Portugal World Cup: Fixtures, Squad, Group and Betting Odds

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Portugal stunned everyone 2 years ago by winning Euro 2016. They started there campaign as sixth favourite behind England but went on to win the tournament. Other than Christiano Ronaldo the team wasn’t full of Europe’s best talents and it wasn’t Portugal’s best ever team in the last 20 years. Heading into the 2018 World Cup, Portugal will have the same strategy as they did for Euro 2016, hope that Ronaldo Produces.

World Cup Group

Portugal were drawn in group B, and will play alongside Morccoa, Iran and Spain for a place in the last 16.

Fixtures

RoundDateLocationHome TeamAway TeamGroupResultTV
115/06/2018 19:00Fisht Stadium, SochiPortugalSpainGroup BITV
220/06/2018 13:00Luzhniki Stadium, MoscowPortugalMoroccoGroup BBBC
325/06/2018 19:00Saransk StadiumIranPortugalGroup BBBC
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World Cup Friendlies

Portugal kicked off their 2018 international friendlies in March, winning one and losing one. They face Tunisia, one of England’s group opponents at the end of May followed by Belgium and Algeria.

23rd March – Egypt (won 2-1)
26th March – Netherlands (lost 3-0)
28th May – Tunisia
2nd June – Belgium
7th June – Algeria

Last Six Results

vs Netherlands H (0-3)
vs Egypt H (2-1)
vs USA H (1-1)
vs Saudi Arabia H (3-0)
vs Switzerland H (2-0)
vs Andorra A (2-0)

World Cup Record

Since 1934 (they didn’t enter in 1930), Portugal have only qualified 6 times. This is the fifth consecutive year they have qualified. There best result was in 1966 when they came third. Last time out in 2014 they were eliminated at the group stage, 2010 saw them eliminated in the last 16, 2006 they came fourth and 2002 they didn’t make it past the group stage.

Prediction

Whilst they one won Euro 2016, 2 years ago it’s predicted that they will finish just behind Spain in the group B, then will lose to ether Uruguay in the last 16 or France in the Quarter-Finals.

Who is Portugal’s The Key Player? Who Will Score the Most Goals for Portugal

The main man in Portugal’s team is of course Christiano Ronaldo, he is Portugals all-time top scorer finding the net 15 times i nince games during qualification for this tournement. If Portugal make it to the last eight, Ronaldo and Messi might meet in a fixture with Argentina. The two players have never met in a World Cup fixure before.

Squad

Goalkeepers – Beto, Anthony Lopes, Rui Patricio
Defenders – Bruno Alves, Fabio Coentrao, Jose Fonte, Raphael Guerreiro, Pepe, Ricardo, Rolando, Cedric Soares
Midfielders – William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Adrien Silva, Bernando Silva
Forwards – Goncalo Guedes, Gelson Martins, Ricardo Quaresma, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andre Silva

What are the Odds of Portugal Being Group A Winners?

Portugal are the 2/1 at bet365 (odds correct 4th May 2018) favourites to be group B winners. Spain are the 1/2 favourites.

What are the Odds of Portugal Winning the 2018 World Cup?

Portugal are 25/1 at bet365 (odds correct 4th May 2018) to be the 2018 World Cup winners. They’re the eighth favourite team to win behind England, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain and Argentina.

Are there Any Betting Offers for Portugal during the World Cup?

Betting offers for Portugal to be the Group B winner market, qualify and other great betting offers can be found over on our World Cup Betting Offers Page.

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