In the group B of the EM Quali 2020 there is currently a wrong world. While Ukraine lead the table unbeaten after four matchdays, neither Serbia nor Portugal or Lithuania occupy second place, but football dwarf Luxembourg. Of course, this is due to the fact that in a group of five there is always a team that has no play.
Serbia vs Portugal Soccer Betting Tips
And in deference to the Nations League Final Four, in which the Seleção the Quinas Tugas took part in June, it was the last two times the reigning European champion, who only brings it to two completed competitive games. Nevertheless, both ended against Ukraine and Serbia – each at home in Lisbon – only draw. All the more is the troupe of Fernando Santos in Belgrade under pressure.
However, Serbia is against Portugal according to odds of bookmakers quite in the role of the outsider. So far, it has not been overly successful for the Orlovi. Although the players of Ljubisa Tumbakovic had to suspend once and therefore have a game less than the Ukraine and Luxembourg, won from the three previous qualifiers, however, only one.
Thus, the starting position plays a particularly important role between Serbia and Portugal for the prediction. If you lose this match, you lose a lot of ground in Group B.
The Portuguese are particularly under pressure. As reigning European champion and Nations League winner finally not to be allowed to participate in the European Championship in 2020, would be without doubt a gigantic setback. However, we believe that the men of Fernando Santos are mentally strong enough to survive in Belgrade, which is why we consider Serbia’s tip 2 as the best possible option against Portugal.
Serbia – Statistics & Current Form
The Serbian national football team is run in terms of balance sheets as the official successor of the FR of Yugoslavia and the nation of Serbia and Montenegro, which was at the 2006 World Cup in Germany of the party. However, since the Orlovi start as an independent country, the success remained clearly manageable. Although Serbia was allowed to travel to the World Championships in 2010 and 2018, but was there in each case in the first round end.
At the previous three European Championships, in which the Eagles took part in the qualification, it was enough for not a single ticket for the finals. Bitter, especially since EURO 2016 for the first time was increased to 24 teams, which even football giants such as Albania, Slovakia, Northern Ireland, Wales or Iceland benefited.
All the more it would be the football nation with the golden past – Yugoslavia stood in 1960 and 1968 finally twice in a final of a European Championship – fox, even if it should not be enough for the EM 2020 again.
“I think the game will be similar to Lisbon, it will be difficult. They have good players who are at the peak of their careers in the best clubs in Europe. We have a good team, a new coach and play at home. ” – Aleksandar Mitrovic at tvi24
Still has Serbia, which has changed the coach again this summer and with the 67-year-old Ljubisa Tumbakovic a thoroughly experienced bank on the bench, however, five games in front of him, in which theoretically 15 points are to be fetched.
In conjunction with the four points so far from the first three games (one win, one draw and one defeat), this should be enough to be in the pot for the Euro 2020 at the end of the year. However, if there is no threesome at home in Belgrade against the reigning European champions, it will be extremely tight.
In the process, Serbia has to make do with the outsider role against Portugal, according to odds. After all, play the Orlovi against the reigning European champion, but are equipped for this game staffing. Although Matija Nastasić (FC Schalke 04) is currently incapacitated with an infection and is still in question, with captain Aleksandar Kolarov (AS Roma) but at least the defensive boss is safe on board.
In the match, coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic can also build on his dreaded attack from Aleksandar Mitrović (Fulham FC) and Luka Jović (Real Madrid), while in midfield with Sergei Milinković-Savić (Lazio) and Dušan Tadić (Ajax Amsterdam) two more World stars pulling the strings. The potential in the squad is correspondingly large. Now it’s time to exhaust this and take your own fans to the sold-out scenery in the infamous stadium in Belgrade.
Expected formation of Serbia:
↪ Dmitrovic – Kolarov – Rukavina – Maksimovic – S. Mitrovic – Matic – Milinkovic – Savic – Kostic – Tadic – Jovic – A. Mitrovic
Last matches of Serbia:
⚽️ 10.06.2019 – Serbia vs. Lithuania 4: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Ukraine vs. Serbia 5: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 25.03.2019 – Portugal vs. Serbia 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 20.03.2019 – Germany vs Serbia 1: 1 (International Friendlies)
⚽️ 20.11.2018 – Serbia vs. Lithuania 4: 1 (Nations League)
Portugal – Statistics & Current Form
While most of the major European football nations are currently on course in the European Championship qualification, Group B is currently presenting a strange picture. The reigning European champion occupies only the fourth place in the group of five and is currently penultimate.
