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Portugal v Turkey: Odds and preview of the Euro 2008 game

Portugal v Turkey: Odds and preview of the Euro 2008 game Our Euro 2008 segment continues with the second game in Group A of the European football championship, the match Portugal v Turkey. Instantly we take a look at the betting odds on the game offered at the popular British online bookmaker Bet 365, where we find Portugal a heavy favourite to win their first clash of the Euro 2008. Portugal is listed with odds 1.72 and Turkey will enter Stade de Geneve big underdog with odds 5.50, while 3.40 are the odds on a draw. Purtugal winning the game 1-0 is the favourite outcome with the bookie with odds 9/2, followed by 2-0 victory at 6/1 and 2-1 for Portugal would pay out on odds 7/1. Half-time full-time betting on the Portugal v Turkey game also have Portugal-Portugal winning with odds 13/8, followed by draw-Portugal with odds 7/2. Goalscorer odds naturally have star Cristiano Ronaldo as favourite anytime with odds 5/4, Miguel Nuno Gomes is holding odds 15/8 and Helder Postiga pays on 2/1. Total of 32 betting markets are currently available for Portugal v Turkey, visit Bet 365 to see them all and place your bets.

 Both teams appear to be in good shape for their first game of the Euro 2008, Portugal's Jose Bosingwa should be fit for selection after recovering from a muscle strain, while Cristiano Ronaldo is also said to be good to go, after a minor ankle injury earlier in the week. Turkey's midfielder Hamit Altintop is struggling with a muscle strain and remains doubtful for Saturday. Overall, Turkey and Portugal have met total of just six times, Turkey winning only one game, 3-1 back in 1955 at home. The most recent meeting of the two was in 2000, when Turkey lost the game 2-0 in Amsterdam.  Keep in mind that Portugal is 15/2 to win Euro 2008, while Turkey is one of the underdogs with odds 50/1.

 The Portugal v Turkey will be the second Euro 2008 game and second Group A match. Kick-off time is at 20:45 local time (19:45 BST) from Stade de Geneve, Geneva. Referee will be Herbert Fandel from Germany.

 Published on 06/05/2008

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