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Portugal vs. Wales odds, Euro 2016: Wales underdogs on betting lines for semifinal match

Cristiano Ronaldo and company get the nod on the betting lines at the sportsbooks for their Wednesday semifinal with Cinderella story Wales at Euro 2016.

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Wales are 4-1 in five games of action in the European Championship, playing their way into the semifinals with three straight wins. The Welsh national team will look for another upset Wednesday in a semifinal matchup against Portugal.

Coming off an upset in the quarterfinals, Wales will again be the underdogs in this round going off at +320 to win in regulation at sportsbooks monitored by Portugal are +115 favorites to win the match in regulation, with draw odds on the game going into extra time paying +210.

Playing in their first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup, Wales did well to win their group with a 2-1 record in the group stage. The team followed that up with a knockout round win over Northern Ireland before heading into last week's game against Belgium as a +460 underdog to win in regulation.

But Wales did just that, overwhelming Belgium's defense in a shocking 3-1 win. Wales had gone winless in four friendlies leading up to this tournament, but with the world watching the team has soared to new heights.

This will be just the fourth meeting since 1949 between Wales and Portugal. Portugal hold a 2-1 advantage in the three prior matches in this series.

Portugal haven't won a single game in regulation in this tournament, but that hasn't stopped Cristiano Ronaldo's group from getting to within one win of its first European Championship final appearance since 2004.

After drawing all three games in the group stage, Portugal broke a 0-0 draw in extra time against Croatia in the Round of 16 and needed penalties to dispatch Poland in the quarterfinals. Portugal scored on all five of its penalty kicks with Ronaldo starting the round off with a goal.

Wednesday's total is set at two goals at the sportsbooks. Five of Wales' last six games have gone OVER this total with at least three goals scored.

Playing strong team defense and surging at the right time offensively, Wales -- now at +800 on the odds to win Euro 2016 -- have shocked the football world with their deep Euro 16 run thus far. Portugal have been extremely resilient throughout this tournament and should serve as a tough obstacle for Wales to overcome if they hope to keep their Cinderella story alive for another game.