Portugal vs. Czechia prediction, odds, time: UEFA Euro 2024 picks, June 18 best bets by proven soccer expert

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal begin the quest for their second title in three editions of the tournament when they face Czechia in their Group F opener of UEFA Euro 2024 at Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany on Tuesday. This year’s competition figures to be the last for the 39-year-old Ronaldo, who helped guide Portugal to their first Euro championship in 2016. The superstar forward is the tournament’s all-time leading scorer with 14 goals and shared first place in goals in both 2012 (three) and 2020 (five). Czechia won their lone Euro title in 1976 and boast an offense led by forward Patrik Schick, who matched Ronaldo in the last edition of the tournament with five goals.

Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET. The Portuguese are -210 favorites (risk $210 to win $100) in the latest Portugal vs. Czechia odds, while the Czechs are +550 underdogs. A 90-minute draw is priced at +340 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Czechia vs. Portugal picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer insider Jon “Buckets” Eimer has to say.

Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. In 2023, he was red-hot, going 248-234-12 for a profit of $2,593 for $100 bettors.

Now, Eimer has broken down Portugal vs. Czechia from every angle and locked in his picks and Euro 2024 predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Eimer’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Czechia vs. Portugal:

Portugal vs. Czechia money line: Portugal -210, Czechia +550, Draw +340

Portugal vs. Czechia over/under: 2.5 goals

Portugal vs. Czechia spread: Portugal -1.5 (+140)

POR: Have reached the knockout stage in each of the last seven Euro tournaments

CZE: Have advanced to at least the quarterfinals in four of their seven Euro appearances as an independent nation

Portugal vs. Czechia picks: See picks here

Why you should back Portugal

Ronaldo proved he hasn’t lost his scoring touch as he was second among all players during Euro 2024 Qualifying with 10 goals in nine matches. He registered four braces and was held without a goal only three times in that span. Ronaldo enters the tournament in strong form as well, scoring a pair of goals in Portugal’s 3-0 victory against Ireland last week in an international friendly.

The Portuguese have outscored Czechia 10-1 while winning each of their last four meetings, with Ronaldo converting in two of the contests. Another offensive threat for Portugal is midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who netted six goals and added eight assists during qualifying. The 29-year-old has scored in seven of his last 12 games for the national team, amassing nine goals over that stretch. See which team to pick here.

Why you should back Czechia

The Czechs have been solid at both ends of the pitch during their current winning streak as they have outscored their opponents 16-4. Antonin Barak enters Euro 2024 on a torrid stretch, converting in three of his last four contests. In Czechia’s past two games, the 29-year-old midfielder opened the scoring in a 7-1 rout of Malta and converted a penalty in the eighth minute of extra time against North Macedonia to break a 1-1 deadlock.

Patrik Schick is the top offensive threat for the Czechs with 19 goals in 38 matches. The 28-year-old forward also converted in the club’s victory against North Macedonia last week. Schick shared the Euro 2020 lead with Ronaldo as he also amassed five goals, registering a brace in Czechia’s group-stage opener against Scotland and scoring once in three of the team’s other four matches in the tournament. See which team to pick here.

How to make Portugal vs. Czechia picks

Eimer has broken down Czechia vs. Portugal from every possible angle. He’s locked in three confident best bets, including a prop bet featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, and is offering a full breakdown of this match. He’s sharing his Euro 2024 picks and analysis only at SportsLine.

So who wins Portugal vs. Czechia on Tuesday, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Czechia vs. Portugal have all the value, all from the soccer expert who was red-hot in 2023, and find out.

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