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Portugal will host the Czech Republic this Thursday, for its third match of the ongoing UEFA Nations League group stages.
After being held to a 1-1 draw by Spain in the first game of this year's edition, Portugal made a stunning comeback as Cristiano Ronaldo was in the team for the game against Switzerland. The 5 time Ballon d'Or winner struck a brace in the first half, with William Carvalho and Joao Cancelo joining the party, handing the hosts 3 important points, and catapulting them to the top of the table.
With the FIFA World Cup just around the corner, the Selecaos will definitely be looking to keep up the winning momentum, and most football betting sites are giving pretty short odds for a home win. However, Portugal cannot afford to take its visitors for granted, as it has already thrown up some surprises this year.
The Czech Republic is second to Portugal on the points table only because of a poorer goal difference. Just like Portugal, the Lokomotiva too beat Switzerland in its first game of the season but managed to beat Spain in its most recent outing.
Jakub Pesek put the home team ahead in the first few minutes after kick-off, but Spain managed to equalize in the stoppage time of the first half. Jan Kuchta again put them ahead in the 66th minute, but Martinez denied them a victory by scoring in the final moments of the game, and both the teams shared the spoils. However, Czechia faces a much steeper battle as they head to Lisbon, and start the game as underdogs on most football betting sites.
Match prediction and football betting tips for Portugal vs Czech Republic Nations League 2022. The match is going to be played at Estadio Jose Alvalade, Lisbon, on 9th June 2022.
Fernando Santos is expected to juggle his players in this match, as he looks to give rest to senior players like Pepe, as he stares at a hectic week ahead. Domingos Duarte is likely to earn a start, along with Rafael Leao and Bernardo Silva. It will be interesting to see who he picks up to stand between the sticks, as both, Rui Patricio and Diogo Costa are in good form.
As for the visitors, both Jakub Jankto and Jaroslav Zeleny picked up injuries in the game against Spain, and remain doubtful for this game. Milan Havel is likely to start in their absence, along with Adam Hlozek.
A fatigued Portuguese side is likely to face some stiff resistance from the visitors but should earn three important points when the final whistle blows.
Bet on Portugal to win.
Each of the last 3 matches involving the Czech Republic has seen both sides score, while there has been a similar outcome in 3 of the last5 matches involving Portugal. Hence, BTTS seems to be a relatively safe bet here.
After scoring a brace in the last match, the Portuguese talisman now has 117 international goals to his name and will be looking to extend his record as the top international scorer of all time. If there is any player that you expect to rise to the big occasions, then that is Cristiano Ronaldo. The odds are not half bad that we are getting right now.