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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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