Spain vs Portugal Football Live Match Score 27 Sept 2022
Spain suffered a surprise defeat in the week at the hands of Switzerland. Will they bounce back here with a win? Find out with our Portugal vs Spain match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.We kick off our predictions for this match by sitting firmly on the fence as we back this game to end level.
Why is that? Well, there is very little in the form book to suggest that one of these sides is about to run riot over the other. Portugal have won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five whilst Spain have won two, drawn two and lost one. On top of that, each of the last four head to head meetings have ended all square and we’ve got a sneaky suspicion that’s about to become five from five.
Our next tip for this match up is that both teams will score. Portugal have bagged 11 goals across their last five matches with Spain bagging a total of seven across the same time period. With both sides showing form for hitting the net, goals are likely when they meet. Need more to convince you this is a worthwhile bet?
The duo last met in June of this year where the game ended in a score draw. With all that weighed up, it would not be a huge shock to see the net bulge at both ends when they meet on Tuesday evening.With just one round of fixtures remaining in this Nations League group it is still all to play for where Spain and Portugal are concerned. Portugal currently top the standings but are only clear of Spain by two points; that means a Spain win would see them leapfrog their hosts and steal top spot.
Portugal looked very good in their last outing as they took apart the Czech Republic 4-0. With this game being competition defining it’s highly likely they name an unchanged XI to take on Spain.
Portugal Predicted lineup – Costa, Dalot, Dias, Danilo, Rui, Carvalho, Neves, Fernandes, Ronaldo, Silva, Leao
Spain have been in good from generally with just two defeats in 10 games but notably one of those defeats came in their last outing with Spain paying the price for a lack of cutting edge. Will they make changes at the sharp end of the pitch here? We think they will.
Spain Predicted lineup – Simon, Alva, Torres, Azpilicueta, Garcia, Gavi, Busquets, Pedri, Torres, Koke, MorataSpain head to Portugal on Tuesday evening for the final game of Group Two of League A in the UEFA Nations League with the winner booking their spot in the Final Four of the competition.
Fernando Santos’ men hold a two-point advantage over their Iberian rivals and know a draw would be enough to secure progress to the latter stages of the competition.
La Roja meanwhile know that only a win in Braga will suffice if they wish to stay in the tournament.Portugal vs Spain latest odds
Luis Enrique’s side suffered a 2-1 home defeat against Switzerland on Saturday and are rated as clear outsiders for their trip over the border on Tuesday.
The visitors are priced at 12/5 (3.40) with bet365 while the hosts are available at 5/4 (2.25) and the draw is priced at 21/10 (3.10).
Portugal vs Spain first goal scorer odds
Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to start in a central striking role for the 2016 European champions and the Manchester United forward is the favourite to score first at 15/4 (4.75).
Young Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos has started the domestic season in spectacular fashion and is offered at 11/2 (6.50) to break the deadlock on what would be his full international debut.
For Spain, Alvaro Morata can be backed at 6/1 (7.00) with the Atletico Madrid forward rested in the weekend defeat to Switzerland and looking set to regain his place in the starting eleven.
Portugal vs Spain preview
Spain continue to be an extremely difficult side to predict with Luis Enrique team capable of brilliance and mediocrity in equal measure.
There is certainly a more positive feeling around the Portuguese team who recorded a 4-0 win over Czech Republic and who boast an extremely impressive array of attacking players.
The truth is however that these two sides are pretty equally matched as evidence by the last five meetings ending in draws and another stalemate in Braga would be far from a surprise.
La Roja will be hoping to avoid another defeat before the World Cup, while Portugal know a draw would see them progress to the Final Four.
The teams drew 1-1 when they met in June and backing a similar result on Tuesday makes sense.
Portugal vs Spain tips and predictions
The price of 21/20 (3.10) for a sixth successive draw between these sides looks appealing, while backing a draw and both teams to score could also be interesting at 10/3 (4.33).Buoyant Portugal is the favorite for a win at DraftKings at +125. Out-of-form Spain is rated at +215 with the draw at +220. Kick-off is at 2: 45 pm ET.Furthermore, Portugal is heading into the game in an optimistic mood following a 4-0 away win in the Czech Republic last weekend.Spain, however, needs a recovery after a surprise 2-1 home defeat by Switzerland last weekend.
The defeat ahead of Portugal vs Spain cost Spain the top spot in the group.
These nations drew 1-1 in the opening fixture of the competition in Seville last June.But Spain will have a tough task in the return – with Portugal boasting the best defensive record across all four of the A-band groups after conceding just two goals.
It has won three times, drawn once and lost once while scoring 11 times.
Meanwhile, Spain has two wins, two draws and one defeat. It has scored seven goals and conceded five times.
Over/Under & Spread
The oddsmakers are expecting a tight game in Portugal vs Spain – particularly after five successive draws in the most recent meetings of these teams.
The offer of +205 for there to be only one goal or fewer looks attractive (Under 1.5).