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Spain vs portugal preview: 2010 world cup odds

Spain vs Portugal Preview: 2010 World Cup Odds

See ya later England, we hardly knew yee Italia, better luck in 2014 USA, tough Round of 16 draw Chile…we are now down to the last few games before we head to the quarter finals.

Some countries are starting to feel a tad euphoric, while others are wallowing in despair (see England, Italy and France)

Now we have a huge matchup left on the schedule in the Round of 16, as Portugal will try and pull off an upset of Spain on Tuesday.

The appetizer for this match, Japan vs. Paraguay, should also deliver one of the best matches of the tournament to this point.

Going into Tuesday’s tilt, online sportsbooks have the Spaniards are favored at -114, the Portuguese are listed as +266 underdogs, with a draw paying out at +184 and the Over/Under is set at 2.5.

Spain was tied for the Group H lead with Chile and advanced by virtue of a 2-0-1 record straight up.

Spain managed to score four goals in the first-round of the tournament (they have 1 Over and 2 Unders so far in World Cup 2010), with forward David Villa carrying the bulk of the load, netting three goals.

Portugal made it out of this tournament’s Group of Death (G), finishing with a record that consisted of one win and two draws; the Portuguese were second to Brazil in Group G.

The Portuguese are one of the highest-scoring teams in the tournament with 7 goals for and 0 against. However, you’re going to want to note that all of the goals came in a 7-0 smackdown vs. the North Koreans.

Portugal has spread their offense out more than Spain, with midfielder Tiago leading his teammates with two goals and five other players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, tied for second with a single goal, but again, the scoring all came in that wipeout.

Like Spain, the Portuguese have 1 Over and 2 Unders so far in the tournament.

Hey if you think Portugal can rack up another big win, you can bet on that at Sportsbook.

The odds of a Portuguese victory by six or more goals is +9000, while the odds of a Spanish victory by six or more is +8000…I don’t even think those odds are high enough, suffice to say there is almost no possibility of either of those results coming in for bettors.

Brian Taylor, manager from SPORTSBETTING.com, talked a bit about the action on this one. «As expected, this one is attracting quite a bit of attention from our players, similar numbers to England-Germany and the USA-Ghana match. Right now Spain has 31% of the action, but the draw is the most popular option so far, with 41%. 28% have bet on Portugal scoring an upset.»

I’m looking forward to this one.

Enjoy the action.

Potugal vs north korea group match preview of fifa wc 2010 from south africa

Potugal Vs North Korea Group Match Preview of FIFA WC 2010 from South Africa

Potugal Vs North Korea Group Match Preview of FIFA WC 2010 from South Africa

June 20th, 2010 | Author: buzzlive

Portugal came in this FIFA World Cup 2010 as a hot favourite. But in their first match against Ivory Coast almost without Drogba, they could not show their best effort. I will not say that Ivory Coast is not a good team but statistically Portugal are in better position. I said in one of my writings that a star player can keep busy at least four players as we saw in the case of Ronaldo. But other players failed to reap the benefits of it. Portugal troubled the Ivorian defence little. Their strikers could not possess much. I hope they will come back in today’s match. Actually they have to, because they are now sharing the same position with Ivory Coast and the match against North Korea is vital for both of them. But North Korea will tough cookie. They succeeded to keep Brazil at bay for 55 minutes by a fine, spirited performance and especially for the goalkeeper Ri Myong-guk who compelled Brazil to miss at least 4 goals.

Match Schedule

June 21, 2010 Monday

Kick off 11:30 GMT

A comparative study

Comparative field


North Korea

FIFA ranking



Highest FIFA ranking

3 (May 2010)

57 (November 1993)

Elo ranking



Highest Elo ranking

2 (June 2006)

26 (July 1966)

Biggest win

Portugal 8–0 Liechtenstein ,

Costa Rica, Kuwait

North Korea 21 – 0 Guam

Biggest defeat

Portugal 0–10 England

Bulgaria 6 – 1 North Korea, Poland 5 – 0 North Korea

European Championship & Best result

Appeared 5 times and Runners-up, 2004


AFC Asian cup


appeared 2 times and Fourth place, 1980

World Cup

World Cup & Best result

Appeared 4 times and Third Place, 1966

Appeared 2 times and Quarter-finals, 1966

Match played



Match won



Match drawn



Match lost









Friendly Matches

Friendly matches victory

Cameroon, Mozambique,


Friendly matches drawn

Cape Verde Islands,


Friendly matches loses


Paraguay, Nigeria,

From the above comparison I would like to givePortugal90% marks and North Korea 65% marks. What about you ?

Let’s guess the result of this game. I think the result will be Portugal 2-1 North Korea! What do you think ?

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