Ace Football previews the UEFA Nations League between the Czech Republic and Portugal. Check out the latest team stats, match history and the best betting tips.
The Czech Republic welcome Portugal to the Fortuna Arena on Saturday for a UEFA Nations League match.
Both national teams meet on the back of disappointing defeats last time out, leaving the stakes higher than normal. This could lead to a cautious encounter as neither side naturally fancies being on the losing side again.
Position in the UEFA Nations League table: Czech Republic vs Portugal
The current Group A2 table in the UEFA Nations League shows these two sides are three points apart. As such, both have an opportunity to gain some ground on their upcoming opponent in this round 5 clash. There is every reason to keep a close watch on Portugal clashing with the Czech Republic over three points on Saturday.
Latest form and fixture history of Czech Republic vs Portugal
Czech Republic out to make home advantage count
The Czech Republic will hope home advantage works its magic as they look to end a disastrous run of form. The hosts are winless in their last 3 matches, which started off with a 2-2 draw Spain. They then suffered back-to-back 2-0 defeats to Portugal and Spain.
Portugal aim to bounce back
Portugal look to bounce back and get their Nations League campaign back on track. In their last 3 matches, they first beat Switzerland 4-0 and then the Czech Republic 2-0. The winning run ended last time out, however, when Switzerland edged Fernando Santos’ side 1-0.
Latest games between Czech Republic and Portugal
The last meeting between the two teams was in June when Portugal won 2-0 in Lisbon following goals from Joao Cancelo and Goncalo Guedes.
Betting stats and facts for Czech Republic and Portugal
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on stats from the last couple of games that the Czech Republic and Portugal played across all tournaments.
- Czech Republic have failed to win the last 3 matches
- Czech Republic have won in 3 of the last 4 home matches
- Portugal have scored in 11 of the last 13 matches
- Portugal have failed to win the last 3 away matches
- Portugal have seen Under 2.5 goals in the last 3 away matches
Players to zoom in on in Czech Republic vs Portugal
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Cristiano Ronaldo. He is one of the players from Portugal who can always pull something special out of the bag. He scored in his last game for Manchester United and will surely want to add some more goals against the Czech Republic.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Jan Sykora to find the net once again, as he has scored a few international goals recently.
Best tips for the match: Czech Republic vs Portugal
In conclusion, we present betting tips for this game between the Czech Republic and Portugal, which are based on the above-mentioned stats and facts. Besides the main prediction for this match, we have some low and high-risk alternatives as well.