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Portugal vs Croatia 25 June 2016: Euro 2016 Preview and Predictions

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal side will take on the might of the Croatian defense as the two teams play in their round of 16 match in this tournament. Croatia has been very impressive while Portugal has been anything but. That being said, form is all out the window once we reach the knockout stages so it will be interesting to see how the two teams handle the pressure.

Croatia are an amazing side but it is very important that Luka Modric is back to his best fitness wise. The Real Madrid superstar has been in great form but injuries have cause him to miss some match time and for the Croatians it will be interesting to see whether he steps up or not. This side even without him is amazing with superstars all across the field

Portugal on the other hand will need Ronaldo and if the world superstar can live up to what he is capable of, then Portugal can beat any side. I think he will. Ronaldo is waiting for the perfect opportunity and after a good performance against Hungary, it might just be his show come Saturday.

I think Ronaldo will have a blinder and the Portugal side will upset Croatia to make it to the quarter final stages of the competition. We are getting a great price on this bet and if things go accordingly, we should also expect a pretty good game as well. A few more bets which are worth looking at is both teams to score and Cristiano Ronaldo to be a multiple goal scorer. That all aside, this should still be a great game and I think Portugal get over the line here.  


Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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