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

Spain host Portugal in the Nations League on Thursday (19:45 UK time). 

Spain vs Portugal: Betting Tips

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Spain vs Portugal: Predictions

Spain vs Portugal: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 10/11 with William Hill
Correct score 1-1 11/2 with bet365
First Goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo 4/1 with Paddy Power

Spain and Portugal get their respective Nations League campaigns underway with an Iberian derby in Seville in Group A2. This is a game that neither side will want to lose, which has shown in recent meetings between the two sides, with each of the last four matches ending as a draw.

Luis Enrique and his Spain side finished as runners-up during the 2021 tournament after a narrow 2-1 defeat to France in the final. This year, they will be hoping to go one step further and take home the trophy, a feat that rivals Portugal accomplished in the inaugural tournament in 2019.

This will be Portugal’s first match after beating North Macedonia 2-0 and confirming their place in this year’s World Cup and they will be wanting to build momentum going into the finals in Qatar.

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Spain vs Portugal match stats

Raúl de Tomás finished as the joint third highest LaLiga goalscorer in 2021/22, netting 17 times in 34 games for Espanyol and scoring 43% of his sides goals. The 27-year old will hoping to get his chance for the national side during the Nations League, starting with rivals Portugal, having made just two starts so far for Luis Enrique.

At the other end of the scale, Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to mark his 187th cap for Portugal with his 116th international goal. The forward has scored five goals in just six Nations League appearances so far and is coming off a season where even in a struggling Manchester United side he managed to score 24 goals in 39 games across all competitions. CR7, is the man for the big occasion.

Spain vs Portugal: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Spain 1-1 Portugal

Spain vs Portugal odds

Spain vs Portugal head-to-head

04 Jun 2021 – Spain 0-0 Portugal – International Friendly

07 Oct 2020 – Portugal 0-0 Spain – International Friendly

15 Jun 2018 – Portugal 3-3 Spain – World Cup

27 Jun 2012 – Portugal 0-0 Spain – European Championships

17 Nov 2010 – Portugal 4-0 Spain – International Friendly

Spain and Portugal have faced each other 12 times since 1991, with the match ending as a draw in eight of those matches (67%).


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