Table-toppers Portugal will lock horns with second-placed Spain on Matchday 6 of the UEFA Nations League 2022-23 League A at the Estadio Municipal de Braga, Braga. The match is scheduled to start at 12:15 AM IST on Wednesday, September 28.
Ahead of the final group stage game, the qualification scenario is simple for both the teams. Portugal need to avoid a defeat to confirm their place in the semis, whereas only a win will help Spain’s case for knockouts qualification.
In their previous match, Portugal thrashed Czech Republic 4-0 to pip Spain to the top of the group table and push Czech to the relegation zone.
On the other hand, Spain’s 2-1 loss to Switzerland was a blow to their chances of progressing to the next stage. It also helped Switzerland to come out of the relegation zone, who are currently placed at third spot with six points.
Both the sides do not have any injury/suspension concerns and have a full-strength squad at their disposal for this crunch encounter.
Portugal vs Spain head-to-head record
Spain have a dominant head-to-head record against Portugal. The Spanish football team has won 17 out of the 39 match-ups between the two European heavyweights, losing only six, while 16 games have ended in stalemate.
However, each of the last four fixtures in all competitions have ended in a draw, something that Spain won’t want this time out with their qualification at stake.
Portugal vs Spain predicted XIs
Portugal (4-3-3): Rui Patricio; Diogo Dalot, Danilo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo; Bruno Fernandes, William Carvalho, Ruben Neves; Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Leao
Spain (4-3-3): Unai Simon; Jordi Alba, Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Dani Carvajal; Rodri, Pedri, Koke; Pablo Sarabia, Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata
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