Portugal are set to host Spain at the Estadio Jose Alvalade on Wednesday in an international friendly match.
Portugal come into this game on the back of a 2-0 win over Sweden last month at the Friends Arena in a UEFA Nations League game.
Spain, on the other hand, thrashed Ukraine 4-0 last month at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.
The European neighbours have not met since that pulsating 3-3 draw in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup, with a proposed friendly in June called off amid the coronavirus crisis.
Reason for Portugal vs. Spain predictions:
- Spain are unbeaten in their last 13 games.
- Portugal have won six of 37 clashes with Spain.
- The Spanish have won four of their last five friendlies.
Portugal began their defence of their UEFA Nations League crown in perfect fashion with dominant victories over Croatia and Sweden in Group A3 last month.
Portugal are undefeated in their last five friendly matches, with their most recent exhibition game ending in a 3-1 victory over Scotland in October 2018, and Santos has guided his men to nine wins from their last 10 in all competitions.
Meanwhile, Spain’s also find themselves top of their Nations League group following a 1-1 draw with Germany and a crushing 4-0 victory over Ukraine in September’s fixtures.
Spain are unbeaten in all competitions since suffering back-to-back 3-2 defeats in the 2018-19 Nations League against England and Croatia.
The 2010 World Cup champions have not tasted defeat in an exhibition match since that shock 1-0 defeat to Georgia in June 2016, with Spain searching for their fourth friendly victory in a row following wins over Tunisia, Wales and Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2018.
Between, 2002 and now, Portugal and Spain met 7 times across all competition and the teams share 2 wins each if you get rid of any games decided on penalties and extra-time.
Their meeting in Portuguese soil for a friendly was in 2010 and the hosts run riot wit a thumping 4-0 win.
Both teams are on fire form and looked sharp in the attacking front.
They key stats for punters for this particular match are as follows. In 36 previous encounters between the two sides, Spain hold the clear advantage. They have won 17 games, lost six and drawn 13.
Portugal are unbeaten in 17 home matches, while Spain lost just 1 of their last 22 away from home and scored are scored at least once in each of them.
Our prediction: Over 2.5 @ 1.85