POR vs SPA Dream11 Prediction: Portugal and Spain will lock their horns in a friendly on Wednesday night at Estadio Jose Alvalade. A fixture between Portugal and Spain always catches the eye, but this time out they are meeting in much different circumstances than when they played out a thrilling 3-3 draw at the 2018 World Cup in Russia – with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick. As both nations face crucial UEFA Nations League matches over the next week each of the two coaches are sure to be cautious with team selection and so we might well see a number of fringe players in action. That is not to say that we won’t have any quality on display as both squads contain lots of ability outside of their first-choice starters. Both teams have been in very good form over the last couple of years and although this is only a friendly match neither coach will want to add a defeat to their record.
Date: 8 October, Thursday
Time: 12:15 am IST
Match: Portugal vs Spain
Place: Estadio Jose Alvalade
Head-to-head (Last 5 Matches)
Portugal wins: 2
Spain wins: 2
Portugal Team News
Portugal, are sitting pretty at the top of their group with two wins in two. However, a tricky test against France on Sunday means they must get their plan sorted out and this friendly against Spain should help head coach Fernando Santos figure out the right combination. Portugal are undefeated in their last five friendly matches, with their most recent exhibition game ending in a 3-1 victory over Scotland in October 2018.
Injury update, unavailability
Portugal will be unable to call upon the services of Leicester City right-back Ricardo Pereira, who is out injured.
POR Playing 11 & Subs (probable)
Patricio; Semedo, Dias, Semedo, Guerreiro; Pereira, Moutinho, Fernandes; Podence, Felix, Jota
Subs (probable): Silva, Neves, Trincao
Spain Team News
Spain, in particular, are in a delicate situation in UEFA Nations League campaign, having been drawn alongside teams like Germany and Switzerland in their group. So head coach Luis Enrique’s men will be looking to use this game as a confidence booster, before bracing themselves for two tough games against Switzerland and Ukraine. The 2010 World Cup champions have not tasted defeat in an exhibition match since that shock 1-0 defeat to Georgia in June 2016.
Injury update, unavailability
Spain will be without the service of Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio, who is injured.
SPA Playing 11 & Subs (probable)
De Gea; Navas, Ramos, Torres, Gaya; Rodri, Ceballos, Ruiz; Traore, Rodrigo, Fati
Subs (probable): Oyarzabal, Torres, Olmo
Let’s take a look at the dream 11 prediction for today’s football match
Defenders: Ramos, Torres, Dias, Guerreiro
Midfielders: Fernandes, Moutinho, Ceballos, Busquets
Forwards: Jota, Fati
Diogo Jota: Jota has 2 goals in 6 matches and has played 199 minutes in total this season. His conversion rate for shots to goals is 26.67.
Ansu Fati: Fati has scored 4 goals after 9 match days in the season. He has palyed 338 minutes in total and has 82% pass percentage.
Sergio Ramos: Ramos has scored 1 goal after 4 matches this season. He has won 11 ariel duels and 14 tackles. On top of this he made a total of 1 block.
Bruno Fernandes: He has 2 goals after 3 matches in the current season. He also has a total of 4 chances created.
Who will win POR vs SPA Today Match Prediction Football
This could be a hard match to predict as both sides have fared exceptionally well at the international stage over the past couple of years. However, we are sure to expect goals in this one, with Spain likely to seal a narrow victory due to their coherent midfield unit while the likely absence of Ronaldo could also play a key role. We predict a 2-1 win for Spain in today match prediction.