The Confederations Cup
Match start: 16:00 (GMT+2)
The group A of the Confederations Cup demonstrated these results:
17.06.2017. Russia – New Zealand – 2:0 (Smolov, own goal);
18.06.2017. Portugal-Mexico – 2:2 (Quaresma, Cédric-Javier Balcázar, Moreno);
21.06.2017. Russia-Portugal – 0:1 (Ronaldo);
21.06.2017. Mexico – New Zealand – 2:1 (Giménez, Peralta – Wood);
So, prior to the final 3rd round two leaders of the group Portugal and Mexico have 4 points each.
The team of Fernando Santos
Portugal had managed to win over Russia during the last match of the 2nd round due to high speed of game, well-functioning team actions and, of course, due to the great professionalism of Ronaldo.
The great pressure was put on the team from Russia by Portugal and it was blocking the attack of the team of Stanislav Cherchesov. The Russian football players were not able to score any accurate goals.
The future of Cristiano Ronaldo
Along with the beginning of the Confederations Cup one of the best football player faced some problems. The matter is that the Spanish tax police accused him of tax fraud for the total sum of £15 million (€17 100 000).
After accusations that he didn’t agree with, he decided to leave Spain and to continue his career in PSG. And immediately after the Confederations Cup will finish the four time holder of the Ballon d'Or (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016) will negotiate with the club’s authorities.
In the forthcoming match the team of Fernando Santos is an obvious favorite and that is why one more victory of Ronaldo and his partners is absolutely clear.
And of course, bookmaker’s coefficient on the possible victory of the Champions of Europe is so low that it can’t be taken as the bet for our prediction. And we present you an alternative variant.
Portugal – 1.10, draw – 10.50, New Zealand – 25.00;
Our tip: Portugal (Asian handicap) -2 - odds 1.52 Bet365