One of the important fixtures of the FIFA World Cup is the game between Portugal and Spain. Perhaps the rivalry of this game would be greater because of the players who are involved in it. Sergio Ramos, Isco, Lucas Vazquez, Marco Asensio all play for the Los Blancos just as Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the spearhead of Real Madrid attack. All these players have played together as a team when they play for Real Madrid CF but now they would be contesting as rivals because undoubtedly World Cup is the most coveted trophy out there.
Portugal, the current European Champions will take on the former European winners and World Cup winner Spain, whose heart of defense will be Sergio Ramos and Portugal’s ace striker Cristiano Ronaldo will try to turn things around for his country.
According to bet365 the odds of Portugal winning this game is 16/5, odds of drawing this game is 11/5 and the odds of Spain winning this game is also 11/10. Similar odds have been provided by skybet too as their odds for Portugal emerging out victorious are 29/10 and probability for a draw is 9/4 and for Spain to win the odds are 11/10. Betfair odds for Portugal are 16/5, for Spain is 11/10 and the odds of this match ending in a draw are 9/4.
It is going to be a clash of the old with the young. The Portuguese team has many aged players including Pepe and Moutinho who would like to add to their international cap in this game whereas the Spanish team is brimming with young blood everywhere. Sergio Ramos would want to partner up with Gerard Pique to stop Cristiano Ronaldo and company from getting past them easily in this game.
Portugal: W D D L W D
Spain: W D W D D W
Our bet is on Portugal for this game because Cristiano Ronaldo is in great form and he would want to continue his form for his national team as well.
Man Of The Match:
If Portugal has to win then it would fall on Cristiano Ronaldo and if Spain wins, it will be on Sergio Ramos.