Portugal vs Israel: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Reigning European champions Portugal welcome Israel to Estadio Jose Alvalade for an international friendly on Wednesday at 7.45pm BST.

Portugal vs Israel: Betting Tips

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Portugal vs Israel: Predictions

For Portugal, this is their final warm-up game before launching the defence of their European crown.

Drawn in Group F alongside the two most recent World champions in France and Germany, they will be desperate to get some points on the board in their opening match against Hungary next week.

And with just one win from their last three games, Fernando Santos’ men will be eager to build some momentum against an Israel side that have kept just one clean sheet in eight games.

Ranked 85th in the world, the Blue and Whites narrowly missed out on the Euros – losing to Scotland on penalties in the play-off semi-finals – and are building ahead to the resumption of their World Cup qualifying campaign in September.

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Portugal vs Israel: Match Stats

Portugal’s attack is likely to be led by the irrepressible 103-goal Cristiano Ronaldo, who is just four away from breaking the all-time international record.

But it is also worth keeping an eye on Liverpool’s Diogo Jota, who is the man in form for the Selecao with three goals in as many games.

Israel, who have won three of their last four away from home, will be seeking inspiration from their own talisman in Eren Zahavi; the PSV Eindhoven forward having netted six times in his country’s last eight outings.

Portugal vs Israel: Odds

Portugal vs Israel: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Portugal 2-1 Israel

Portugal vs Israel: Head to Head

11 October 2013: Portugal 1-1 Israel – World Cup Qualifier

22 March 2013: Israel 3-3 Portugal – World Cup Qualifier

15 November 2000: Portugal 2-1 Israel – Friendly

18 November 1998: Portugal 2-0 Israel – Friendly

28 October 1981: Israel 4-1 Portugal – World Cup Qualifier

The recent history of this fixture suggests we can expect another tight contest on Wednesday.

But given the envious attacking quality at their disposal, it is hard to look past a Portugal victory.


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