The prediction of Portugal and Turkey comes before the match of the playoffs of the WC Qualifiers. This game will be played on March 24th at Estadio do Dragao, Portugal. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Portugal vs Turkey Match Preview and Team News
Portugal manager Fernando Santos has termed his team’s playoff clash against Turkey as the toughest game of his career. He will, however, hope for a win in the World Cup qualification playoff semi-final to set up a match against either Italy or North Macedonia. Portugal found themselves in this situation after falling 2-1 at home to Serbia in the last game at the group stages, and that was a second straight winless game. The Portuguese, however, head to this game, having lost just that game in their last seven matches, where they have managed five wins. Four of their last five games have ended in Portugal keeping clean sheets. Danilo Pereira is an excellent player, very useful for the team, all praise for him. Cristiano Ronaldo is the biggest star of the national team, he is a football machine, and it is a real pleasure to watch this man.
As for Turkey, their main undoing has been a weak defense; in their last ten matches, they have just two clean sheets. In the group matches, Turkey bagged wins in each of the previous three games, but it was the 6-1 loss to the Netherlands that made the difference, Turkey finishing two points below the Dutch. Turkey has scored in each of their last five matches; the last time out, they won 2-1 away to Montenegro, and they have scored two or more goals in the previous three games. Turkey and Portugal last faced off in a friendly match in 2012; Turkey won, but here we have a quite tough encounter that each will need to pull their weight. In the last five away games in World Cup qualifiers, Turkey has emerged winners in four, with the only loss being against the team that finished top in their group – the Netherlands. Kenan Karaman enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and moves towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He is strong, and his most significant strength is speed. Burak Yilmaz is experienced, he is doing great in the penalty area, and he means a lot to the national team.
Portugal vs Turkey Predicted Lineups
Portugal: Patricio, Cedric, Fonte, Inacio, Guerreiro, Moutinho, Pereira, Fernandes, B. Silva, Ronaldo, Jota.
Turkey: Cakir, Celik, Soyuncu, Demiral, Erkin, Under, Calhanoglu, Antalyali, Akturoglu, Yilmaz, Yazici.
Portugal vs Turkey Betting Tips and Predictions
Portugal is a big favorite in this match, and they are expected to solve the question of the winner at halftime.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.
Portugal to win HT-FT @ 2.05
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.75
Correct score 3:0 @ 9.00