Pre-World Cup Friendly: Portugal vs. GreecePublished May 31, 2014 by OCR Editor
Portugal takes on Greece tonight at 19:30 UK time.
Preparations for the World Cup are well into play with international friendly matches taking place today. These games give football fans a glimpse on some of the capabilities which the national teams will bring to the tournament, and they are also a tool for the managers themselves to determine their players' status, the faults and errors and which squad and tactics they should train and employ.
Portugal vs. Greece
One interesting match today pits Portugal vs. Greece. These two teams have some serious beef between each other, mainly from Portugal's side of the pitch. The Greeks spoiled the show for the Portuguese at the UEFA European Championship hosted at their own country ten years ago. It was bearable when Greece beat Portugal 2-1 in the tournament's open game, but it was really stingy when the two met yet again in the tournament's final at Lisbon, in a rather boring match which saw just one goal coming from a header by Greece Forward Angelos Charisteas, bringing his country the European Championship.
Today things will surely be different; Portugal has won four of their last five games, and they are coming energized ahead of the World Cup with Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo in a very good shape.
Live Betting at Winner Sports
Winner Sports is offering live betting on today's game. In full time result, Winner's got 1/2 on Portugal, 11/2 on Greece and 59/20 for a draw. Winner will cover all international friendly matches taking place today, with a wealth of interesting betting markets for each and every game. In total, there will be nine international friendlies including with some interesting match-ups like Italy vs. Ireland (19:45), Mexico vs. Ecuador (21:00) and Colombia vs. Senegal (22:00).