Stadium: Estadio do Dragao (Porto)
Referee: Daniel Siebert
Despite several squad problems, Portugal are widely regarded as the favourites to play the Turks. Even without some players, Portugal are still a European and world powerhouse. Plus, let’s not forget that the upcoming match will take place in Porto, on the pitch of the European Brazilians, which is certainly an enormous boost for the team from the southwest of Europe.Claim Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Until the last game of the last day of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in the European zone, the Portuguese national team still had an excellent chance of qualifying directly for Qatar. However, in their last home game against their direct rivals Serbia, Portugal unexpectedly lost 1:2, although they took the lead early in the Lisbon match. Tadic responded to Sanches’ goal with a goal of his own, and in the closing stages of the match, in the 90th minute, Mitrovic put the Balkan team ahead and earned the Serbs a direct pass to the Mundial. A real sensation. The Portuguese, who finished second in Group A, will now have to play out a qualifying tournament. Let us remind you that the Portuguese national team has scored 17 points in eight matches of World Cup 2022, losing to the Serbs by three points.
Turkey played in Group G, along with Norway, the Netherlands, Montenegro, Latvia and Gibraltar. As a result, the Turks scored 21 points, losing just once in 10 games with six wins, and losing two points to the Netherlands. The Turks lost 1-6 away to the Netherlands, but after that defeat, they drew with the Norwegians to make it three wins in a row. In the 2022 World Cup, Turkey have outperformed their home nation, claiming four wins in five games and scoring in all competitions, including the one against the Netherlands.
Expert Betting Tips
The Portuguese national team is rather efficient. They scored 17 goals in eight games in the World Cup 2022 qualifier, i.e. they had a performance index above two. The Turks regularly scored goals not only at home but also in away games. In our review of the Turks, we wrote that the Turkish team scored in every away match of World Cup 2022 qualification. Despite these statistics, we doubt the upcoming game will be very goal-rich. We don’t expect over three goals, primarily because of the high status of the game. The Turks certainly cannot afford a shoot-out, they remember very well what happened on their trip to Amsterdam to visit the Dutch and they certainly don’t want a repeat of that drubbing and will do everything in their power to contain the Iberians’ attacking impulses. However, Portugal will get the much-needed victory in regulation time. Our first bet for Portugal vs Turkey is W1+Total Under (3.5) for 2.06.
The Portuguese team knows how to assemble for important matches. And also note such a feature of the Iberians, as the ability to play home games to nil. Five of their last 8 home games at different levels - against Andorra, Azerbaijan, Israel, Qatar and Luxembourg - ended in victories to nil for Portugal. Some might say that all these teams are inferior to the Turks, and they would be right. However, the concentration of the Portuguese team for the upcoming match will be maximum. Our second bet is a win to nil for Portugal for 2.12.
And by traditionally the third bet, we’ll offer the option on the correct score. There are three options to suit all these conditions: 1-0, 2-0 and 3-0. We’ll go with 2-0 for Portugal for 5.50.
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