Bet Builder Tips: A 28/1 punt for Netherlands v Portugal on Wednesday

Our tipster Colin Harvey wonders if Portugal can pull it out of the fire again.

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Portugal pulled off something of a miracle to cancel out a 2-0 deficit and share the spoils with Switzerland in their opening Euro 2022 match but the quality goes up a notch against The Netherlands on Wednesday. The Dutch also had to settle for a point as they were lucky to get a 1-1 draw in their opener with Sweden.

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It’s put a lot of pressure on this game for them against the lowest-ranked side in the competition, Portugal, and anything less than a win could spell danger for their chances of qualification and almost-certainly end their hopes of topping the group. It’s looking like a one-sided affair but can Portugal cause another shock? Let’s take a look through the lens of a Bet Builder.

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WHAT: UEFA Euro 2020, Group C – Netherlands v Portugal
WHEN: Wednesday, July 13th, 8pm
WHERE: Leigh Sports Village

HOW TO WATCH: BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Website

Netherlands to Win

At this stage it doesn’t look like The Netherlands are going to live up their reputation as one of the better sides in this competition but they should really be beating the lowest-ranked side at Euro 2022. The Dutch were hammered 5-1 by England in a pre-tournament friendly but they did bounce back with wins over lowly Belarus and Finland before that opening-day draw.

Portugal have lost to Finland and Sweden in recent times so, while they’re short enough, I’ll have The Netherlands to Win here in my Bet Builder as I can’t see the Portuguese having enough about them to keep this higher-tier of opponent at bay.

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Jill Roord to Score Anytime

I did have Vivianne Miedema to Score First down as my next punt here but she’s been ruled out of this game thanks to the dreaded Covid. Instead I’ll take a swing on Jill Roord to Score Anytime.

She netted for the Dutch against Sweden in their opener and also bagged three games back against Belarus. She’s in good form, is up and running, and could be the smart play in this market again.

Under 2.5 Goals

I don’t think it’s going to be a rout though. The Netherlands have been a bit stodgy in recent times with just seven goals scored in their last four games. It’s not a bad haul but you’d expect Paddy’s 3rd favourites pre tournament to be firing on all cylinders like England, Germany and France.

Maybe this is the game where it all clicks for them, but the signs coming into the tournament haven’t been great. Portugal will keep this tight and it’s up to their opponents to make all the running so I’ll take a little bit of a chance on Under 2.5 Goals.

Under 2.5 Cards

One thing that the first round of games in Group C has shown us is that we should see Under 2.5 Cards here. These two racked up a grand total of zero bookings in their opening matches and there’s nothing really to suggest we’ll see more than two in this one.

Netherlands v Portugal tips

The Netherlands to Win
Jill Roord to Score Anytime
Under 2.5 Goals
Under 2.5 Cards

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