Jun 12 2018
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Portugal v Spain Preview, World Cup Group B, Friday 15th June 2018, Fisht Olympic Stadium, Kick off: 7pm
Portugal v Spain Preview
The first major encounter at the 2018 World Cup pits together Portugal and Spain. That puts pressure on the Iberian duo from the outset, as they’re both pushing to make it out of Group B. Their opposition in Morocco and Iran doesn’t seem too dangerous, but the Portuguese have finished third in their group at back to back tournaments.
Top Betting Tip
- Spain to Win to Nil – at 19/10 with BetVictor
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Relevant Stats, Injuries and Suspensions
These two meet for the first time since Euro 2012, when Spain eliminated Portugal in the semis. The Spanish went on to retain their European Championship trophy that year, before Portugal took it from them in 2016. However, plenty has moved on since then, with Spain’s style falling out of favour on the international stage.
The Spanish are looking to make up for early exits at Euro 2016 and in Brazil four years ago. They’ve brought in Julen Lopetegui as manager, who has brought in a new raft of stars. They are looking to feed Diego Costa now, who has stepped in to take the forward role with the national team. He’s brought a new dimension to their impressive passing style in the middle, which could help Spain go all the way this summer.
Portugal v Spain Tips
Of course, Portugal managed to frustrate plenty of big sides – and viewers – with their style two years ago. They are masters at shutting down the opposition, but they do have major issues. They’re picking between three centre-halves – Pepe, Bruno Alves and Jose Fonte – who have a combined age of 105. They’ve all made major steps down of late, plying their trade in Turkey, Scotland and China respectively.
Meanwhile, the Spanish defend through possession, whilst having the best goalkeeper at the tournament. They’ve got an excellent backline if needed, which makes them well worth their price of 10/11 with Ladbrokes. We can see their pace and precision beating Portugal’s deep defence, while Costa should enjoy facing these ageing centre-halves. As a result, we think over 1.5 team goals for the 2010 world champions is worth a look, which can be found at best odds of 6/5 with Betfair.
However, our main tip is a Spain win to nil at 19/10 with BetVictor. The Portuguese set up should limit them in attack, while the Spanish are more than capable of pulling off a clean sheet.
Portugal Recent Results
- Portugal 3-0 Algeria – 7th June, Friendly
- Belgium 0-0 Portugal – 2nd June, Friendly
- Portugal 2-2 Tunisia – 28th May, Friendly
- Portugal 0-3 Netherlands – 26th March, Friendly
- Portugal 2-1 Egypt – 23rd March, Friendly
Spain Recent Results
- Tunisia 0-1 Spain – 9th June, Friendly
- Spain 1-1 Switzerland – 3rd June, Friendly
- Spain 6-1 Argentina – 27th March, Friendly
- Germany 1-1 Spain – 23rd March, Friendly
- Russia 3-3 Spain – 14th November, Friendly