Portugal and Luxembourg measure forces in Estadio José Alvalade, in a match for this phase of the Qualification for the European Championship (Qualifying Round). There is only a record of 1 recent direct confrontation between these two teams, on 17-11-2015, which ended Portugal’s victory by (0-2). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams have considerable differences in the results won at home and as a visitor.
After 2 wins and 2 draws, the home team is currently in 2nd place, with 8 points won. In the last match, they won by (1-5) away against Lithuania, after in the previous match, they won by (2-4) away with Serbia. This is a team that curiously has been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 matches it records 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss in his stadium. In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Portugal won 5 and drew 5.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 4 games. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 3 of the last 4 games, so he has not presented great defensive strength, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 3 of the last 4 games for this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 comeback.
The Portugal team is growing and has entered the qualifying zone, but if you want to win a place for the Euro, you must show more desire. That is certainly not easy, but he knows that there is a lot at stake and he must show what he can do. Despite playing against an opponent who still dreams of qualifying, it is an obligation to win and for that to be a reality you will have to work hard in the field. It is essential that you have intelligence, to know how and when to act, because you cannot give margins to be surprised. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.
After 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses, the away team is currently in 4th position, with 4 points won. In the last match, he lost by (1‑3) at home against Serbia, after in the previous match, he lost by (1‑0) away with the Ukraine. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 matches he has registered 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with 11 goals scored and 32 suffered; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 24 goals scored and 19 suffered. In his last away game, for Friendly, he lost (1-0) against Northern Ireland. In its last 7 away matches Luxembourg has recorded 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered at least one goal in each of the last 5 games, but his attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 4 of the last 5 games for this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 comeback.
The Luxembourg team will at least want to do their best until the end of the qualification and will not give up. He will try to score points and at least in this round he knows that he has conditions to achieve it, so he will do everything possible to obtain a favorable result. However, he is aware of the quality of his rival, so he must play good football. This is a game to know when and how to act, since any carelessness can end badly. In this round, the best available players will be on the field.