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Portugal v Czech Republic Prediction, Tips and Odds: Bruno Fernandes to shine in opener

Portugal are one of the contenders at Euro 2024 and they can start strongly against the Czech Republic in Leipzig on Tuesday.

With a squad brimmed full of talent and with a certain Cristiano Ronaldo still capable of doing special things in major tournaments, Portugal are expected to go far in this competition.

First up, they face a Czech side who will certainly be no pushovers and who were one of the surprise packages at Euro 2020.

Czech Republic are likely to have their moments in this contest, but it would take something special to stop this Portugal side from taking the three points in their opening game in Germany.

Portugal v Czech Republic Betting

Portugal v Czech Republic betting tips and predictions

Portugal to win and both teams to score - 9/4

Portugal’s credentials will be put under the spotlight for the first time on Tuesday when they take the field at the Red Bull Arena.

The Portuguese have a strong record in this fixture against the Czechs, having won all of the last four meetings between the sides.

Expect the Czech Republic to have their chances in this game and they are more than capable of taking at least one.

Only failing to score in one of their last 12 games, the Czechs have shown over a sustained period of time they are capable of causing opposition defences problems.

Portugal have kept one clean sheet in their last three games in the build-up to this tournament, so it would be little surprise to see the Czechs get on the scoresheet.

However, this is a quality Portugal side, with the likes of Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Rafael Leao, Joao Felix and Goncalo Ramos all at Martinez’s disposal as attacking options.

With a midfield that includes Bruno Fernandes, Joao Palhinha and Bernardo Silva, the Selecao das Quinas should be able to secure the three points here, even if the Czechs do find the back of the net.

Bruno Fernandes to score anytime - 2/1

Finishing qualifying for Euro 2024 as the second-highest goalscorer for Portugal, Fernandes is worth considering to get on the scoresheet anytime on Tuesday.

Fernandes scored six goals during qualifying, with only Ronaldo among the Portugal squad finding the back of the net more times with his 10 goals.

The Manchester United star also scored a brace against Finland in the pre-Euros friendly earlier this month, showing he’s playing with confidence ahead of a huge couple of weeks for him and his national side.

Able to pick up pockets of space in and around the box and unafraid to shoot from range, Fernandes looks to be good value to add to his 22 goals for his country.

Bruno Fernandes to be booked - 4/1

While Fernandes is a threat going forward, he also capable of landing his name in the referee’s book.

No Manchester United player was booked more times than Fernandes in the last Premier League season, with the former Sporting Lisbon star earning nine yellow cards.

Even combative Brazilian international Casemiro could only tot up seven over the course of the league campaign for the Red Devils.

The Czechs will look to get under Fernandes’ skin over the course of the 90 minutes on Tuesday and there would be little surprise in seeing the United star booked once again.

At odds of 4/1, its certainly a selection worth considering for Portugal’s opener in Leipzig.

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Portugal v Czech Republic odds

Portugal - 12/25
Draws -
7/2
Czech Republic -
11/2

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