Portugal vs. República Checa Pick & Prediction SEP 24th 2022

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Czech Republic vs. Portugal: they want to get closer to the top

The UEFA Nations League has become one of the most even and interesting national team tournaments today. From the pairing of the most powerful nations of the European continent that fight for prestige and an economic prize, the contest added followers thanks to all-or-nothing clashes. Indeed, the fifth day of Group A2 will have the Czech Republic and Portugal who will face each other next Saturday in Prague.

The Eden Arena is already finalizing details for what will be a football party in which the local team will receive Cristiano Ronaldo's Portuguese. On the one hand, the Czechs dream of qualifying for the semifinals and despite the fact that they are not the clear favorites in sports predictions , they have a mathematical chance of achieving the blow.

For their part, the Portuguese are already focused on what will be the next World Cup in Qatar 2022 and a victory in the last two days of the League of Nations will be the best preamble ahead of the debut in Group H, against Ghana.

Last Czech Republic matches

The failure of staying out of Qatar 2022 is still an open wound for Czech fans. It is that the Czech Republic had become a regular selection within the World Cup event, but this year they will have to watch the competition on television.

It is clear that Czech football has taken a step backwards on a football level. Jaroslav Silhavy's side could never assert themselves in UEFA Qualifying as a result of poor attacking performance and severe defensive weaknesses.

The Czech Republic shared Group E with Belgium, Wales, Estonia and Belarus in a matchup where chance was not on their side. Indeed, the Czechs were never the favorites of the sports forecasts that were finally right: the Czech Republic finished in third place with 14 points in 8 games played after 4 wins, 2 draws and the same number of losses. In addition, the Czech Republic scored 14 goals in favor and received 9 goals.

The last duels of Silhavy's team were as follows: beat Belarus 1-0, was thrashed 3-0 against Belgium according to sports betting , tied 2-2 against Wales, triumphed again 2-0 against Belarus closing the last day with a 2-0 win against Estonia that was not enough to qualify for the playoffs due to the tie with Wales.

Last Portugal matches

The Portuguese know very well how to play in the UEFA Nations League and they want to achieve the two-time championship after winning the title in the 2018 edition. Added to that, the Portuguese need to raise their football level to reach the Qatar 2022 World Cup in the best way.

Due to background, team play and individual hierarchy, Portugal is one of the sports betting favorites to qualify as leader in Group A, which it shares with Serbia, Ireland, Luxembourg and Azerbaijan.

Portugal finished second in the UEFA Qualifiers as a result of 17 points in 8 games played with 5 wins, 2 draws and just one loss. Likewise, the Portuguese converted 17 goals in their favor and conceded just 6 goals, demonstrating that defensive solidity is one of the main attributes of Cristiano Ronaldo's team.

It is worth noting that Portugal's last matches in the Qualifiers were as follows: they debuted with a tight 1-0 win against Azerbaijan, drew 2-2 against leader Serbia, defeated Luxembourg 3-1 away, won 2-1 against Ireland, they thrashed Azerbaijan 3-0 away, thrashed Luxembourg 5-0, drew goalless against Ireland and lost 1-2 at home to Serbia. From there, they qualified for the playoffs where they defeated Turkey 3-1 and Macedonia 2-0 to enter the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

For his part, in the Nations League he is ranked as an escort for Spain with seven points as a result of 2 wins, a draw and a defeat in 4 disputed days. Likewise, the Portuguese scored seven goals in favor and received 2 goals.

Portugal's last matches in the Nations League were a 1-1 draw against Spain, a 4-0 win against Switzerland, a 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic and a 1-0 loss to Switzerland in an unexpected result for sports betting .

Background between both

The Czech Republic and Portugal have played 4 games in history with 3 Portuguese victories and a victory for the Czechs. Also, the last clash between the two was a 2-0 victory for Portugal in Group 2 of the current edition of the Nations League, in an interesting fact for the Nations League predictions .

The magnifying glass on…

Jan Kuchta is the top scorer of the Czechs with 2 goals accumulated in the Nations League. Also, Pesek converted a goal in the tournament and can surprise at any time.

The magnifying glass on…

Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Cancelo are the top scorers for Portugal in the Nations League with 2 goals each. In addition, Ricardo Horta and Gonzalo Guedes have a goal each and can unbalance the Czech Republic defense.

Sports bets

The main sports betting houses agree on the favoritism of the Portuguese based on the Nations League predictions. Indeed, the victory of Portugal offers a quota of 1.75, placing the tie at 3.75 and the local victory of the Czech Republic at 4.75.

An interesting combination is: Cristiano Ronaldo converts at any time, Vladimir Coufal will be booked at any time and both teams will score for a total sum of 21.00. In addition, if both teams score, the amount to be received will be 1.90, while the favorite score is 1-0 in favor of Portugal with a price of 6.50.

Finally, if Cristiano Ronaldo opens or closes the scoring the odds will be 4.00, while Patrik Schick's goal at any time has a 3.50 odds.

Schedules and television

Argentina: Saturday 3:45 p.m. Star+ and ESPN Argentina.

Brazil: 3:45 p.m. Star+.

Colombia: 1:45 p.m. ESPN and Star+.

Mexico: 1:45 p.m. Sky HD and Blue To Go.

United States: 2:45 p.m. Fox Sports 2, Vix.

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