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Portugal Vs. Netherlands, Euro 2012: Lines, Odds And Picks

Somehow, the Netherlands are still alive. Anyone who watched them in the first two matches of Euro 2012 and saw their deserved point total, zero, wouldn't believe it, but here we are on the final matchday and a two-goal win could put them through to the quarterfinals. Meanwhile Portugal just need a win of any margin to guarantee advancement, and Cristiano Ronaldo not making a fool of himself would help in that regard.

Lines: Portugal, pick 'em (+105). Netherlands, pick 'em (-125).

Odds: Portugal, +170. Netherlands, +155. Draw, +230.

Over/Under: Over 2.5, -130. Under 2.5, +110.

The question here is if you still believe in the Netherlands. They are undoubtedly the more talented team here and Portugal are lacking elite talent outside of Ronaldo, Pepe and Nani (maybe Fabio Coentrao too), but the Dutch have not been able to do anything that resembles competent soccer for more than 10 minutes at a time so far. That isn't a team you can bet on and the +170 is tempting. Go for it.

The over is the way to go here. Either the Dutch team will collapse and Portugal will get three or the Netherlands will start getting things together and press for goals to get the two-goal win they need. That pressing will open up the match enough for three goals.

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