Euro 2012, Group B, Saturday, Lviv, 7.45pm
I'VE tipped Germany to win the tournament at a best 10-3 with Coral so it's natural I'm on them to beat Portugal in their Group of Death opener tonight.
After 16 years without tournament success the pressure will be Joachim Low's men to deliver and they will have to start on the front foot.
This could potentially be a cracker with the side that wins knowing they will be in a great position to reach the last eight.
Germany are a biggest 23-20 at Paddy Power although I know it won't be easy.
Low's side started slowly at the 2010 World Cup before taking the event by storm and were unlucky not to run out winners.
They remain supreme entertainers but the way they play could lead to Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani doing some damage.
Best bet here could be over 2.5 goals and I was surprised to see bet365 offer 21-20.
Germany banged in 34 goals in qualifying and 78 per cent of their matches went over 2.5.
Portugal, tournament winners in some people's eyes, are generally available at 10-3 to win tonight with the draw paying 13-5 at BetVictor.
Ronaldo is regarded as the second best player on the planet behind Lionel Messi so by definition is the most talented star on show in the finals.
He will be hoping to get his tournament off to a flier and is 6-1 at Paddy Power and Ladbrokes to score first and 2-1 with Ladbrokes and Betfred to net at any time. Nani is 12-1 (various) and 5-1 (Ladbrokes, Betfred) respectively.
(23-20, Paddy Power)
Over 2.5 goals