Nov. 14, 2016
Portugal vs. Latvia Preview & Prediction
The 2016 European champions Portugal will host Latvia to Estadio do Algarve this Sunday night in match day 4 of the European World Cup qualifiers.
Portugal failed to win against Switzerland in the wake of their successful Euro 2016 run, but have since joined the winning train since that defeat. They have been scoring goals in their last two match ups scoring six in each of those games. They defeated Andorra 6-0 and Faroe Island. CR7 and his teammates will aim for another impressive win by winning three straight games.
Latvia will enter this matchup with back to back defeats, and this matchup seems to be their most challenging game. Except for their first matchup, in which they won against Andorra, they have been playing mediocre since that win. They will be praying not to give up goals like what Portugal has done in their last two games.
Prediction: In this matchup, I expect Latvia to play a high defensive game and try to hold Portugal to a tie. If they can prevent Portugal from scoring in the first half, I am sure the goals will be minimal. However, Portugal will play their attacking style on Latvia to absorb and just like in their previous two match ups, in which I see another goal galore. I'm expecting Portugal to win this game easily.