It's a big-time showdown on Thursday in the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League when Spain and Portugal square off at Estadio Benito Villamarin in Seville, Spain. The Spaniards made the final of the 2020-21 event, beating Italy in the semifinals before losing to France 2-1 in Milan. The teams are grouped in League A Group 2 with Czech Republic and Switzerland, and each will play four games in June and two more in September to wrap up group play. The Nations League Finals, featuring the top team from each of the four groups, will take place June 14-18, 2023.
Kickoff is set for 2:45 p.m. ET. Spain is the +119 favorite (risk $100 to win $119) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Spain vs. Portugal odds, while Portugal is the +240 underdog. A 90-minute draw is priced at +225 and the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. (For more soccer coverage, click here).
Before locking in your Portugal vs. Spain picks or 2022-23 UEFA Nations League predictions, you NEED to see what soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Green knows Spain is one of the most technically sound teams in the world and should be able to control the pace of the game. The Spaniards bring a top-tier team to the tournament as they prepare for the World Cup. They have won seven of their past eight games in all competitions, losing only the Nations League final in October and outscoring opponents 18-4 in that span. Ferran Torres (five goals) and Alvaro Morata (four) are the top scorers in the eight matches in 2022 and should feature prominently in Thursday's game.
The expert also has considered the attacking talent that Portugal has, with many more options than Spain up top. Crisitano Ronaldo and Diogo Jota are the most dangerous, and Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva are excellent in their own right. Ronaldo has a team-high six goals in nine games, while Jota has five. Fernandes has three goals and two assists, and Silva has set up four goals. Spain has had trouble finding a consistent scorer and could be vulnerable on the counter-attack. Portugal has the speed to take advantage.
Green has taken an in-depth look at the Spain vs. Portugal matchup and locked in his best bets. We can tell you he's leaning Under on the goal total, and he's provided two best bets and has a full breakdown of this 2022-23 UEFA Nations League opener. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks and analysis before making any selections of your own.
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