Competition: International friendly
Market: Portugal to beat Saudi Arabia
Odds: 1/6 @ Bet365
Club football is forced to take a backseat this weekend as the international break returns once again. While most teams are currently embarking on friendlies, there are a number of World Cup playoffs that will catch the eye of football fans, while a game that sees the reigning European champions Portugal take on Saudi Arabia could see a lot of goals.
Portugal were outstanding in their qualification campaign as they won nine of their ten games, losing once to Switzerland away. 27 points was a superb total, but they were pushed all the way by the Swiss, who in turn only lost to Portugal when playing away. Cristiano Ronaldo and co went through top by virtue of their superior goal difference, having scored nine more goals and conceded three fewer than Switzerland. It was a fantastic campaign for the reigning European champions, who will want to add another major trophy to their list.
Saudi Arabia qualified for the World Cup with victory over Japan in their final game. 19 points from a possible 30 is hardly the most impressive total, but they were one point short of leaders Japan, and level on points with Australia in third. It was clearly a very competitive group that Saudi Arabia did well to make it out of, and they can now look forward to taking their place at the World Cup in Russia next summer. This game represents a chance for the away side to test themselves against one of Europe’s top sides, while Portugal will be looking to piece together their favoured team for next year’s tournament. With this in mind, Bet365 have given the home side odds of 1/6 to win this one.
Bet: Portugal to beat Saudi Arabia in Friday’s international friendly: 1/6 @ Bet365>>
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