Portugal vs Luxembourg
EURO 2020 – Qualification
Date: Friday, 11 October 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade (Lisabon).
The reigning champions should make mincemeat out of this opposition, as they are in pursuit of the top-most spot. Ukraine is giving tough competition for the same prime position, and this should lead to the Portuguese making full use of their home advantage to ensure the three points on offer. Moreover, with Cristiano chasing the enviable record of scoring 100 international goals, Luxembourg is kind of the best opponent for the purpose.
Portugal vs Luxembourg Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Navigators have won the previous ten games in a row.
- The Red Lions have managed to score a total of just goals in these ten fixtures.
- In front of the home crowd, Cristiano and his boys have a 100% win record.
- Luc Holtz’s men are yet to find the back of the net on the road.
- The combined scorecard for the prior six match-ups where Fernando Santos’s men have played the hosts is 24-0.
Portugal vs Luxembourg Prediction
The Navigators made a slow start to their campaign but managed to bounce back later. After the first two fixtures ended in a draw, the team delivered massive wins in the next two to be in the hunt for the top-most spot.
The last day, they were on the road against Lithuania, but that did not halt them from recording a 1-5 victory. Admirably, skipper Ronaldo had chipped in with four goals, of which three were assisted by Bernardo Silva.
As of now, the reigning European, and Nations League champions have remained unbeaten in 32 of their previous 34 endeavors, and their last loss had been against Uruguay in the 2018 World Cup.
The victory they managed against the Netherlands in the final of the inaugural Nations League tournament has been a great motivator for the players, as the team has combined to score four or more goals in every game since.
This monster of a squad is at home, while the visitors are arguably one of the worst in the group. Luxembourg is winless in their previous six fixtures and was so in eight of their former nine. On the road, they remained so in 15 of their prior 17 trips as well.
By all means, count on a great performance by the hosts.
Portugal vs Luxembourg Betting Tips
To Score in Both Halves: Portugal @ 1.44 (4/9)
To Win Both Halves: Portugal @ 1.60 (3/5).