Latvia vs Portugal: Preview and Predictions

Latvia vs Portugal World Cup Qualifier Match Preview 9th June 2017

Latvia vs Portugal
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group B)
Date: Friday, 9th June 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Skonto Stadions, Latvia.

Portugal will be the huge favourites to win this game over lowly Latvia. The Portuguese need to keep the pressure up on group leaders Switzerland or they will be relegated into the World Cup play-offs which for the current European champions would be seen to be quite an embarrassment.

Latvia have lost their last 4 internationals and have 3 points from 5 games, only Andorra in the group have a worse record. Latvia’s only win came against Andorra which they won 1-0. Their two home games have both been losses to Hungary and Faroe Islands with the same score line of 2-0.

Portugal have played just 1 away game so far which was a whitewash over Faroe Islands in an easy 6-0 win. They have lost just one game in the group which came away to Switzerland by 2-0.

Latvia vs Portugal: Head to Head Stats

Portugal have won all 5 games over Latvia in their history. There is an 80% chance to see over 2.5 goals and a 60% chance to see over 3.5 goals. In 3 from 5 games Latvia have managed at least a goal. The last match the teams played was in this reverse fixture back in November which Portugal won 4-1.

Latvia vs Portugal: Prediction

Portugal are around 1/10 to win the game so there is no value to be had. But we will opt for a correct score and also look into them keeping a clean sheet.

Latvia vs Portugal: Betting Tips

  • Portugal to win and keep a clean sheet at 1.44
  • Anytime goal scorer: Bernardo Silva (Portugal) at 2.63
  • Correct Score: Portugal 3-0 Latvia at 6.25 by Unibet.

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