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The UEFA Nations League is back, and here we have a fantastic game between two giants of international football – Spain and Portugal. Here’s everything you need to know about the fixture.

This is the first game in the round of group stages for each side, so they’ll both be looking to get off to a good start in the relatively new competition. Both teams play their first bit of international football since March, so it’ll be interesting to see who will be featuring for either side thanks to some good performances from players towards the end of the season.

With club football now all over, fans will be excited to see some fantastic players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva and Thiago all featuring in their countries colours.

So – with this, let’s take a look at everything you need to know about the clash between Spain and Portugal in the UEFA Nations League group stages.

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Date and Time

General view of Estadio Benito Villamarin
SEVILLE, SPAIN – JANUARY 20: A minutes silence is observed by the players for former Real Betis player Vicente Cantatore and former Real Betis Director Jose Moya Sanabria prior to the La Liga Santander match between Real Betis and RC Celta at Estadio Benito Villamarin on January 20, 2021 in Seville, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Spain against Portugal will take place on Thursday 2nd June 2022 at the Estadio Benito Villamarin. The match will start at 7:45 PM UK time.

How To Watch

Football fans in England will be over the moon to hear that Spain against Portugal will be televised live on Premier Sports 2 and Premier Player.

Live Stream

If you want to live stream the big match, you can do so via the Premier Player streaming service.

You need to have an account or a monthly pass to access the live stream, so make sure you have everything you need before kick-off. The monthly pass costs £9.99 and can be purchased here.

Team News

Pedri of Spain runs with the ball
SEVILLE, SPAIN – JUNE 14: Pedri of Spain runs with the ball during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group E match between Spain and Sweden at the La Cartuja Stadium on June 14, 2021 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Spain will be without recent Premier League winner Aymeric Laporte as he pulled out of the squad through injury. Barcelona’s wonderkid Pedri is also a notable absence on the sidelines.

Similarly for the opposition, another Manchester City centre-half is absent in the form of Ruben Dias. Other than that, Portugal have their full line-up at their disposal.

Neither side have any injuries they need to worry about.

Spain Predicted XI:
Simon; Azpilicueta, E Garcia, P Torres, Alba; Thiago, Busquets, Koke; Gavi, Morata, F Torres

Portugal Predicted XI:
Patricio; Cancelo, Pepe, Danilo, Guerreiro; Fernandes, Moutinho, Bernardo; Otavio, Ronaldo, Jota

Head to Head

Here are the last four fixtures between the two sides:

4th June 2021: Spain 0 – 0 Portugal

7th October 2020: Portugal 0 – 0 Spain

15th June 2018: Portugal 3 – 3 Spain

27th June 2012: Portugal 0 – 0 Spain


Here are the odds that are being offered by various bookmakers:

Spain: 5/2

Draw: 23/10

Portugal: 11/10

Prediction: Spain 1 – 1 Portugal

Ferran Torres of Spain is challenged by Diogo Jota
MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 04: Ferran Torres of Spain is challenged by Diogo Jota of Portugal during the international friendly match between Spain and Portugal at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 04, 2021 in MADRID, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Given the fact that both sides are playing their first fixtures in a good few months, combined with the fact that this game seems to produce a draw more or less every time they play – we think it’ll end 1-1.

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