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Spain vs Portugal: Best odds, team stats, H2H and betting tips

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Ace Football Team previews the UEFA Nations League round 1 match between Spain and Portugal who meet up on Thursday. The pre-match analysis includes the latest team stats, match history and the best betting tips.

Spain and Portugal meet at the Estadio Benito Villamarin in Seville on Thursday for the opening round of their 2022-23 UEFA Nations League campaigns.

The two teams are in Group A2, alongside the Czech Republic and Switzerland, and will play four games in the competition this month before the players head to their summer breaks.

Position in the UEFA Nations League table: Spain vs Portugal

Since it is the first round of the UEFA Nations League, both teams are yet to grab their first points this season. Will Spain take advantage of their home ground and get all 3 points from this game? The visitor team Portugal might as well do their best to start recording points right in their first game of the season. One way or the other, it will be interesting to watch these two sides fight for their first points in this campaign.

Current form and previous encounters between Spain and Portugal

Spain in a rich vein of form

Spain have really been enjoying their football in their previous 3 matches, which started off with a 0-1 win against Greece. They went on to beat Albania by 2-1, before also getting the better of Iceland in a 5-0 victory.

Portugal cannot wait to get going

Portugal look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as their last 3 matches saw them go unbeaten. They started off drawing 0-0 with Ireland, before downing first Turkey by 3-1, then Macedonia in a 2-0 win.

Latest encounters between Spain and Portugal

Betting on the draw would have earned you a sound profit the last time Spain played Portugal at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. The pair split the points in a 0-0 match, where no one managed to get the upper hand. The bookmakers naturally have prices available on the upcoming encounter. Betting on Portugal will get you odds 3.60, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with a 28% chance of beating Spain. You can get a price of 2.05, should you wish to add La Roja to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy.

Highlights from the last match between Spain and Portugal:

Betting stats and facts for Spain and Portugal

Here are some facts that could come in handy when placing bets on the upcoming game between Spain and Portugal. The facts are based on stats from the recent games that the teams played out across all tournaments.

  • Spain have scored in 32 of the last 34 home matches
  • Spain have not lost 18 of the last 19 home matches
  • Spain have scored in the last 14 matches in a row
  • Spain have won 7 of the last 8 matches
  • Portugal have not lost 16 of the last 18 away matches
  • Portugal have scored in 12 of the last 14 matches
  • Portugal have won 7 of the last 9 matches
  • Portugal have not lost 8 of the last 9 matches
  • Portugal have not conceded in 5 of the last 7 matches

Players to focus on in Spain vs Portugal

Ferran Torres is enjoying a great goal-per-game ratio, as he has netted a few nice ones recently. Spain will be relying on the services of their in-form marksman yet again, when clashing with Portugal. The visitors are hoping Cristiano Ronaldo adds another goal to his current tally. He seems in quite good shape with 4 goals in their last six matches.

Best betting tips: Spain vs Portugal

To summarise, the upcoming match between Spain and Portugal appears to be a good chance to place some bets. Therefore, we have come up with the recommended betting suggestion for this game. However, we also present some lower and higher-risk alternatives.

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