The Czech Republic, even as group winners, are massive underdogs against Group B runners-up Portugal in their Euro 2012 quarterfinal match on Thursday. The degree to which they're underdogs in their own country is a bit surprising, however. It seems that those Czechs with disposable income and a propensity for gambling don't have much faith in their countrymen.
An astonishing 90 percent of people in the Czech Republic who have bet money on Thursday's game bet their money on Portugal to win. Do 90 percent of people in any country ever agree on anything in sports? Do 90 percent of people in the Philippines who bet on Manny Pacquiao fights lay their money on Pac Man? That might be the only scenario in which this kind of betting pattern might be duplicated.
If you were wondering exactly how big of underdogs the Czechs were against Portugal, this should spell it out for you.
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