Serbia vs Portugal Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal 2020

Portugal continue their World Cup qualifying campaign on Saturday when they travel to Serbia in Group A.

Both these sides got off to winning starts on Wednesday evening, although neither were particularly convincingwith the European champions sneaking past Azerbaijan 1-0 and the Serbs overcoming Ireland by a 3-2 scoreline.

Fernando Santos’ side have won each of their last 10 World Cup qualifiers and also recorded victories in each of their two most recent visits to the Serbian capital.

Another success for the Iberian nation is priced at a potentially appealing 7/10 (1.70) with bet365.

The hosts, though,are unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions and are offered at 15/4 (4.75), with the draw available at 11/4 (3.75).

Cristiano Ronaldo endured a frustrating evening against Azerbaijan, failing to score despite managing eight shots, but should get chance to make amends this weekend. Bruno Fernandes and Joao Felix will be hoping for a starting berth in Belgrade after both coming off the bench in midweek.

For Serbia, Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovicscored twice off the bench on Wednesday and should come into the starting eleven.

Serbia have been in strong scoring form on home soil in the last few years, with nine of their previous 12 competitive home matches seeing them net at least twice.

Indeed, Dragan Stojkovic’s team showed their attacking prowess in a 4-2 loss when they hosted Portugalin Euro 2020 qualifying two years ago, whilst the reverse fixture in Lisbon was an entertaining 1-1 draw.

These sides have met six times in the last 14 years, with both teams to score paying out in every encounter, and so opposing a clean sheet when they clash on Saturday should appeal.

Both teams to score is priced at 4/5 (1.80) which is a price big enough for consideration, which combining this selection with over 2.5 goals sees the odds rise to 6/5 (2.20).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.


Source : goal.com