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Portugal will play hosts to Turkey this Thursday, as it looks to book a berth in the FIFA finals being held in Qatar towards the end of this year.
Portugal will be pretty disappointed with its performance during the group stages, as it finished second, behind Serbia in Group A. The team’s goalless draw against Ireland in the penultimate game of the group stages proved to be a costly one, as it also lost the last game against Serbia, and missed the easy route to qualification.
Portugal is now in real danger of failing to qualify for the World Cup finals for the first time since 1998. Before losing to Serbia, Portugal had won 10 consecutive home games in the qualifying stages and will be looking to again get back to winning ways from this game.
Despite winning its final three group stage games, Turkey ended up as the runner’s up in Group G, 2 points behind the Netherlands, and missed the automatic route for qualification. After a humiliating exit from the Euro 2020, Turkey has managed to avoid defeats in 6 out of its last 7 games and is looking to make its third-ever appearance in a World Cup finals. As the team faces a depleted Portuguese side, many football betting sites have shortened their odds for a Turkey win.
Match prediction and betting tips for Portugal vs Turkey FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2019-22. The match is going to be played at the Estadio do Dragao, Portugal, on 24th March 2022.
Fernando Santos will be looking to give a fitting farewell to Cristiano Ronaldo, who might be playing his final World Cup, and has all the records to his name, except for the ultimate national glory. However, the team’s center-back has been severely compromised, with both Ruben Dias and Pepe unavailable for selection. Joao Cancelo and Renato Sanches will be serving their suspension. Anthony Lopes and Ruben Neves remain doubtful.
The visitors have no injury concerns and suspensions to worry about and will be able to select from a full-strength squad. Stefan Kuntz is likely to start with a 4-4-2 formation, with Merih Demiral, Caglar Soyuncu, and Zeki Celtic holding the defenses. Burak Yilmaz is once again expected to shoulder the scoring burden.
Given the weakened defenses of Portugal, we expect Turkey to score at least once during the course of the game. But the hosts are likely to put up a fight in this engaging affair.
Bet on Portugal to win.
Diogo Jota has been in stunning form for Liverpool this season and is easily one of the best players in the world right now. We think his creativeness in the middle allows him to get into great goalscoring positions and his finishing quality makes him a likely goal-scorer. We like the odds that are currently available for him in this match.