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Portugal vs. Spain: Day Two World Cup Betting Preview, Odds and Picks

Posted by: Mike Davis

The 2018 World Cup is almost here and there’s no question that everyone is looking forward to the Portugal vs. Spain contest. While this is normally the type of matchup we would witness later on in the tournament, say the semifinal round or whatnot, World Cup betting players are getting this intriguing of a matchup on Day 2. Let’s take a quick look at what kind of turnout the sports parlay odds are predicting.

2018 World Cup – Portugal vs. Spain – Friday, June 15th  

When: 1:00 pm ET

Where: Fish Stadium, Sochi, Russia

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go

Online Soccer Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Portugal +½ (EV) 2 (+120) +360
Spain -½ (-115) 2 (-135) -113
Portugal/Spain Draw +250
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Portugal

Portugal enters the 2018 World Cup fresh off their triumph at Euro 2016 in France. The Portuguese will be vying to accomplish what they’ve never done; win a World Cup. Granted, despite not ever winning the tournament, the Portuguese have found plenty of success at the World Cup. The best Portugal has ever finished was 3rd and that was in the 1966 tournament held in England. However, Portugal is coming off a disappointing showing at the 2014 World Cup, where they failed to even get out of the group stage. But judging by the talent the Portuguese bring to the table, they should have no problem making it out of Group B. That said, they might have a tough time beating Spain in this matchup.

Players to Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Andre Silva (AC Milan) and William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon).

Spain

Spain are the online soccer betting favorites to win Group B and unsurprisingly, they’re the favorites to win this matchup. But considering that these two share a border, there’s no question there will be plenty of cheap shots exchanged between the two. Although Spain is coming off an embarrassing performance in the 2014 World Cup that saw them exit at the group stage. But before that, Spain won the whole tourney at the 2010 World Cup. So how well will Spain fare in this year’s tournament? Well, judging by the fact that they won 9 out of 10 qualifiers, Spain should be able to make a deep push.

Players to Watch: Isco (Real Madrid), Alvaro Morata (Chelsea) and David Silva (Man City).

Portugal vs. Spain || 2018 World Cup Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Portugal is 4-1-1 SU in their last 6 matchups
  • Portugal has scored 10 goals in their last 6 matchups
  • The Portuguese have allowed 5 goals in their last 6 matchups
  • Spain is 3-0-2 SU in their last 6 matchups
  • Spain has scored 19 goals in their last 6 matchups
  • The Spaniards have allowed 5 goals in their last 6 matchups
Portugal vs. Spain || 2018 World Cup Betting Picks

So which country should top sportsbook betting players take in this Portugal vs. Spain matchup? Both these clubs are loaded with talent. However, Spain has been playing on a completely different level. Luckily, the money line isn’t favoring them too heavily in this contest. This makes taking Spain one of the best and safest options for the second day of World Cup betting. Sign up now to make this World Cup prediction!

Score Prediction: 2-0 Spain. The Spaniards pick up their first win of the tournament over Portugal.

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