The new Nations League competition is starting this month and in the first round, we will already see two of the best European teams going against each other when Spain will host Portugal at Estadio Benito Villamarín in Sevilla on June 2, 2022.
- Spain vs Portugal
- Nations League – Group 2, First round
- Date – 02/06/2022
- Starting time – 8.45 PM CET
- Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Spain Stats & Form
Despite many personnel changes in recent years as many of the top Spanish players have retired, Spain is still among the best teams in Europe.
They made it to the semifinals last year at the EURO and qualified for the World Cup in Qatar this year.
Now the Spaniards will have a chance to start another Nation league season with a win at home but that will not be easy as neighboring Portugal will pay a visit to Sevilla.
Spain has won the last four games and is coming off a 5-0 win over Iceland in a friendly match.
Spain possible lineup: Simon, Alba, Torres, Laporte, Azpillicueta, Soler, Busquets, Gavi, Olmo, de Tomas, Sarabia
David Alaba is questionable for the final game.
Portugal Stats & Form
Portugal had a tough time qualifying for the upcoming FIFA World Cup. They were on top of their qualifying group until the last minute of the last match when Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a header to give Serbia a 2-1 win and send Portugal to the Playoffs.
Still, they were pretty good winning against Turkey and North Macedonia to advance to the World Cup.
Portugal has won three of the last five games and is heading to face Spain, a team that they have not defeated since 2010.
Portugal is not in their best shape as the last matches have taken a toll on their confidence but the match against Spain may be exactly what they need to get back.
Portugal possible lineup: Diogo Costa, Mendes, Pepe, Danilo, Cancelo, Otavio, Moutinho, Fernandes, Silva, Diogo Jota, Ronaldo
Spain vs Portugal Head-to-Head Stats
Six of the last ten games between these two teams have ended in a draw with both of the teams winning two of them.
Seven of the last 10 games between these two have finished under 2.5 goals.
Spain vs Portugal Betting Odds
Spain is a slight favourite going into this game with the odds for their win are at 117 while the odds for Portugal’s victory and a draw are at 236.
The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with 116 to go over and -145 for under.
Two of the best teams in Europe will face each other in the opening round of the new season in the Nations League. Both of them have booked their tickets for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar and will be one of the top favourites to win the title. The last four games between these two teams have finished in draw in regulation but that will not be the case this time around as the Spaniards will use the home court advantage to win important 3 points.
Of course, Portugal has Cristiano Ronaldo who always plays well especially for the national team but there is nothing he will be able to do to help his team avoid a loss in Sevilla. Spain has been playing great lately winning the last 4 games and conceding only one goal. Portugal has also won in the last two games against North Macedonia and Turkey which took them to the World Cup.