England vs Portugal:
Date: Thursday, 2 June 2016;
Kick-off: 19:45 GMT,
Venue: Wembley Stadium (London).
England and Portugal will battle out against each other in an international friendly game for the preparations for the Euro 2016 competition in France this month.
England are currently on an excellent form, they are on a five game winning streak since November 2015, they beat France 2-0 at home, they also beat Germany 3-2. Their last 3 games against Netherlands, Turkey and Australia all ended in a 2-1 win for the three Lions. England have a bit stable scoring form, they have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 games. But they are a bit shaky in defence as they failed to keep a clean sheet in 4 of their last 5 games.
Portugal are on a mixed form since after the qualification of the competition, but their last 2 games against Belgium and Norway seem to have lifted their spirit. Portugal have won 3 of their last 5 games losing to Russia and Bulgaria in 1-0 defeats. A ‘Ronaldo-less Portugal’ beat Norway 3-0 in their last game on Sunday to keep them riding on a winning motion.
England: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Hart – Rose, Cahil, Smallings, Walker – Barkley, Henderson, Sterling, Milner – Rooney, Kane.
Portugal: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Patricio – Alvez, Carvalho,Fonte, Gurriero – Sanches, Moutinho, Gomez – Eder, Queresma, Nani.
England vs Portugal: Head To Head
Games between these 2 teams are always an entertaining one. The 2 teams have played 22 times with England winning 9 times and Portugal winning 5 times, the remaining 8 games have ended in draws
The last four games between England and Portugal finished in stalemates at regulation 90 minutes.
England vs Portugal: Prediction
Both Ronaldo and Pepe are given extended rest and this has certainly lowered there chance to go out with a full strength squad to upset the inform Three Lions.
At the same time, England are also having concerns in their midfield as both Jack Wilshere and Jordan Henderson are struggling for fitness. However, their attack stay and defense stay at full fitness.
England will once again go into the match as slight favorites on the back of their fine form and Portugal’s inconsistency in recent matches. The match is expected to see over 2.5 goals, with both teams scoring at least a goal.
Best Bet: Both teams to score and England to win (odds 4.50)
Recommended Bet: Over 2.5 Goals (odds 2.25)
Risky bet: Harry Kane to score first goal (Odds 5.00)
*All Odds from Ladbrokes at the time of composing this article.
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