On Friday, October 13, Portugal will face Slovakia in Porto’s seventh round of the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. The match is scheduled to kick off at 19:45 UK time. Let’s analyze the game with predictions, odds, and statistics.
Portugal currently leads their group with 18 points from five matches, enjoying a five-point lead over their closest opponents. As expected, Portugal is comfortably progressing in the qualifying campaign, living up to their status as clear favourites.
Roberto Martinez’s team hasn’t just won all of their previous matches but has also kept a clean sheet, having already scored an impressive 24 goals. Their form in the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign is evident, with a six-game winning streak. This makes them the clear favourites for the upcoming match.
Slovakia faced disappointment on September 8 when they lost at home to Portugal with a score of 0-1. Despite the home advantage, they were unable to secure a positive result.
Slovakia aims to redeem itself in the upcoming away game and reduce the gap with the favourites, but it will be an extremely challenging task. The Slovakian team has had a solid start to the Euro 2024 qualification with four victories in six matches. They currently sit in third place, trailing the second-placed squad by three points.
Slovakia has suffered only one defeat in their last nine matches across various tournaments, with four wins and four draws. It suggests that the favourites should not underestimate the opposition.
Prediction and Odds
Portugal enters the match as the favourites with odds of 1.25. Slovakia’s chances of success are estimated at 12.50, with a draw at 6.20.
In five of the last seven matches involving Slovakia, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals, including their game against Portugal.
Therefore, a reasonable prediction and bet would be total goals under 2.5, offered at 2.27.
Another betting option is for Portugal to win both halves, with odds at 2.35. Portugal has won both halves in four of their last six matches, making this a plausible scenario.