The stadium “Munisipal” in Braga will host one of the most interesting matches of the next round of the League of Nations. The main teams of Portugal and Spain will compete. These teams are among the best in their class. What to know before the starting whistle?
In the previous round, Portugal lost at least marginally away to the Swiss (0-1). Thus, the hosts lost for the first time in the current LN campaign. In addition, for the first time in the last five meetings in this competition, the Portuguese did not score. Fernando Santos’ team had not lost in three of their previous four games in their quartet, taking two wins. The hosts are second in the group, one point behind the leader, the Spaniards.
In the previous LN round, the visitors beat the Czech Republic 2-0 at home. “The Furia Roja recorded their second straight “dry” victory in the competition. The visitors have drawn their first two matches in the current Nations League campaign. With eight points, the Spaniards occupy first place in the group. In their last eight games in the LoN, the Spaniards have only one loss (four victories, three Worlds).
In the last five face-to-face games, the sides have been as even as possible. The sides have invariably signed a settlement during regular game time.
We believe that the game will be tightly fought. Practice shows that the teams are used to playing with maximum effort, without conceding a single inch to the opponent. At the same time, the Spaniards look more convincing in this draw LN. We believe that the guests will not concede.