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Portugal vs Spain, International Friendly, Match Prediction

Europe’s two compact Football sides Portugal and Spain face off each other in an international friendly game on Wednesday. 

Match Timings: Oct 08, 12:15 AM 

Team Preview 

Portugal and Spain face each other for the first time since the 3-3 draw in 2018 FIFA World Cup. Both sides are appearing in the international after 2010 when Portugal had the final laugh with 4-0. Portugal kicked off their Nations League 2020-21 campaign with emphatic victories over Croatia and Sweden last month. Fernando Santos’ side has the big task this weekend as they take on World Champion France next in Group A3. Portugal has been magnificent after the exit from the last World Cup. They suffered only one defeat in this period, losing a group stage encounter 2-1 against Ukraine. The European Champions haven’t lost a match from their last five previous international friendly affairs. 

Meanwhile, Spain started their Nations League campaign with a 4-0 victory against Ukraine and 1-1 draw with Germany last month. Luis Enrique's side is still confident to make into the next round. In their next Nations League matches, they would face Switzerland and Ukraine this month. Spain is unbeaten in all competitions since the 2018-19 Nations League defeats against England and Croatia. In friendly matches, they haven’t lost any game since 2016, when Georgia defeated them 1-0. 

Team News & Possible Lineups 

Portugal 

William Carvalho, Ruben Semedo, Rafa Silva and Daniel Podence returned to Portugal’s side. 

Lineup:Lopes; N. Semedo, Dias, Pepe, Sequeira; Carvalho, Moutinho, Fernandes; Podence, Felix, Jota

All competitions form: W L W W W W 

Spain 

Adama Traore and Dani Ceballos have also been named in Spain’s squad. Jordi Alba might be unavailable due to an injury along with Dani Carvajal. 

Lineup: De Gea; Roberto, Ramos, Torres, Reguilon; Busquets, Ceballos, Merino; Traore, Rodrigo, Fati 

All competitions form: D D W W D W 

Key Players 

Spain 

Rodrigo 

4 goals in Euro 2020 Qualifiers 

Sergio Ramos 

4 goals in Euro 2020 Qualifiers 

Portugal

Diogo Jota 

1 goal in Nations League & Premier League 2020-21 

Joao Felix 

1 goal and 1 assist in Nations League 2020-21 

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