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Portugal vs Austria preview

Kick off: Saturday, 18 June @20:00 GMT

Venue: Parc des Princes (Paris)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to Head Record

Austria vs Portugal 1-1 (Euro 1996 qualifiers)
Portugal vs Austria 1-0 (Euro 1996 qualifiers)
Austria vs Portugal 1-1 (1992 Friendly International)
Portugal vs Austria 1-2 (1991 Friendly International)
Austria vs Portugal 1-2 (Euro 1980 qualifiers)

Portugal vs Austria Team News

Coach Fernando Santos has no fresh injury worries ahead of the Austria game, but he could make some changes to the team that faced Iceland. Ricardo Quaresma could be recalled to the starting line-up, with new Bayern Munich signing Renato Sanches pushing for a start as well. Cristiano Ronaldo failed to impress against Iceland, but, no doubt, all eyes will be on the Real Madrid ace when Portugal take on Austria on Saturday.

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Aleksandar Dragovic was sent off against Hungary, meaning that he will have to serve his ban against Portugal. Zlatko Junuzovic suffered an injury against Hungary and he will not be playing anymore in the group stages. Marc Janko is not fully fit and he could drop to the bench. Coach Marcel Koller has no other injury concerns ahead of the Portugal game. Marcel Sabitzer is likely to replace Junuzovic in the starting XI.

Injured: Zlatko Junuzovic (49/7)

Doubtful: Marc Janko (55/26)

Suspended: Aleksandar Dragovic (48/1)

Quick Facts

  • Two or three goals were scored in each of last six meetings between Portugal and Austria
  • Portugal scored exactly one goal in last five meetings with Austria
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has netted 58 goals for the Portugal national team
  • Under 2.5 goals were scored in Portugal’s last three games at Euro finals
  • Austria conceded exactly two goals in three of their last four matches

Portugal vs Iceland Prediction

Portugal had 27 goal attempts against Iceland, but they failed to turn their dominance into more goals. Austria, on the other hand, failed to impress in the 2-0 loss to Hungary and seeing that coach Marcel Koller has some injury worries ahead of the second group game, I believe that there is a big value in betting on CR7 and Co. this time out. Portugal regarded as favourites to win Saturday’s game and they should prove their worth on the field.

Betting Tip: Portugal to win

Odds: 1.80 (4/5) @bet365

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