This Friday, June 9, 2017 (11:45 AM Pacific) Latvia will host Portugal at the Skonto Stadions in a UEFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying match. The teams are on opposite sides of the table in Group B of the competition but will still be looking for the three points.
Latvia has been struggling in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, currently in fifth place with three points. The Northern European team is coming off four consecutive losses in the qualifiers and has been outscored 9-1 in these four games. The Baltic side is made up mostly of players who play domestically and have struggled to find a consistent scorer with only two goals in the qualifiers. Even in front of the home crowd, Latvia will be the heavy underdogs and should not be able to find a favorable result from the match.
Portugal has been one of the best teams in the 2018 UEFA World Cup qualifiers, currently second in Group B with 12 points. The Southwestern European side is undefeated in its last four games in the World Cup qualifiers and has outscored their opponents 19-1 in this span. Of course, Portugal does count with world class players like Cristiano Ronaldo and has a lot of young talent on its roster as well. Some of the more intriguing and younger players to watch in the duel will be Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva and Gelson Martins. Portugal should be able to win this match and walk away with its fifth consecutive victory in the qualifiers.
How to Watch Latvia vs Portugal
The Latvia vs Portugal match will be broadcast this Friday, June 9 at 11:45 AM Pacific:
TV Schedule: ESPN 3, ESPN Deportes
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free)