Portugal Has Slight Edge To Win Confederations Cup Semi-Finals Clash

Published on June 25th, 2017 3:32 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

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Confederations Cup 2017 - Russia - Kazan Stadium - Kazan. The 2017 Confederations Cup has now been boiled down to two semi-final clashes - Portugal vs Chile and Germany vs Mexico.

Prior to the tournament getting underway, Portugal, Germany and Chile were seen as having identical odds of winning this year's Confederations Cup.

With Portugal and Chile squaring off in the semi-finals, Germany is seen as having the easiest path to the tournament title, though they will have to get by very tough teams from Portugal or Chile to win.

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Portugal, which is being buoyed by Cristiano Ronaldo, is seen as having the slight edge to defeat Chile in the first semi-final contest, which is set to take place on Wednesday, June 28th.

Here are the full time result betting odds for this contest:

Portugal, 2.30
Draw, 3.20
Chile, 3.20

The over/under goal line is set at 2.5 goals:

Over 2.5 Goals, 2.10
Under 2.5 Goals, 1.70

Finally, the double chance odds:

Portugal or Draw, 1.36
Draw or Chile, 1.61
Portugal or Chile, 1.36

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Cristiano Ronaldo has certainly had an interesting year, as he started by leading Portugal to the Euro 2016 title, and then followed this up with La Liga and Champions League titles for Real Madrid.

In recent weeks, however, things have fallen apart for Ronaldo, as he vowed never to play for Real Madrid again following a tax probe from Spanish authorities. Ronaldo has seemingly remained steadfast in his desire to leave Real Madrid and head to Manchester United, though the betting odds have Ronaldo staying put in Real Madrid. After all, Ronaldo is arguably the best football player in the world and Real Madrid doesn't want to lose his services.

Can Ronaldo add yet another title to his resume at the 2017 Confederations Cup?

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