Nothing screams “Well-matched” than placing Portugal and Spain face to face against each other. The two sides even have a head to head record that further buttresses the point. Portugal has currently recruited some young boys that can influence the game even after Cristiano Ronaldo is gone.
The Spanish team, on the other hand, has always been a classic. There are still players to look out for. Let’s hope they’ll make something spectacular out of this game. Remember that it’s just a friendly game, so you may not be seeing most of your favorite players. However, it’s still a fantastic match to look up to.
In this article, we’ll compare and contrast their stats to see which team is in a better position to win in their game tomorrow. We’ll look at their head to head stats, their previous games, and then we’ll predict what the results would be so that you can have a clearer understanding of the situation before you stake your money.
Head to Head
As mentioned earlier, Portugal and Spain both have a head to head record that shows that they’re well-matched and could probably even play ‘another’ draw. No one side is far better than the other. They’re both terrific in their rights. Maybe this game will be the decider of which team is better.
These two teams have played a total of 7 games against each other. Portugal has won 2, Spain has won 2, and the remaining three ended in draws. One of the draws ended in a penalty, which eventually ended in Spain’s favor. So, technically, Spain is leading with one win, but you know that doesn’t count in betting.
Based on Spain’s quality compared to what we ‘had’ in Portugal, where Cristiano Ronaldo looked like the only big deal in the team, one would expect that Spain should be far ahead of Portugal. Well, football is a game of mysteries.
Previous Games Records
It’s quite tricky to tell which team has had it better between these two sides in the past years. Do you rate a team that has not lost in the past ten games but has drawn three over another that has only lost once in the past 10? Well, in my opinion, a clean sheet is always better. So, we’ll give it to the former.
In the last ten matches that Spain has played over the years, they have won 7, lost none, and drawn 3. That’s a record they have set there. It’s been very long since the Spanish side lost a game—both in friendlies and in actual competitions. Let’s see if Portugal will be able to rid them of that record.
Portugal, on the other hand, has won 9 of their last ten matches, drawn done, and lost one. They are currently on a 5-game winning streak, which could also be ended by the Spanish side. It looks like both teams have something to lose in their record if they lose this friendly.
We’ll place the odds at 2.6 for Portugal to win, 2.6 for Spain to win, and 1.5 for a draw.
May the better side win.