Portugal vs Slovakia Predictions

Portugal vs Slovakia predictions for Friday’s Euro 2024 qualifier in Porto. A win for the home side would guarantee their place in the upcoming European Championship finals, even with three matches still left to play. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Portugal vs Slovakia Predictions

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A Duel for European Supremacy

Key Stats
– Portugal remain unbeaten in their last five meetings against Slovakia.
– Portugal’s top three players have an average rating of above 8, showcasing their world-class quality.
– Slovakia have only conceded twice in their current campaign, proving their defensive mettle.

As the evening sun sets on Friday, the stage will be set for an enticing encounter between Portugal and Slovakia. Portugal’s Roberto Martinez’s men are teetering on the brink of qualification for the European Championship finals, a feat they can accomplish if they claim victory over the visiting side, even with three fixtures remaining.

Having performed impeccably in Group J, Portugal have amassed a whopping 18 points, granting them a comfortable cushion at the top of the table. Trailing by five points, Slovakia sit second, with their own ambitions of making a mark in the upcoming European Championship.


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Recent Form & Historical Statistics Portugal, currently the talk of the town, orchestrated a 9-0 demolition of Luxembourg in their last outing, with notable contributions from Goncalo Inacio, Goncalo Ramos, and Diogo Jota, each bagging a brace. It seems the haunting memory of their 1-0 defeat to Morocco in the 2022 World Cup quarter-finals has spurred the side to ascend to new heights.

And if historical stats are any indicator, Slovakia might be in for a challenging game. In their last five face-offs, Portugal reigned supreme in four, the most recent being a 1-0 triumph last month, thanks to Bruno Fernandes.

On the other hand, Slovakia’s journey in Group J has been commendable. Apart from a single defeat and an unexpected draw against Luxembourg, they have managed to keep their sheets relatively clean, conceding only twice. Their recent 3-0 victory against Liechtenstein further solidifies their position as formidable opponents.

Tactical Insights and Key Players The star-studded Portuguese lineup includes renowned names like Cristiano Ronaldo, who, despite facing challenges post the World Cup, remains an integral part of Martinez’s vision. With his suspension lifted, Ronaldo is likely to spearhead the attack, flanked by the likes of Bernardo Silva and potentially Jota. In the midfield, the trinity of Vitinha, Fernandes, and Joao Palhinha are expected to pull the strings.

As for Slovakia, their talisman Robert Mak, with an impressive 16 goals under his belt, will be a player to watch out for. Accompanying him in the defensive stronghold will be the experienced Milan Skriniar, guiding the side from the centre.

Team Performance Analysis Portugal’s players have been in scintillating form throughout the qualifiers. Taking a glance at their BettingTips4You Expert Ratings, Bruno Fernandes leads the way with an impressive 8.55, closely followed by the likes of Goncalo Inacio and Cristiano Ronaldo. Their attacking prowess is evident, with 24 goals scored and a commendable average possession of 66.5%. The team’s defensive solidity is also noteworthy, having not conceded a single goal.

Slovakia, while trailing in rankings, showcases a well-rounded team. Their top player, Marek Hamšík, boasts a rating of 7.45, with Dávid Hancko and Ondrej Duda tailing closely. They’ve scored eight times and conceded only twice, demonstrating a balanced approach to both offence and defence.


  1. Match Outcome: Given Portugal’s impeccable form and home advantage, the prediction leans towards a Portugal victory, though it might not be a landslide considering Slovakia’s resilience.
  2. Correct Score: Combining the attacking forces of both sides, a 2-1 victory for Portugal seems plausible.
  3. Goalscorer Prediction: Ronaldo, despite recent hiccups, remains the favourite to get on the score sheet.
  4. Corner Analysis: Portugal averages 6.5 corners per game and Slovakia 8. It’s likely that Slovakia might edge Portugal in this department, with an estimated total of 15 corners in the match.
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