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Euro 2016 betting preview: Croatia v Portugal

Croatia are 17/10 to follow up their victory over Spain by beating their Iberian neighbours Portugal in their Euro 2016 last-16 meeting in Lens.

Buoyed by the 2-1 win which saw them top Group D ahead of the defending champions, Croatia are full of confidence and have been cut to 9/1 to go all the way and win the tournament.

Beating Spain means they are now in the more favourable half of the draw and they are 27/20 to at least reach the semi-finals, with Switzerland or Poland awaiting them in the quarter-finals should they get through.

Croatia are 37/50 to progress while Portugal are 57/50 to make it into the last eight and 43/20 to win in 90 minutes, having failed to win any of their group games against Iceland, Austria and Hungary.

Portugal have won their three previous meetings with Croatia, most recently in 2013 when Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal. They will undoubtedly look to their star player to keep them in the tournament, just as he did with his two goals in the 3-3 draw with Hungary.

The Real Madrid forward had been unusually out of form previously but looked back to his best in the final group game. He is 18/5 to be on target in a Portugal victory, 33/10 to open the scoring and 11/1 to score another brace.

Despite his presence in the Portugal team, the confidence in Croatia was reflected on the front page of one national newspaper which carried the words: “Sorry Cristiano, but you are going home.”

Portugal may have made hard work of getting out of their group but they are now 14/1 to be crowned European champions for the first time and 39/20 to reach the semi-finals.

Euro 2016 betting