UEFA Nations League 2022: Spain vs Portugal | Football Prediction | Head to Head | Lineup

Spain and Portugal are set to face each other at Estadio Benito Villamarín in the UEFA Nations League. 

Spain, the runner-up in the UEFA Nations League, suffered a 2-1 loss to France in the Nations League final. Luis Enrique has brought back tiki-taka, and the players have done it well; Spain's 5-0 demolition of Arnar showed us what they are capable of.

Previously, we might claim that Portugal lacked quality players, but the squad now boasts a plethora of high-level, experienced players, and with Ronaldo leading the way, confidence should be skyrocketing. 

Spain vs Portugal: Head-to-Head

Date Result Competition 
04 Jun 2021Spain 0-0 PortugalInternational Friendlies  
08 Oct 2020Portugal 0-0 Spain  International Friendlies  
15 Jun 2018Portugal 3-3 Spain World Cup 
18 Nov 2012Portugal 0-0 Spain UEFA European Championship
18 Nov 2010Portugal 4-0 Spain International Friendlies  

Spain vs Portugal: Form Guide 

Spain form guide: W-W-W-W-W

Portugal form guide: W-W-L-D-W

Spain vs Portugal: Predicted Lineup

Spain Predicted XI (4-3-3): Unai Simon, Cesar Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Pau Torres, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Koke, Dani Olmo, Pablo Sarabia, Alvaro Morata, Ferran Torres

Portugal Predicted XI (4-3-3): Diogo Costa, Joao Cancelo, Pepe, Domingos Duarte, Raphael Guerreiro, Bruno Fernandes, Ruben Neves, Danilo Pereira, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Leao

Spain vs Portugal: Prediction 

Spain do not have to rely on top players to carry them in these games since Enrique's philosophy has been beneficial, as we can see on the field. The relentless passing game till the opponents are weary has produced results, and Portugal must prepare for this.

The Selecao have players with the calibre to compete with Spain. However, La Roja is reliant on teamwork and may wear Portugal out.

Prediction: Spain 2-1 Portugal

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