The biggest news heading into Portugal’s clash with Spain is that around 2,500 fans will be in attendance.
And the lucky few will witness one of the oldest rivalries in international football.
You could call it a friendly, but this fixture is usually hotter than a spicy chorizo.
The teams have not met since their thrilling 3-3 draw in the Group Stage of the 2018 World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick that day, and he will lead his side into battle once again.
|Fixture||Portugal v Spain (International Friendly)|
|Date||Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 19:45|
|Where||Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon|
|How to Watch||Live on Sky Sports|
Our Top Pick – Ansu Fati to Score – 11/4 at Paddy Power
Ansu Fati is so young that he was not allowed to be named man of the match against Villarreal last weekend, because the sponsor of the award was a beer company!
He wouldn’t get served in the Dog & Duck, but he’s banging them in this season.
The 17-year-old starlet has already nabbed three goals for Barcelona and one for Spain this campaign.
And he’s even scored more by the age of 18 than Lionel Messi himself.
Our Extra Pick – Over 2.5 Match Goals – 4/5 at Betfair
The pressure may be off but national pride is at stake.
The hosts put two past Sweden and scored four against Croatia in their last two outings, while Spain swept four past the Ukraine last time out.
All of which should add up to goals in Lisbon.
Our Long Shot – Sergio Ramos First Goalscorer – 12/1 at Paddy Power
Spain’s captain has a scoring record most strikers would be proud of, and he’s already off the mark for club and country this season.
He’s also on spot kick duty for Luis Enrique’s men, and this season we all know what that could mean!