Winners: POR vs. HUN

More good fortune yesterday. We’re halfway through the week in Vegas and there has been some skill, but as always, the winning has to do with luck. Here’s to hoping for more of the same today.

Let’s move forward.

Today, Portugal visits Hungary in World Cup 2018 qualifying. Portugal sits in second place in the group, just three points behind first-place Switzerland. Hungary sits in third behind Portugal, eight points behind. Portugal will need the points from this game to try to keep pace with Switzerland to win the group. It will face Switzerland in the final group game which it can only hope will be a battle for first place. Hungary and Portugal will meet for the second time in a year. They met in the group stage of EURO 2016 with the result of that game being a 3-3 tie. The next was a game in March in which Portugal won 3-0 in Portugal. A lot of goals.

Here’s how we’ll bet it.

  • Pick 1: Portugal -240 (Bet $24 to win $10.80)
  • Pick 2: Draw +350 (Bet $8 to win $28)

Portugal and Hungary are both coming off wins a couple of days ago so there’s a taste for victory. Portugal on paper are the more talented team, but it faces a tough test on the road. I think Portugal’s form holds up and they escape with at least a point. At least that’s what I’m hoping for.

Fingers crossed.