Things are looking very positive for the home nation, ahead of our Portugal vs USA preview and football odds, while the visitors are looking a little bit lost after the decision of Bruce Arena to step down as a coach not too long ago.
Portugal have qualified for the 2018 World Cup, with the USA crashing out in embarrassing fashion in the CONCACAF region of qualifying. Their failure has been given plenty of coverage in the American media, with a reaction being asked for from grassroots football to the very top.
Our Portugal vs USA predictions are based off how the hosts have been performing within their own borders of late, making a home victory appear very appealing from our international friendly forecast.
Fernando Santos’ men have recorded victories in each of their last six attempts in all competitions, with the Selecao appearing to be in very good shape head into an important World Cup year.
As previously mentioned, the Selecao have battled to wins in their last six attempts, with the USA’s form giving no reasons as to why the home nation should be worried about slipping up. William Hill offer surprisingly good value on simply a victory for Portugal, given how they have been performing late both competitively and in friendlies.
The away side have won two of their last seven away fixtures, with the likes of Trinidad and Tobago, Honduras, Mexico and Panama taking points off the US in 2017. Their form has been very inconsistent and there has been no sign that things are about to take a big turn in the opposite direction after Arena’s decision to step down as head coach.
Since coming back from the Confederations Cup in the summer, Portugal have beaten the likes of the Faroe Islands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia at home. With plenty of players still trying to prove a point to their coach and nail down a starting spot for the upcoming World Cup, the motivation levels should be their to maintain such strong momentum.
Our Portugal vs USA bets back Goncalo Guedes to be a real threat for the visitors to handle. The youngster’s direct style of play and sheer pace should be a big problem for the US to deal with, as his explosive nature should make him very tough to shackle or mark out of the game on Tuesday evening.
Unibet have the best value available on the Valencia loanee to find the back of the net this week, adding to his tally of three LaLiga goals already this term. In the last month, the young Portuguese international has been in sensational form and offers a very electric threat on the counter-attack under Marcelino. He should be able to replicate such confident performances on the international stage.
Our Portugal vs USA betting tips suggest that the hosts will maintain their excellent home form of late, with the away nation set to continue to blunder under they find their long-term vision. For now, they should be taken apart by a much stronger unit, especially with Santos’ fringe players having points to prove ahead of Russia.