Czech Republic vs Portugal – Czech Republic will be hoping for a better outcome here after losing to Spain in the Nations League in their most recent match, 2-0.
Czech Republic had 24% of the possession in that game and made 7 efforts on goal, scoring two of them. Spain had 9 efforts at goal at the other end, scoring on 4. Spain’s goals came from Carlos Soler (24′) and Pablo Sarabia (75′).
In recent years, the Czech Republic hasn’t refused to surrender very often. They will be concerned that Czech Republic’s defence has been breached in 6 of their last 6 matches, resulting in the conceding of 9 goals.
Portugal and their travelling supporters will be hoping for a better outcome after a setback in their most recent Nations League match against Switzerland.
Portugal controlled 58% of the ball during that game and attempted 20 goals, eight of which were successful. Switzerland had 5 shots total, with 2 of those being on goal. For Switzerland, Haris Seferovi scored in the first second.
The Portugal defence has been consistently strong, and as a result, they have only allowed 3 goals in their last six matches combined. They have themselves scored 12 goals throughout the same time frame. If that tendency continues in this area, it will be interesting to see.
Czech Republic vs Portugal – Betting Analysis
Jaroslav Ilhav, the manager of the Czech Republic, has a fully healthy roster to pick from, so he doesn’t have to worry about anyone’s fitness before this game.
Fernando Santos, the manager of Portugal, has no concerns about his team’s physical condition going into this match because they are all fully healthy and prepared.
Our impression is that the Czech Republic are capable of defeating Portugal with a goal, but even that may not be enough. We expect a close contest that ends with Portugal winning 1-2. It ought to be a very fascinating one.