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Portugal vs Slovenia – Match Preview

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At the Frankfurt Arena, Portugal will face Slovenia in the 1/8 round of the European Championship. This exciting match is set for Sunday, July 1st, 2024, with a 19:00 GMT kickoff. With a spot in the quarterfinals at stake, Portugal is the favorite, with odds of 1.36 for a win. Slovenia, with odds of 9.00, aims to surprise and progress. Both teams are eager for victory in this knockout stage.

Portugal – Form

Portugal’s performance lately has been varied, with two wins and a loss in their last three games. They faced a surprising 2-0 defeat to Georgia in the European Championship on June 26th, 2024. However, they previously won 3-0 against Turkey and 2-1 against the Czech Republic. These victories were expected, with goals from key players like Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes. Despite a recent loss, Portugal has shown they can consistently score.

Slovenia – Form

Slovenia has shown remarkable consistency, drawing in their last three matches. They achieved a goalless draw against England, surprising many. Before that, they drew 1-1 with Serbia and Denmark. These results, especially against favored teams, highlight Slovenia’s resilience and strategic play.

Portugal – Slovenia – Head to Head

The last match between Portugal and Slovenia was on March 26th, 2024. Slovenia won 2:0 in a friendly match. Over their last 10 meetings, Slovenia has had the upper hand, including the most recent victory. Interestingly, in their last five encounters, both teams have never scored in the same match. This trend highlights Slovenia’s success in their previous matchups.

Portugal – Slovenia – Standings

As the European Championship moves to the knockout phase, the focus shifts from standings to direct competition. Both teams are on equal ground as they meet at Frankfurt Arena. The match’s neutral location adds to the unpredictability. Despite this, Portugal is favored to win, with odds of 1.36, compared to Slovenia’s 9.00. The outcome of this match will determine who advances to the quarter-finals.

Portugal vs Slovenia – Top scorers

Portugal’s attack has been impressive, with Bruno Fernandes scoring 4 goals. Cristiano Ronaldo and Diogo Jota each added two goals. Bernardo Silva and Ruben Dias also scored, showing the team’s scoring ability. For Slovenia, Adam Gnezda Cerin leads with 2 goals. Josip Ilicic, Erik Janza, Zan Karnicnik, and Timi Elsnik each scored once, indicating a team effort in scoring.

Portugal vs Slovenia – Full-Time Betting

Portugal is favored with odds of 1.36 for a win. A draw is at 4.75, and a Slovenia win at 9.00. Portugal’s strong record suggests they are the likely winners. Slovenia’s recent performance, including a win against Portugal, adds intrigue. Missing players like Nuno Mendes and Joao Felix could impact the game. The “halftime-fulltime” bet for Portugal at 1.909 is appealing for an early lead. The “draw-no-bet” option for Portugal at 1.10 offers a safety net. Conversely, the “double-chance” for Slovenia at 1.182 is worth considering for those betting on the underdog.

Portugal vs Slovenia – Over/Under Betting

The “Over 2.5” goals is set at 2.00, and “Under 2.5” at 1.80. Given the teams’ defensive strengths, a high-scoring game seems less likely. The “Under 2.5” goals option at 1.80 is an attractive bet, considering both teams’ recent form.

Portugal vs Slovenia – BTTS Betting

The odds for “Both Teams to Score” are 2.375 for “Yes” and 1.533 for “No”. Considering the teams’ defensive capabilities, “BTTS: No” at 1.533 seems more probable for this match.

Portugal vs Slovenia – Prediction