Portugal will be coming into this fixture behind a form that reads: LWWDWD after they were held  goalless draw against Spain on the 2nd of June when they met for an international friendly. Before that draw, Portugal had defeated Luxembourg, 3-1 on the 30th of March in a World Cup qualifying tie. This fixture will be Portugal's final appearance before their first game at Euro 2020 on June 15 when they meet Hungary. Coach, Fernando Santos named his squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 and among them includes Pedro Goncalves (Sporting CP), Andre Silva, 







- who had a fantastic season at Eintracht Frankfurt, Premier League title winner, Manchester City's Bernardo Silva, Juve's Cristiano Ronaldo, and Liverpool's Diogo Jota. Spanish La Liga title winner, Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix, Ruben Neves of Wolves, and Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes also made the cut. Coach, Fernando Santos has been managing Portugal since 2014, 



leading them to 51 wins in 83 appearances. He has picked up 20 draws and 12 defeats on the job and hence has a 61%-win rate as manager of the Portuguese national football team. On Wednesday, he will likely adopt a 4—2—3—1 formation with Cristiano Ronaldo leading the attack ahead of a midfield trio.

 

Meanwhile, Israel will be coming into this fixture behind back-to-back victories. After defeating Moldova on the 31st of March, 4-1 they went on and pick up another victory against Montenegro, 3-1 on Saturday, the 5th of June. Having won half of the last six game across all competitions: LWLDWW, coach, Willibald Ruttensteiner will be looking to add another victory to the tally. 



He has a 44%-win rate after managing nine games as coach of Israel: 4W, 3D & 2L. On Wednesday, he will be looking for another victory to add to the tally. This would be Israel's final international appearance before they return on the 1st of September for Match Day 4's World Cup qualifying tie against Faroe Islands.

 

The last time both countries met, the fixture ended in a 1-1 draw. Before that draw, both countries met in March 2013 and played a draw, 3-3. In another meeting on the 15th of November, 2000, Portugal defeated Israel, 2-1.

match info  

A 2-1 win for Portugal is predicted at full-time.
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade. 
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021. 
Kick-Off Time: 19:45 (GMT+1). 
Tournament: International Friendly.






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