Portugal can be satisfied with their current form, currently being unbeaten this year, and has every reason to approach this clash with positive thoughts.
In their latest international appearance, they come with a 0:0 draw against the Spaniards back in Madrid, in a match where honestly both sides certainly had more to offer, especially in the offense.
Expectedly, the hosts had the ball to their feet for most of the time during this encounter, while the Portuguese tried to be dangerous via transition, but neither of them was sharp enough to make this one a bit more interesting.
Defenders Soares (34/1, Arsenal), Neto (19/0, Sporting), Duarte (2/0, Granada), and forward Neto (3/1, Wolverhampton) aren’t in the team this time for EURO 2020.
In their final preparation for the Euros, I’m going with full stake on this match. World champions France hosts out of sorts Bulgaria at Stade de France tonight. Hosts have beaten Wales on 2nd of June whilst Bulgaria played both in 1st and 5th of June, fatigue could be kicking in for visitors.
France are opening their Euros against Germany one full week from now on. Even though this team doesn’t need it, a win here could boost their confidence even more and some players will be looking sustain their rhythm.
Since Les Bleus is placed in group of death with Germany, Portugal and Hungary, Deschamps will be looking to test all his attacking players and everyone who plays will have quality to damage Bulgaria.
It will be the fifth straight Euro’s appearance for the Russians, and they will try to end their preparational period with a morale-boosting victory, as their international appearances are not that convincing, having only two victories in the last ten matches.
They are coming to this clash after a 1:1 draw last Tuesday on the road to Poland when they played a pretty balance encounter so the outcome didn’t come as a great surprise.
In front of them is a perfect chance for a much-needed win, as the Bulgarians are appearing poorly in their internationals.
The Russians will miss goalkeeper Lunyov (7/0, Zenit), defenders Smolnikov (30/0, Krasnodar), Neustadter (13/1, Dynamo Moscow), Kutepov (13/0, Spartak Moscow), and midfielder Akhmetov (8/0, CSKA Moscow) for this clash.
The Netherlands surely has the upper hand in this one and will probably try to use this match in the best way possible and warm-up for the upcoming European Championship.
This will be their 12th friendly against Scotland in mutual history, and as mentioned, they have the better result, having five victories, three draws, and three losses, so definitely, the bookies are quite reasonable considering them as favorites, and not just by their H2H friendly matches, but due to obvious difference in quality.
They will miss defenders Hateboer (11/0, Atalanta), Tete (14/0, Fulham), Karsdorp (3/0, Roma), midfielders Vilhena (15/0, Krasnodar), Strootman (46/3, Genoa), and forwards Babel (69/10, Galatasaray) and Bergwijn (12/1, Tottenham) for this one.
Currently being in a preparation for the European Championship, Slovakia will definitely approach this one with a victory in their mind, as their overall appearance was mediocre at least since 2020.
To their advantage goes the fact that they did record a home victory last time when they were put together in the World Cup campaign against Russia, outplaying them with a 2:1 result.
This will be their second consecutive EURO appearance, and a perfect chance to see if some things should be fixed before the real thing starts.
Defenders Gyomber (28/0, Salernitana), Hancko (14/1, Sparta Prague), Valjent (9/0, Mallorca), midfielders Stoch (60/6, Zaglebie), Rusnak (32/5, Real SAalt Lake) and forward Safranko (10/0, Sepsi) are missing out this time.