Club friendlies – Play off
Match start: 13:00 (GMT+2)
On the 2nd of July Sunday in 6 hours prior the final match of the Confederations Cup in St.-Petersburg in Moscow on Otkritie Arena will be held consolation game of two semifinal losers – Portugal and Mexico.
Modern EUROs have already cancelled such finals as it rises a lot of questions. But at the World Champions and the Confederations Cup FIFA gives its due to old historic traditions.
The team of Fernando Santos has disappointed its fans during the semifinal match against Chile that was held in Kazan. Usually they say that wasn’t the best day of Ronaldo and his teammates. Despite great number of scoring chances the match ended with the score 0:0.
And during the penalty shootout Ricardo Quaresma, João Moutinho and Nani have failed to score 3 times – 0:3.
But if the current champions of Europe despite their final defeat were fighting on equal ground with Chile then day after during the final match between Germany and Mexico in Sochi, Bundesteam from the very beginning(after two scored goals) became an obvious favorite – 4:1.
So, let us summarize: Portugal has lost due to simple unluck of scoring chances realization during the semifinal march in Kazan. But the day after Mexico has lost to the World Champions without special fight.
And if we compare two losers of the semifinal battles then we consider that the team of Fernando Santos is an obvious favorite for the forthcoming match.
Portugal – 2.15, draw – 3.60, Mexico – 3.10;
Portugal (Asian handicap 0) - odds 1.72 Pinnacle