Portugal Vs. Spain Betting Odds & Winning Tips (Nations League 2022/23, September 27)
Spain needs a win to progress to the knockout finals, while Portugal can afford the luxury of a draw in this game. Can The Red Fury pick maximum points to reach the knockouts of the Nations League?
Portugal Vs. Spain Football Match Date & Venue
|Event:||UEFA Nations League, League A, Group 2|
|Venue:||Estadio Municipal de Braga, Braga, Portugal|
|Date:||7:45.p.m. on Tuesday, 27 September 2022|
Portugal Vs. Spain Match Preview and Statistics
Portugal Vs. Spain Betting Odds
There isn’t much gap between these teams, and the odds support this. Portugal is valued at 2.38 (11/8) to grab all three points at home, and they are slight favorites because of the home advantage. A draw is valued at 3.40 (12/5), while a win for Spain isn’t far off at 3.25 (9/4).
Portugal National Football Team
Portugal returned to the top of the table after a 4-0 win against the Czech Republic last week. The Selecao is in good form this year, with just one loss in 2022. The hosts have a perfect record at home this year — they have won all four games in Portugal.
Things are looking good for the Navigators heading into the final group game. They have lost just one of their last five games, picking up three wins and a draw. Fernando Santos’ Side is ahead of Spain by a point, and a win or draw would see Portugal qualify for the knockouts.
Spain National Football Team
Spain is in a difficult spot on Matchday 6. A recent 2-1 loss against Switzerland saw them drop to second. La Roja has seen their performances drop this year, and they are underdogs to win on all football betting sites.
Luis Enrique’s side has won only twice in the last five games, picking up two draws and a loss. Spain needs to beat Portugal away to reach the knockouts, which is quite a daunting task for the 2010 World Cup winners.
Portugal Vs. Spain: H2H
The reverse fixture in Spain ended in a 1-1 draw. There have been three competitive games between Portugal and Spain, all three matches ended in draws.
Last 5 Games
- Spain 1-1 Portugal (2nd June 2022)
- Spain 0-0 Portugal (4th June 2021)
- Portugal 0-0 Spain (7th October 2020)
- Portugal 3-3 Spain (15th June 2018)
- Portugal 0-0 Spain (27th June 2012)
Portugal Vs. Spain Betting Tips and Predictions
Portugal to Win or Draw @ 1.36 (4/11)
Portugal is one of the best home teams in this competition — they are yet to drop points at home. The Selecao have scored six goals and kept two clean sheets in two home matches. A bet on a home win or draw is a good option with lesser risk.
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both teams are in good goal-scoring form. Portugal has scored eleven goals in five games, while Spain has scored in all their group games. Portugal and Spain are ranked in the top 10 to win the World Cup on FIFA World cup 2022 betting sites. The last two competitive fixtures between these teams have ended with neither side keeping a clean sheet.
2nd Half Highest Scoring Half @ 2.10 (11/10)
The stakes are very high in this game, and both teams would try not to concede very early. Games involving Spain and Portugal have seen more goals come after the break; this game shouldn’t be different as both teams tend to find their goalscoring boots in the second half.
Portugal Vs. Spain: Team News
Raphael Guerreiro picked up a hamstring injury and is absent from Portugal’s national football team. João Felix remains doubtful for the hosts. Cristiano Ronaldo had an injury scare, but he’s available for this match.
Luis Enrique has a complete squad with all players available for selection. Marco Asensio has impressed in the previous game and is in contention for a start. Other players would be looking to step up as competition for a starting spot intensifies ahead of the World Cup and Euro 2024.
Our Betting Picks for Portugal Vs. Spain
- Portugal to Win or Draw @ 1.36 (4/11)
- Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
- 2nd Half Highest Scoring Half @ 2.10 (11/10)
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