Clash of the Titans: Brazil vs. PortugalPublished June 25, 2010 by OCR Editor
Portuguese dominates the field of play as the heavy artillery comes out.
Punters may call this match a dead-rubber contest, but fans are lining up for what promises to be an epic encounter at Durban Stadium today. The game kicks off at 16h00 and referee Archundia of Mexico will be cooling tempers in a blistering game of football.
Brazil's superstar Kaka has hammered home his message that Brazil is going all-out for the win, while Portugal's message is equally loud: they're up against it and they're going to get their point to join Brazil in the final 16.
Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz realizes what a tall order it will be to defeat the favorites and take pole position in the group. But as it stands, both teams are well-placed to advance to the next round. Brazil is sitting tight on 6 points while Portugal is safely on 4.
William Hill Sports provides all the odds in real-time
Top sportsbook William Hill clearly shows that Portugal is the underdog going into today's match. Odds for Portugal are standing at 13/5 for a win, while Brazil is seen as the clear favorite at odds of 6/5. The chances of a draw are 2/1.
Punters hoping that Portugal can repeat their 7-0 heroics against Brazil will be handsomely rewarded by odds of 300:1 - but the same odds are against Brazil scoring 6-0 or more against Portugal. An unsuspecting punter may be mistaken for thinking that it's even-Stevens, but more than luck is going to determine this outcome.
WH Sports has Cristiano Ronaldo as the most likely striker to hammer home Portugal's goals while Brazil's Luis Fabiano and Grafite are almost assured (on paper at least) of being the South American heroes. The different betting types include: draw no bet, double chance, goal markets, corner markets, card markets and 45-minute markets among others.
The 16h00 kick-off is going to be the highlight of a super day's play in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.