Portugal faces Spain in a match from Group B of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. This is one of the most interesting games during the first round of the competition. Here are our vip soccer predictions today for this clash.
Being an European champion, Portugal are travelling to Russia with a lot of confidence. Two years ago Fernando Santos’ team surprised a lot of people by beating France in the final and winning their first major trophy in history. Now Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates will be hungry for more success on even bigger stage than the European Cup.
It’s clear that Portugal and Spain are the two strongest teams in the group, while Iran and Morocco are the complete underdogs. Most likely the two European teams will fight for the first place. This is why this first match in the group is so important for both sides – it can be decisive about what’s going to happen in this group. A win here could mean winning the group as well. And they both know it.
Portugal are participating at a World Cup for a 5th time in their history. Their best result came in 1966, when led by the legendary Eusebio, they won the third place in the competition. Now Portugal have another huge legend – Cristiano Ronaldo, who is once again hungry to show why he’s the best player in the world.
Portugal will try to do better than they did four years ago in Brazil. It was not a good performance for the Portuguese team, which ended its participation in the group stages. Now they want to show that they are better than this, especially after their triumph at the Euro 2016.
For Spain this is an interesting moment. La Roja made some serious changes after the dissapointing performance at the Euro 2016. The legendary Vicente del Bosque left the managerial position, being replaced by Julen Lopetegui. For the new manager this is first big tournament and a chance to show everyone what he can do with the team.
After dissapointing performances in 2014 and 2016, Spain really needs to enjoy a strong tournament and bring back the memories for the glory days between 2008 and 2012. La Roja was almost perfect in the qualifications, beating Italy for the first place in Group G. They won 9 of their 10 matches during the qualifiers, showing that they are once again close to their best levels.
Just how it was expected, the new coach made some changes in the team. Some old faces were replaced by younger and more hungry players, which shall give a positive impact on the team. Right now Spain have a healthy mixture of more experienced and younger players, which shall be good for the team.
Meanwhile Portugal also won their group during the qualifiers. Selecao beat Switzerland for the first place in Group B, thanks to a crucial 2-0 win over the Swiss team in the last round. For most of the time the Portuguese team was second in the standings, but when it mattered the most, they raised their levels and enjoyed a very important win.
This shall be a really great game between two of the best teams in Europe at this moment. These two sides will fight for the first place in the group, so this match between them could be crucial for winning it.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the World Cup 2018 game between Portugal and Spain. This is one of the most interesting clashes in the group stage of the competition, so we can’t wait!