Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Portugal to beat Algeria and over 2.5 goals 13/10 in Thursdays international friendly

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 6 Jun 2018

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Competition: International friendly

Market: Portugal win and Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 13/10 @ Bet365

With Cristiano Ronaldo returning to their squad, Portugal will host fellow World Cup finalists Algeria at Estádio Nacional on Thursday.

For Fernando Santos’ Portugal side, after a stellar qualifying campaign only saw them lose one match and top the group with both the best attacking and defensive records, Portugal will fancy their chances of breaking out of a group with Spain, Morocco and Iran. Although the hosts have only won one of their last five, The Reds are coming off the back of a dominant display against Belgium and will also be boosted by the return of talisman and captain Cristiano Ronaldo. After winning his third consecutive Champions League medal, the world player of the year also topped scoring in qualifying by scoring 15 goals in his 10 Group B matches.

As for Rabah Madjer’s side, although many thought that Algeria would be putting together their own final preparations for this summers finals, the visitors finished bottom in qualifying and could only record a single win. To make matters worse for Madjer’s side, Albania are coming off the back of a humiliating 3-2 loss at home to Cape Verde Islands which has summed up how far they have fallen. Despite having the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani, Algeria have now lost their last three matches on the bounce and have shipped at least two in all those defeats.

Bet: Portugal to beat Algeria and over 2.5 goals 13/10 in Thursdays international friendly 13/10 @ Bet365>>

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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