Portugal – Spain : Preview & Prediction
This is one of the biggest posters in these pool matches at the start of the 2018 World Cup. This is a clash at the top between the two big favorites of Group B: on one side Portugal, led by his captain Cristiano Ronaldo that is not presented, on the other, Spain and its plenitude of stars, including the eternal Andres Iniesta who plays his last major international competition before ending his international career . Present in Group B alongside Morocco and Iran, the last two European champions will compete in this prestigious meeting, with the aim of hanging the first place in the group. The first group B will face in the eighth finals the 2nd group A, where are present Russia, Uruguay, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Who among Portugal or Spain will take, in the first group match, an option for qualification in the round of 16?
Portugal made a good run during their ualifying campaign, finishing first in Switzerland, with a record of 27 points in 10 games (9 wins and 1 loss).
Spain showed their qualities as a great international nation during qualifying, finishing also in first place in their group with 28 points, in front of the unfortunate Italians. For a record of 9 wins and 1 draw.
España presents an incredible unbeaten run in progress, with 20 games without defeat (14 wins and 6 draws). The last defeat of the Spaniards goes back to the knockout stages of Euro 2016 (2-0 against Italy).
Portugal timidly prepared the World Cup. In their 7 preparation matches, the Portuguese have won only 3 times, for 3 draws and 1 loss.
Spain has an advantage over Portugal in the history of their confrontations. In 11 games Spain have beaten Portugal four times, with six ties and two defeats.
This is a promising match between the two Iberian neighbors, who want to start in the best ways their World Cup. The Spaniards showed a better form than the Portuguese during the preparation matches of the World Cup. Portugal is a nation accustomed to powering up during major international competitions, and so has a habit of starting them timidly, unlike their Spanish rivals, who play all their official matches fully invested. Led by big players such as De Gea, Ramos, Pique, Iniesta, David Silva, Isco and Diego Costa, La Roja is slightly favorite against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal for this first match between the 2 favorites of group B. We risk to attend a tight match likely to end with a short victory for the Spaniards. We opt for a victory of Spain!
Portugal – Spain : Betting Tips
Spain – Win Odds: 1.95
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70