EURO 2016: Portugal vs Wales

Portugal vs Wales Betting Tip and Predictions. In the first Semi-final on EURO 2016, Portugal take on Wales at Stade de Lyon, in Lyon. Read below betting preview, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Portugal vs Wales.


Portugal qualified in the Semi-finals on EURO 2016 after they eliminated Poland on penalties and they will face Wales. Portugal failed to win in the group phase (0-3-0) and after that they beat Croatia in the 1/8 finals after they scored a late goal in the extra-time. Their performance on this tournament wasn’t impressive, but despite that fact they have managed to reach the semis. Against Wales they are favorites to eliminate them and reach the final, but their opponent had showed that they know how to play matches like these and Portugal won’t have an easy job. Pepe is doubtful for this game, Ricardo Carvalho should be his replacement. “It will be complicated but we have the talent to win it.” – said their coach Fernando Santos.

Wales finished the group phase at the first position and in the 1/8 finals they eliminated Northern Ireland 1-0, while in the Quarter-finals they were better side and beat Belgium 3-1. They showed quality on this tournament and made few very good results and will be fully motivated against Portugal and try to reach the final. Big blow for them could be the fact that their two important players Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies are both out due to suspension, so they will have no good option in the attack, except Gareth Bale. James Collins should replace Ben Davies, while Jonathan Williams could cover for Ramsey. I believe that they will play defensively and try to do to something from the counter-attacks. “We believe in each other. Portugal know what semi-finals are all about; we don’t mind being underdogs.” – said Chris Coleman, Wales manager.

Portugal vs Wales Team News

Portugal will be without suspended William Carvalho, while Pepe is doubtful. On the other side, Wales miss two suspended players: Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies.

Portugal vs Wales Predicted Lineups

Portugal: Rui Patrício; Cédric, Fonte, Ricardo Carvalho, Guerreiro; Danilo, João Mário, Adrien Silva, Sanches; Nani, Ronaldo.
Wales: Hennessey; Chester, Ashley Williams, Collins; Gunter, Allen, Ledley, Jonathan Williams, Taylor; Bale, Robson-Kanu.

Portugal vs Wales Prediction

Portugal didn’t play amazing on EURO 2016, but for them the most important thing is that they have results. Against Wales they are favorites and I believe that they will go through and waiting France or Germany in the final.

Portugal vs Wales Betting Tip: Portugal to qualify @ 1.53 (Bet365)

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