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2012 Euro Cup Odds & Picks: Germany vs. Portugal Match Odds & Preview

Germany vs. Portugal Match Analysis: Cristiano Ronaldo To Give Portuguese Life in Tight Match: For years and years, the Germans and the Portuguese have been vying to become some of the best teams in Europe. Germany has definitely had more success, finishing in the Top 3 in four major tournaments in the last two decades. However, Portugal has some of the top rising stars in the game. Which team will win the Germany vs. Portugal match? We have all of the answers with our Euro 2012 picks here at Total Soccer Source.

On one glance at it, it would seem as though offense should be the name of the game. After all, just taking a look at some of the names on both of these rosters has to make fans of the game think that this has the potential to be a five- or a six-goal clash. Cristiano Ronaldo could come up with a two-bagger on any given night, and the likes of Lukas Podolski, Thomas Muller, Miroslav Klose, and Mario Gomez are all good for positive contributions to the offense every single game.

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Germany vs. Portugal Schedule and Match Information
Germany vs. Portugal Match Date/Time: Saturday, June 9th, 2:45 p.m. (ET)
Germany vs. Portugal Stadium: Arena Lviv
Germany vs. Portugal on TV: ESPN, ESPN3.com, ESPN Deportes
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Germany vs. Portugal Match Odds: Germany -0.5 (-105)
Germany vs. Portugal Betting Line Total: 2.5 (Over -105)

We have also seen both of these net minders really struggle at times. Portugal allowed four goals to Cyprus at the beginning of Euro 2012 qualifying, and Germany allowed three to Switzerland in one of the last tune-up matches. Manager Joakim Low for the Germans knows that this is going to be his big challenge with this team, just as it has been quite a bit over the course of the last few years. Philipp Lahm is a fantastic defender, but he is more known for his streaks down the wing offensive than anything else. Per Mertesacker might be responsible for keeping tabs on Ronaldo.

On the other side of the pitch though, it is going to be tough to think that Portugal is going to be able to hold the Germans. That is going to be the real contest for the Portuguese, who routinely struggle defensive.

Germany vs. Portugal Match Preview & Analysis: That being said, we just don’t know if the Germans are going to be able to get the job done when push comes to shove. Don’t be all that shocked if an early Germany goal gets wiped away in the second half with a strike by Ronaldo or one of the other offensive stars on this Portugal team. We just don’t see this one having all that many goals, and we think that it is a lot safer to back the Portuguese and the half ball on the Euro 2012 betting lines than anything else. We wouldn’t be totally shocked if the underdogs are the ones that end up playing the part of the aggressors for a good chunk of this match in the latter stages in spite of the muscle that the Germans have to offer.

Germany vs. Portugal Punting Tip: Portugal +0.5 (4/5) @ BetOnline Sportsbook

Germany vs. Portugal Score Prediction: Germany 1 – Portugal 1

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