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Portugal vs. Spain 9/27/22 Nations League Soccer Picks, Predictions, Odds

Spain vs. Portugal
September 27, 2022 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Spain +205 / Portugal +130 // Total: 2.5
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Portugal and Spain face off on Tuesday in a League A Group 2 UEFA Nations League showdown at the Braga Municipal Stadium. When these two teams faced off on June 2nd the final score was 1-1. 

Portugal comes into this game sitting 1st place in the standings having picked up 10 points. On Saturday, Portugal faced off against the Czech Republic, and the offense was strong, scoring four goals on the way to the easy victory. Diogo Dalot scored twice and paced the team on the way to the victory. They had 56 percent of the possession and five shots on goal. Cancelo is back from suspension, and he needs to be good in this game. Mario Rui and Nuno Mendes started the last game, but both could move to the bench in this game. 

On the other side of this matchup is Spain, who sits in second place in the standings having picked up eight points. Spain’s last game came against Switzerland, and the defense really struggled in that game, giving up two goals. Spain had 75 percent of the possession and four shots on goal, but the defense wasn’t good enough. Dani Carvajal and Diego Llorente missed the last game against Portgual, but both are expected to move back into the starting lineup for this big game. In this game, Spain needs to do more with their scoring chances, They can’t be having 75 percent of the possession and only score one goal. 

Spain’s offense wasn’t good enough in the last game, and it’s not going to get any easier against the Portugal defense. Portugal scored four goals in the last game, and they are going to score a couple of goals here. Spain’s offense is going to have no answer, and that will be the difference as Portugal gets the job done. Back Portugal on the money line. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:
Portugal ML +130
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