Serbia vs Portugal should be one of the most interesting matches of 7th September evening, which will be held at Stadion Rajko Mitić, in Belgrade. Both teams will fight for the first or at least second place in Group B of UEFA Euro2020 qualification. Please read our thoughts about this exciting Euro2020 qualification match between Serbia vs Portugal here below.
FIFA Rating – 35
Strange, but in the Nations League, Lithuania played in the same group as Serbia. With such a class difference it’s normal to be promoted to League B collecting 14 points in 6 played matches. Serbia already for a long time shows very strong football with superb players around the world. Earlier, Serbia played in World Cup in Russia, however, failed to qualify from the group, as they finished at 3rd place losing to Brazil and Switzerland.
Now national team fo Serbia fighting for the highest place in Group B of Euro 2020 qualification. In 3 matches, Serbia won only once against Lithuania crashing them by 5:1 result. Earlier, they surprisingly lost to Ukraine in Lviv, also with smashing 5:0 result, totally losing the match control. And most important, they drawn the game against Portugal at Estádio da Luz, in Lisabon. After 3 games, Serbia stands at 3rd place. The clear favourite of the group at the moment is Ukraine without any losses. Ljubiša Tumbaković joined Serbia’s national team this summer as a new head coach. So we hope, this experienced specialist will bring new ideas and vision strengthening the team.
Predicted Serbia line-up
Nikola Milenkovic, Matija Nastasic, Nikola Maksimovic, Aleksandar Kolarov;
Dusan Tadic, Nemanja Matic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Luka Milivojevic, Filip Kostic;
FIFA Rating – 6
Last two seasons for Portugal were very successful. They lost only 2 matches in 19 games in different competitions. Unfortunately, Portugal failed to succeed in the World Cup in Russia after losing to Uruguay in 1/8 Final. However, they won the UEFA Nations League in beginning of the summer overtaking Switzerland in Semi-final and Netherlands in the Final. The Euro2020 qualification started from two draws as they failed to win against Ukraine and Serbia.
In general, of course, Fernando Santos again gathered a very strong team and after the scuffed points in both matches, they need to win and take 1st place in the group. A very well-played team will be on the cutting edge with Cristiano Ronaldo and Felix, who moved to Atletico Madrid this summer and already showing good results. And this is only two leaders of the attacking side, and yet a huge number of stars are in the centre and in defence. Therefore, we are sure that this match should make a huge impression on football fans.
Predicted Portugal line-up
Joao Cancelo, Jose Fonte, Ferro, Raphael Guerreiro;
Goncalo Guedes, William Carvalho, Bernardo Silva, Danilo Pereira;
Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix;
Serbia vs Portugal H2H
These teams played already in UEFA Euro2020 qualification in Lisabon, where match finished with friendly 1:1 result. However, Portugal had more chances to score and possession of the ball.
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