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Spain vs Portugal Predictions & Tips - Spain and Portugal to draw in Madrid

  • Spain vs Portugal predictions for Friday’s international friendly
  • The match is being played at 6.30pm BST at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano
  • Spain are undefeated in 21 of their last 22 matches
  • I am backing a draw with Portugal undefeated in 12 of their last 13 matches
  • Preview, stats, squads & team news
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Spain have drawn their last 3 matches against Portugal (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 04 Jun 2021
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Spain vs Portugal Predictions


Portugal have shown they can match it with Spain. This should be a close match with both nations content to avoid defeat in Madrid.

  • Spain are undefeated in 21 of their last 22 matches (all competitions).
  • Spain have drawn 3 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Spain have drawn their last 3 matches against Portugal (all competitions).
  • Spain have drawn 6 of their last 9 friendly matches against Portugal.
  • Portugal are undefeated in 12 of their last 13 matches (all competitions).
  • Portugal have drawn 5 of their last 10 friendlies.

Head to Head


Spain have an 18-6 advantage against Portugal with 14 draws in 38 matches.

The last three encounters have ended in draws.

Spain Form


Spain are undefeated in 21 of their last 22 matches.

Luis Enrique’s side started the World Cup qualifiers with a 1-1 draw against Greece. They looked to be cruising after Álvaro Morata’s opener but conceded an equaliser from the penalty spot.

Spain bounced back with a 2-1 win in Georgia. They were 1-0 down at half time with Ferran Torres equalising and Dani Olmo scoring the winning penalty in added time.

Spain’s last match was a 3-1 home win against Kosovo. Olmo and Torres were on target once again with Gerard Moreno sealing it in the 75th minute.

Spain Squad & Team News


Position
Player
Caps
Goals
Club
Goalkeeper David de Gea 45 0 Manchester United
Goalkeeper Robert Sánchez 0 0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Goalkeeper Unai Simón 6 0 Athletic Bilbao
Defender César Azpilicueta 25 0 Chelsea
Defender Diego Llorente 7 0 Leeds United
Defender Pau Torres 7 1 Villarreal
Defender Eric García 7 0 Manchester City
Defender José Gayà 13 2 Valencia
Defender Jordi Alba 72 8 Barcelona
Defender Aymeric Laporte 0 0 Manchester City
Midfielder Sergio Busquets (captain) 122 2 Barcelona
Midfielder Marcos Llorente 4 0 Atlético Madrid
Midfielder Koke (vice-captain) 49 0 Atlético Madrid
Midfielder Thiago 41 2 Liverpool
Midfielder Rodri 19 1 Manchester City
Midfielder Fabián 11 1 Napoli
Midfielder Dani Olmo 11 3 Leipzig
Midfielder Pedri 3 0 Barcelona
Forward Álvaro Morata 39 19 Juventus
Forward Gerard 10 5 Villarreal
Forward Ferran Torres 10 6 Manchester City
Forward Adama Traoré 5 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Forward Mikel Oyarzabal 13 4 Real Sociedad
Forward Pablo Sarabia 3 1 Paris Saint-Germain

Sergio Ramos is out and won’t get a chance to add to his 180 caps. Right backs Jesús Navas, Dani Carvajal and Héctor Bellerín are also absent.

Goalkeeper Robert Sánchez and defender Aymeric Laporte are in line to make their international debuts.

Portugal Form


Portugal are undefeated in 12 of their last 13 matches.

Fernando Santos’ side started their World Cup qualification campaign with a 1-0 win against Azerbaijan.

Portugal drew 2-2 in Serbia after two goals to Diogo Jota established a 2-0 lead. 

Their last match was a 3-1 win in Luxembourg, overturning a 1-0 deficit with Diogo Jota, Cristiano Ronaldo and João Palhinha on target.

Portugal Squad & Team News


Position
Player
Caps
Goals
Club
Goalkeeper Rui Patrício 92 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Goalkeeper Anthony Lopes 13 0 Lyon
Goalkeeper Rui Silva 0 0 Granada
Defender Nélson Semedo 17 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Defender Pepe 113 7 Porto
Defender Rúben Dias 27 2 Manchester City
Defender Raphaël Guerreiro 45 2 Borussia Dortmund
Defender José Fonte 45 0 Lille
Defender João Cancelo 26 4 Manchester City
Defender Nuno Mendes 3 0 Sporting CP
Midfielder João Moutinho (Vice-captain) 130 7 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Midfielder Bernardo Silva 54 7 Manchester City
Midfielder Bruno Fernandes 27 2 Manchester United
Midfielder Danilo Pereira 45 2 Paris Saint-Germain
Midfielder William Carvalho 64 4 Betis
Midfielder Rafa Silva 20 0 Benfica
Midfielder Renato Sanches 24 2 Lille
Midfielder Rúben Neves 20 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Midfielder Pedro Gonçalves 0 0 Sporting CP
Midfielder Sérgio Oliveira 10 0 Porto
Midfielder João Palhinha 3 1 Sporting CP
Forward Cristiano Ronaldo (Captain) 173 103 Juventus
Forward André Silva 38 16 Eintracht Frankfurt
Forward Gonçalo Guedes 22 6 Valencia
Forward Diogo Jota 12 6 Liverpool
Forward João Félix 16 3 Atlético Madrid

There is plenty of experience in Portugal’s squad with goalkeeper Rui Patrício closing in on 100 caps, Pepe earning 113 and João Moutinho 130 caps. 

Captain Cristiano Ronaldo has 173 caps and 103 goals to his name. He is closing in on being the top international goalscorer of all time.
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Verdict

Spain were average in the World Cup qualifiers and don’t have the fear factor they had a decade ago. Portugal can earn a draw in Madrid which will suit both nations.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @240.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @550.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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