Wales v Portugal: Bookies braced for ₤ 20m bashing by Bale’s boyos

Chris Daniels
July 2, 2016

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Wales v Portugal could be the match to break punting records in the Euro 2016 semi-final according to Ladbrokes.

As Chris Coleman's side saw off their latest opponents to enter to last four, the bookmakers are braced for up to ₤ 20 million to be wagered by British punters. England fans look to support their Welsh brothers and cause one of the most significant upsets since David beat Goliath.

Cristiano Ronaldo and co. head into the game as the 11/10 favourites. However that will not hinder punters from backing Gareth Bale's boyos to come out on top at 16/5. Wales are only 8/1 to win Euro 2016, having gone into the competition as rank outsiders at 100/1.

The world's most expensive footballer likewise discovers himself as the brand-new 4/1 favourite to be crowned as BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Together with his colleagues the same price is on offer they usurp Leicester City (1/5) as Team of the Year.

And lastly, the bookies can expose one punter in East London positioned a ₤ 2 double in October 2015. The bet was for Leicester finishing in the top 4 of the Premier League and Wales winning Euro 2016. He is set to collect over ₤ 5000 if his underdogs bet comes to fruition.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes stated: “English punters are rallying behind their Welsh brothers like never before in the past and bookmakers are braced to be slammed for millions as outsiders Wales when again show the supposed big kids how it's done.”

She included: “It's not often you see two football fairy tales in one year, but the momentum is with Wales to sign up with Leicester City in the history books of sporting upsets.”

Ladbrokes latest odds on the Wales v Portugal match

Portugal 11/10
Draw 21/10
Wales 16/5

To qualify
Portugal 1/2
Wales 6/4

Wales to win Euro 2016 8/1 (started the tournament at 100/1).

Gareth Bale to win BBC SPOTY 4/1.
Wales to win BBC SPOTY Team of the Year 4/1.

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Author Chris Daniels

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