Portugal vs USA predictions for Tuesday’s international friendly in Leira. European champions Portugal hone their tactics in this international friendly against a USA side who recently failed to qualify for the World Cup. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Portugal vs USA predictions : Over 2.5 Match Goals
Reason For Portugal vs USA Betting Tips:
Portugal went down as conceivably the least entertaining European Championship winners in history last summer as they beat has France in extra time in the final. They got to that stage of the opposition having won only one of their six past tournament games in normal time, yet the trophy was theirs.
From that point forward they have demonstrated significantly all the more attacking soul, and regardless of opening the World Cup qualifiers with a 2-0 misfortune in Switzerland, they recouped exceptionally well. At last it went down to the final game of qualifying, and a 2-0 win at home to Switzerland saw them qualify on goal contrast.
This left Portugal allowed to try this month, organizing friendlies with Saudi Arabia and USA and resting a large group of their key players. The most notable absentee is clearly Cristiano Ronaldo, however that didn’t keep them down as they beat Saudi Arabia 3-0 kindness of goals from Manuel Fernandes, Goncalo Guedes, and Joao Mario.
The hosts have now won six matches in succession, scoring a total of 15 goals in this period. At home they have won eight of their nine games since the finish of Euro 2016, and their attacking spirits have brought about a decent number of high scoring games. In fact, just a single of them has seen less than three goals, so we could be in for an entertaining match here.
USA shockingly passed up a great opportunity for World Cup qualification in October as they lost 2-1 in Trinidad and Tobago to complete a point behind Honduras in the Intercontinental Playoff spot. Presently they hope to revamp after a disastrous campaign, and they have done as such by naming a largely unpracticed squad.
That defeat to Trinidad and Tobago made it one win, one draw, and two misfortunes in their last four games. There’s also the disappointment of surrendering two goals against a side who had managed only five goals in their past nine qualifying games, and now they’re facing a ravenous Portugal squad. The hosts realize that they have to perform to the best of their ability on the off chance that they are to drive their way into a regular starting position, so we can expect a motivated performance here.
This should lead to another high scoring match, so we’re backing Over 2.5 Goals alongside a 3-1 redress score forecasts.
USA have won two, drawn one, and lost one of their four gatherings with Portugal.
Portugal vs USA Stats
88% of Portugal’s home matches since they won Euro 2016 have seen at least three goals scored.
Portugal Team News
20 year old Goncalo Guedes will want to retain a starting spot after scoring against Saudi Arabia, with a large group of youths given a chance because of the resting of Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Moutinho, William Carvalho, and Rui Patricio.
USA Team News
USA have named an unpracticed group of players for this clash, with Alejandro Bedoya one of just three players with more than 30 caps to their name. New England Revolution striker Juan Agudelo is the joint best scorer with three goals in 26 appearances, although Dom Dwyer could be liked to him after netting two goals in only three showings for USA.