Poland v Portugal betting tips – both teams could draw a blank in Marseille

Both teams could draw a blank in Marseille

From left, Portugal's Jose Fonte, Renato Sanches, Danilo and William Carvalho celebrate at the end of the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between Croatia and Portugal at the Bollaert stadium in Lens, France, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Portugal won 1-0. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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Betting Tip: No Goal Scorer - Poland vs Portugal @ 9/2 with bet365

The Poles are entering unchartered territory as far as the European Championships are concerned.

Having failed at the group stage in 2008 and 2012, they are getting things right on the pitch and now find themselves in the last eight and an opportunity to go even further.

Adam Nawalka’s side have a shot to nothing against Portugal, with Poland firmly the underdogs and they will have a feeling of invincibility after getting past Switzerland on penalties.

However, they were not the best team on Saturday and rode their luck in extra-time, with the Swiss unable to find a way through after Xherdan Shaqiri’s excellent equaliser.

As for Portugal, they are in the unusual position of being in the last eight without actually winning a football match in normal time. Draws against Iceland, Austria and Hungary were achieved in different ways before an extra-time winner against Croatia after the game ended goalless.

Aside from that weird clash against Hungary, the Portuguese defence has been pretty robust, with Pepe illustrating his enormous credentials and when you have Cristiano Ronaldo in your team, then there is always a chance of victory.

Renato Sanches must surely start this clash after the new Bayern Munich signing made a big impact against the Croatians, with Portugal having him and William Carvalho as the engine room against a Polish side who have been low on goals all tournament.

Indeed, the Poles kept three straight clean sheets in their group matches before conceding one against Switzerland. However, they have scored no more than a goal in three matches and drew a blank against Germany.

The stakes are clearly high for both sides who will regard the tournament as a major success should they make it to the last four. While Portugal might find a way to get to the semi-finals, it might take longer than ninety minutes.

Betting Tip: No Goal Scorer - Poland vs Portugal @ 9/2 with bet365

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