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Portugal v Ireland Betting Tips [11 June 2024]

Football - International Friendlies

11 June 2024 14:45

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The match

The Republic of Ireland will be targeting a second straight win when they take on Portugal in a Tuesday friendly match. Portugal, playing their final warm-up game before heading to the European Championship, will host this encounter. They will be looking to add on to their dominant head-to-head record against their visitors. In the last three meetings between the two nations, Portugal are unbeaten, winning two. Their most recent meeting was in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, which ended in a 0-0 draw. However, the last time they faced off in a friendly match, Portugal thrashed Ireland 5-1. Here the Portuguese will be eyeing a ninth win in 16 meetings with the Irish. Right ahead of this game, Portugal suffered a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Croatia. Playing their third friendly match before the Euros, Portugal will be keen on bouncing back after that defeat. They have eight wins in their last nine matches and will be confident of finishing their preps on a high.

Visiting Ireland are coming into this game on a high, having beaten Hungary 2-1 in their last game. A last-minute goal from Troy Parrot did the job for Ireland in Dublin and here they’ll be eyeing back-to-back wins for the first time in 2024. Their win over Hungary was not just the first victory in five matches, in it they also broke a run of four matches without a goal. Ireland haven't had a strong record in attack coming here, managing more than a goal per game in just three of their last 12 matches. Their run away from home is also disappointing, the last eight matches on the road having seen five defeats. Their only wins in those eight away matches were against much weaker teams – Malta and Gibraltar. In two of their last three away matches, the Republic of Ireland failed to score.

Key Statistics

  • Portugal have 12 wins in their last 14 matches
  • Ireland have lost seven of their last 12 matches
  • Ireland failed to score in five of their last nine matches
  • In their last eight away matches, Ireland suffered five defeats
  • In the last nine home matches, Portugal have registered eight wins

The bet of our experts

Portugal will head into this encounter seeking a flying finish to their Euro 2024 preparations. Playing at home, and facing a side they have beaten in two of the last three meetings, Portugal will be outright favorites here. They may have lost a few times recently but their run up to this game is way better than Ireland’s. The visitors have struggled in recent away matches and we expect the same to extend here. Our prediction for Portugal v Ireland is for Portugal to win.

Created on 09/06/2024 at 16:06
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