USA versus Portugal looks like being the game which will decide which of these sides finishes second behind Germany in Group G. But will Cristiano Ronaldo be fit, and if he is, can he inspire his side to a much-needed victory? Or will Jurgen Klinsmann’s USA side pour yet more misery on Portuguese fans? Read on for the latest betting tips, odds and opinion as we give you the lowdown on this intriguing clash.

Portugal looked very average in their opening match against Germany when they were comprehensively beaten. It wasn’t so much the 4-0 scoreline that will worry coach Paulo Bento – though obviously that is far from ideal – but rather the lack of verve and determination shown by his players who seemed resigned to the fact they were going to lose the match as soon as Joachim Low’s men scored their first goal.

USA won their opener 2-1 against Ghana and looked lively, organised and determined from the very first moment, and given they scored after barely 30 seconds they couldn’t have wished for a better start to their World Cup. Portugal are the strong favourites to win this, but with Ronaldo’s injury issues and Pepe’s suspension, not to mention the absence of Fabio Coentrao, we think the USA can edge this one and our top betting tip here is to back the USA to win and both teams to score at best betting odds of 8/1 with Coral.

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