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Portugal vs Serbia betting tips: World Cup qualifier preview, predictions and odds

Portugal vs Serbia betting tips: World Cup qualifier preview, predictions and odds
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Portugal vs Serbia betting tips

This article covers Portugal vs Serbia betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

Portugal 4/9

Draw 10/3

Serbia 6/1

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Portugal vs Serbia: Match details

Match: Portugal vs Serbia

Competition: European World Cup qualifier matchday 10 Group A

Date: Sunday 14 November 2021

Kick-off time: 7:45 pm, (UK)

Stadium: Estádio da Luz

Betting prediction: Portugal 3-1 Serbia

Portugal vs Serbia betting tips: World Cup qualifier preview, predictions and odds

UEFA World Cup 2022 qualifying Group A table after matchday 9. (@FIFAWorldCup on Twitter, 11 November 2021).

Portugal vs Serbia: Recommended bets

Over 2.5 goals is 4.5.

Portugal to win and over 2.5 goals is 11/10.

Cristiano Ronaldo is 9/4 to score first and is 4/6 to add to his 115 international goals.

Diogo Jota is 9/2 to break the deadlock and 7/5 to net anytime.

Aleksandar Mitrović is 7/1 to open the scoring and 9/4 to score in 90 minutes.

Portugal vs Serbia: What are the betting odds?

Portugal vs Serbia – recent form and head to head statistics

Portugal vs Serbia form
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Portugal vs Serbia - 1:2
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Ireland vs Portugal - 0:0
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Portugal vs Luxembourg - 5:0
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Portugal vs Qatar - 3:0
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Azerbaijan vs Portugal - 0:3
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Portugal vs Serbia - 1:2
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Serbia vs Qatar - 4:0
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Serbia vs Azerbaijan - 3:1
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Luxembourg vs Serbia - 0:1
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Ireland vs Serbia - 1:1
Last 5 games for Portugal
November 14, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Portugal 1  - 2 Serbia
November 11, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Ireland 0  - 0 Portugal
October 12, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Portugal 5  - 0 Luxembourg
October 9, 2021 Int. Friendly Games 2021 Portugal 3  - 0 Qatar
September 7, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Azerbaijan 0  - 3 Portugal
Last 5 games for Serbia
November 14, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Portugal 1  - 2 Serbia
November 11, 2021 Int. Friendly Games 2021 Serbia 4  - 0 Qatar
October 12, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Serbia 3  - 1 Azerbaijan
October 9, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Luxembourg 0  - 1 Serbia
September 7, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Ireland 1  - 1 Serbia
Portugal vs Serbia WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 form
Portugal Serbia
8 Matches played 8
5 Matches won 6
130 Goal attempts 111
60 Shots on goal 49
41 Shots off goal 46
56 Corner kicks 59
60% Average ball possession 55%
29 Shots blocked 16
18 Cards given 15
112 Free kicks 118
20 Offsides 25
7 Goals by foot 11
9 Goals by head 6
17 Goals scored 18
6 Goals conceded 9
0 Shots on bar 1
Portugal vs Serbia statistics for most recent head to head matches
Portugal Serbia
8 Matches 8
4 Home Matches 4
4 Away Matches 4
14 Total Goals 11
1.75 Average Goals Scored 1.38
3 Wins 1
1 Losses 3
4 Draws 4
Last 5 games & match results between Portugal and Serbia
November 14, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Portugal 1  - 2 Serbia
March 27, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Serbia 2  - 2 Portugal
September 7, 2019 European Championship 2021, Qualification Serbia 2  - 4 Portugal
March 25, 2019 European Championship 2021, Qualification Portugal 1  - 1 Serbia
October 11, 2015 European Ch.ship QF 2016 Serbia 1  - 2 Portugal

Portugal vs Serbia: Match preview

Portugal vs Serbia betting tips: World Cup qualifier preview, predictions and odds

BELGRADE, SERBIA – MARCH 27: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifying match between Serbia and Portugal at FK Crvena Zvezda stadium on March 27, 2021 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

These two have almost identical records in World Cup qualifying but only one can book their place at Qatar 2022.

Back in March, these two drew 2-2 in Belgrade in a game marred by controversy.

Diogo Jota’s brace had Portugal 2-0 up, only for Serbia to get it back level, before Cristiano Ronaldo was denied a stoppage time winner.

