Portugal vs Ireland prediction and betting tips - June 11, 2024
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Portugal vs Ireland prediction and betting tips - June 11, 2024

Tournament: friendly match
Location: Estádio Municipal de Aveiro
Match date: 11.06.2024

On June 11, 2024, a friendly match between the national teams of Portugal and Ireland will take place. Roberto Martinez’s squad will play against a relatively modest opponent before heading to the European Championship.

Portugal vs Ireland: Key Statistics and Trends

  • Under the current coach, Portugal has only failed to win one match before their recent loss to Croatia.
  • Ireland has won only 1 out of their last 5 matches.
  • Ireland has lost 4 consecutive away matches.
  • Ireland has not won any of their last 6 away matches.
  • Portugal wins the first half in 72% of their matches, while Ireland does so in 18% of their matches.

Portugal – the shape of the team and its analysis:

The "Seleção" ended the era of Fernando Santos at the World Cup by reaching the quarter-finals, but they were defeated by modest Morocco. Under his successor, Roberto Martinez, Portugal won all ten matches in 2023.

Slovenia ended this winning streak in March, securing a 2-0 victory at home against Ronaldo and company. However, at the beginning of summer, Portugal managed to beat Finland. Despite Pukki’s brace narrowing the gap, the match ended 4-2 in favor of Portugal. Croatia, however, scored early in both halves and ultimately won the match.

Ireland – the shape of the team and its analysis:

The "Boys in Green" have remained consistent in recent cycles: not falling into the ranks of complete underdogs but not achieving anything substantial either. In last year’s qualifiers, they only managed to beat Gibraltar and, in a friendly match, Latvia.

In the spring, Ireland performed predictably poorly with a 0-0 draw against Belgium and a 0-1 loss to Switzerland. However, they unexpectedly started the summer with a victory against a strong and ambitious Hungary, winning 2-1 in Dublin with Parrott scoring the decisive goal in the 92nd minute.

Portugal: Team News

Previously injured players Guerreiro and Trincão are now joined by Otávio.

Ireland: Team News

Omobamidele has been withdrawn from the squad due to injury.

Portugal vs Ireland: Possible Starting Lineups

Portugal (possible lineup): José Sá - Mendes, Rúben Dias, António Silva, João Cancelo - Vitinha, Palhinha, João Neves - Rafael Leão, Diogo Jota, Francisco Conceição

Ireland (possible lineup): Kelleher - O'Shea, Duffy, Coleman - Brady, Cullen, Smallbone, Doherty - Smodics, Azaz, Idah

Head to Head matches: Portugal vs Ireland

In the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, the "Seleção" finally took the lead in their head-to-head record: they now have 3 wins and 2 losses against Ireland.

Free prediction today for the match: Portugal vs Ireland Match

Ronaldo and his team are expected to secure a confident victory. We recommend betting on their win with a handicap of "-1 goal" (odds – 1.79).