While Luxembourg endured a normal annihilation in Serbia on Thursday night they will take extraordinary support from pushing a rival positioned 63 spots higher in the FIFA rankings, before in the end losing 3-2. All things considered, it denoted the fourth straight game that they yielded at any rate three objectives and stretched out their losing streak to six.
‘Les Lions Rouges’ are unquestionably progressively focused in matches held at their Stade Josy Barthel base, averaging 1.875 objectives and just neglecting to score once over their keep going eight internationals on home soil (W4, L3, D1). However, every one of the four successes in that arrangement came against sides positioned over 100 by FIFA.
Portugal’s travels realizing triumph would affirm their place at Euro 2020, allowing them to safeguard their Euro 2016 crown. Fernando Santos’ group is difficult to crush having lost just one of the 15 games since the 2018 World Cup (W9, D5, L1). Objectives aren’t an issue either as their last four successes saw them rack up an aggregate of 18 objectives (4.5 normal).
The Portuguese may have lost their last away task at bunch champs Ukraine, yet despite everything they’ve figured out how to sack at any rate three objectives in four of their last six away (W4, D1, L1). Besides, Portugal is unbeaten versus Luxembourg since the 1961 World Cup, winning every one of the last nine with a total scoring of 32-1.
Players to watch: David Turpel has gotten in three of the last five home games in which Luxembourg has scored.
Following his cap stunt in the 6-0 win versus Lithuania, Portugal aggressor Cristiano Ronaldo now needs just two objectives to make it 100 global objectives.
Detail assault: Six of the previous seven Luxembourg home experiences contained over 2.5 objectives.
Portugal has scored a punishment in three of their last four matches.
Luxembourg has been associated with just a single 0-0 game since June 2015, while Portugal has encountered five in that period.
Ref: Manzano J. (Esp),
Setting: Stade Josy Barthel (Luxembourg)