Group 2 leaders Portugal prepare to host Spain with a place in the four team UEFA Nations League finals on the line.

Group 2 leaders Portugal prepare to host Spain with a place in the four team UEFA Nations League finals on the line.

The hosts are top of the table with 10 points after a convincing 4-0 away victory against Czech Republic in their last game.

Second place Spain lost 2-1 to Switzerland last Saturday and are two points behind the Selecao.

With 10 points accrued from a possible 15, the 2018-19 champions know a draw would be enough for the them to advance to the finals.

Portugal have only conceded 2 goals in the entire tournament – the best defensive record from any of the 16 teams in League A.

Spain were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Portugal on matchday one, and that result marked the 4th stalemate in a row between the 2 nations.

Can Spain bounce back from their previous loss to stun the home side and top the group?

Play here to make your predictions for the clash.

What time does Portugal vs Spain start?

The game kicks off at 9:45pm Kenyan time at the Estadio Municipal de Braga.

Portugal vs Spain team news

Joao Cancelo returns from suspension but Diogo Dalot certainly does not deserve to be dropped after his two-goal showing on matchday five.

Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the attacking line, supported by Diogo Jota and AC Milan’s Rafael Leao.

Bruno Fernandes was also on target against the Czech and will start in midfield alongside Ruben Neves.

Dani Carvajal may return to the starting XI in place of veteran Cesar Azpilicueta, with Jordi Alba occupying the opposite flank.

Rodri and Koke are battling for a place in the starting line-up and could replace the Barcelona duo of Gavi and Pedri.

Up front, Alvaro Morata and Ferran Torres are the favored duo.

Portugal vs Spain head to head

There have been a record 6 draws between these two sides in the 10 games they have played against each other.

Either side has won twice in that run.

Portugal vs Spain current form

Both teams have lost once in their last 5 games – to the same opponent, Switzerland.

The home team have won 3 times and drawn once, while Spain have won twice.

Portugal vs Spain prediction

With top honors at stake, this will be a somewhat cagey affair and it may end in yet another stalemate.

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