Daily Tips – Portugal to pounce in Geneva


Portugal came from behind to beat Egypt on Friday and can make it an international break double against the Netherlands.

Needless to say it was Cristiano Ronaldo who was his country’s hero in Zurich, netting a stoppage-time brace to give Fernando Santos’ side a decent win against one of Africa’s top teams.

A tricky Group B draw against Spain, Morocco and Iran awaits in Russia and they can add to their momentum against the Oranje, who failed to inspire in Friday’s 1-0 home defeat to England.

It was Ronald Koeman’s first game in charge and he could rotate as he looks to get a feel for the players available to him.

The Dutch have won only one of their last 12 against tonight’s opponents and it could be another tough night for them in Geneva.

Portugal are a very handy 11/10 to win tonight and with neither team exactly watertight, that outcome and both to score is generously priced at 3/1.

Elsewhere and some silverware should be heading Uruguay’s way when they take on Wales in the final of the China Cup.

The South Americans defeated the Czech Republic 2-0 in their semi-final, while Ryan Giggs made a winning start to life in the dugout with a 6-0 win over the hosts.

It will be a different story on Monday though and 10/11 seems an excellent price for La Celeste, in what is likely to be a hugely entertaining affair.