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Portugal vs Spain: Preview, Lineups & Prediction

Portugal will host Spain in the 2022/2023 UEFA Nations League A Group 2 match at the Municipal de Braga Stadium. The Portugal vs Spain match will be played on Wednesday (28/9/2022) starting at 01.45 WIB.

Portugal is currently top of Group 2 with 10 points. They are two points ahead of Spain who are in second place. Portugal needs a draw to advance to the semifinals of the Nations League.

Portugal is in pretty good form. In his last match, although Cristiano Ronaldo did not score, Portugal won 4-0 over the Czech Republic. Diogo Dalot played well and scored two goals.

Meanwhile, Spain lost 2-1 to Switzerland in the last match. Spain lost precisely when playing at home. This result is a bad record for Spain ahead of the decisive duel against Portugal.

In the last four matches between Portugal and Spain, the score is always a draw. In June 2022, the two teams drew 1-1. Spain took the lead through Alvaro Morata’s goal in the 25th minute and Portugal replied through Ricardo Horta’s action in the 82nd minute.

Possible Lineups:

Portugal (4-3-3): Rui Patricio; Diogo Dalot, Ruben Dias, Danilo Pereira, Joao Cancelo; Ruben Neves, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes; Bernardo SilvaCristiano RonaldoRaphael Leao

Spain (4-3-3): Unai Simon; Jordi Alba, Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Dani Carvajal; Rodri, Marcos Llorente, Koke; Pablo Sarabia, Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata

Head to Head:

03/06/22 Spain 1 – 1 Portugal
05/06/21 Spain 0 – 0 Portugal
08/10/20 Portugal 0 – 0 Spain
16/06/18 Portugal 3 – 3 Spain
28/06/12 Portugal 0 – 0 ( p) Spanish

Prediction:

Portugal have only lost once in their last five matches. Portugal was able to score 11 goals in that period and conceded only two goals. So, in terms of performance, Ruben Dias and colleagues are very solid.

Spain has won twice in the last five matches. Spain scored seven goals and conceded five goals. Spain is still not getting its best performance. However, Spain has the potential to be troublesome with some of its talented young players.

Portugal 2-1 Spain

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