Of course, for the Seleção, Quinas Tugas had only two competitive games – and two fewer than the group leaders Ukraine and Luxembourg. Nevertheless, there have been at least two, if not four, important points.
After all, the reigning European champion and first Nations League winner of all time has played both matches at home in Lisbon and now has to play Serbia and Ukraine in the final stages of the European Championship next to the return matches against the underdogs from Lithuania and Luxenburg , Games that are by no means self-fulfilling – especially when Fernando Santos sends his men in the usual defensive order on the field.
After all, the Ukraine in first place at home should be able to live very well with the Seleção Quinas Tugas.
“Portugal can play a bad game, but then Ronaldo scores two free-kicks …” – Danilo Pereira at O Jogo
All the more is Portugal out of Serbia with her back to the wall and needed in the third qualifier the first three. Courage makes Fernando Santos access his undisputed secret weapon Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus).
In the 2018/19 season, the superstar treated himself also because of the changeover to the Italian Serie A a longer break, but then shot his team in the Nations League promptly again to victory. In the June mini-tournament, CR7 scored three of the four Portuguese goals to win the title without further ado.
The attacker is thus set as it should be after recent impressions, the defensive around Nelson Semedo (Barcelona), José Fonte (Lille), Rúben Dias (Benfica) and Raphael Guerreiro (Dortmund). Add to that the stars of tomorrow like Joao Felix (Atlético), which is why in Serbia against Portugal tip 2 already appears as a hot topic. After all, the reigning European champions in all parts of the team brings a higher than average level.
And then there is still Cristiano Ronaldo, who – as mentioned by Danilo Pereira (FC Porto) in the interview – also stands out in bad play and can provide the required points with a direct free-kick goal. In short: The Seleção das Quinas Tugas is well placed for Serbia and also has a good record in the back.
There has been no defeat since the World Cup finals against Uruguay (five wins, five draws) and more than a single goal in a 3-1 win over Poland.
Expected formation of Portugal:
↪ Patrício – Semedo – Fonte – Dias – Guerreiro – Moutinho – B. Silva – Pereira – Guedes – Felix – Ronaldo
Last matches of Portugal:
⚽️ 09.06.2019 – Portugal vs. Netherlands 1: 0 (Nations League)
⚽️ 05.06.2019 – Portugal vs. Switzerland 3: 1 (Nations League)
⚽️ 25.03.2019 – Portugal vs. Serbia 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 22.03.2019 – Portugal vs. Ukraine 0: 0 (European Championship qualification)
⚽️ 20.11.2018 – Portugal vs. Poland 1: 1 (Nations League)
Serbia vs Portugal Direct Comparison
Head to head: 0 – 3 – 2
There have been five clashes between Serbia and Portugal so far, and the Orlovi are still waiting for their very first win against the Seleção, Quinas Tugas, who are leading the way with two head to head games. Three draws round out the direct comparison – the result, with which both teams parted in the first leg in March in Lisbon. The last competitive match in Belgrade meanwhile won the Portuguese in the context of the European Qualifiers 2016 2-1 – at that time, without CR7.
Serbia vs Portugal Soccer Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
In Serbia against Portugal, the overall prediction is relatively clear towards the reigning European champion. In the case of the Seleção das Quinas Tugas, the overall team is very balanced, defensively incredibly stable and snappy, but has in the game forward a number of international top stars from Joao Felix on Goncalo Guedes to five-time world footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Players who can easily decide the game over counter or even standards. And because the Orlovi also have to play for victory, that could ultimately happen.
Key facts – Serbia vs Portugal tips
⭐️ In the first leg, both teams split in Lisbon with a 1-1 draw
⭐️ Both teams are currently in Group B not on a qualifying place for the European Championship 2020 and thus need the victory
⭐️ Serbia have never won a game against Portugal in five attempts (three draws, two defeats)
Thus, it makes the most sense in Serbia against tip 2 on the away win of the newly-crowned Nations League winner allusion. Although the Orlovi are still a colorful bag of luck, as the new coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic has not been seen in the cards so far, on the other hand, Portugal’s average age but very high, which also highlights the experience and callousness in the squad of Fernando Santos.
Competition: EM Quali 2020, Group. B
Insider Tips: Portugal (2)
Stake: 8/10 units