An international tournament always has one group that you don't want to be in; Portugal find themselves in that group. Can they get a confidence boosting win over Israel before the real thing gets underway? Find out with our Portugal vs Israel match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Portugal vs Israel: Betting Predictions
- Prediction one: To win to nil – Portugal @ 17/20
- Prediction two: Handicap – Portugal -1 @ 19/20
- Prediction three: Over/under goals – Over 2.5 @ 17/20
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Ladbrokes.
Portugal to record a clean sheet and win
The obvious bet heading into this game is Portugal to win but the betting odds means the value doesn't really stack up; throw in that they'll keep a clean sheet whilst doing so though and you've got an interesting bet. Portugal have conceded just three goals in their last 10 home matches and have won eight of them; that includes victories over sides like Holland and Croatia too. Israel's away form pretty ‘blergh' as well; they've lost six of their previous 10.
An easy day at the office for Portugal
This handicap prediction is rather a bold one given we're backing Portugal to win minus one goal but the form Portugal have shown of late certainly backs it up. In their last five home matches they've recorded a combined score line of 11-1! When you consider they've faced both Spain and France in that run, it's damn impressive. Israel haven't been taken apart by anyone since Poland put four past them back in 2019 but the best side they've faced in that time is probably Czech Republic; they're not anywhere close to being as good as Cristiano Ronaldo and co.
An abundance of goals
Both Portugal and Israel have seen 14 goals across their last five matches giving them both a game average of 2.8. That immediately stands this prediction in good stead. Three of Portugal's previous five have been over 2.5 as have Israel's last two matches. Four of the last five meetings between the two sides have also seen at least three goals.
Portugal vs Israel: The latest odds, tips and odds
Portugal to romp last game before the Euros
Israel might have won two on the spin but you have to feel sorry for them heading into this match against Portugal. The Portuguese are often labelled as the Ronaldo team courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo being the main man. They're far from a one man side though; it wasn't too long ago that they hit Andorra for seven with five different goal scorers including the ‘wonderkid' Joao Felix. Israel's bigger names all occupy the attacking positions with Manor Solomon perhaps the key one to watch after his impressive season with Shakhtar. Unfortunately, for him, we're not sure he'll be doing much offensive work.
Portugal vs Israel: Quick Questions to Close
- What Euro group are Portugal in? – Group F with Hungary, France and Germany
- Who won last time the two nations met? Nobody, it ended 1-1
- What time is KO? – 19:45 GMT