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Georgia vs Portugal – Match Preview

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Georgia faces Portugal in a crucial EURO Grp. F match at Arena Auf Schalke on Tuesday, June 26th. The game starts at 19:00 GMT. Georgia is currently last in the group, having earned just one point from two matches. Portugal, in contrast, has won both of their games, securing six points. This third-round match is critical for Georgia to keep their European Championship dreams alive. Portugal, meanwhile, aims to maintain their lead and advance with another win.

Georgia – Form

Georgia’s recent performance has been inconsistent. They played against the Czech Republic on June 22nd, managing a 1-1 draw. This result was unexpected. Georges Mikautadze scored for Georgia. Before this, they lost 3-1 to Turkey, despite Mikautadze scoring again. They did, however, beat Montenegro 3-1 in a friendly, breaking a series of poor results. These outcomes were surprising to many.

Portugal – Form

Portugal has shown strong form away from home. Their last game was a 3-0 win over Turkey on June 22nd. Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, and an own goal contributed to the score. Before this, they achieved a 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic and a 3-0 win against Ireland in a friendly. These results were in line with expectations, showcasing Portugal’s consistent performance.

Georgia – Portugal – Head to Head

The teams last met on May 31, 2008, with Portugal winning 2:0 in a friendly match. Over the last 10 encounters, Portugal has dominated, with Georgia yet to win. The last five matches have seen one team keep a clean sheet, indicating either one-sided games or strong defenses. They haven’t met in 16 years, making the upcoming match an unpredictable challenge.

Georgia – Portugal – Standings

Georgia is set to play Portugal at Arena Auf Schalke in their EURO Grp. F match. Georgia is in 4th place with 1 point, struggling to impact, having scored 2 and conceded 4 goals. Portugal is at the top with 6 points, a strong goal difference of 5 scored and only 1 conceded. This match is a significant challenge for Georgia, while Portugal looks to continue their dominance.

Georgia vs Portugal – Top scorers

Georges Mikautadze leads Georgia’s attack with 7 goals in the European Championship. Zuriko Davitashvili and Budu Zivzivadze have each scored 3 goals. Defenders Lasha Dvali and Luka Lochoshvili have also scored, showing their threat on set pieces. For Portugal, Bruno Fernandes has scored 4 times. Cristiano Ronaldo and Diogo Jota have each scored twice. Bernardo Silva and Ruben Dias have also contributed with a goal each, highlighting the team’s scoring ability from different positions.

Georgia vs Portugal – Full-Time Betting

Bookmakers favor Portugal with odds of 1.40 for a win, 7.50 for a Georgia win, and 5.00 for a draw. Portugal’s strong form contrasts with Georgia’s struggles. Despite Georgia’s resilience at home, Portugal’s winning streak and minimal injuries give them an advantage. Their last meeting ended in a win for Portugal.

For those looking for higher risk-reward, the “halftime-fulltime” bet on Portugal offers odds of 1.833. The “draw-no-bet” option for Portugal is at 1.143, providing a safety net. The “double-chance” bet allows backing Portugal to win or draw at 1.167, acknowledging Georgia’s potential for an upset.

Georgia vs Portugal – Over/Under Betting

Exploring the over/under market, “Over 2.5” goals is priced at 1.57, suggesting a game with at least three goals. The last match between these teams ended 2:0 in favor of Portugal. Given Georgia’s defensive issues and Portugal’s scoring form, “Over 2.5” goals is an attractive bet. The “Under 3.5” goals option, priced at 1.57, offers a middle ground for bettors.

Georgia vs Portugal – BTTS Betting

The odds for “BTTS: Yes” are at 1.80, indicating a fair chance of both teams scoring. With no recent matches between them, predictions are challenging. Georgia’s strong home defense and Portugal’s scoring ability suggest “BTTS: No” at 1.909 might be more likely.

Georgia vs Portugal – Prediction