Ace Football team previews the European Championship clash between Portugal and Slovakia and offers the latest team stats, and free betting tips with the best odds.
On Matchday 7 in Group J of the Euro 2024 qualifiers, Portugal and Slovakia will face each other in a competition.
Portugal won the last two meetings against Slovakia, as they followed up a 2-0 win by beating their upcoming opponent by a 1-0 score.
Team form: Portugal vs Slovakia
Portugal are enjoying their football currently with three wins on the bounce, and it began with a 0-1 win against Iceland. They went on to beat Slovakia by 0-1, before also getting the better of Luxembourg in a 9-0 victory. Portugal took full advantage of their latest internationals, winning six from six, as they scored 24 and let in zero goals.
Results have been up and down for Slovakia, who beat Liechtenstein by 0-1. Following that up proved too difficult, as they lost 0-1 against Portugal, before claiming three points in a 3-0 win against Liechtenstein. Slovakia claimed a remarkable four wins from six internationals in which they drew one and lost one. They also banged in eight goals, whilst conceding five.
Betting stats and facts for Portugal and Slovakia
Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on the data from the last couple of matches that Portugal and Slovakia played across all competitions.
- In their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, Portugal won nine times and lost once.
- Portugal scored the first goal in an impressive eight out of the last ten home games.
- Portugal have won six consecutive games to nil.
- Slovakia had a strong record in their last 10 away games, winning six times, drawing two, and losing two.
- Slovakia scored the opening goal in five out of the last ten away games.
- Over 2.5 goals occurred in four of Slovakia’s previous ten matches.
In-form players: Portugal vs Slovakia
Robert Mak shows decent form right now for Slovakia, as he scored two goals in his last six games in the European Championship. The visitors need more from him, though, when facing Portugal, who are strong favorites on Friday. Siding with Bruno Fernandes also looks like a nice prospect.
Popular markets: Portugal vs Slovakia
Of their last 10 matches at home across all tournaments, Portugal won nine times and lost one as well. Slovakia won six times, drew two and lost two of their last 10 games away from home. Portugal have six wins in a row.
Both teams to score
Portugal scored the first goal of the match an impressive eight times in the last ten home games. Slovakia scored the opening goal in five of a possible ten games. Portugal have won to nil in six consecutive games. Portugal won an impressive seven of these matches without conceding a single goal. Will they manage to add another clean sheet with three points? Depending on your betting strategy, a home win to nil certainly looks worth considering for an accumulator.
In the past ten matches for Portugal across all competitions, over 2.5 goals happened six times with an average of 3.3 goals goals scored by themselves. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of Slovakia’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.2 goals in these matches. Portugal performed a clean sheet in seven European Championship matches on the trot.
Suggested bet: Portugal vs Slovakia
To summarize, the upcoming European Championship clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Portugal vs Slovakia mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.