Czech punters bet on Portugal

21 June 2012 11:46

Czech punters are largely pessimistic about the country's chances in the quarter final against Portugal, so much so that most of them have put money on a Portugal win, newspapers said on Thursday.

"About 90 percent of bets that we've accepted predict a Portugal win," Petr Srain, a spokesman for betting firm Fortuna, was quoted as saying in the Lidove Noviny newspaoer.

Srain said that punters were of the mind that whatever the result of the match, "they can't lose".

"Either they win their bet or they'll celebrate the Czech Republic's qualification for the semi-final," he added.

"For the Czechs' first match against Russia (which Russia won 4-1), we also had more bets on a win for the opponent," said Tisport director Petr Knybel.

Source: AFP