Portugal VS USA ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Portugal vs USA
Portugal and the United States play in the Dr. Magalhães Pessoa Stadium in a friendly. This is Portugal’s fourth friendly this year after friendly against Saudi Arabia, Cyprus and Sweden. In the US case, this is his 5th friendly of the year, having already faced Ghana, Venezuela, Jamaica and Serbia. There is only one recent direct showdown between these two teams on 23-06-2014, which ended with a 2-2 draw.
Portugal Team News
The staff at the house dispute their 4th friendly of the year. In previous friendly matches he recorded the following results: Portugal (3-0) Saudi Arabia, Portugal (4-0) Cyprus and Portugal (2-3) Sweden. Portugal won 7, drew 1 and lost 2 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. The defense has been in good shape and has only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 games, and their attack has regularly scored, as they have managed to make it 9 out of the last 10 games. This is a team that scores often first: opened the scoring in 13 of their last 15 games, of those 13 reached the range in lead in 10 and managed to maintain the lead until the end of the 90 ‘in 11.
Portugal vs USA Stats
Portugal are going through a great phase in 2017, having come from six consecutive victories, and in the last four did not concede a goal, thus evidencing the consistency of its defensive system. This will be the second game of the Portuguese after the end of the World Cup qualifiers, where they finished in the lead of Group B, thus ensuring their presence in the World Cup to be played in Russia next year. In their last clash, a friendly against Saudi Arabia, the Portuguese Team did not take notice of the opponent and applied a 3×0 thrashing, especially Gonçalo Guedes, who scored a goal and gave an assist. Coach Fernando Santos is expected to keep the team in 4-4-2 but is likely to make some changes in the starting eleven.
USA Team News
The visiting team is fighting its 5th friendly of the year. In previous friendlies he recorded the following results: USA (2-1) Ghana, USA (1-1) Venezuela, USA (1-0) Jamaica and USA (0-0) Serbia. The team arrives in this match after a defeat away with Trinidad and Tobago by (2-1). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, the USA has won 5, drawn 3 and lost 2. Its attack has scored regularly, as it has achieved in 3 of the last 4 games in this competition. There is a tendency for there to be goals in their away games as 11 of their last 12 matches have ended with over 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never managed to turn the board.
The United States have been performing well over the past year, having suffered just two defeats in eighteen games, and are making their first appearance after the World Cup Qualifying Round, where they were unable to score enough to to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Their last clash was against Trinidad and Tobago, who was superior and opened 2×0 in the first half, hindering the American reaction. As a visitor, the last victory of the US National Team was for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, against Costa Rica. The US call for that game is full of news, and left out striker Pulisic, one of the American highlights that operates in Europe, for Borussia Dortmund.