Portugal vs Algeria: Hosts hard to oppose in Lisbon

Portugal vs Algeria: Hosts hard to oppose in Lisbon

Kick Off: 2015, 07/06/2018

Stadium: Estadio da Luz

Portugal put in a solid display when drawing with Belgium on Saturday and should now look for a morale-boosting win against Algeria in Lisbon.

This will be the final World Cup warm-up match for the Euro 2016 champions before they take on Spain at Russia 2018.

Fernando Santos will be keen to go into that clash on the back of a victory and 11/10 for the hosts to lead at half-time and full-time kicks off our Portugal vs Algeria betting tips.

A Look At Portugal’s Betting Odds

With Cristiano Ronaldo rested following his Champions League exploits, Portugal seemed happy to settle for a goalless stalemate with Belgium in Brussels.

Borussia Dortmund full-back Raphael Guerreiro did test Thibaut Courtois with a first-half shot, one of 13 attempts on goal by his side.

However, they created few clear-cut chances and remain reliant on a resilient rearguard which conceded just one goal in the Euro 2016 knockout rounds.

Portugal’s well-drilled defence also helped them to top their World Cup qualifying group, with only two goals conceded in a run of nine straight wins.

Looking at the Portugal vs Algeria odds, we reckon 19/20 for a home win to nil is hard to resist.

A Look At Algeria’s Betting Odds

Algeria finished bottom of their African World Cup qualifying group, picking up only one point from five games before Nigeria forfeited the final fixture.

The Desert Warriors have shown few signs of improvement in recent friendlies either, with Friday’s 3-2 loss to Cape Verde being a third straight defeat.

There are some talented individuals in this team, but Leicester duo Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani may be distracted by persistent transfer speculation this summer.

Schalke midfielder Nabil Bentaleb and Porto’s Yacine Brahimi can help to keep the scoreline respectable, but head coach Rabah Madjer may already be focused on upcoming African Nations Cup qualifiers.

We’re finishing off our Portugal vs Algeria betting predictions by taking 5/1 for a 2-0 home win.

Additional stats

Last result:

Belgium 0-0 PORTUGAL

ALGERIA 2-3 Cape Verde – Ramy Bensebaini, Baghdad Bounedjah

Head-to-head: N/A

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