Portugal
Portugal
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Ireland
Ireland
International
International
WC-Quali. Europe
01.09.2021
20:45
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Betting tips & odds comparison 01.09.2021 Portugal - Ireland

Betting Tip for matchday 4 of the 2021/2022 WC-Quali. Europe between Portugal and Ireland. The game will be played at Unknown (Faro-Loulé, Portugal) on 01.09.2021 at 20:45.

Portugal vs Ireland, UEFA World Cup Qualifier, 01.09.2021

After failing to defend their title at the Euro 2020 tournament, Portugal will look to make amends when they resume their World Cup qualifiers campaign by welcoming Ireland for a Group A encounter at Estádio Algarve on Wednesday evening.

Fernando Santos’s charges top the group with seven points from their three group games thus far while Ireland have been torrid as they have lost both of their opening group games.

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PORTUGAL

Portugal found themselves in an unenviable task of having to defend their crown from the group of death that featured France and Germany. They did well to finish third but their reward was a round-of-16 tie against a star-studded Belgium side who just about edged them.

Despite their exit, their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo continued shattering the record books by becoming the all-time top scorer in the history of the championship. The Manchester United bound forward could add to the tally should he take to the pitch against Ireland.

With Portugal in the driver’s seat in this group, Santos is likely to field a strong squad that could also feature Manchester City stars Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, and Bernardo Silva alongside Wolves trio of Nelson Semedo, Joao Moutinho, and Ruben Neves.

IRELAND

Ireland looked good from far at the Euros when they held England to a draw but they were far from good as they lost their other group games to exit the competition at the group stage. They have been no better in the qualifiers with two losses in their opening two games. Bookmakers think little of them and they are a longshot to win the group.

They earned some plaudits after losing 3-2 to Serbia in their opening group game of these qualifiers. But a subsequent 1-0 to lowly Luxembourg triggered off the alarm bells.

Coach Stephen Kenny got some reprieve with a 4-1 win and a 0-0 draw in friendlies against Andorra and Hungary respectively. However, even he knows, he’s clutching at straws in as far as his chances of making it to Qatar are concerned.

 

 

Possible Line Ups

PORTUGAL IRELAND
  • Patrício
  • Dalot
  • Pepe
  • Dias
  • Guerreiro
  • Moutinho
  • Palhinha
  • Sanches
  • Silva
  • Jota
  • Ronaldo
  • Coach: Fernando Santos
  • Randolph
  • Doherty
  • Duffy
  • Long
  • O’Shea
  • Molumby
  • Brady
  • Hendrick
  • Horgan
  • Idah
  • McClean
  • Coach: Stephen Kenny
OUT: Felix (injury) and Stevens (injury), Robinson (Illness)

 

PORTUGAL VS IRELAND BETTING PREDICTIONS

Following the disappointment of the Euro 2020 campaign, Portugal have a chance for immediate redemption against an Ireland side that has really struggled in the recent past. Ireland will likely try to limit opportunities here with an ultra-defensive approach but Portugal have too many weapons at their disposal to get the job done. They have had a lot of success at home against the Irish and we don’t see that changing here. For the initial of our bet tips we are backing Portugal to win and Under 3.5 goals @ 1.62 at Betway.

 

World Cup qualifier betting tip Portugal vs Ireland

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While it is still unclear whether Cristiano will lace his boots here, we feel the goalscoring task will fall largely on Liverpool’s Diogo Jota. He has been quite remarkable for both club and country especially after coming off the injury last season. He is already off the mark with two goals in the opening two games for Liverpool this season. He also scored Portugal’s opening goal in their second and third matches of this tournament. Betway have him @ 2.60 to score anytime here and we feel this is excellent value to pick as our last call for this clash.

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Our tips

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Performance

Portugal
Portugal
Last games

Portugal performance of the last 7 home matches

Victories
85%
Over 2.5
71%
Ireland
Ireland
Last games

Ireland performance of the last 3 away matches

Victories
33%
Over 2.5
33%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
1
1
Serbia
Serbia
20 8 6 2 0 18 9 9
1
2
Portugal
Portugal
17 8 5 2 1 17 6 11
1
3
Ireland
Ireland
9 8 2 3 3 11 8 3
1
4
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
9 8 3 0 5 8 18 -10
0
5
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
1 8 0 1 7 5 18 -13
Legend
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