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Portugal vs Croatia Predictions

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UEFA Nations League | Estádio Do Dragao | 5th September
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Portugal
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W
KO 19:45
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Croatia
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W

Portugal vs Croatia predictions for this UEFA Nations League clash on Saturday. Portugal begin the defence of their UEFA Nations League crown when they face Croatia on Saturday. Read on for all our free Nations League predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

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Portugal to Win @ 17/20

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Portugal 2-1 @ 15/2

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Cristiano Ronaldo To Score Anytime @ 10/11

Reason For Portugal vs Croatia Predictions

  • Portugal have won seven of their last eight competitive games.
  • Each of Croatia’s last three defeats have been by a 2-1 scoreline.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in each of Portugal’s last six games, netting 11 in total.

Ronaldo targets international century on Saturday

Portugal clinched the first ever UEFA Nations League trophy last summer as they beat Netherlands on home soil in the final and Saturday marks the beginning of their defence of the crown as they face World Cup finalists Croatia.

The visitors shocked the world in 2018 when they took themselves all the way to the World Cup Final in Russia, but their squad is undeniably past its best. Midfield duo Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic have both withdrawn from the squad to leave their midfield somewhat light, while the likes of Domagoj Vida and Dejan Lovren offer an ageing partnership at the back.

Portugal are no strangers to players on the wrong side of 30, but when one of those players is Cristiano Ronaldo that isn’t much of a problem. The 35-year-old is just one goal shy of his 100th for Portugal and has found the net in each of Portugal’s last six games, netting a quite frankly ridiculous 11 goals in this period. Backing him in the anytime goalscorer market looks well worth it.

It’s not just the Ronaldo show though. Portugal also boast the talents of Bruno Fernandes, Goncalo Guedes and Joao Felix, and with seven wins from their last eight they appear good value for the win here. Each of Croatia’s last three defeats have been by a 2-1 scoreline as well, so that’s our choice for a correct score prediction.

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