Portugal and the Czech Republic clash in the third group game of the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League.
This match is scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 9 June 2022. The match venue is Estadio Jose Alvalade, Portugal.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Portugal vs Czech Republic (June 9) game are analyzed below in this article. Let's check out the latest betting odds, key statistics, team news and projected starting lineups.
Portugal vs Czech Republic (June 9) latest betting odds
Portugal to win odds are priced at 1.40 odds (-250 American, 2/5 fractional), the odds for a draw are valued at 4.50 (+350, 7/2), while Czech republic to win odds are priced at 7.00 (+600, 6/1).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Portugal — 71%, Draw — 21%, Czech republic — 8%.
Latest betting odds on Portugal v Czech Republic (9 June 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.73 (-138; 8/11)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Asian handicap (-1.25) on Portugal — 1.98 (-102; 50/51)
- Asian handicap (+1.25) on Czech Republic — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Both teams to score (yes) — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Both teams to score (no) — 1.82 (-120; 5/6)
Portugal vs Czech Republic match preview and statistics
Portugal currently occupy the top spot in the UEFA Nations League group after two rounds of games, the hosts began their campaign with a 1-1 draw away to Spain, but a 4-0 win at home to Switzerland saw them maintain the top spot.
Fernando Santos' team were far from their best during their group opener against Spain. But they managed to secure a vital point late into the second half courtesy of a strike from Ricardo Horta, with just eight minutes left on the clock.
With Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the starting lineup, Portugal put in a very good performance during their second group game against Switzerland, resulting in a four-nil thrashing of the visitors, courtesy of a brace by Ronaldo.
Ronaldo was the best player on the pitch with two goals, one assist and two chances created, but Jota was also vital in the win, assisting Cristiano Ronaldo twice that night. Portugal have now scored five goals in two games, conceding just one.
Portugal team news: Jose Sa will not be available for this game due to a medial collateral ligament injury.
The Czech Republic have surprised the neutrals with a great start to their campaign, the Czechs have picked up one win and a draw from their first two games, and they are only behind Portugal on goal difference.
Jaroslav Silhavy's team started their UEFA Nations League campaign with a 2-1 home win against Switzerland. Both teams found the back of the net in the first half, with Jan Kuchta opening the scoring for the hosts with a close range shot. With one minute to the end of the first half, Noah Okafor pulled one back for the hosts with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.
They delivered another entertaining performance against Spain in their second group game. The hosts took the lead four minutes into the game when Jakub Pesek tapped into an empty net after a square pass from the in-form Jan Kuchta. Spain grabbed the equalizer towards the end of the first half through a curling 15-yard finish from Pablo Gavira, assisted by Rodrigo.
The second half got off to a cracking start, but neither of the teams could find a breakthrough in the first fifteen minutes. However, the substitute Vaclav Cerny would change this seven minutes after his introduction, assisting Jan Kuchta sixty-six minutes into the game.
Czech Republic team news: No player is injured or suspended for this game.
Portugal vs Czech Republic H2H
The last meeting between these teams ended in a 1-0 win for the Seleção das Quinas during the Quarterfinals of the 2012 Euros, courtesy of a Cristiano Ronaldo strike 79 minutes into the game.
Portugal vs Czech Republic key players and lineups
Portugal projected starting lineup:
- Rui Patricio
- Joao Cancelo
- Nuno Mendes
- William Carvalho
- Ruben Neves
- Diogo Jota
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Bruno Fernandes
Cristiano Ronaldo is the key player to watch out for. The Portuguese captain has two goals and one assist in the last two games despite starting only one of those games. The Manchester United man has eight goal contributions in his last six home games for the Portuguese national team.
Czech Republic projected starting lineup:
- Tomas Vaclik
- David Zima
- Jakub Brabec
- Ales Mateju
- Vladmir Coufal
- Michael Sadilek
- Tomas Soucek
- Jakub Pesek
- Jan Kuchta
- Ondrej Lingr
Jan Kuchta is the player to watch out for. He has two goals and one assist in two games in the competition. The Lokomotiv Moscow forward already has three goal contributions and looks forward to adding more.
Portugal vs Czech Republic betting tips and prediction
Both teams are in very good scoring form. Portugal have scored eleven goals in their last five games, finding the back of the net in five consecutive games. With seven goals from their last five games, the Czech Republic are also in good attacking form, finding the back of the net in five of those fixtures.
Three out of Portugal's last five games have ended with both teams getting on the score sheet. Coincidentally, Czech’s last three games have ended without a clean sheet for either side. The “both teams to score” option has a very high probability in this game.
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)