Portugal v Iceland tips – Portuguese too short against spirited Iceland
Portugal can be opposed at the prices considering they over-rely on one player as usual
June 13th, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo is probably the most talented footballer to appear at Euro 2016, although the Real Madrid star hasn’t always been able to steer his beloved Portugal to the latter stages of major tournaments.
Indeed, it was a youthful winger that helped them to the Euro 2004 final, with the captain now bidding to help them out of Group F, starting with an intriguing opener against Iceland.
Naturally, Iceland aren’t a familiar name when it comes to summer tournaments, with Lars Lagerback helping this collection of players scale new heights as they finished second behind Czech Republic in qualifying.
Gylfi Sigurdsson is the glue that holds the midfield together and Iceland have little to lose from having a pop in this opening match, even if they have lost four of their six 2016 friendly matches.
Portugal’s odds are artificially short on account of their so-called reputation and we have seen so-called underdogs like Czech Republic and Romania come very close to landing a point against one of the favourites.
Iceland or Draw on Double Chance @ 6/4 with Ladbrokes