Spain vs Portugal preview – Round of 16

The final Round of 16 knockout match of the 2010 World Cup has an exciting match scheduled when Spain tackle Portugal on Wednesday 30th June at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.

The match will start at 4:30am AEST Melbourne time and the last time these two teams met Portugal ran out 1-0 winners over Spain at the 2004 European Championships.

Leading bookmaker Sportsbet have Spain 2.00 favourites over Portugal 4.33 with the draw at 3.10.

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When: Wednesday 30th June
Time: 4:30 AEST Melbourne time
Where: Green Point Stadium, Cape Town
TV: Televised live on SBS

Last time they met
20-06-04 Spain 0-1 Portugal European Championships

Recent History
20-06-04 Spain 0-1 Portugal European Championships
06-09-03 Portugal 0-3 Spain Friendly
13-02-02 Spain 1-1 Portugal Friendly
19-01-94 Spain 2-2 Portugal Friendly
15-01-92 Portugal 0-0 Spain Friendly
16-01-91 Spain 1-1 Portugal Friendly
17-06-84 Portugal 1-1 Spain European Championships
18-03-34 Portugal 1-2 Spain WC Qualifiers
11-03-34 Spain 9-0 Portugal WC Qualifyiers

Spain has the slightly better head to head record against Portugal up until 2004.

World Cup form

Lost 0-1 Switzerland
WON 2-0 Honduras
WON 2-1 Chile

Spain suffered a shock loss to the Swiss in their first game but they bounced back well to win their next two games when required.

Draw 0-0 Ivory Coast
WON 7-0 North Korea
Draw 0-0 Brazil

Portugal failed to score against the Ivory Coast and Brazil and sandwiched a 7-0 blitz over North Korea in between.

Sportsbet odds for Spain vs Portugal

Spain $2.00
Draw $3.10
Portugal $4.33

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Spain vs Portugal match prediction

Portugal are yet to concede a goal in the tournament and that includes keeping a clean sheet against Brazil who have scored 2+ goals against every other team they have faced so far.

Spain have not quite hit their straps but they are not far away and this should be a quality encounter between two skilful sides and a draw is very much on the cards after 90 minutes.

Portugal are super value at their current odds for ours and they can employ the same tactics against Spain as Switzerland did and the infuence of Ronaldo and company will be vital.

Portugal is great odds for the win but we are going to settle on the draw no bet and hedge our bets in case of a potential draw.

Portugal Draw No Bet @ $2.88 at Sportsbet

Take less odds for the Portugal win to have the draw as insurance or have a crack at Portugal on the + Handicap.

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