Is the reigning European champion stumbling again? In qualifying for the upcoming European Championships this week it gets back to the point and not all top nations are already carefree before the European Championship ticket. The reigning European champions Portugal have some problems in Group B so far.
Soccer Betting Tips Portugal vs Luxembourg
In the group match between Portugal and Luxembourg speaks in the forecast bookmakers but still everything for the Portuguese. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see how Portugal will present itself on Friday evening in Lisbon.
The Portuguese started off poorly with two draws, but most recently, Santos’ team has returned to the road to success with two clear victories. On the other hand, little Luxembourg has surprised so far in qualifying and has already collected four points.
Of course, the European Championship qualification is still excluded for the Luxembourgers. At least since the recent 1: 3 against Serbia, the issue has settled.
In the international match between Portugal and Luxembourg brings a tip for a home win odds of only 1.05 with it. This also shows that the guests from Luxembourg are the blatant outsider from the paper form.
Portugal – Statistics & Current Form
The Portuguese were known to be crowned at the last European Championship in France with the title. At that time, Portugal had to live without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo in the final. Nevertheless, Portugal forced the hosts into extra time and finally prevailed 1-0 against the French.
Portugal could not completely convince at the World Cup last year. Although Portugal survived the preliminary round in Russia, in the second round Uruguay was then but the final stop.
Since the title win in 2016 is not enough for automatic qualification, the squad of coach Santos in season B must still really accelerate. This is also because Portugal did not make it past a draw twice in a row. Ukraine (0-0) and Serbia (1-1) collected unexpected point wins.
In September, the European champion again presented much stronger and was able to bring two important victories. This places Portugal in second place with one less game. Cristiano Ronaldo contributed at the 4-2 away win in Serbia at least a goal. Three days later, Ronaldo underlined his great skills and made a clear victory away in Lithuania, almost single-handedly.
First CR7 brought his team in the seventh minute by a penalty in the lead. Later in the game Cristiano Ronaldo was still three more times as a scorer.
“For me, Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world.” – Fernando Santos
For the upcoming qualifier against Luxembourg, the coach hopes once again for a gala performance of his superstar. Joao Felix of Atletico Madrid could be particularly important with his lively game against a probably low-lying opponent.
The Portuguese coach will probably bet on an offensive 4-3-3. In the Ronaldo, Felix or Bernardo Silva should provide the goals.
Expected formation of Portugal:
➠ Patricio; Semedo, Fonte, Dias, Guerreiro; Fernandes, Neves, Carvalho; Felix, Ronaldo, B Silva
Last matches of Portugal:
⚽️ 10.09.2019 – Lithuania Vs. Portugal 1: 5 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 07.09.2019 – Serbia vs. Portugal 2: 4 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 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)
Luxembourg – Statistics & Current Form
In the past, Luxembourg was in many international matches more than clearly outnumbered and often without a chance. In the recent past, the Luxembourgers have made ample ground. For a participation in a World Cup or European Championship, it has never been enough for Luxembourg. Therefore, the followers somehow already dream of such a success in the future.
However, it does not really look like that in the current qualification for EURO 2020. After five group matches, the Luxembourgers in Group B are on the penultimate place in the table. Nevertheless, it was enough for Luxembourg at least for a win and a draw during qualifying.
On the other hand, there were already three defeats for coach Luc Holtz’s side. Luxembourg started off with a big exclamation mark, as they won 2-1 against Lithuania in a home game on Matchday 1. At that time, the Luxembourgers were also from a backlog not throw off track.
Instead, goals from Leandro Barreiro and Gerson Rodrigues were followed by an acclaimed 2-1 home win.
“I feel that right now I always have to say the same thing after playing games. We played well and scored chances to score but in the end we are empty-handed. Unfortunately football is a result sport and we have to start to reward ourselves for such achievements. ” – Laurent Jans
Thereafter, the team of coach Holtz had just beaten in another home game against Ukraine narrowly beaten. In June Lithuania also had a decent run and it was enough to draw. However, in the last month there were defeats in Ukraine and also in a home game against Serbia.
Nevertheless, you have to certify the Luxembourgers that the performances were not bad despite the defeats. For a jump to the European Championship but it will probably not be enough this time.
Who wants to give a tip on a sensational success of the Luxembourger in the match between Portugal and Luxembourg, which finds in the odds comparison with up to 55.00 very high rates in the bookies. Unfortunately, midfielder Pereira, who is suffering from a pubic bone injury, can not play.
Estimated lineup of Luxembourg:
➠ Moris; Jans, Chanot, Gerson, Carlson; V. Thill, Sinani, Barreiro, O. Thill, Rodrigues; Deville
Last matches of Luxembourg:
⚽️ 10.09.2019 – Luxembourg vs. Serbia 1: 3 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 05.09.2019 – Northern Ireland vs. Luxembourg 1: 0 (International Friendlies)
⚽️ 10.06.2019 – Ukraine vs. Luxembourg 1: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Lithuania Vs. Luxembourg 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 02.06.2019 – Luxembourg vs. Madagascar 3: 3 (International Friendlies)
Portugal vs Luxembourg Direct Comparison
Portugal and Luxembourg have played 15 international matches in the past. The balance speaks clearly with 13 wins for the Portuguese. Once, in the course of the years, it was indeed enough for a victory for the Luxembourgers and even the draw is considered a success. The only victory for Luxembourg against the Portuguese to date is long ago and succeeded in 1961.
Portugal vs Luxembourg Our best betting Tips Explained
This week in the European Championship qualification is already in the pre-decisive phase. In Lisbon there is an unequal duel between Portugal and Luxembourg. The forecast clearly speaks for the host under normal circumstances. However, there are always great surprises, especially in football.
Key Facts – Portugal vs Luxembourg tips
♦️ Portugal has won all seven home games against Luxembourg.
♦️ Luxembourg in qualifying only with 5 hits.
♦️ Cristiano Ronaldo so far with 5 goals in qualifying.
The Portuguese continue to be under pressure despite two wins in qualifying. For this reason, the reigning European champion may no longer allow a slip-up. The guests from Luxembourg have nothing to lose in this comparison as a blatant outsider. But we can hardly imagine that the bottom line is not enough for a win for the Portuguese.
In the match between Portugal and Luxembourg, a normal tip on a home win brings no attractive odds. Therefore, we try our luck with a bet on a draw at halftime and a subsequent home win for Portugal.
Competition: EC Qualification, Group. B
Bet Tip: HT / FT X / 1
Stake: 2/10 units