Euro 2012 Betting: Czech Republic v Portugal - 10 Vital Statistics


10. The Czech Republic have met Portugal just twice since gaining independence. Both sides have won one game, yet Portugal are 1.70 favourites to win the fixture. The Czechs are priced at 5.50 to prevail in 90 minutes.

9. The sides last met at Euro 2008, where Portugal ran out 3-1 victors in Geneva. The Portuguese are 16.00 to win by the same scoreline.

8. The Czech Republic qualified from Group A despite losing 4-1 to Russia in their opening game. A determined 1-0 win against Poland earned them a place in the quarter-finals, and they are 14.00 to win by the same score tonight.

7. Portugal had less possession (44%-56%) and made fewer passes (349-529) against the Netherlands last time out, yet created far more chances (24-14) to come from behind and win 2-1. They are 1.90 to score first and beat the Czechs.

6. Petr Jiráček scored a 72nd minute winner to fire the Czechs into the quarter-finals at the expense of co-hosts Poland. Jiráček is 18.00 to score first on Thursday evening, and 50.00 to score two.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two in Portugal’s 2-1 win over the Netherlands. The Real Madrid striker is 6.50 to score two again, and 18.00 to get a hat trick.

4. David Limbersky was booked in the Czech Republic’s defeat of Poland for a rash challenge on Jakub Blaszczykowski. Limbersky is 3.20 to receive another yellow card on Thursday.

3. The Czech Republic have scored in all three of their Euro 2012 fixtures so far, while Portugal have scored in two of theirs. Both teams to score is at 1.92, with the Czechs 7.50 to score in both halves.

2. Portugal let a two-goal lead slip against Denmark in the group stage, only for Silvestre Varela to pop up in the dying minutes and secure the win. Portugal are 12.50 to be drawing at half time but win the game in 90 minutes.

1. The Czechs got to the semi-finals of Euro 2004 before crashing out to Greece. Greek centre-back Traianos Dellas rose to head home a corner in extra time. Portugal defender Pepe is 16.00 to score with his head on Thursday.