Portugal vs Slovakia live stream: Euro 2024 qualifying predictions, tips, odds & team news
Portugal will be hoping to keep their perfect Euro 2024 qualifying record going when they host Slovakia on Friday at 7:45pm (UK time).
Portugal vs Slovakia odds
*Odds correct as of 07:25 on October 12
In one of the six-team groups, Portugal still boast a 100% record in qualifying, and they could secure qualification by the weekend. The 2016 European champions have won all six of their matches so far and sit eight points clear of third-placed Luxembourg. If they beat Slovakia, their spot will be secured, and they will still qualify if they draw and Luxembourg lose. Infact, Portugal are the only side not to concede a single goal during the qualifying campaign, facing just 5.5 shots per game, whilst also finding the back of the net 24 times themselves as they cruise to a place at Euro 2024.
It’s in stark contrast to their qualifying campaign for Euro 2020, having to wait until the final game to seal second place. Portugal also needed the play-offs to qualify for the World Cup, so this will be a welcome relief for fans.
Slovakia, meanwhile, are hoping to stay in control of their own qualifying destiny. Sitting second in the group behind Portugal, Slovakia have won four of their six games so far, drawing one and losing off — of course, beaten by Portugal. It leaves them three points clear of third-placed Luxembourg, whom they beat in June and drew with in March. So they do have the better head-to-head record should it come down to that, but Slovakia will want to ensure they can secure qualification by points, especially with no play-offs to fall back on.
If they do manage to secure a spot at Euro 2024, Slovakia would have qualified for each of the last three tournaments, having failed to do so between 1996 and 2012.
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Portugal vs Slovakia predictions
Portugal vs Slovakia: Predictions
|BTTS?||No||4/6 with Betfair|
|Correct Score||Portugal 2-0 Slovakia||24/5 with BetMGM|
|First Goalscorer||Bruno Fernandes||5/1 with Betfred|
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The stats behind our Portugal vs Slovakia predictions:
- Portugal have won all six of their qualifying matches.
- Portugal are yet to concede in Euro 2024 qualifying.
- Bruno Fernandes has scored four goals in qualifying.
- Slovakia have scored eight goals in their six qualifying games.
- Slovakia have only conceded two goals in qualifying.
Portugal vs Slovakia match tip
As mentioned, Portugal have been formidable during qualifying for Euro 2024, winning all of their six games while scoring 24 goals. At the other end of the pitch they have been perfect too, keeping six clean sheets, and are one of two nation yet to concede in this edition of qualifying alongside France. Their last game against Slovakia was a 1-0 win away from home, with Bruno Fernandes scoring the only goal.
Portugal vs Slovakia Bet-Builder tip
Bruno Fernandes was the goalscoring hero when Portugal beat Slovakia 1-0 last month, the start of what was a good break for the Man Utd man. He also found the net in the 9-0 win over Luxembourg in Portugal’s next match, taking his tally in qualifying to four goals.
The midfielder has been directly involved in nine goals in just six qualifying appearances (4 goals, 5 assists), finding the back of the net in three of his last four Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Portugal vs Slovakia team news
Portugal team news
|Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Neves||–||–|
All the big names are included for Portugal including Cristiano Ronaldo, who will be looking to add to his 123 international goals after missing the game against Luxembourg through suspension. 19-year-old João Neves will be looking to earn his first cap after some standout displays for Benfica so far this season, giving Roberto Martinez some tough choices as he has a fully fit squad to choose from.
Slovakia team news
Slovakia, meanwhile, have the likes of Stanislav Lobotka, Ondrej Duda, Milan Skriniar and David Hancko to call upon and at the time of writing have no injury worries for the trip to Portugal.
Portugal vs Slovakia head-to-head record
- 8 Septemer 2023 – Slovakia 0-1 Portugal – Euro 2024 qualifying
- 4 June 2005 – Portugal 2-0 Slovakia – 2006 World Cup qualifying
- 30 March 2005 – Slovakia 1-1 Portugal – 2006 World Cup qualifying
- 5 June 1999 – Portugal 1-0 Slovakia – Euro 2000 qualifying
- 14 October 1998 – Slovakia 0-3 Portugal – Euro 2000 qualifying
Portugal are unbeaten in their five matches against Slovakia, all of them being competitive fixtures. Four have ended in Portugal wins, with the only failure a 1-1 draw in 2005.
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