2018 World Cup Group B PORTUGAL VS SPAIN Prediction
The World Cup has just begun its second day of the competition and it has ushered in a heavyweight competition. The 2016 Euro Champions Portugal are facing their old rival Spain fighting for the first position in Group B.
Both sides are big favorites in Group B. The other two teams in the same group are Morocco and Iran. This will be the most important game in Group B. The winner of this game has a good chance to qualify for the next stage with the next three games, so you can be sure it will be a fierce fight by both teams.
Portugal is the 2016 UEFA European Football Champion, but two years later, they have not produced any particularly prominent defensive players. Their central defense still relies on Pepe, 35, who will work with 36-years-old Bruno Alves or 34-years-old Rocha Fonte. When faced with high paced offensive teams, this may prove fatal.
Portugal defeated Algeria 3-0 easily after a goalless draw in Belgium in early June. They dominated the world cup qualification, but they won only 3 out of 7 games and they failed to defeat the United States, the Netherlands, Tunisia, and Belgium.
Spain also dominated the World Cup qualifying matches, losing just two points in ten games and five points ahead of Italy and other heavyweight teams. In these ten games they scored 36 goals in total. Theyhavebeenunbeaten for two years since the 2016 UEFA European Football Championship.
The players under Spain’s coach, Julen Lopetegui Argote, have performed impressively in the world cup qualification, but they have only lost one in the past five matches. They scored at least 2 goals in 15 games in the last 20 games. However, Spain still has its concerns. Just one day before the World Cup, the Spanish coach announced that he will coach Real Madrid Club de Fútbol after the World Cup. This may cause a shake in the team.
Portugal lost three goals against the Netherlands and two goals to Tunisia recently. Considering their recent declining state
We will predict:
SPAIN scores over 1.5 goals
Spain vs Portugal, the score is 2-1.
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