Portugal vs Ireland prediction, odds & betting tips – 11/06/2024

Portugal vs Ireland prediction, odds & betting tips – 11/06/2024
Ireland beat Hungary 2-1 last week - Photo by Icon Sport

Portugal play their final Euro 2024 warm-up game against the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday. Our Portugal vs Ireland prediction considers whether they can head into the tournament with a morale boosting win over John O'Shea’s side.

Portugal vs Ireland prediction: Visitors to compete but fall just short

Key stats

  • Our Portugal vs Ireland betting tips take into account that the Irish haven’t lost any of their last six matches by more than a single goal.
  • Portugal haven’t been at their best in 2024, losing two of their four matches.
  • All of Ireland’s last 12 internationals have ended with under 4.5 goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Portugal the red hot favourites

  • HOME: 1/4 (1.25) – 80.0%
  • DRAW: 17/4 (5.25) – 19.0%
  • AWAY: 15/2 (8.50) – 11.8%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The hosts are the big favourites according to the Portugal vs Ireland odds with an implied probability of 80.0% that they win this one.

Portugal were beaten last time out though. Despite a goal from Diogo Jota, they went down 2-1 against Croatia on Saturday.

Ireland come into the game after a 2-1 win over Euro 2024 bound Hungary with goals from Adam Idah and Troy Parrott.

For more of the latest international football picks, today’s betting tips feature some of the best bets from the midweek action.

Last five H2Hs: Ireland tend to keep it close

Our Portugal vs Ireland prediction of a relatively close game is largely backed up by recent history with the Portuguese only winning two of the last six meetings. They took four points off the Boys in Green during qualifying for the 2022 World Cup including a dramatic 2-1 win in Faro.

Europe - World Cup Qualifying 11/11/21

Rep of Ireland

Rep of Ireland

0
Portugal

Portugal

0

Europe - World Cup Qualifying 01/09/21

Portugal

Portugal

2
Rep of Ireland

Rep of Ireland

1

International Match 11/06/14

Portugal

Portugal

5
Rep of Ireland

Rep of Ireland

1

Portugal preview: Martinez to go strong in final warm-up game

Roberto Martinez may go with a strong eleven ahead of next Tuesday’s Euro 2024 opener against the Czech Republic. Midfielder Otavio has withdrawn from the initial squad for the tournament due to injury.

Predicted Lineup: Costa (GK), Mendes, Silva, Dias, Cancelo, Palhinha, Vitinha, Silva, Fernandes, Leao, Ronaldo

Euro 2024 18/06/24

W

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

1

Portugal

Portugal

2

International Match 11/06/24

W

Rep of Ireland

Rep of Ireland

0

Portugal

Portugal

3

International Match 08/06/24

L

Croatia

Croatia

2

Portugal

Portugal

1

International Match 04/06/24

W

Finland

Finland

2

Portugal

Portugal

4

International Match 26/03/24

L

Slovenia

Slovenia

2

Portugal

Portugal

0

Ireland preview: Interim boss missing Omobamidele

John O’Shea is in temporary charge of the Irish national team and should look to mix youth and experience in his lineup again for this game. Andrew Omobamidele is missing due to injury.

Predicted Lineup: Kelleher (GK), O’Shea, Duffy, Coleman, Brady, Cullen, Knight, Doherty, Szmodics, Parrott, Azaz

International Match 11/06/24

L

Portugal

Portugal

3

Rep of Ireland

Rep of Ireland

0

International Match 04/06/24

W

Hungary

Hungary

1

Rep of Ireland

Rep of Ireland

2

International Match 26/03/24

L

Switzerland

Switzerland

1

Rep of Ireland

Rep of Ireland

0

International Match 23/03/24

D

Belgium

Belgium

0

Rep of Ireland

Rep of Ireland

0

International Match 21/11/23

D

New Zealand

New Zealand

1

Rep of Ireland

Rep of Ireland

1

Player to watch – Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to start this game where he’ll come up against a side manager by his former Manchester United teammate John O’Shea. The forward has scored 128 goals in his 206 appearances for his country.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has broken Irish hearts in the past – Photo by Icon Sport

Ronaldo busy extending records

Already the highest scorer in Euros history, Ronaldo could set an almost impossible bar for others to follow if he hits the goal trail again this summer. He is yet to score in 2024 for Portugal but were he to fire in this match, that’d be the 21st year in a row that he’d registered at least one goal for his country.


Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.