Portugal and Netherlands Meet in an International Friendly on August 14, 2013 - Game Odds and Preview

Portugal vs. Netherlands - Matchup and Country FlagsPortugal host Netherlands in an international friendly match at Estadio do Algavre on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013.

The two teams last met at the Euro 2012, where Portugal won 2-1 and advanced to the quarter-finals of the tournament. Both nations will use this game as a warm-up before the World Cup qualifying resumes in September.

With three matches to go in Group F, Portugal stand a good chance of qualifying. They won their last two group matches against Azerbaijan (0-2) and Russia (1-0), and have since defeated Croatia in a friendly. On Wednesday, Ronaldo and company will look to extend their winning streak to four games.

Netherlands have won all of their six matches in Group D and are sitting comfortably at the top of the table with four games to go. In those six matches, Netherlands scored 20 goals and conceded 2. In June of this year, Netherlands beat Indonesia and China in international friendlies.

The odds for the upcoming match are as follows:

Portugal: 7/5
Draw: 11/5
Netherlands: 2/1

Portugal are the favourites to win. A $100 bet on the hosts could return $140 in profit, while the same bet on Netherlands could return $200 in profit.

Joao Moutinho, Nani, Raul Meireles and Vieirinha will not play in the upcoming match for Portugal; Ronaldo, Pepe, Contrao and Postiga are all expected to start.

Netherlands will be without Wesley Sneijder, Maarten Stekelenburg, John Heitinga and Gregory van der Wiel, and will likely have Robben, Van Persie, Kuyt and Van der Vaart in the starting eleven.

Kick-off is at 20:30 pm local time.

This should be a great match!