His shot, cleared by Stefan Mitrović, appeared to be over the line but, with goal-line technology not in operation, referee Danny Makkelie didn’t give it and 2-2 it finished.

Eight months on, they’re level at the top of the standings on 17 points, both having only dropped further points in Dublin

In Portugal’s case, this happened on Thursday night as Republic of Ireland held Fernando Santos’ side to a goalless stalemate.

Ronaldo, of course, had A Seleção’s three biggest chances but, on a generally uneventful night, Pepe’s late red card was the most noteworthy event.

This point though, with Serbia not in action, took Portugal top of Group A, above their qualification rivals on goal difference.

So, Portugal need just a point from this final match showdown to book their place at Qatar 2022.

To date, Portugal have qualified for all 11 major tournament this century, winning Euro 2016 as well as the UEFA Nations League in 2019.

The last World Cup they failed to appear at was France ’98.

Although, to get to both South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014, they came through the play-offs, beating Bosnia & Herzegovina and Sweden respectively.

With the play-offs now tougher to negotiate than ever before, they’ll be doubly desperate to secure automatic qualification.

The good news is they’ve only ever lost one of 17 competitive matches at Estádio da Luz in front of fans.

This includes a 1-1 draw with Serbia in March 2019; a repeat would do the job.

Although, the one game they did lose was the final of Euro 2004 against Greece.

Will this night, unlike that one, be a night for celebration in Lisbon?

Will Serbia win in Lisbon?

Portugal vs Serbia betting tips: World Cup qualifier preview, predictions and odds

BELGRADE, SERBIA – OCTOBER 09: Aleksandar Mitrović of Serbia celebrates the victory after FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Georgia at stadium Rajko Mitic on October 9, 2017 in Belgrade. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Serbia meanwhile are desperately hoping this cycle won’t bring yet more qualification heartbreak.

As an independent nation, they’ve only appeared at two of seven major tournaments, both World Cups, namely the 2010 and 2018 editions.

So, they’ve missed out on all four European Championships, including both since expansion, losing to Scotland in the Euro 2020 play-off final a year ago last Friday.

With that in mind, they’d love to avoid the play-offs once more but will need a monuments victory here for that to be the case.

So far, Dragan Stojković’s side have beaten Azerbaijan and Luxembourg twice but did drop points in Dublin last month.

Ireland snatched an 87th minute equaliser in that one when Sergej Milinković-Savić smashed the ball into Nikola Milenković, only for it ricochet into the net.

So, they are level on points with Portugal but their inferior goal difference means this is must win.

That’s bad news as the Eagles have never beaten Portugal in seven attempts, all coming in qualification matches.

But, they are currently unbeaten in nine competitive matches, only losing four of their last 29.

The only sides to beat Serbia since the last World Cup are Hungary, Russia, Ukraine and, you guessed it, Portugal.

On Thursday, Stojković’s teams warmed up for this crunch game by hammering World Cup hosts Qatar 4-0 at Stadion Rajko Mitić.

Saša Lukić, Luka Jović, Dušan Vlahović and Sergej Milinković-Savić all scoring.

Now, will Serbia ensure they’re in Qatar with a win in Lisbon or will they have to settle for March’s play-offs?


Portugal team news vs Serbia

Portugal vs Serbia betting tips: World Cup qualifier preview, predictions and odds

Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo shakes hands with Portugal’s midfielder Bruno Fernandes after the the Euro 2020 football qualification match between Ukraine and Portugal at the NSK Olimpiyskyi stadium in Kiev on October 14, 2019. (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP) (Photo by GENYA SAVILOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Portugal do have an abundance of talented players in their squad but there might be one or two weak points that Serbia can exploit.

Rui Patrício certainly isn’t one of those though; he’ll win his 102 international cap and, if that provides clean sheet number 50, his team will qualify.

At the back though, they’re a bit light on options, particularly after 38 year old Pepe was sent off for two yellow cards in Dublin.

Rúben Dias, who was rested in the Emerald Isle, is likely to come in here alongside José Fonte who was also a substitute for that game.

Danilo Pereira, a midfielder by trade, looked very uncomfortable at the back so it would be a major surprise if he started there again.

