The Navigators enter this duel without the key role of Cristiano Ronaldo, who took part in Real Madrid's empahtic 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the Uefa Champions League final on Saturday. With this, Fernando Santos will be looking to other members of his squad in this clash.
Knowing well that the reigning European champions are often a shadow of themselves with the absence of their skipper, the north African side will hope to capitalise on it. The visitors come off the back of a two-match winning streak, though on their turf. They are chalked up at a whopping (10.00) to make a statement of intent here.
Considering that the last encounter between both teams ended all square could be a good reason to back a similar outcome here at a mouthwatering (4.50).
Nabil Maaloul’s men are facing England and Belgium in the World Cup this summer and will be aiming to showcase their defense solidity. Nevertheless, they might possibly find it difficult going forward by Santos’ men’s backline who won to nil on seven occasions in the qualifiers.
Thus, it appears rewarding backing the Portuguese to win to nil in this showdown at odds of (1.82) with the same betting firm.
Another profitable bet for punters is to back an outcome that opposes goal action at both ends of the pitch which the bookies have priced at odds of (1.45).