Portugal Vs USA: A Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips of the Group E Showdown

Portugal will take on the United States on Tuesday in the last group game of the Women’s 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup at Eden Park.

Portugal Vs USA: A Preview, Prediction
Pic Credit : U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Twitter

Match Review

The Seleccaao das Quinas started their World Cup campaign by losing 1-0 to the Netherlands, who scored a winner in the 15th minute of the first half.

On the other hand, Portugal got back on track by thrashing Vietnam 2-0 in their second group game, thanks to strikes from debutants Telma Encarnaca and Benfica’s Franciscoa Nazareth, Which means they qualify if they beat USA, with a draw being enough in the case of the Netherlands losing to Vietnam.

After winning 2-0 against Vietnam last time out, Portugal will aim to become the 1st European debutants to win two games in a group phase at a Women’s World Cup since the 1999 edition in Russia.

They will also aim to be the 1st European team to defeat the reigning world champions in a game in the group stage (D2 L6).

In Group E, the USA thrashed Vietnam 5-0 in their opening game, scoring three goals without reply from Sophia Smith and one from Lindsey Horan.

In their second match, however, the Netherlands held the US to a scoreless draw. The Americans fell behind early and Horan levelled the match in the second half.

USA have usually had a strong end to the group stage at Women’s World Cups, winning their last group game in seven of their last eight games, with the exception of the 2-1 defeat to Sweden in 2011. However, they still finished runners up in that year.

With four points, the US just need a point to guaranteed a place in the knockouts.

Portugal vs USA Head to Head

  • Portugal women have won all 10 matches against USA women
  • USA women have scored 39 goals without reply in 10 matches against Portugal
  • Last time they met was in a friendly back in June 2021, USA women won 1-0 thanks to a second-half goal from Samantha Mewis
  • Portugal have kept 3 clean sheets in 4 games across competitions
  • Stars and Stripes have played every edition of the Women’s World Cup since 1991
  • USA women have never been eliminated in the group stage of a World Cup tournament
  • A Selecorpo das Quinas is 21st in FIFA rankings
  • USA are top of the women’s national team rankings
  • USA have scored in 12 games across competitions

Starting Lineup

Portugal Women probable starting lineup:
Morais; Borges, Costa, Seica; Alves, Jacinto, T. Pinto, Marchao; Nazareth; J. Silva, Encarnacao

USA Women probable starting lineup:
Naeher; Fox, Ertz, Girma, Dunn; Sullivan, Demelo, Horan; Rodman, Smith, Morgan

Portugal vs USA Prediction

Portugal women have won 2 out of 3 games after losing 3 out of 4. They have not scored in 10 games in this fixture.
USA women are unbeaten in 11 games and have won 10 games in a row.
The difference in class and quality is too great for the USA women to beat the 2-time defending champions.
Prediction – Portugal women vs USA women

We predict USA to win 2-0 against Portugal

Portugal vs USA Betting Tips

result: USA
goal score: Portugal
goals: Portugal
over/under: 2.5
under/2.5: USA
goal differential: USA (-5 in last 5 games)
goal differential: Portugal (-5 in last 10 games)
both teams score: Portugal
goal differential: No

Portugal vs USA Match Details

Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2023
Kickoff Time: 3 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. BST / 5 p.m. AEST
Location: Eden Park (Auckland, New Zealand)
Official: Rebecca Welch (ENG)
Last meeting: USA 1-0 Portugal (Jun. 10, 2021 | Friendly)

How To Watch Portugal vs USA Live : Live Stream, TV Channel

  • USA : FOX, Telemundo Fubo, Fox Sports site/app, Peacock (Spanish),Telemundo Deportes site/app
  • UK : BBC Two BBC iPlayer, BBC website
  • Australia : Optus Sport
  • Canada : TSN2 TSN+, TSN site/app, RDS site/app
  • India : DD Sports FanCode
  • New Zealand : Sky Sport 1 NZ Prime TV, Sky Sport NOW
  • Singapore : FIFA WWC CH01 StarHub TV+, meWATCH
  • Hong Kong : Now TV Viu TV
  • Malaysia : FIFA+

Fans in select regions of the world can stream the Women’s World Cup live on FIFA+, including in Japan, Brazil, Indonesia and Thailand

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