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Betting: Portugal 3/1 to continue Confederations Cup march with New Zealand win

11:30 IST 23/06/2017
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Cristiano Ronaldo's side should make quick work of the Group A minnows, making Betfair's 3/1 new customer offer the best way to back the favourites

It’s David against Goliath when New Zealand face Portugal in Group A of the Confederations Cup, with a win for the latter looking a mere formality in their first meeting ever.

The Oceania minnows are last in the standings and take on a Selecao side needing a win to be absolutely certain of progress to the semi-finals of the tournament, meaning motivation will be short.

Prices on Portugal’s win are equally short given the expected one-sided nature of the contest but Betfair have sweetened the price on Cristiano Ronaldo’s side to win to 3/1 (4.0) for new customers.

To take up this enhanced quote, simply register using the links provided and place your first bet on your Fernando Santos’s men to win at the usual odds. If they secure victory, then the returns will be topped up to the enhanced value after the final whistle. Winnings paid in free bets. T&C's apply.

The captain, who has now scored 54 goals in competitive football this season for Real Madrid and Portugal combined, will spearhead the charge as a full-strength squad set out on the front foot to avoid any embarrassing early exit.

Portugal are unbeaten in their last seven competitive matches in a run going back to September 2016, keeping a clean sheet in nine of their last 13 games. New Zealand, on the other hand, have been dismal - they are now winless in 11 Confederations Cup games, finding the net just three times in total.

The All Whites have lost each of their last four games in all competitions, their worst run since 2003 to 2004 when they lost five consecutive games and appearing fodder to Ronaldo - the only player to both score and assist a goal this tournament - making the chances of a Portugal upset virtually zero.

With that in mind, new Betfair customers eager to back Portugal to seal progress from the group stages of the Confederations Cup once and for all with a win against New Zealand cannot afford to forsake the 3/1 (4.0) offer on them to do the job.

Portugal 3/1 (4.0) to beat New Zealand for new Betfair Sportsbook customers