Latvia vs Portugal Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Latvia v Portugal predictions and betting tips for Friday’s World Cup Qualifier at the Skonto Stadium in Riga. You can see our free betting tips and predictions for this fixture below.
Fernando Santos’ European champions are in action on Friday night as they travel to Riga to take on Latvia in this World Cup qualifier. Having enjoyed a very fruitful summer in France, the Portuguese national team has continued to thrive by winning four of their five qualifiers in Group B. On the other hand, Latvia have struggled somewhat and it’s hard to hold out much hope for them ahead of this fixture.
Latvia vs Portugal Predictions
When these two met in the reverse fixture back in 2016, it was a convincing display from Portugal as they came out on top by four goals to one. Santos’ men dominated the game in all areas and, considering they were allowed to take no less than 27 shots at goal, one of which was a missed penalty, were perhaps unlucky not to win by a greater margin. Since that match, the goals have continued to flow for Portugal who’ve found the net on nine occasions in their three matches since.
In contrast, Latvia have continued to concede plenty – six in their last two – since their 4-1 defeat in Portugal. There is undoubtedly a vast gap in quality between these two and the Portuguese are expected to dominate once again. Against Cyprus last time out, Portugal found the net on four occasions with relative ease while Latvia looked all over the place when conceding five against Georgia in their last match. At 7/4 Coral, ‘Portugal to Score Over 3.5 Goals’ is our first Latvia vs Portugal prediction for this World Cup 2018 qualifier.
Another interesting pointer is the fact that Portugal have been making a habit of scoring goals before the break in recent matches. Four of their last five fixtures have seen the European champions score at least twice before half-time. Against a team who they should be capable of brushing aside, backing ‘Portugal to Score Over 1.5 First Half Goals’ is another decent bet at 17/10 with Ladbrokes.
With visiting goals very much fancied in Riga on Friday night, there are a number of correct score predictions that stand out; however, at 14/1 with Bet Victor, ‘Portugal to Win 5-0’ is the one worth supporting to complete our Latvia vs Portugal betting tips. With the Champions League final not a week old, talisman Cristiano Ronaldo may not start but, even in the main man’s absence, this Portugal side, with the likes of namesakes Bernardo and Andre Silva in fine form, should be able to help the visitors to secure a convincing victory.
Latvia vs Portugal Betting Tips
Portugal to score over 3.5 goals – 7/4 with Coral.
Portugal to score over 1.5 first half goals – 17/10 with Ladbrokes.
Correct Score Prediction
Portugal to win 5-0 – 14/1 with Bet Victor.
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