EURO CUP 2008 Thursday, 6-18-2008

Jun 19, 2008 2:00 AM

by Kevin Stott | Portugal vs. Germany (11:45 a.m. PT, ESPN/ESPN Deportes): Germany advanced with a slim 1-0 win over Austria on Monday, a team ranked No. 101 by Fifa in its last rankings. Not impressed with the way the Germans have been playing in this tourney as wins against Poland and Austria are not worth mentioning and the loss to Croatia also is a

Negative. Portugal, on the other hand, lost to Switzerland (2-0) in its last game but rested its core players. The Portuguese’s wins against Turkey and the Czech Republic show they can handle the better teams and I lean toward their side in this one as their offense (5 goals) seems to be clicking a little more than Germany’s (4 goals) and were in a much better Group. Unsure of the line at press time, but a 1-0 Portugal win seems about right in this one, so betting both the UNDER and PORTUGAL is the ticket.