Lithuania vs Portugal
Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: LFF stadionas (Vilnius).
What seemed easy on paper is taking the reigning Nations League champions some doing to put into actual effect. Included in the mix with the likes of Ukraine, Luxembourg, Serbia, and Lithuania, Cristiano Ronaldo and his boys were supposed to make mincemeat out of any opposition they took heads-on in the group.
But against expectations, they had begun their campaign on an unimpressive note and thus giving hope and inspiration to the other contenders. It’d do good for the squad if they are able to beat down any such wish these other sides are harboring, and limit the potential for an intense race towards the end of the qualification process.
They are in line to do so too, with the likes of Joao Felix, Bernardo Silva, Nelson Semedo etc, who have just added to the already existing charm of the Portuguese squad.
Hosts Lithuania will have their hands full this Tuesday, with the determined reigning Euro champions making a visit. Keep in mind that the home team had lost every single one of their appearances in the Nations League. They also failed to score a single goal as well – a competition which ultimately Fernando Santos’s men won.
Lithuania vs Portugal Head-to-head (h2h)
- Portugal boasts of a 100% winning record against this opponent in the last two decades.
- Lithuania conceded four or more goals in each of these encounters.
- The last time these two met, the Portuguese won 4-1.
- The combined scorecard for the previous two encounters is 9-2, in favor of Cristiano and his boys.
Lithuania vs Portugal Prediction
The Lithuanians will put all their might on the pitch and try to secure a huge win, taking into account their dropped points in the initial stages. The setting is in place for the guests to deliver this objective, with the huge names and upcoming talents they possess.
Moreover, the visitors are the reigning Euro champions, for the next edition of which the qualification campaign is in process. They are also the current champions of the Nations League, in the next edition of which Lithuania will take part in the bottom-most League D.
In addition, Fernando Santos’s men hold a 100% win-record against this rival in the 21st century, and in fact, have scored four or more goals in every such clash.
As things stand, count on a great performance by the guests. They just produced one in an emphatic 4-2 away win at Serbia on Saturday.
Lithuania vs Portugal Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Portugal to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Portugal -2 Handicap @ 2.00 (1/1).