|Portugal stormed to the top of their group and became the first team to qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2008; Germany thrashed Poland then fell at the second hurdle, shockingly bested by Croatia.|
Finishing second in their group, the pre-tournament favourites are now not looking so strong as they once were. Portugal, on the other hand, have played a series of fine matches, losing only to Switzerland but fielding a half-strength side in a match which meant little, as they'd already qualified.
Whatever the result, it’s set to be an exciting match, however Germany look to be underdogs – they are feeling the strain from their desperate struggle to beat Austria and advance thus far, with top scorer Lukas Podolski, who has a calf injury, and Torsten Frings, who has broken a rib, fighting to even make the starting eleven.
Coral are offering the best price for a likely Portugal win at the time of reporting with 6/4; Germany’s best bet for a win is 9/4 at PaddyPower.