Portugal’s dominant Group J campaign draws to a close on Sunday, as they play at home against Iceland. Roberto Martinez will be hoping that his side can sign off in the group stage by extending their 100% record ahead of a pivotal year of action in 2024.
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Portugal have been one of the biggest market movers in the outright betting for the EUROs next summer, as they have appeared incredibly strong throughout their qualification campaign. They have been perfect across their opening eight matches after landing victories on all occasions, and it appears hard to bet against them ending the campaign without a 100% record.
Roberto Martinez has certainly given his players the ability to play without stress in the final third of the field, which is evident from the fact that they have scored a remarkable 32 goals across their eight matches. Meanwhile, they have allowed just two goals to this point. Cristiano Ronaldo has been in excellent scoring form for Portugal, as he has netted nine times in qualifying, which is the second most of any player.
Iceland look set to miss out on a place at the EUROs next summer, as it appears incredibly challenging to see them get the results that they require to sneak into second place in the standings. In order to achieve that, they will need to record victories in each of their last two, and hope Slovakia fall to back-to-back defeats.
Iceland have won three of their eight matches in Group J, but they have been too easy to beat throughout the campaign. That is evident by the fact that they have suffered four defeats, and have allowed ten goals. However, they are the second highest scorers in the group.
Portugal vs Iceland Head to Head
Portugal are unbeaten in four previous encounters with Iceland, which includes a 1-0 success in the previous clash between the sides in June. Iceland’s only positive result against Portugal was a 0-0 outcome in the group stage at EURO 2016.
Portugal vs Iceland Prediction
Portugal have been excellent throughout the group stage campaign, and we don’t expect their dominant sequence of victories to come to an end on Sunday. Therefore, we expect the home side to land victory by at least a two-goal winning margin in front of their home fans.
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