Lithuania and Portugal meet in Vilniaus LFF stadionas, in a match for this phase of the Qualification for the European Championship (Qualifying Round). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, which have not played any games in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 05‑06-2004, in a match that ended the final score: Portugal (4‑1) Lithuania. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams have significantly different results at home and abroad.
After 1 draw and 3 losses, the home team is currently in 5th position, with 1 point won. In the last match, he lost by (0‑3) at home against Ukraine, after in the previous match, he lost by (4‑1) away with Serbia. This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they register 1 win, 2 draws and 12 losses as a visitor; against 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in his stadium. In its last 7 home matches, Lithuania records 2 draws and 5 losses.
For this competition, he did not win any of the last 4 games. The team has not been very strong defensively, since they have always suffered goals in the last 4 games, but their attack has scored regularly, since they scored goals in 3 of the last 4 games for this competition. This is a team that has presented difficulties in opening the scoring and only managed to score the first goal once in the last 15 games. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 13 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Lithuania comes to this match with little motivation, after a 0-3 loss at home against Ukraine. Lithuanians usually play in 4-3-3, favoring a faster playing style, with constant transitions. In this tactical scheme, the three players generally chosen to act in the front line are Chernykh, Verbickas and Golubickas. Thus, Zulpa, Matulevicius and Simkus are likely to play in the central zone, the latter being responsible for defining the attacks of their selection. Coach Valdas Urbonas cannot count on Vaidas Slavickas, delivered to the medical department.
After 1 win and 2 draws, the visiting team is currently in the 2nd position, with 5 points won. In the last match, he won by (2‑4) against Serbia, after in the previous match, having drawn for (1‑1) at home with Serbia. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with 30 goals scored and 11 suffered; against 7 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 14 suffered. In its last 8 away games, Portugal records 4 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 comeback.
The Portuguese team arrives motivated to this match after a 2-4 victory at home against Serbia: William Carvalho, Gonçalos Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva scored the goals of the win. Therefore, the visitor formation seems to be going through a good moment, with three consecutive victories. The visiting team generally acts in a 4-3-3, favoring rapid transitions. For that, you can count on the ability to finish Cristiano Ronaldo. It should be noted that the Portuguese team has a lot of individual quality.