World Cup Betting : Portugal vs Spain – Tips and Predictions
To the delight of the football lovers, the first encounter of World Cup 2018 of Russia vs Saudi Arabia commenced with a bang. The talk of the day at Sochi is the high profile match between Portugal and Spain scheduled for 15th June.
Majority of the people must be waiting to watch the performance of the Spanish squad, especially after Julen Lopetegui was handed over the pink slip just 48 hours before the opening game of World Cup 2018.
No doubt, the Portuguese squad is also not without surprises with the four of the players canceling their contracts. Therefore, Fernando Santos has to put up the befitting show with the remaining players.
Portugal Vs Spain betting Tips
No doubt, when two outstanding teams clash, the world cup betting will be on rife. If you observe the total world cup record, you will notice that Spain has 29 wins as compared to 13 by Portuguese squad. During the only encounter between Portugal and Spain during the World Cup 2010, the victory favored Spain in their 16th round.
Favorite Squad of Spain
In fact, Lopetegui has ably managed that Spain did not lose any game under his guidance. The absence of Lopetegui may not deter the squad, and Fernando Hierro is confident of an outstanding performance of the team.
You might recall that the team topped the group in three out of the preceding four editions. Similarly, the Spain team won twice from the dozen World Cup opening matches.
The Real Madrid Defender Sergio Ramos has 13 goals to his credit. With the combination of the captain along with Andres Iniesta and Isco, there are fair chances of their stellar performance on the field.
With the 81 goals in all in his kitty, Cristiano Ronaldo is a dependable player, who understands the opponents very well. Though he may not be a goal-mill at this World Cup because of his age, he is very agile on the field.
With the support of Bernando Silva and Pepe, the football lovers at the Fisht Stadium will expect the full return value for the money.
Portugal Vs Spain Predictions
As per the grapevine of Portugal Vs Spain betting the winners of World Cup 2010 have an edge with 11/10 while the betting price for the opponents Portugal is at 16/5 at Sochi.
Overall, you cannot expect a high goal match at Sochi between the strong teams. If the Portuguese yearn to repeat the game of Euro 2016, they need to step-up the defense. Even though Spain is in an advantageous position, the strong team might face a very tight clash on 15th June.
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