On Sunday, November 14, Portugal will host Serbia in the final round of the 2022 World Cup qualifier. The Group A meeting, which will take place in Lisbon.
The Portuguese national team tops the group A standings with 17 points.
In the current qualifying cycle, Fernando Santos’ charges have never lost with two draws. They painted the First World War in March in Belgrade (2: 2), when they were leading 2: 0, and already when the score was 2: 2, the judge did not count the clean goal of Cristiano Ronaldo .
The second draw took place on 11 November, when the winners of Euro 2016 lost 0-0 against Ireland in Dublin. The guests finished the meeting in the minority due to the removal of Pepe in the 81st minute.
Anthony Lopes, Ricardo Pereira, Gonçalo Inácio, João Mario, Rafa Silva and Pedro Gonçalves will not play for Portugal due to injuries.
The Serbian national team is on the second line in the group A standings, also gaining 17 points.
It is noteworthy that Dragan Stojkovic’s team , in addition to a draw with Portugal, also shared points with Ireland on the road (1: 1), missing the victory four minutes before the end of normal time due to Nikola Milenkovic’s own goal.
In 2021, the Eagles suffered only one defeat, and even then in a friendly match with Japan (0: 1), which took place on June 11.
Matija Nastasic, Filip Djuricic and Darko Lazovic did not come to the Serbian national team due to injuries.
Forecast and rate
In the upcoming match, 1xbet app download give an advantage to the hosts: the victory of Portugal – 1.51 , the victory of Serbia – 6.10 , a draw – 4.40.
The winner of this meeting will receive a direct ticket to the World Championship. At the same time, the home team will even be satisfied with a draw, although it is hard to believe in it, given the expected nature of the game, in which both teams will look for an opportunity to come out ahead.
Making a choice, we will put on Fernando Santos’ charges, who have a stronger and more well-played roster, which must have enough experience in order to get the desired result. Our prediction and bet – “victory of the Portuguese national team with a handicap -1” for 1.90.
Another option is a “draw after the first half” at 2.30. Yes, there will be goals in this match, but, most likely, after the break, when someone will have to go all-in, and before that we will observe the power struggle with careful advancements.
A daring bet on a match – for 5.00.