EUROPE: World Cup - Qualifiers
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
The main active participants of the second European group B are the national teams of Switzerland (18 points) and Portugal (15). All other participants of this sextet headed by Hungary are desperately behind the leaders. And that is why further intrigue in the group is the matches between two leaders for only one direct berth to FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.
Waiting for a return leg
In September 2016 in Basel was held the first meeting of the national teams of Switzerland and Portugal and the hosts have scored two unanswered goals to defending champions of Europe - 2:0 (Embolo, Mehmedi).
Now, the whole Portugal (not only its football part) is waiting for a return match which will be played in the last ten round on the 10th of October, 2017 on the home arena Estádio da Luz which belongs to Benfica, Lisbon. This match will definitely determine the final winner of the group B and also the participant of additional play-off matches.
Cristiano Ronaldo against Robert Lewandowski
Believe us, there is no mistake here. But Portugal and Poland are now in absolutely different groups and that is why, current qualifying campaign can’t bring these two teams together.
We speak about “back” goalscorers’ race of the current qualifying campaign in which best forwards of two teams are bright favorites. Now Cristiano and Robert have both 11 goals. Then goes Stevan Jovetić (Montenegro), Romelu Lukaku (Belgium), and the partner of Cristiano - André Silva who have scored 6 goals each.
The forthcoming battle that will be held in Porto on the 31st of August will bring together two opponents – Portugal and Faroe Islands. And during this match the captain of the champions of Europe can increase his score as a goalscorer and become the leader of the “back” battle against center forward from Bayern Munich and national team of Poland.
Portugal – 1.05, draw – 21.00, Faroe Islands –51.00;
Over 4.0 - odds 1.58 Marathonbet
First Half Portugal (Asian Handicap) -1,5 - odds 1.8 Marathonbet