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Last updated: 11 Jun 2024
Conrad Castleton 11 Jun 2024
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  • Portugal vs Republic of Ireland preview: goals expected
  • Portugal likely to win but have been conceded 8 goals in their last 4 games
  • Over 2.5 goals, both teams to score & Portugal win with BTTS predicted
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Portugal continue to leak goals and their is value on this friendly seeing BTTS and over 2.5 goals in Aveiro. The hosts should head into Euro 2024 on the back of win though.
  • Portugal vs Republic of Ireland Preview
  • Head to Head
  • Portugal Form
  • Portugal Squad & Team News
  • Republic of Ireland Form
  • Republic of Ireland Squad & Team News

  • Portugal have won 12 of their last 14 matches.
  • Portugal have conceded 8 goals in their last 4 matches.
  • Portugal have won 2 of their last 3 matches against Republic of Ireland.
  • Republic of Ireland have seen BTTS in 4 their last 6 matches against Portugal.
  • Republic of Ireland have lost 5 of their last 9 matches

Head to Head


Portugal have a 3-2 head to head record against Republic of Ireland with three draws.

In World Cup qualifiying in 2021, Portugal won 2-1 at home before being held to a 0-0 in Dublin. 

Portugal Form


Portugal won all ten European Championship qualifiers, nine of those victories coming with clean sheets. The only time they were breached was a 3-2 victory against Slovakia.

Robert Martinez's side have leaked goals in their four friendlies most recently, conceding twice in a pair of wins and two defeats.

In March, the Seleção beat Sweden 5-2 before losing 2-0 to Slovenia. This month, Portugal beat Finland 4-2 before a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Croatia on Saturday.

Portugal Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Rui Patrício, Diogo Costa, José Sá
Defenders: Pepe, Danilo Pereira, Rúben Dias, João Cancelo, Nélson Semedo, Nuno Mendes, Diogo Dalot, António Silva, Gonçalo Inácio, João Mário, Toti Gomes, Diogo Leite
Midfielders: Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Rúben Neves, João Palhinha, Otávio, Vitinha, Matheus Nunes, João Neves
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, João Félix, Rafael Leão, Bruma, Gonçalo Ramos, Dany Mota, Francisco Conceição, Jota Silva

Republic of Ireland Form


Republic of Ireland failed to qualify for Euro 2024 following six defeats and two wins during qualification. The only Group B victories came against international minnows Gibraltar.

They have won just once in four friendlies since the end of qualifying, that coming last week thanks to a Troy Parrott 92nd winner in a 2-1 success over Hungary.

Prior to that, Ireland drew 1-1 with New Zealand in November and 0-0 with Belgium in March. The same month, they also lost 1-0 at home to Switzerland.

Republic of Ireland Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Caoimhín Kelleher, Mark Travers, Max O'Leary, David Harrington
Defenders: Séamus Coleman, Robbie Brady, Shane Duffy, Matt Doherty, Enda Stevens, Dara O'Shea, Andrew Omobamidele, Liam Scales, Jake O'Brien
Midfielders: Josh Cullen, Callum O'Dowda, Jason Knight, Jamie McGrath, Mikey Johnston, Will Smallbone, Mark Sykes, Finn Azaz
Forwards: Adam Idah, Troy Parrott, Michael Obafemi, Sammie Szmodics, Tom Cannon

Verdict

Portugal continue to leak goals and their is value on this friendly seeing BTTS and over 2.5 goals in Aveiro. The hosts should head into Euro 2024 on the back of win though.

Best Bet1: Over 2.5 Total Goals @8/15 at bet365 - 3 Units
Best Bet2: BTTS Yes Both Teams To Score @13/10 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Best Bet3: Portugal Win & BTTS Win & BTTS Yes @2/1 at bet365 - 1 Unit
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