11th November – 20:45, Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Ireland will take on Portugal in the World Cup Qualifiers on Thursday evening. The home side wants to put a good display against strong rivals while the visitors fight for a direct ticket for the final tournament.
Ireland vs Portugal Match Preview & Team News
The hosts cannot be happy with their World Cup Quals campaign, as they lost all chances to qualify. They are fourth in the group with only six points, but Ireland has improved its performances lately. The Boys in Green held Serbia to a 1:1 draw while beating Azerbaijan and Qatar in the last two games. Callum Robinson and the lads have been particularly efficient in those two matches, netting seven times. On the other hand, Ireland kept the clean sheet on the previous two occasions. Although they cannot qualify for the World Cup in Qatar, Ireland wants to continue its unbeatable streak.
Portugal is on a four-game winning streak, and the away side has a chance to take over the top spot with a potential win. However, they still have the match against Serbia that will decide a direct participant in the final tournament. A Seleção missed the chance to win only once in their 2:2 draw in Belgrade. Fernando Santos’ team has been the most disciplined one in the group with only four goals conceded. On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo and the lads have produced almost three goals per contest on average. Portugal wants to keep their confidence high and secure another victory on the road.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Portugal is a strong favorite in this clash, but there is no value in picking them since the odds are very low. We focused on the Asian Handicap market instead and will back Ireland not to lose by more than one goal. They were excellent in Portugal and suffered an unlucky defeat in the stoppage time.
Goals Market Prediction
Although they didn’t play against top-class teams, the hosts have improved their finishing. Portugal has been tight in the back, but we can see Ireland scoring, and neither side should keep the clean sheet.
Ireland vs Portugal
Ireland AH +1.5 @ 1.85 ? Get the Best Odds Here!
BTTS Yes @ 2.15 ? Get the Best Odds Here!
Correct score 1:2 @ 8.70 ? Get the Best Odds Here!
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