Two neighbours meet on the opening day of Group D in the UEFA Women's Euro 2017. The Spaniards are considered one of the favourites to lift the trophy, along-side Germany, France, Sweden, England and the hosts Netherlands. On the other hand, the Portuguese girls have the lowest chances to win the tournament according to the bookies and are much less impressive than the country's men national team. There is no Cristiano Ronaldo alongside women, and the favourites are clear in our Spain vs Portugal preview.
Curiously, the teams played each other in the qualifiers, and the Spaniards won comfortably on both occasions, 2-0 at home in Badajoz and 4-1 away in Covilha. They finished the qualifiers with perfect record – eight wins in eight matches, with 39 goals scored and just two conceded. The Portuguese had much more significant problems, with four wins and three defeats in eight fixtures, and only finished above Finland on goal difference. That is a good indication for our Spain vs Portugal predictions.
Spain's recent results:
Portugal's recent results:
With the favourites so obvious, it makes little sense to bet on them at such laughable odds, but we can find a more profitable option for our Spain vs Portugal betting tips. The Spaniards enjoy beating their opponents heavily and never stop trying to score. This makes the odds on them be the hapless Portuguese by three goals or more quite interesting at 1.72, and that is a good option.
Spain to win by three goals or more - 1.72 - Bet365