Spain will clash heads with Portugal at Estadio Municipal de Braga on Tuesday night, hoping to pick up a positive result on match day six of the UEFA Nations League. The hosts will be coming into the match on the back of a thumping 4-0 win against the Czech Republic, whereas the visitors recorded a 2-1 loss to Switzerland.
Luis Enrique will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation; however, he is expected to make a couple of changes for the upcoming clash as Alvaro Morata looks likely to get the nod over Marco Asensio.
4-3-3 Spain Predicted Lineup Vs Portugal
Unai Simon is expected to start in goal for the upcoming home encounter. The Athletic Bilbao shot-stopper would hope to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Tuesday.
Eric Garcia and Paul Torres might form the customary centre-half partnership at the heart of Spain’s backline as they look to prevent Fernando Santos’ men from finding the back of the net throughout the 90 minutes.
Full-backs Dani Carvajal and Jordi Alba will continue to operate down the right and left-hand sides, respectively.
Koke, Rodri and Pedri will slot in as the holding midfielders; however, the latter could be assigned with more of a central role as his ball distribution could turn out to be decisive if the Spaniards wish to dominate things at the centre of the park.
Ansu Fati will have to settle for a place on the bench but might be called on in the latter stages of the game if needed.
Pablo Sarabia, Alvaro Morata and Ferran Torres will form the attacking trio at the top of the pitch.
The trio will fancy their chances of finding the back of the net when they face off against the Portugal defence that has conceded just two goals in the tournament so far.