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AZJ vs POR Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Azerbaijan vs Portugal World Cup Qualifiers Live Score September 7

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AZJ vs POR Dream11: Cristiano Ronaldo saved Portugal from what would have been an acrimonious reaction from their supporters as his late double turned his side’s game against Republic of Ireland on its head. His first of those saw him become the leading international goal-scorer of all-time but it was his second that caught the headlines as he superbly hauled his side to a victory from the jaws of defeat. Portugal backed that up with a 1-3 friendly win over Qatar at the weekend but now return to World Cup qualifying action with a trip to Azerbaijan, a side with just one point to their name from four matches. Ronaldo’s celebration of his second goal saw him booked and subsequently banned from this contest but it should not prevent the away side from winning this by at least two clear goals.

Date: September 7, Tuesday
Kick-Off: 9:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku

World Cup Qualifiers Table:

In Group A, Azerbaijan are in the 5th place, while, Portugal are residing at 2th spot.

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Recent Form

Azerbaijan – D-L-L-W-L
Portugal – W-W-L-D-L

Head to Head (last five meeting)

Azerbaijan Wins- 00
Draws– 00
Portugal Wins– 05

Azerbaijan News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • The hosts don’t have any injury or suspension issues before coming into this match.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Azerbaijan will be forced into an alteration at left-back after Anton Kryvotsiuk picked up his second booking of Qualifying last time out, so Azar Salahly could be drafted into the team.
  • Abbas Huseynov could be reintroduced to the fold, with 20-year-old winger Toral Bayramov potentially being the unlucky one to be sacrificed.

Azerbaijan Starting XI (Likely)

Shahrudin Mahammadaliyev
Maksim Medvedev
Elvin Badalov
Hojjat Haghverdi
Anton Krivotsyuk
Emin Mahmudov
Gara Garayev
Toral Bayramov
Namik Alaskarov
Mahir Emreli
Filip Ozobic

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Portugal News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Ronaldo has been granted early leave from the squad in order to link up with his Manchester United teammates, but he would have missed this game through suspension anyway.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Bernardo Silva and Diogo Jota should both be reintroduced to the attack.
  • Ruben Dias, Pepe and Joao Cancelo are all among the players set to be recalled to the defence.
  • Rui Patricio should replace Anthony Lopes for his 99th international cap.

Portugal Starting XI (Likely)

Rui Patricio
Joao Cancelo
Ruben Dias
Pepe
Raphael Guerreiro
Bruno Fernandes
Joao Palhinha
Joao Moutinho
Bernardo Silva
Andre Silva
Diogo Jota

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Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

With the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota is the player that Portugal would rely on and he will be looking to make an impact in this match with his goal scoring capability. In the qualifiers, he has scored 3 goals and his conversion rate for goal is 42.33%.

Goals for country 7
Goals in this tournament 3
Goals last season 9

Joao Palhinha has scored 1 goal in this qualifiers, and he can be a good bet in this clash with his conversion rate of 36.14%. He will be eyeing for goals in this clash.

Goals for country 2
Goals in this tournament 1
Goals last season 2

Differential Pick

Filip Ozobic could be good pick in this clash. He has scored 1 goal in this qualifiers with a pass accuracy of 76.02%. His goal conversion rate is 29.37%.

Goals for country 1
Goals in this tournament 1
Goals last season 11

AZJ vs POR Dream11 Teams

GK: Mahammadaliyev
DEF: Badalov, Dias, Cancelo
MID: Mahmudov, Palhinha, Fernandes, B. Silva
FOR: Ozobic, Jota, A. Silva

Likely Winner:

  • Azerbaijan have proven themselves to be a resilient outfit when under the cosh, and the absence of record-breaker Ronaldo is certainly a huge boost to the fired-up hosts.
  • Ronaldo’s absence allows the likes of Andre Silva and Jota the chance to shine for their country, and while Portugal cannot expect to cruise to a comfortable win, we are still backing a routine two-goal triumph for Santos’s side.

Match Odds:

The odds in favour of a Portugal win in this clash is 1.46.

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Jeet Ghosh

Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with years of experience. He is a Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Jadavpur University. Jeet is a sports lover but has a special liking for football. He has worked as a football writer with The Citizen, Sportsflashes, Sportskeeda. He follows the football leagues around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.

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