Portugal vs Serbia: Predictions, odds & betting tips
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The visitors to the Estadio da Luz have been in strong scoring form and there should be plenty of interest in backing that to continue
The top two sides in UEFA World Cup qualifying Group A meet on Sunday evening as Portugal host Serbia in a winner-takes-all encounter.
Fernando Santos’ men currently top the table and will make it through to Qatar 2022 if they avoid defeat, while Serbia know a victory in Lisbon would seal their spot at next year’s tournament.
Portugal vs Serbia latest odds
The two sides have almost identical records in the group with both unbeaten after seven games having won five, drawn two and scored 16 goals.
The fact that the Portuguese have conceded four times to Serbia’s eight means the winners of Euro 2016 top the table on goal difference, but it goes to show how little there is to choose between the sides.
The last time the teams met the game ended in a 2-2 draw and another stalemate is priced at 16/5 (4.20) with bet365 while Portugal are offered at 8/15 (1.53) and Serbia at 19/4 (5.75).
Portugal vs Serbia first goalscorer
Cristiano Ronaldo is the clear favourite to break the deadlock with the most prolific player in the history of men’s international football offered at 9/4 (3.25) ahead of Diogo Jota and Andre Silva who can both be backed at 9/2 (5.50).
Aleksandar Mitrovic is one of the top scorers in the competition, having scored more goals than Ronaldo, and the Fulham forward is priced at 13/2 (7.50) to net first.
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Portugal vs Serbia preview
The visitors head to the Portuguese capital with nothing to lose having already guaranteed a spot in the play-offs and Serbia are likely to play without much pressure.
The same cannot be said of Portugal for whom finishing second would be viewed as a major disappointment and the hosts will be desperate to avoid the lottery of the play-off rounds.
Serbia have scored in every game in the group so far and there should be some interest in backing this attacking side to get on the scoresheet in Lisbon.
Dusan Vlahovic and Aleksandar Mitrovic are in prolific form for their country and will surely cause a nervous Portugal side some problems once more this weekend.
Portugal vs Serbia tips & predictions
Both teams to score is priced at 19/20 (1.95) and looks like an excellent option for the game at the Estadio da Luz.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.