Lithuania vs Portugal should be a very predictable match of Euro2020 qualification in Group B, even playing in Vilnius, at LFF Stadium.  This match is very important for Portugals, so they will fight as strong as it is possible, moreover, Lithuanians already lost their chances to be among qualified teams to the main Euro2020 tournament. Read our thoughts about this Euro2020 qualification Lithuania vs Portugal match, here below.

Lithuania

FIFA Rating – 130

Lithuania lives very difficult times in the football system. Lithuanian clubs on the European platform show not bad results and fought in qualification for getting into Euro Cups. However, the national team can’t even win against Luxemburg. The team has only a few good players who have experience in fairly strong leagues: Vykintas Slivka from Hibernian, Fedor Chernykh from Orenburg and Vytautas Cherniauskas from CSKA Sofia. Several other players played also in strong teams, however, they are over 32 and more years. Against Ukraine in the last round, Lithuania had no chances to succeed as their opponents are much stronger, especially playing with Premier League stars under Shevchenko control. Ukraine totally controlled the match, scored 3 goals and almost finished the game without any dangerous moments in Pyatov area. The Lithuanian team needs to grow, look for ways to develop and strengthen their players.

Predicted Lithuania line-up

Head Coach

Valdas Urbonas;

Squad

Goalkeepers

Vytautas Cerniauskas;

Defenders

Modestas Vorobjovas, Edvinas Girdvainis, Markus Palionis, Saulius Mikoliunas;

Midfielders

Domantas SImkus, Giedrius Matulevicius, Arturas Zulpa, Ovidijus Verbickas, Paulius Golubickas;

Strikers

Fedor Cernych;

Portugal

FIFA Rating – 6

The Portuguese are on a completely different level than Lithuania and for them, such opponents are not serious at all. If they win against teams like Serbia scoring 4 goals in away matches, then with Lithuania it should be much easier. The only big minus is that Portugal has to play on an artificial field, which is absolutely unaccustomed to them. This is a very traumatic covering, so perhaps the team leaders will not play from the starting minutes. The team needs to take 3 more important points. Obviously, they can do it even without the main leaders. Portugal is perfectly prepared and absolutely all the players carry great knowledge and skills. Therefore, in this game, we see only one outcome.

Predicted Portugal line-up

Head Coach

Fernando Santos;

Squad

Goalkeepers

Rui Patricio;

Defenders

Joao Cancelo, Jose Fonte, Ferro, Raphael Guerreiro;

Midfielders

Goncalo Guedes, William Carvalho, Bernardo Silva, Danilo Pereira;

Strikers

Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix;

Lithuania vs Portugal H2H

These teams played only twice in history. Portugal won against Lithuania with 5:1 in the 2000 year and then 4:1 in 2004. Of course, that was other times and now the players have changed, but the teams level difference remains the same.

 

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