Portugal will host Spain in the Nations League on Tuesday with a spot in the finals on the line. Moreover, it will be the last match for both sides before they fly to Qatar for the World Cup in November. Here we have Portugal vs Spain, kick-off time, team news, lineups, and prediction.
- UEFA Nations League 22-23
- Group: A2
- Matchday: 6 of 6
- Date: Tuesday, 27 Sept. 2022
- Kick-off Time: 6:45 pm GMT
- Venue: Estadio Municipal de Braga
Cristiano Ronaldo and co. cruised past the Czech Republic with a 0-4 goal victory last Saturday. On the other hand, Spain suffered a 1-2 defeat against Switzerland to give away the top spot. La Roja is now 2 points behind Portugal.
Fernando Santos’ men need a draw tonight to reach the finals. On the other hand, Spain will need to get three points to reach the last 4.
The two sides met in Benito Villamarin in their Nations League opener for a 1-1 draw in June.
Moreover, it will be the last game for both sides before the World Cup. Both teams will be keen to get a win and bring momentum.
Portugal vs Spain Team News and Lineup
Man City star Joao Cancelo missed out on the last match due to a yellow-card suspension. He would return to the side for their visit of Spain.
However, Dalot shouldn’t be dropped after scoring a brace against the Czech. Cancelo could occupy the left-back position.
Cristiano Ronaldo had a bloody face after his clash against Tomas Vaclik last game. The legend is fit and should start against Spain.
Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Costa; Dalot, Dias, Pereira, Cancelo; Neves, Palhinha, Fernandes; B Silva, Ronaldo, Leao
Dani Carvajal and Diego Llorente were rested in their 1-2 defeat against Switzerland. It may be because they could miss this one if they were shown yellow cards. They would return for this one.
Marco Asensio was taken off due to a knock. Morata could replace him. We could see a couple of changes in the midfield as Rodri and Koke are expected to start.
Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Simon; Carvajal, Garcia, Torres, Alba; Koke, Rodri, Pedri; Sarabia, Morata, Torres
Portugal vs Spain Prediction
Luis Enrique’s men lost 1-2 to Switzerland in their last outing. They will be keen to come back in winning ways and take the momentum to Qatar.
Moreover, a spot in the Nations League finals will be on the line. Hence, the fans are up for an eye-catching battle.
Elsewhere, Fernando Santos’ men are on fire. They are fresh off a 0-4 thumping win over the Czech Republic. Cristiano Ronaldo and co. will be keen to continue the similar form and bring momentum to Qatar.
We predict Portugal will make it through to next summer’s finals with a draw tonight.
Portugal 1-1 Spain.
Where to Watch
Portugal vs Spain will be available live on Premier Sports’ Box Nation. The coverage will start from 7:35 pm BST before the kick-off at 7:45 pm. Premier Sports subscribers can catch the live stream on Premier Player.
Fans in the United States can watch the match live via fuboTV. In India, fans can watch the live stream on Sony LIV.