The Czech Republic go up against Portugal in the UEFA Nations League 2022-23 at the Eden Arena in Prague on Sunday, September 25. The match will start at 12:15 AM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

The Czech Republic come into this game on the back of a 2-0 loss to Spain in their last game in this tournament. The hosts are third on the points table (Group 2) with four points in four games. Czech Republic lost 2-0 to Portugal in the reverse fixture of the ongoing UEFA Nations League. Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Goncalo Guedes were on the scoresheet for the Portuguese side.

Meanwhile, Portugal are second on the points table with seven points in four games. They lost 1-0 to Switzerland in their most recent game in the UEFA Nations League 2022-23. Portugal are the defending champions of the UEFA Nations League. The Portuguese side beat the Netherlands 1-0 in the final to clinch the title.

Czech Republic vs Portugal UEFA Nations League 2022-23 odds

Parimatch odds: Czech Republic: 5.00, Portugal: 1.80, Draw: 3.55

Bet365 odds: Czech Republic: 4.75, Portugal: 1.75 , Draw: 3.75

Betway odds: Czech Republic: 4.33, Portugal: 1.77, Draw: 3.75

10CRIC odds: Czech Republic: 4.20, Portugal: 3.53, Draw: 1.79

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Czech Republic vs Portugal head-to-head

Portugal have won three while the Czech Republic have won just once in their four previous encounters against each other.

Portugal beat the Czech Republic 2-0 in their previous encounter in this competition.

Czech Republic vs Portugal UEFA Nations League 2022-23 squads

Czech Republic: Jiri Pavlenka (goalkeeper), Ales Mondous, Tomas Vaclik (goalkeeper), Milan Havel, David Zima, Jakub Brabec, Vaclav Jemelka, Vladimir Coufal, Tomas Soucek, Alex Kral, Jakub Jankto, Jaroslav Zeleny, Vaclav Cerny, Patrik Schick, Adam Hlozek, Jan Kuchta, Stanislav Tecl

Portugal: Rui Silva (goalkeeper), Diogo Costa, Anthony Lopes (goalkeeper) Rui Patricio (goalkeeper), Joao Cancelo, Danilo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Nuno Mendes, Bruno Fernandes, William Carvalho, Matheus Nunes, Otavio, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Leao, Diogo Jota, Andre Silva

Czech Republic vs Portugal probable starting lineups

Czech Republic: Tomas Vaclik (goalkeeper), David Zima, Jakub Brabec, Vaclav Jemelka, Vladimir Coufal, Tomas Soucek, Jakub Jankto, Jaroslav Zeleny, Vaclav Cerny, Patrik Schick, Adam Hlozek

Portugal: Rui Patricio (goalkeeper), Joao Cancelo, Danilo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Nuno Mendes, Bruno Fernandes, William Carvalho, Matheus Nunes, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Leao.

Czech Republic vs Portugal UEFA Nations League 2022-23 combined fantasy XI

Tomas Vaclik (goalkeeper), David Zima, Jakub Brabec, Nuno Mendes, Bruno Fernandes, Jakub Jankto, Bernardo Silva, Patrik Schick, Adam Hlozek, Cristiano Ronaldo (captain), Rafael Leao

Czech Republic top picks and players to watch vs Portugal in UEFA Nations League 2022-23 

Patrik Schick: The 26-year-old forward has had success in patches in the Bundesliga this season having scored two goals in seven games for his club Bayer Leverkusen. He also made a five-goal contribution for his national side in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and will once again be Czech Republic’s go-to man in front of the goal.

Adam Hlozek: Schick’s Bayer Leverkusen teammate will also be in focus. The 20-year-old has scored once for his club this season, in the DFB-Pokal against SV Elversberg. The winger also scored once in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

Portugal's top picks and players to watch vs Czech Republic in UEFA Nations League 2022-23

Cristiano Ronaldo: The 37-year-old ace might not have had a great start in the Premier League this season but will be Portugal’s most important player in the ongoing UEFA Nations League. The Manchester United star netted six goals for his national side in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Ronaldo also scored twice against Switzerland to help his side seal a 4-0 win earlier in this tournament.

Bernardo Silva: The attacking midfielder has been brilliant for Manchester City in the Premier League this season. Silva has scored two goals and has also assisted thrice in the ongoing Premier League and will be trusted to create scoring opportunities for Ronaldo in the upcoming game against the Czech Republic.

Czech Republic vs Portugal UEFA Nations League 2022-23 prediction

Portugal are a much stronger side on paper and are clear favourites to beat the Czech Republic in the upcoming encounter.

The Czech Republic have some quality players in their squad but lack the pedigree to compete with a strong side like Portugal.