Portugal vs Lithuania - 14/11/2019 Preview

Portugal vs Lithuania should be a very interesting and beautiful game of 9th Euro2020 Qualification, which will be held at Estádio Algarve, in Faro/Loulé. For hosts, this match is very important, since they lost the last match and have only 1 point more than Serbia which trying to catch Portuguese. After this game, Portugal will play against Luxembourg, so they should take 3 points in both games and finish the table standing at 2nd place. Their first meeting ended with 5:1 result in Vilnius. So we expect a productive game again in Faro/Loulé. Read our thoughts about this exciting Euro 2020 qualification Portugal vs Lithuania match, here below.

Portugal vs Lithuania

We can’t compare these two opponents before their next game. Two absolutely different squads will play one of the last games during Euro 2020 qualification. While Lithuania still stands at the last place in Group B, Portugal after 6 games take 2nd place and have big chances to be among qualifiers. Recently, Portugal achieved very high results and become champions of first UEFA Nations League tournament. At the moment, they have grown very talented and specific squad, which shows incredible results. However, they lost the last game against Ukraine and complicated the situation. Serbia stands at 3rd place with 10 points, so to qualify Portugal needs to win over Lithuania and Luxembourg for sure. Obviously, there are no reasons, why they could fail here, as both opponents are much weaker.

Under Shevchenko, Ukraine started to play their best football so far. That’s because Portugal lost their last meeting in Group B of Euro 2020 qualification. Moreover, guests, in Kyiv showed very strong character, created much more moments and had many dangerous attacks. Ukraine realized their moments what became the main weapon in the game against the Navigators. On the 14th and then on the 17th of November, Portugal will collect 6 important points and be among qualifiers to the main draw of the Euro 2020.

Key Players

Cristiano Ronaldo scored in all last 4 international matches for Portugal. He already played 162 games and scored 95 goals. During this Qualification, he scored 7 goals and have a great opportunity to be among best strikers in this tournament again. Fernando Santos called several players, for which games against next opponents can be their debut for Portugal. So we expect lots of energy from them, desire and eagerness.

 

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