Portugal welcome the visitors Serbia in the Euro Qualification – Round 2. The match will be held on Monday, March, 25th, at the Estadio da Luz (Lisbon).
The Portugal national team hold their second Euro 2020 qualifier at the Lisbon Estadio da Luz. Three days after the clash with the Ukrainians at this venue, the reigning European champions host Serbia.
On March 15th, the homeside’s boss Fernando Santos has announced the footballers to play in the first two qualification rounds against Ukraine and Serbia. As these are the sides that might present some challenge to his team, the manager has called the strongest performers. Mind in autumn, the team’s leader Cristiano Ronaldo asked the management not to call him for the Nations League fixtures, but now, he again finds himself in the starting eleven. Overall, the Portugal’s attacking line is most impressive: apart from the renowned Juventus forward, there are Gonsalo Guedes, Andre Silva, Joao Felix, Bernardo Silva, Dyego Sousa, Rafa Silva, and Diogo Jota. As for the team’s Nations League spring run, they performed great in the tournament, ending victors in their group. Portugal did not look a level ahead of Italy and Poland, but their win was well deserved. The Poland outfit presently undergo the generational change, whereas Italy are going through times that are not of the best. There are enough qualified players in Italy, still Roberto Mancini has to regularly resort to rotation to find the best combinations. No blame attaches to his actions actually, as if he does not experiment, Italy may again fail in the next serious competition. The Portuguese attained eight points after four matches held in the group; therefore, they will continue their fight for the first Nations League Cup that only four teams will compete for now.
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The visiting Serbians are gradually returning the lost ground. The side managed to qualify for the World Cup 2018 held in the Russian Federation. There, they won the first fixture (against Costa Rica, 1:0), but conceded the other two (against Switzerland, 1:2, and Brazil, 0:2). Even in the failing encounters though, they looked confident, but there was no luck on their side. In the autumn Nations League, Mladen Krstajic’s men competed in the League C where they faced Romania, Montenegro, and Lithuania. The fight for the top tier was just between Serbia and Romania, and the ‘Eagles’ turned more successful (featuring four wins and two draws). Hence, the next Nations League fixtures, they will compete in the League B.
Fernando Santos has got the most powerful squad to clash with Ukraine and Serbia. Neither of the encounters prove to be easy. Still, the hosts on the day must demonstrate their superiority. We also expect a goal by Ronaldo whose present form in Juve is fantastic – the Serbians will hardly succeed to stop him.
Prediction for the match: Portugal to win home.