Ahh, the old bet against your favorite team trick. Not wanting to risk both emotional and financial defeat, Czech bettors are
today's quarterfinal opponent Portugal. Portugal is a -150 favorite with the Czech Republic around +450. The draw is +250.
"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 newspaper.
"Either they win their bet or they'll celebrate the Czech Republic's qualification for the semi-final," he added.