At full-back, they’re without both Raphaël Guerreiro and Ricardo Pereira.

But, Nuno Mendes and João Cancelo could both come into the XI, displacing Diogo Dalot and Nélson Semedo.

In midfield, Matheus Nunes, who only became eligible to represent Portugal in September, and João Palhinha started in Ireland.

However, William Carvalho and João Moutinho could be brought in here, the latter winning his 142nd international cap.

Further forward, Bruno Fernandes will continue in the number ten role.

In attack, despite the fact Francisco Trincão, Rafa Silva, Pedro Gonçalves and Pedro Neto are all not in the squad, Fernando Santos has a plethora of talent to choose from.

Gonçalo Guedes and André Silva started on Thursday but it could be all change in that regard.

Bernardo Silva didn’t travel to Ireland but could be fit enough to start here with Diogo Jota, who bagged a brace in Belgrade, on the other flank.

João Félix, the fourth-most expensive player of all-time, and Rafael Leão, who was subbed on and then off again in Dublin, are alternatives.

You know who will lead the line.

During this campaign, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the leading men’s international goalscorer of all-time, netting twice in stoppage time in a 2-1 home win over Ireland.

He’s now scored 115 times for his country after a hat-trick against Luxembourg at Estádio Algarve in October.

Will Ronaldo fire Portugal to Qatar?

Serbia team news vs Portugal

Portugal vs Serbia betting tips: World Cup qualifier preview, predictions and odds

SAMARA, RUSSIA – JUNE 17: The Serbia team pose for a team photo prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Costa Rica and Serbia at Samara Arena on June 17, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Dragan Stojković meanwhile takes pretty much his best squad to Lisbon, which is just as well as it’s a daunting task.

Predrag Rajković, of Stade de Reims, is now the number one goalkeeper having started the last five qualifiers.

In all seven qualification matches in 2021, Stojković has deployed a back three so will stick with that shape here.

Matija Nastasić’s injury means that Nikola Milenković will come in to join Miloš Veljković and Stefan Mitrović at the back.

Filip Kostić will return at left-wing-back, the position he’s been excelling in at Eintracht Frankfurt for many years.

In the middle, Nemanja Maksimović and Marko Grujić started Thursday’s friendly against Qatar but the latter, at least, will lose his place.

Sergej Milinković-Savić may player in a deeper role, allowing for more attacking flair, but Nemanja Gudelj, Saša Lukić and Uroš Račić are also good alternatives.

In this 3-4-1-2, captain Dušan Tadić is given a more free role, hoping to score at Estádio da Luz, just as he did from the penalty spot in March 2019.

Andrija Živković is his deputy while Darko Lazović and Filip Đuričić are injured, but neither would be likely starters anyway.

In attack, Aleksandar Mitrović was left out the squad completely in midweek but will surely return to the XI here.

The Fulham striker has now scored 43 times for his country, including 30 goals in 32 caps since June 2018.

Dušan Vlahović, who’s scored 31 goals since the start of last season for Fiorentina, will complete a fantastic front two.

Luka Jović isn’t a bad deputy either.

This side certainly has the talent so can Serbia pull off the victory they need in the Portuguese capital?


Predicted Portugal line-up vs Serbia

Predicted Portugal line-up vs Serbia

Predicted Serbia line-up vs Portugal

Predicted Serbia line-up vs Portugal

Highlights of Serbia 2-2 Portugal

Highlights of Serbia 2-4 Portugal

Highlights of Portugal 1-1 Serbia

Highlights of Republic of Ireland 0-0 Portugal

Highlights of Hungary 0-3 Portugal

Highlights of Portugal 2-2 France

Highlights of Portugal 5-0 Luxembourg

Highlights of Azerbaijan 0-3 Portugal

Highlights of Portugal 2-1 Republic of Ireland

Highlights of Republic of Ireland 1-1 Serbia

Highlights of Serbia 3-2 Republic of Ireland

 

European World Cup 2022 qualifying Group A table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Serbia 8 6 2 0 18 9 9 20
2 Portugal 8 5 2 1 17 6 11 17
3 Ireland 8 2 3 3 11 8 3 9
4 Luxembourg 8 3 0 5 8 18 -10 9
5 Azerbaijan 8 0 1 7 5 18 -13 1
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Portugal 3-1 Serbia.

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