Portugal vs Spain

FIFA World Cup 2018 Portugal vs Spain How to watch the match What to expect from the World Cup clash between Spain vs Portugal. Everyone is excited for the day 2 game vs Euro champions Portugal vs past world champions Spain.

Portugal and Spain contest one of the most highly anticipated World Cup group games this year when they meet at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on Friday. The two teams met in a tense encounter in the semi-finals of Euro 2012.

Spain, Portugal and Uruguay will be in action on Day 2 of the 2018 World Cup. The game has had a huge build up off the pitch, with the recent news that the Spanish Football Federation dismissed manager Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament in Russia.

There is also plenty to look forward to on the pitch, with the attacking flair of Cristiano Ronaldo, David Silva and Marco Asensio on show.

The match will be the second tie in Group B, with Morocco facing Iran earlier in the day. It could be the key match in the group, with Portugal and Spain both set to be competing for the top spot.

Portugal: DWLDDW

Portugal have had mixed results in their friendlies leading up to this match. After a disappointing 2-2 draw against Tunisia at the end of May, they recorded a respectable 0-0 draw against Belgium before most recently seeing off Algeria with a comfortable 3-0 victory

Spain: WDDWDW

With all the drama off the pitch in recent days, Spain have had a comfortable preparation for the World Cup on the pitch. They recently secured a slightly disappointing but still respectable 1-1 draw with Switzerland, before picking up a 1-0 win against Tunisia most recently.

Most fans would expect Spain to beat those two teams quite comfortably, but it’s hard to read into pre-World Cup friendlies – as the matches could have been used for tactical experimentation or as a physical workout for the players.

Predicted Teams

Portugal: Patricio; Soares, Pepe, Fernandes, Guerreiro; B.Silva, Carvalho, Joao Mario, Martins; Ronaldo, Silva.

Spain: De Gea; Odriozola, Pique, Ramos, Alba; Alcantara, Busquets, Iniesta; Isco, Costa, Silva.