Portugal vs Estonia:
Date: Wednesday, 8-June-2016
Kick-off: 19:15 GMT,
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisbon).
Portugal will face Estonia in their final warm match on Wednesday evening at Lisbon before heading for the Euro 2016 championships in France.
The two match winning run of Portugal winning run was ended by England, who grabbed a late 1-0 win at the Wembley Stadium last Thursday. Both Ronaldo and Pepe remained out in each of the last two friendlies played in this international window, after a busy season with Real Madrid. And they are expected to play some part in this game as head-coach Fernando Santos is looking for a morale boosting win in ahead of the tournament in France.
The minnows Estonia had a disappointing Euro qualification campaign, where they managed 2 wins from their 10 games. They were also one of the lower scoring teams with just 4 goals. And in the last six friendlies they had won just once and that too against a lowly Andorra. But they had held the higher ranked teams like Sweden and Norway recently.
Portugal vs Estonia: Predicted Line-ups
Portugal (4-3-3): Rui Patricio – Eliseu, Pepe, Carvalho, Vieirinha – Renato Sanchez, Moutinho, Pereira – Nani, Silva, Ronaldo.
Estonia (4-4-2): Londak – Tamm, Baranov, Klavan, Teniste – Mets – Kallaster, Vassiljev, Antonov, Sappinen – Anier.
Portugal vs Estonia: Head-to-Head Stats
Portugal are unbeaten in the seven matches against Estonia after winning in 6 and drawing 1, goal aggregate 18-1.
The last meeting between the sides was a 0-0 stalemate, in a friendly played at Tallin on June 2009.
Estonia had scored just one goal against Portugal in 7 matches and failed to score in the last 4.
Portugal vs Estonia: Prediction
With Euro championship this close, Portugal are expected to not expected to apply themselves fully in the final warm up match. However the return of Ronald will be a huge boost and they are expected to win this fairly easy.
Estonia scored just 2 goals in their last 5, failing to find the back of the net in four games. Their attack remains a worry and are unlikely to pose any trouble to the Portuguese defense. At the same time, they can frustrate the opposition team with their extreme defensive strategy. If that happens this will be a 0-0 draw.
Exact score Prediction: Portugal 2-0 Estonia (Odds 4.92).
Recommended Bet: Portugal to win HT (odds @ 1.54)
Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals (odds 2.12)
*All Odds from bet-at-home at the time of composing this article.
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