When Spain and Portugal go head to head in the World Cup betting on Tuesday there will be more at stake than just advancing to the quarterfinals of the World Cup odds competition. There will be a whole lot of pride and the bragging rights over the entire Iberian Peninsula will be on the line.
World Cup betting fans should be in for a treat when the whistle finally starts this match off as some of the best players and teams in the world will be on display. Entering the World Cup betting action Spain was ranked #2 in the World and Portugal #3 in the world soccer betting, according to FIFA.
Obviously those polls mean little once the World Cup betting action gets underway, but needless to say both of these teams are very good.
Spain struggled out of the gates early and was stunned in a 0-1 loss to tiny Switzerland. But the team battled back in Group H and ended up winning the group. It notched two straight wins in the World Cup odds competition and scoring 4 goals and conceding just 1 in the process. The team faced some adversity after the first World Cup betting match but bounced back admirably and is probably better off for the loss.
Portugal also started off sluggish against Nigeria in the World Cup betting’s Group of Death but managed to avoid a loss. In the team’s second game the Portuguese made soccer betting headlines by annihilating the North Koreans 7-0. But World Cup betting fans shouldn’t read too much into that win. North Korea was an awful team and even though team got 7 goals it was hardly a beautiful performance. Even the Portuguese draw with Brazil has something of an asterisk as Brazil was already through to the knockout stage of the World Cup odds competition and was playing without several key players including Kaka.
The truth is that Portugal isn’t as good as many soccer betting gurus seem to think they are. Star winger Christiano Ronaldo has never played well at the international level and has scored just one goal for the team over the past two years.
Spain has played in big games before and that experience will be crucial when it defeats Portugal in this World Cup betting match.