Portugal vs Serbia Prediction & Match Preview

Steffen Schmidt - November 12, 2021

Portugal vs Serbia
World Cup Qualification
Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio da Luz.

Both Portugal and Serbia have a strong firepower on display up front. While the hosts have too many attacking weapons in the likes of Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Andre Silva, Diogo Jota, and company, we can’t underestimate the likes of Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic who have been on fire for their respective teams this season. Backing goals has to be the way to go here.

Portugal vs Serbia Head-to-head

  • Serbia have not defeated Portugal in any of the last seven head to head encounters.
  • Portugal have won three and drawn four in the process.
  • Both teams scored in each of these seven matches.
  • As many as ten goals were scored in the last two head to head meetings between the two outfits.

Portugal vs Serbia Predictions & Analysis

A direct ticket for the World Cup in Qatar 2022 will be at stake on Sunday evening when Portugal host Serbia in the battle for the top spot in Group A.

These two outfits cruised past the group rivals and they shared spoils in a 2-2 draw when they met each other in the reverse fixture in Belgrade.

Portugal do come into the match as favorites, not just because of the home court advantage but because of a star-studded lineup that is on Fernando Santos’ disposal.

Interestingly, most stars were rested on Thursday evening against Republic of Ireland as only Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes were in the starting lineup in Dublin (out of the main stars of the team).

Santos left Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Joao Felix, Diogo Jota, and William Carvalho on the bench (Bernardo Silva was absent through injury) in Dublin.

Most of them will certainly be the in starting XI here against Serbia who also took advantage of the friendly against Qatar to give rest to their main stars.

It did not prevent the team led by Dragan Stojkovic claim a demolishing 4-0 victory on the occasion, though.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Both teams scored in each of the last seven head to head games between these two teams.
  • Portugal will likely be without Bernardo Silva who is probably their most in-form player at the moment.
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic are scoring goals for fun this season at Fulham and Fiorentina respectively.
  • Serbia have had a fantastic qualifying campaign with five wins and two draws in seven games so far.

Tips for Portugal vs Serbia

  • Both Teams To Score @ 2.25 (5/4)
  • Serbia to win in +1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.85 (17/20)