Nations League 2022-23: Spain vs Portugal prediction and betting tips (June 2)
In their last three head-to-head games, there hasn't been a winner. Spain and Portugal want to start the campaign with a win. Will there be a winner or will they share the spoils?
Alvaro Morata (Spain) scored a brace in their last match against Iceland
Alvaro Morata (Spain) scored a brace in their last match against Iceland

Spain play Portugal in Round 1 of the UEFA Nations League.

The match is scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 2 June 2022. The match venue is Estadio Benito, Villamarin, Sevilla, Spain.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Spain vs Portugal (June 2) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.

Spain vs Portugal latest odds on betting sites

Spain to win odds are priced at 2.05 (+105 American; 21/20 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.40 (+240; 12/5), while Portugal to win odds are priced at 3.60 (+260; 13/5).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Spain — 45%, draw — 28%, Portugal — 27%.

Latest betting odds on Spain vs Portugal (2 June 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
  • Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Spain — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Asian handicap (0.0, +0.5) on Portugal — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)

Spain vs Portugal match preview and statistics

Spain have won their last four matches. In their last match, Luis Enrique’s men play a friendly game against Iceland. They won 5-nil.

Alvaro Morata opened the scoring in the 36th minute as he slid the ball past Runarsson into the bottom left corner. Credit to Carlos Soler for stepping over the pass by Hugo Hullamon. Morata converted the penalty into the bottom right corner in the 39th minute to make it 2-0.

Yeremi Pino made it 30 in the 47th minute of the second half with a header into the back of the net, following the cross from Jordi Alba. Two minutes after coming off the bench, Pablo Sarabia scored the fourth goal with a header to extend the lead, assisted by Marcos Alonso.

Sarabia bagged his second goal in the 72nd minute as he buried the ball from close range, assisted by Alonso again. The substitutes were able to cause problems for Iceland. Top stats: 84% possession, 20 total shots, five big chances, eight shots on target, 887 accurate passes, 94% pass accuracy, seven fouls committed, two offsides and seven corners.

Spain team news: Eric Garcia, Marcos Alonso and Pedri are sidelined due to injuries.

Portugal have three wins, a draw and a loss in their last five matches. They beat North Macedonia to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in their last match.

Bruno Fernandes was the hero as he scored a brace in the victory. He opened the scoring in the 32nd minute with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Fernandes sealed the win in the 65th minute of the second half with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner, assisted by Diogo Jota with the cross following the fast break.

Team statistics: 64% possession, 1.85 expected goals (xG), 11 total shots, three big chances, three shots on target, 523 accurate passes, 87% pass accuracy, 11 fouls committed, one offside, seven corners and one yellow card.

Portugal team news: Jose Sa is sidelined due to a knee injury.

Spain vs Portugal H2H

Spain and Portugal have drawn each of their last three matches against each other. They played a goalless draw in the last meeting.

Spain vs Portugal lineups and key players

Spain projected starting lineup:

  • Unai Simon
  • Jose Gaya
  • Pau Torres
  • Aymeric Laporte
  • Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Sergio Busquets
  • Koke
  • Rodri
  • Dani Olmo
  • Ferran Torres
  • Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata is the key player to watch out for. He performed well in their last match against Iceland, scoring a brace. The attacker is in pole position to lead the frontlines against Portugal. Morata should be able to get on the scoresheet in this game.

Portugal projected starting lineup:

  • Rui Patricio
  • Raphael Gureiro
  • Domingos Duarte
  • Pepe
  • Joao Cancelo
  • Joao Moutinho
  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Bernardo Silva
  • Otavio
  • Diogo Jota
  • Cristiano Ronaldo

Bernardo Silva is the key player to watch out for. He had a brilliant season at Man City this year, winning the League title. Silva is a player to bank on to drop a very good performance and steady the team’s midfield.

Spain vs Portugal predictions and betting tips

Spain are on a four-game winning streak heading into this match. They have kept three clean sheets in four matches. The way they play has proven to be sustainable over time. Portugal have won two back-to-back games ahead of this game. They were able to clinch a spot in the World Cup after winning their last game.

Both teams have drawn three straight h2h games. They played a goalless draw in their last match. The predictions for this match are Spain to win, and under 2.5 goals. Spain have the home advantage with good momentum. Both sides haven’t scored a goal against each other in two meetings.

Spain have been good defensively, but aside from the last match, they’ve scored four goals in three games, averaging 1.33. The possession will stay with Luis Enrique’s men which will give Portugal a tough time. Two or less goals is very likely.

Betting prediction: Spain to win

Odds: 2.05 (+105 American; 21/20 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)

Football UEFA Nations League . Group stage. Round 1
Spain — Portugal
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Under 2.5 goals
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