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Portugal vs Czech Republic – Match Preview

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At Leipzig Stadion, Portugal is set to face the Czech Republic in EURO Grp. F’s opening round. The match is scheduled for Monday, June 18th, 2024, and will begin at 19:00 GMT. This is the first tournament game for both teams, starting on equal footing. Playing on neutral ground, Portugal and the Czech Republic aim to kickstart their campaigns positively. A win is crucial for advancing from the group stage in this tightly structured tournament.

Portugal – Form

Portugal’s performance at home has been inconsistent recently. Their last game, a friendly against Ireland on June 11, 2024, ended in a decisive 3:0 win. However, they faced a defeat by Croatia on June 8, with a score of 1:2. This loss ended their impressive 11-game winning streak at home. On June 4, they defeated Finland 4:2, demonstrating their strong offense.

Czech Republic – Form

The Czech Republic comes into this match with a strong run of form. They won 2:1 against North Macedonia on June 10th in a home friendly. Before that, they achieved a 7:1 victory over Malta. They also won 2:1 against Armenia, maintaining a winning streak in their recent matches.

Portugal – Czech Republic – Head to Head

The teams last met on September 24, 2022, with Portugal winning 4-0 in a UEFA Nations League A match. Portugal has won all four recent encounters, showing their dominance. In the past five matches, only one team has scored in each game. Portugal has won the last three matches without conceding a goal. The Czech Republic has struggled, losing three consecutive matches and scoring less than 0.5 goals per game.

Portugal – Czech Republic – Standings

As they prepare for their European Championship debut at Leipzig Stadion, both teams are on equal footing. The Czech Republic is currently atop the group by default, with Portugal ranked third. Both teams have yet to play a game in this tournament. This first match offers a chance to gain an early advantage.

Portugal vs Czech Republic – Top scorers

Bruno Fernandes leads Portugal’s attack with 3 goals. Cristiano Ronaldo and Diogo Jota each have 2 goals. Ruben Dias and Rafael Leao have also contributed to the team’s scoring. For the Czech Republic, Antonin Barak and Mojmir Chytil have each scored 3 goals. Patrik Schick, Vaclav Cerny, and Tomas Chory have added to the team’s goal tally.

Portugal vs Czech Republic – Full-Time Betting

Portugal is the favorite with odds of 1.50 for a win. A draw is at 4.20, and a Czech Republic win is at 6.50. Portugal’s strong home record and history against the Czechs make them likely winners. The absence of Nuno Mendes and Joao Felix could affect Portugal, but they remain favored. The “halftime-fulltime” and “draw-no-bet” options offer alternative betting opportunities.

Portugal vs Czech Republic – Over/Under Betting

The Over/Under market is appealing given both teams’ recent performances. “Over 2.5” at 1.80 is valuable, expecting at least three goals. The “Under 2.5” at 2.00 suits those anticipating a more cautious game.

Portugal vs Czech Republic – BTTS Betting

The odds for “Yes” and “No” in the BTTS market are both at 1.83. Portugal’s defense and the Czech Republic’s scoring record suggest “BTTS: No” might be a good bet.

Portugal vs Czech Republic – Prediction