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Portugal v Sweden Match Preview, 28/03/2017

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Cristiano Ronaldo (18)
A. Granqvist (34 og)
V. Claesson (57)
V. Claesson (76)
João Cancelo (90+3 og)
Estádio dos Barreiros
Portugal v Sweden Betting: Back rivals to keep up strong scoring form
12:00 BST 27/03/2017
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal vs. Hungary
The game on Cristiano Ronaldo's home island of Madeira should provide us with plenty of goals given the two sides' respective scoring records

They say there is no place like home, and for Cristiano Ronaldo, home will always be the island of Madeira. The current Ballon D'Or holder has traveled all over the world yet he has never played an international game on his home island until now.

Tuesday's friendly therefore will be a special game for the Real Madrid forward who showed his importance to the national team once more at the weekend with two goals in their 3-0 qualifying win over Hungary.

The European champions got their qualifying campaign off to a rocky start with a 2-0 defeat at Switzerland in September with Ronaldo missing through injury, yet since his return the side have won four out of four scoring 19 goals in the process.

They face a Sweden side who come into the game having beating Belarus 4-0 at the weekend, with the Scadanavian nation having scored in each of their last eight games. Bet365 price the visitors at 5/1 (6.00) for the win, while Portugal can be backed at 8/15 (1.61) and the draw is offered at 13/5 (3.60).

However, the price of 11/10 (2.10) for over 2.5 goals should appeal, with both sides in strong scoring form. This bet has paid out in each of the last six matches that Sweden have contested while also proving the correct selection in five of Portugal's last six games.

Cristiano Ronaldo will surely looking to make it a triumphant homecoming and that should ensure the hosts are highly motivated.

To that end, there could also be some interest in backing Portugal to be ahead at the break, an option which is priced at 5/4 (2.20) and looks to be a potentially interesting way to back the hosts at a more appealing price. 

Bolder punters meanwhile could also be tempted by the price of 6/4 (2.50) for the European champions to be ahead at both half time and full time.

Over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) for a 1.5pt stake with bet365