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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
Spain have drawn their last 3 matches against Portugal (Getty Images)
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 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
|Goalkeeper||David de Gea||45||0||Manchester United|
|Goalkeeper||Robert Sánchez||0||0||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|Goalkeeper||Unai Simón||6||0||Athletic Bilbao|
|Defender||Diego Llorente||7||0||Leeds United|
|Defender||Eric García||7||0||Manchester City|
|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|
|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 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
|Goalkeeper||Rui Patrício||92||0||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|Defender||Nélson Semedo||17||0||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|Defender||Rúben Dias||27||2||Manchester City|
|Defender||Raphaël Guerreiro||45||2||Borussia Dortmund|
|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||Rúben Neves||20||0||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|Midfielder||Pedro Gonçalves||0||0||Sporting CP|
|Midfielder||João Palhinha||3||1||Sporting CP|
|Forward||Cristiano Ronaldo (Captain)||173||103||Juventus|
|Forward||André Silva||38||16||Eintracht Frankfurt|
|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.
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