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Spain vs Portugal Prediction & Match Preview


Spain vs Portugal Prediction & Match Preview

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All eyes will be on Estadio Wanda Metropolitano when Spain and Portugal face each other in a pre-EURO friendly. 

La Roja have big ambitions for the upcoming showpiece tournament, but many football experts believe that Real Madrid captain is going to be sorely missed. 

For the first time ever, there are no Real Madrid players in Spain’s squad, with Luis Enrique counting on a number of talented footballers.

A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Leipzig star Dani Olmo, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. 

Portugal, on the other hand, will be without injured attacker Pedro Neto in Friday’s friendly. 

Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the line for the visitors, and given the attacking potential of the two sides, both teams to score betting option should be considered. 

Manchester United ace Bruno Fernandes will be yet another man to watch in the away team.

Spain vs Portugal: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Spain Portugal played so far 8 matches.
Spain won 2 direct matches. Portugal won 2 matches. 4 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.13 goals per Match.

Spain vs Portugal Prediction

Spain in actual season average scored 2.40 goals per match. In 15 (88.24%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 12 (70.59%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Portugal average scored 2.03 goals per match in season 2021. In 12 (80.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 9 (60.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Robert Sanchez is one of two uncapped players in the Euro 2020 squad, but it has been widely reported that the 23-year-old will be given the chance to start between the sticks against Portugal with a view to potentially being given the nod for the clash with Sweden on June 14.

Marcos Llorente is expected to start at right-back for La Roja, while there are also likely to be positions in the XI for Eric Garcia, Pau Torres, Jordi Alba and Pedri.

Enrique has plenty of decisions to make further forward, but Gerard Moreno - off the back of an excellent season for Villarreal - is in a strong position to start, while Ferran Torres and Mikel Oyarzabal should also feature as part of a front three for the warm-up clash.

As for Portugal, there is a chance that Manchester City duo Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva - certain starters at Euro 2020 - could feature on the bench due to their involvement in the Champions League final, but Joao Cancelo was not involved for the Premier League champions and should therefore be in the first XI.

Diogo Jota made his return from injury as a late substitute in Liverpool's final match of the 2020-21 Premier League season, meanwhile, and the 24-year-old should be in the starting side here.

Joao Felix could join Jota and Cristiano Ronaldo in the final third of the field, while Danilo and Joao Moutinho could start in midfield to give Bruno Fernandes licence to break forward.

Spain possible starting lineup:
Sanchez; M Llorente, Garcia, P Torres, Alba; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; F Torres, Moreno, Oyarzabal

Portugal possible starting lineup:
Lopes; Cancelo, Pepe, Fonte, Mendes; Danilo, Fernandes, Moutinho; Jota, Ronaldo, Felix