FIFA World Cup – Qualifiers
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
The football fans didn’t feel bored for a long time after the finishing of the club season. As on the 9th-11th of June in 27 cities of Europe will be held matches of the 6th round of qualification stage for the World Cup 2018. And then on Saturday, June the 17th in St. Petersburg will start the Confederations Cups.
During the first matchday of the 6th round besides the supermatch in the capital of Sweden will be held as minimum two matches. These are two away matches of the favorites in the capitals of two Baltic States: Latvia-Portugal and Estonia-Belgium.
Tournament position of the group B
According to the results of the first half of the tournament distance the only leader of the second sextet is Switzerland - 15 points. And the current champions of Europa is only 3 points behind:
Switzerland – 15, Portugal – 12, Hungary – 7, the Faroe Islands – 5, Latvia – 3, Andorra – 1;
Let us reminds that according to regulations of the tournament the direct berth to the World Cup in Russia receives only the final winner of each group. Portugal has lost in the first round in Basel to the hosts of St. Jakob-Park (2:0) and now Cristiano Ronaldo and company are constantly catching its rivals.
First XI of the guests of Skonto arena
Of course, now the football fans and the clients of bookmakers are interested in the question: what squad of the team of Fernando Santos will be present at Skonto arena?
Such important match against Latvia the champions of Europa will be played with Rui Patrício, Bruno Alves, Pepe, João Moutinho, Bernardo Silva, Nani, Ricardo Andrade Quaresma, Cristiano Ronaldo.
It is obvious that the idea of the Portuguese coach that Cristiano Ronaldo having played on the 3rd of June two matches in a row in Estoril against Cyprus with the later flight on a private plane to Cardiff for the final match of the Champions League Real-Juventus was only the risky idea.
It is obvious that Florentino Pérez didn’t let his famous player go anywhere. And as a result Ronaldo has brought one more champion’s title to the royal club.
But now the captain is preparing to one more winning over the underdog of the group B.
Latvia– 15.00, draw – 9.00, Portugal – 1.15;
Our tip: total over 3.0 - odds 1.72 Pinnacle