By: Matt Lisoski
Another day, another group. Today I will make my predictions on Group B, which is made up of Portugal, Spain, Iran, and Morocco. This is a very straight forward group here. I see just about no chance of any other possibility than Spain and Portugal coming out of this group. Morocco and Iran have nowhere near the quality these two European giants do.
So with that being said, let’s talk about which country will finish at the top of the group. Spain’s past two major tournaments have been ones they would like to forget. Spain did not get the results that were expected of them in the last World Cup where they did not even make it out of the group stage. Then, in the Euros in 2016, they did not make it past the round of 16. Portugal on the other hand won the European Championship in 2016. However, I am not confident at all in this Portuguese team and I see Spain playing up to expectations, especially the way Isco has been performing for them. If it was not obvious enough already who I think is going to win this group, I will make it very clear. Spain is winning this group because they are just a better team than Portugal. I expect them to beat them to beat Portugal in their head to head matchup in the group. For me, the group will finish Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Iran in that order.
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-Group A Predictions
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