The last match day in Group B is on: Luxembourg are the current holders from Portugal. While the hosts have long been eliminated in the race for the tickets for the European Championship in 2020, the match is crucial for the guests. With a win is the participation in the next European Championship under roof and subject.
If this does not succeed, the Portuguese would depend on help from the Ukraine, which will run parallel to the pursuer Serbia. Given the fact that the yellow-blue have already qualified as a group first, this should not be too familiar.
An assessment that is shared in Portugal, which is why the Navegadores want to win. Of course, their playful quality is sufficiently available for this endeavor. The Luxembourg against Portugal Tipp therefore foresees an away win and hits on both sides.
For Portugal of course CR7 speaks primarily: Although this has currently a form problem with his club Juventus, but in the national team is the offensive player continues to be the clippers of the service. So Ronaldo met in the last five matches and on the last Thursday night against Lithuania in the form of a hat-trick.
On the other hand, the foreign guests have not yet achieved a clean sheet and the table penultimate proved in the recent 2: 3 in Serbia that he is quite capable of scoring goals. Despite the already fixed failure in qualifying, the “Red Lions” obviously do not want to get stuck.
The Luxembourg vs. Portugal forecast goes hand in hand with the use of one unit.
Even in the 15th attempt, Luxembourg will not be able to compete in a European Championship. This realization has been established for some time. It will not have caused any major surprise among the local fans.
The team started with a win, but this succeeded only Lithuania. As a table last, the Balts in the group only act as cannon fodder for the remaining nations. On top of that, a draw in Lithuania was reached in the second leg. Thus, the list of point wins for Luxembourg already has its short end.
No wonder that in the upcoming match at the Josy Barthel Stadium, the Luxembourg vs. Portugal odds are very much in favor of the Portuguese. As bad as the points yield of the Lions Rouges fails – quite as easy it makes the team of coach Luc Holtz their opponents, at least in front of home crowd but not.
The already qualified Ukraine scored only a narrow 2-1 win in their guest appearance. In the 1: 3 against Serbia, the home side had even more chances to score. In the match against Portugal, however, the Luxembourg national team has to do without one of their best players, because Christopher Martins Pereira fails due to injury.
The defensive midfielder otherwise kicks the Swiss champions Young Boys Bern. In addition, Maxima Chanot currently has no competitive rhythm. Probably the strongest defender on the side of the kicker from the Grand Duchy flew about a month ago with his club New York City from the playoffs in Major League Soccer.
Therefore, the season has ended since then at club level. Since last June Mario Mutsch is no longer available. With 101 missions, the 35-year-old is the nation’s record national player.
However, Mutsch played no longer in the Luxembourg squad longer no first violin, which is why his departure from a playful point of view is bearable.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the only Portuguese to celebrate the penultimate round of the 2-1 defeat by Ukraine on penalties: he scored the 700th goal of his career with his penalty in the second half. A feat that only five legends of world football like the Brazilian Pele or Hungarian Ferenc Puskas did before him.
For CR7, but of course not enough, which is why the Juve player last Thursday in the 6-0 home win against Lithuania immediately followed the next three goals. Ronaldo has now scored no less than 98 goals for his country’s national team alone.
How valuable the offensive player is once again in this qualification, his show already ten hits. He was responsible for half of Portugal‘s goals. Regardless, the team of coach Fernando Santos is still worried about participating in the European Championship in 2020, as Serbia is only one point behind.
The Selecao das Quinas also has to continue without Joao Felix. The Atletico Madrid player, whom quite a few experts regard as Ronaldo’s future successor, is missing due to injury.
Nevertheless, Luxembourg’s odds for at least three goals on top of their strong offensive on top are worth considering.