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

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After needing a late winner in Portugal's last game, Phil Kitromilides thinks there is value in a tighter match when they face the Netherlands

Two goals in injury time from Cristiano Ronaldo saw Portugal beat Egypt 2-1 on Friday night and extend their unbeaten run to eight matches.

The European champions continue their World Cup preparations with another game in Switzerland, this time facing a Netherlands side who are one of a number of notable absentees from this summer's tournament.

Latest odds

Portugal are favourites for the win on Monday evening, with dabblebet pricing them at 6/5 (2.20).

The Netherlands, meanwhile, will be aiming to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat to England in what was Ronald Koeman's first game in charge.

They are offered at 11/5 (3.20), with the draw available at the same price.

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Team news

Ronaldo played the full 90 minutes against Egypt and while he should start once more, the 33-year-old is unlikely to play the whole game.

Ricardo Quaresma provided two assists after coming off the bench on Friday and is likely to start, while Fabio Coentrao and Ruben Dias have had to withdraw from the squad.

For the Netherlands, Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen could get a start with Koeman likely to experiment.

Defensive encounter likely

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Jesse Lingard's strike on Friday night for England ended a run of three games without conceding for the Dutch, but that was still only the third goal they have conceded in their last seven.

Portugal have kept clean sheets in four of their last six matches and the statistics point to a low-scoring game in Geneva on Monday evening. 

Preview and predictions

Under 2.5 goals is priced at 7/10 (1.70) but perhaps a more attractive option is opposing both teams to score at 10/11 (1.91).

This selection has paid out in seven of the Netherlands' last nine matches in all competitions, whilst also proving a winning bet in seven of Portugal's last eleven games.

The Dutch are in transition and are looking to add some defensive solidity which was badly missing during qualifying, while Portugal are defensive team in nature even if they possess some excellent attacking players.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Both teams to score 'no' at 10/11 (1.91) for a 2pt stake with dabblebet 

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