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Portugal vs. Slovenia 7/1/24 European Championship Betting Picks

Portugal vs. Slovenia 7/1/24 – In an intriguing matchup in the 2024 European Championship, Portugal faces Slovenia at Frankfurt Arena this Monday, with kickoff scheduled for 3:00 PM ET. As the competition heats up, Portugal enters the game with an unblemished record in Group B (0-0-3), contrasting Slovenia’s challenging path (2-1-0). This encounter promises high stakes and intense competition, with both teams aiming to secure a pivotal win. Fans looking for daily fee Euro 2024 picks will find this game particularly interesting, given the contrasting forms and historical performances of the two squads.

Portugal vs. Slovenia 7/1/24

When:Monday, July 1, 2024, at 3:00 PM ET
Where:Frankfurt Arena

The current betting odds highlight Portugal as the clear favorites, reflected in their aggressive -272 moneyline. The -1.5 spread at +107 suggests confidence in Portugal’s ability to win by at least two goals, while the total of 2.5 with slight favor towards the over (-105) indicates expectations of a moderately high-scoring game. Bettors might find value in Slovenia’s +1.5 spread at -138, banking on them to at least keep the match close.

Portugal-1.5 (+107)2.5 over (-105)-272
Slovenia+1.5 (-138)2.5 under (-125)+800
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Draw: +235

Diogo Costa GK vs. Jan Oblak GK

Diogo Costa has remained quite reliable for Portugal, which has prosecuted him to make three stars and clinching one clean sheet while serving a stern defense by only allowing a paltry three goals. He will be charged with the responsibility of marking Slovenia’s offense, which has not been so keen when searching for the equalizer.

On the same note, Jan Oblak for Slovenia faces some difficulties, but has managed to register nine saves and a clean sheet meaning the player has the capacity to challenge the other teams. The match against Portugal’s performance will be instrumental in checking the hostile attacking formation of Portugal.

Portuguese Power: Navigating Through Slovenia’s Defense

The attacking line of Portugal headed by Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes and Francisco Conceicao has been aggressive. These two hold a goal-attempting ability from a few beginnings; they pose a menacing multiplier that requires Slovenia’s defense force to model and cordon. The average of such figures compiled by the team was 2.3 goals per game in the recent matches completely emphasizes the team’s capacity to score, in turn, which showed in their ability to get past Slovenia’s defensive line that has been averaging 1.5 goals per game.

Slovenian Struggle: Countering Portuguese Dominance

On the flip side, Slovenia’s top scorers, all defenders, indicate a reliance on set pieces or defensive transitions for goals. Zan Karnicnik and Erik Janza, both defenders scoring in crucial moments, illustrate Slovenia’s unconventional offensive approach. This could potentially surprise the Portuguese defense, but Slovenia will need more from their forward line to genuinely test Portugal’s backline.

Portugal Betting Trends

In contrast, all members of Slovenia’s top-scoring Premier soccer team are defenders, suggesting only set pieces and defending transitions are the key goal. Zan Karnicnik and Erik Janza, players who are native to pressure the opponents with the backs to the very own basket, fit to Slovenia’s tactical concept as the Slovenian team applied quite an unusual and untraditional way of attacking and forming tactical goals. This may come as a shock to the Portuguese defense though Slovenia has to get more out of their forwards to really trouble the Portuguese defense.

Slovenia Betting Trends

Conversely, Slovenia’s form against Portugal (no wins in the last five meetings) and only a 30% win rate in away games paint a less favorable picture. Their struggle to keep games tight and difficulty in scoring against top-tier teams could be their downfall in this matchup.

Portugal vs. Slovenia Betting Picks

Considering the depth of talent and historical dominance, Portugal is the safer bet here. Their balanced approach and strong defensive setup, coupled with Slovenia’s lackluster offensive record, should guide Portugal to a comfortable win.

For those looking at prop bets and over/under, the over on 2.5 goals seems promising, considering Portugal’s offensive form. Bettors might also explore odds in top online betting sites for a Portugal win by multiple goals, enhancing potential returns on more specific bets.

Portugal’s consistent form and strategic prowess should enable them to secure a victory with a clean sheet, maintaining their top position in Group B and edging closer to championship glory.

Score Prediction: Portugal 2, Slovenia 0