Czech Republic vs Portugal: prediction for the Nations League match
Czech Republic national team is fighting against Switzerland for a place in Division A. Jaroslav Silhavy's men are one point ahead of their main rivals before the start of Matchday 5. The final match against Switzerland will probably be the crucial one for the team.
Czechs picked up four points in first two matches, they beat Switzerland (2:1) and drew to Spain (2:2). After that, results went downhill - team suffered 0:2 defeats to Portugal and Spain.
Portugal national team got off to a strong start in the Nations League. Team picked up seven points in three matches, climbing up to the top spot in the group. But a disappointing defeat to Switzerland (0:1) brought the team down to 2nd spot.
Fernando Santos' men are just one point away from Spain. Team needs to beat Czech Republic in order to keep the chance to fight for the top spot in the standings. Portugal have a great defensive line - they conceded only two goals in four games. It is the best defensive record in the group.
Portugal national team conceded only two goals in four games
In three of five latest matches of Czech Republic first half ended on level terms
Two latest matches of Czech Republic ended with that score
After a shocking defeat to Switzerland hosts will probably try their best to avoid complacency. Only a victory will let them fight for the top spot. Visitors have a solid squad, Czechs failed to break through their defense in the previous match. Favourite will probably get the three points.
Our prediction - Portugal to win the match
In four matches of the Nations League Portugal conceded just two goals. We don't think that Czechs will create many goal opportunities in the upcoming match. We are not expecting a high-scoring game here.
Our second bet is on total under 2,5 goals