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Portugal vs Finland Predictions, Tips and Odds: Roberto Martinez’s men begin Euro 2024 preparations

Portugal begin their preparations for Euro 2024 with a warm-up game against Finland on Tuesday at 7:45pm.

Portugal vs Finland predictions

Portugal vs Finland: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 6/10 with BetGoodwin
Correct Score Portugal 2-0 Finland 11/2 with Betfred
First Goalscorer Bruno Fernandes 11/2 with 10bet

The stats behind our Portugal vs Finland predictions:

  • Finland have failed to score in their last three matches against Portugal.
  • Portugal have won five of their previous nine meetings with Finland.
  • Portugal have opened the scoring in their last five international friendlies at home.

Ronaldo showing no signs of letting up

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to play in his 11th major international tournament and a record sixth European Championship. The Portuguese legend previously shared the record of five with Spain great Iker Casillas. Ronaldo is also the most-capped male player in international football history with 206 appearances, scoring a record 128 goals in that time.

Portugal manager Robert Martinez expressed his appreciation for Ronaldo’s quality in front of goal during a news conference, stating that it is a crucial asset for the team. Ronaldo made his tournament debut at Euro 2004, where Portugal reached the final but lost to Greece. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s major international achievements include helping Portugal win Euro 2016, their only major silverware at the international level, and the Nations League in 2018/19.

Ronaldo has been out of the limelight slightly since moving to Saudi Arabia, but he continues to score for fun with Al-Nassr. The 39-year-old has scored 44 goals in 45 games across all competitions this season including 35 in the Saudi Pro League to finish as top scorer.

Portugal vs Finland match tip

Portugal to win and under 2.5 goals @ 3/1 by Sky Bet

Portugal are unbeaten in their past four games against Finland with two wins and two draws. They have also been in fantastic form under Roberto Martinez. However, goals may be at a premium. The past four games between Portugal and Finland have seen just five goals scored. In fact, only two of the 10 meetings overall have seen more than two goals scored.

Portugal vs Finland odds

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*Odds correct as of 08:00 on June 4. 18+ only. GambleAware.

Portugal are quite understandably clear odds-on favourites for this game. A 2-0 friendly defeat to Slovenia in March ended Portugal’s 11-game winning streak since their 2022 World Cup quarter-final exit. Finland, meanwhile, have lost four of their past six games including a 4-1 defeat to Wales in the Euro 2024 qualifying play-offs.

Portugal vs Finland team news

Portugal have already named their 26-man squad from Euro 2024 and will only use those players for their three friendlies. Otavio had to pull out of the squad due to injury, with Manchester City midfielder Matheus Nunes coming in to replace him.

Glen Kamara has had to pull out of the Finland squad due to injury.

Portugal vs Finland head-to-head

  • 29 March 2011 – Portugal 2-0 Finland – International Friendly
  • 11 February 2009 – Portugal 1-0 Finland – International Friendly
  • 21 November 2007 – Portugal 0-0 Finland – UEFA European Championship qualifier
  • 6 September 2006 – Finland 1-1 Portugal – UEFA European Championship qualifier
  • 27 March 2002 – Portugal 1-4 Finland – International Friendly

Portugal have lost just one of their previous 10 games against Finland, a 4-1 home friendly defeat in 2002. However, they have also won five of the remaining nine games, with four draws.


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