Portugal v Ireland Betting Tips, Match Preview and Betting Offers

Portugal will look to round off their preparations for Euro 2024 with a victory against the Republic of Ireland in a friendly on Tuesday evening.

Roberto Martinez’s men were given a dose of reality over the weekend with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Croatia, making it two defeats in their past three games while the Republic of Ireland are in the middle of a transitional phase with a new manager yet to take charge, meaning John O’Shea will continue as interim coach.

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Bruno Fernandes to assist a goal in each half

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Once again, Portugal looked rather subdued against Croatia, and the final result almost seemed inevitable.

But then again, they were impeccable during qualifying for the Euros, notching up 36 goals, and yielding a maximum of 30 points from their 10 fixtures which is pretty impressive.

There is a bounty of riches at Martinez’s disposal, and among those who will be pushing for a starting berth at the Euros will be Rafael Leao.

The 25-year-old finished the campaign strongly with AC Milan, and he could put himself in the shop window if he’s unleashed in Germany. Last term, he ended with a double-double of goals and assists, his second season on the trot, and he could be hot to handle if given a chance.

Anyway, Ireland are a rung or two below Portugal, and with Evan Ferguson missing up front, they could struggle to fashion chances.

More pertinently, the Republic of Ireland have won just one of their last eight matches against Portugal (D3, L4) with their last victory arriving in February 2005 which doesn’t bode well.

To kick off my Portugal vs Ireland betting tips, I think this could be a bit of a stroll for Martinez’s charges. Rather than lean into the win to nil market, I’m going with Portugal to prevail by exactly three goals priced at a teasing 4/1 with Paddy Power.

While his problems were arguably well documented at Manchester United last term, Bruno Fernandes’ star is far from waning on the international stage.

During qualifying, Fernandes weighed in with 14 goal involvements (eight goals and six assists), and he will certainly probe against the Republic of Ireland.

For Portugal, he’s the heartbeat of the team, and he is blessed with a sublime range of passing along with a strong eye for goal.

To round things off, I’ve gone for a special stumped up at William Hill which is for Fernandes to assist a goal in each half which is trading at a rather long but not too fanciful 30/1.

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