Match: Portugal vs Spain
Competition: FIFA World Cup 2018 – Group B
Time / Date: 21:00 / 15 June 2018
Venue: Fisht Olympic Stadium
Reigning European champions Portugal face neighbours Spain in Sochi to round off the second day of the 2018 FIFA World Cup (WC).
Portugal vs Spain Match Preview
Portugal have only lost inside 90 minutes three times in the 25 matches since they won Euro 2016. Nevertheless, they have been handed the toughest possible way to start their World Cup campaign on Friday and will be underdogs against Spain.
Spain, meanwhile, are unbeaten in 20 matches since being dumped out of Euro 2016. However, they sacked Julen Lopetegui on Wednesday after it was announced on Tuesday he would take over at Real Madrid after the World Cup.
Portugal vs Spain Head to Head (H2H)
Portugal and Spain have each won two, drawn three, and lost two of their last seven Iberian derbies. The last and only World Cup meeting came in 2010 as Spain beat them 1-0 on their way to lifting the trophy.
Portugal vs Spain Team News
Fernando Santos makes some surprising decisions, but here we can expect the best from his side.
Patricio, Soares, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro, Moutinho, Carvalho, B Silva, Mario, Ronaldo, A Silva
Julen Lopetegui is out but we rarely can expect something new and different.
De Gea, Carvajal, Pique, Ramos, Alba, Busquets, Alcantara, D Silva, Isco, Iniesta, Costa
Portugal vs Spain Stats and Streaks
- Spain are unbeaten since June 2016, having won 14 of their 20 matches since then.
- Portugal have failed to score in just two of their last 12 matches.
- Portugal had the most shots on goal (230, 23.0 per game) of any team in European WC qualifying.
Portugal vs Spain Betting Tips and Predictions
When I see at both teams squads, I see goals everywhere. But here this first game can be very important for both sides and better to go on Under Goals.