictions

All in all, odds of 4/5 (1.80) are not to be missed in Portugal and the Netherlands sharing the scoresheet in an entertaining final.

All odds correct at time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 4/5 (1.80) with bet365

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