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Portugal vs Spain Prediction & Betting tips
Group B of the Russia 2018 World Cup continues and this time, the two strongest selections of the same will clash. Therefore, if you want to obtain more information about the Spain vs Portugal forecast, we believe that you should analyze all the data that we will give you below. In the previous one, the Spanish national team starts slightly as a favorite due to the collective potential that it possesses, which almost always assures him possession of the ball. For this reason and knowing that the Lusitanians also have level players, it is logical that the process is round trip at certain times. Faced with this reality, we play for the option “plus 8 corners”, since several of the attacks can be neutralized and end up in the corners.
As is already known, Spain qualified for this World Cup as the first group, after winning 9 matches and drawing the rest they played. The team is being directed by Julián Lopetegui, who has just been named coach of Real Madrid after the World Cup. The level of the team is acceptable, but has had some problems of effectiveness in their recent friendlies. Draw 1-1 with Switzerland and a 1-0 victory with just enough over Tunisia. Gone were the 1-1 equality against Germany and the beating given to Argentina in March (6-1). In terms of corners, the following occurred in these matches (9-2 against the Germans, 1-5 against the Argentines, 7-1 against the Swiss and 6-0 against the Tunisians).
If we refer to the main figures of Spain, we tell you that it has a high level goalkeeper like De Gea, which is also corners security when there are dangerous attacks from rivals. In this case, we trust that David can help us specify some. In defensive matters, Carvajal, Odriozola, Jordi Alba and Monreal are important in the brand and also in the projection by the bands, which are vital to get corner kicks. In the midfield, we have Sergio Busquets who manages the times of this squad, being vital also the contribution of Iniesta, Isco and David Silva. Finally, in attack, Rodrigo, Asensio, Lucas Vásquez and Diego Costa can also be important when generating corners in favor.
The present of the Lusitanians is acceptable, since the team achieved the objective of qualifying directly after fighting a great battle against Switzerland for the first place in their group. Now he will try to win the World Cup after having been crowned European Champion 2016. He is still an organized and well-organized one thanks to the work of coach Fernando Santos, who has Cristiano Ronaldo as his main card in front of the goal. It is expected that CR7 will appear as it does in Real Madrid, either on specific plays or with so many generated by its good location in the area. Of course, it is necessary that other elements such as Bernardo Silva, André Silva, Goncalo Guedes and Ricardo Quaresma appear when they play, since not everything can be done alone.
For this duel is expected that the Portuguese have the ball at certain times, can come out against or also opening the field. Therefore, it should not surprise us that they can specify between 3 to 6 throughout the 90 minutes of play (2 to 3 per stage). It is not ruled out that this number will increase if the team loses by one or two goals difference. If this were to happen, it is logical that the Lusitanians advance a little more the lines and not speculate so much in speed and in the handling of the ball when attacking. His last friendlies were the following: Draw 2-2 with Tunisia, parity 0-0 with Belgium and victory 3-0 with Algeria. In matters of corners the following were given: 4-3, 6-2 and 7-7 (played CR7 against the Algerians).
The last match that both teams had was 6 years ago, when they met for the semifinals of Euro 2012 (draw 0-0 in regulation time, giving 6 corners for the Portuguese and 3 of the Spanish).
Portugal vs Spain head to head matches
27.06.12 EUR Portugal Spain 0 : 1 (0 : 0)
17.11.10 FI Portugal Spain 4 : 0
29.06.10 WC Spain Portugal 1 : 0
20.06.04 EUR Spain Portugal 0 : 1
06.09.03 FI Portugal Spain 0 : 3