Euro 2012: Spain v Portugal - Top 10 Vital Statistics


10. In the entire history of the two nations, Spain have beaten Portugal 16 times in 34 meetings, as opposed to Portugal’s 6 victories. Spain are favourites at 1.95 to win after 90 minutes on Wednesday night.

9. In the last 50 years, Portugal have recorded 4 victories from 12 games against their opponents, compared to Spain’s 2 wins. Paulo Bento’s side are available at 4.25 to win after 90 minutes at the Donbass Arena.

8. Wednesday night’s game will be the 4th major tournament meeting between the nations. The first meeting at a major tournament between Portugal and Spain ended in a 1-1 group game draw at Euro 1984. A draw after 90 minutes this time around can be backed at 3.30.

7. After beating France in the quarter-finals, Spain are now unbeaten in 18 competitive games, winning 17 of those matches. Vicente Del Bosque’s side are available at 1.45 to go through after 90 minutes, extra time or penalties.

6. Portugal have reached the semi-finals in 3 of their last 4 European Championships, but have only gone on to compete in the final on 1 of those occasions. They can be backed at 2.75 to go through to this year’s final after 90 minutes, extra time or penalties.

5. Cristiano Ronalso has scored 3 goals in 2 games in the competition so far, bringing his total number of European Championship goals to 6 – level with his fellow countryman Nuno Gomes’ record. The Real Madrid attacker is available at 10.00 to score 2 or more goals against Spain.

4. Chelsea striker Fernando Torres managed to bag 2 goals earlier in the competition against Republic of Ireland. The Spaniard can be backed at 10.00 to score at least 2 goals again on Wednesday night.

3. The last time the two sides met, Portugal ran out 4-0 winners in Lisbon, just months after Spain had lifted the World Cup in 2010. A repeat of that winning 4-0 scoreline for Bento’s side is available at 250.0.

2. During their 18 match unbeaten run, Spain have only conceded 8 goals. They have also kept a clean sheet in each of their last 3 games. The Spaniards are available at 3.00 to win at the Donbass Arena  without conceding a goal.

1. In their last 9 competitive games, Spain have had 9 different opening goal scorers. This campaign, Spain’s last two opening goal scorers have been Jesus Navas and Xabi Alonso. The Spanish midfielders can be backed at 15.00 and 12.00 respectively to open the scoring against Portugal.