Portugal vs Serbia
Euro 2020 Qualification
Date: Monday, 25 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio da Luz (Lisbon).
Portugal host Serbia in a mouth-watering and one of the most interesting fixtures of the entire second round of European Championship Qualifications on Monday evening at Estadio da Luz. A Selecao das Quinas come into the match as favourites, but they will have to work hard to see off a very strong Serbia squad here.
The visitors proved their strength by holding Germany to a 1-1 draw in Wednesday’s friendly in Wolfsburg. They did so without the likes of Nemanja Matic and Aleksandar Mitrovic who should both feature this tie against Portugal.
The head coach Mladen Krstajic has a very strong line-up on disposal featuring red-hot Luka Jovic and Dusan Tadic up front. Both of them are enjoying the best seasons of their careers in Eintracht Frankfurt and Ajax. Lazio’s superstar Sergej Milinkovic-Savic produced a superb display at the center of the park on Wednesday evening at VOLKSWAGEN ARENA.
Portugal vs Serbia: Head-to-head
Portugal have a positive head to head record against Serbia with two wins and two draws in four encounters.
A Selecao das Quinas claimed two separate 2-1 wins in the previous EURO Qualification campaign.
Each of past four H2H matches saw goals scored at both ends.
Portugal vs Serbia: Prediction
The hosts also have plenty of reasons to expect a result here. Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the national team is the biggest of them all. One of two best players in the world enjoyed a magical night in the Champions League last week as he guided Juventus to a massive comeback against Atletico Madrid in the last 16 round of the competition.
Both Portugal and Serbia won their respective Nations League groups and will come into this in the highest of spirits. Portugal were impeccable on the home soil in the previous WC Qualification edition winning each of five games with a goal difference of 20-2 along the way.
Backing a high-scoring match has to be the way to go here based on everything written above.
Portugal vs Serbia: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.10 (11/10)
Portugal to win & BTTS @ 4.00 (3/1).