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IRE vs POR Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Ireland vs Portugal World Cup Qualifiers Live Score November 12

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IRE vs POR Dream11: The international break is on and that means World Cup Qualifiers are back. Ireland will host Portugal at the Aviva Stadium later tonight. Group A is done and dusted as Serbia and Portugal are well clear of the rest and sure of a spot at Qatar 22. Ireland have just a single win in six games and are in the fourth spot. They are coming into this game on the back of a 3-0 win versus bottom-placed Azerbaijan. Chiedozie Ogbene scored an injury-time goal after a first-half brace from Callum Robinson.

Meanwhile, Portugal are in the second spot and can go top with a victory tonight. They have 16 points in six games. A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick ensured a smooth victory over Luxembourg last time out.

Match Details 

Date: November 12, Friday
Kick-Off: 01:15 AM (IST)
Venue: Aviva Stadium


World Cup Qualifiers Points Table Group A

Portugal is occupying the second spot with 16 points, whereas Ireland is 4th with five points.

Recent Form

Ireland: WWDDL
Portugal: WWWWW

Head to Head

Russia have won two of the last five with one game going Ireland’s way. Two games ended on level terms


IRE vs POR Today Match Prediction

Ireland News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • There are no injuries or suspensions.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Ireland should lineup in a 3-5-2 formation.
  • G Bazunu should be starting in at goal.
  • S Coleman, S Duffy, J Egan can be the back three in defence.
  • M Doherty, J McClean, J Molumby, J Hendrick and J Cullen should occupy the midfield.
  • A Idah will partner C Robinson up front.

Ireland Starting XI (Likely)

Bazunu
Coleman
Duffy
Egan
Doherty
Hendrick
Cullen
Molumby
McClean
Idah
Robinson


Portugal News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Anthony Lopes, Rafa Silva, and Joao Mario are injured.
  • Bernardo Silva is doubtful.
  • Nuno Mendes is suspended.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Portugal will lineup in their usual 4-3-3 formation.
  • R Patricio should be starting in goal.
  • D Dalot, Pepe, R Dias, and J Cancelo should be the back four.
  • J Moutinho, Palhinha, and B Fernandes should occupy the midfield.
  • The front three should consist of J Felix, D Jota, and C Ronaldo.

Portugal Starting XI (Likely)

Patricio
Dalot,
Pepe
Dias
Cancelo
Moutinho
Palhinha
Fernandes
Felix
Ronaldo
Jota


IRE vs POR Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Cristiano Ronaldo is in great form for club and country and is the obvious captain choice. Your rank can take a severe beating if you don’t own him.

Games Played 8
Goals 4
Assists 1
Shots on Target 11
Pass Accuracy 84
Chances Created 6
Interceptions 1
Tackles 0

Bruno Fernandes is a must-have for your IRE vs POR Dream11 Teams. He always eyes the killer pass and has great chemistry with Ronaldo up front.

Games Played 11
Goals 4
Assists 3
Shots on Target 7
Pass Accuracy 77
Chances Created 37
Interceptions 3
Tackles 15

Differential Pick 

Joao Cancelo can be an excellent differential for your dream11 teams. He can operate at both full-back positions and has created a lot of chances in the league.

Games Played 11
Goals 0
Assists 2
Shots on Target 8
Pass Accuracy 86
Chances Created 10
Interceptions 26
Tackles 23

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IRE vs POR Dream 11 Teams

GK: G Bazunu
DEF: J Cancelo, M Doherty, R Dias
MID: J Moutinho, J McLean, B Fernandes, J Palhinha
FOR: C Ronaldo, C Robinson, D Jota

Likely Winner:

  • In all competitions, Ireland has gone undefeated in their last four games.
  • Portugal won their previous meeting with the Republic of Ireland in the Aviva Stadium in 2005 by a score of 1-0.
  • In all competitions, Portugal has won five games in a row.
  • Six of Portugal’s previous seven World Cup qualifying games have resulted in victories.
  • In each of their last five World Cup qualifying games, Portugal has scored at least two goals.
  • Portugal are firm favorites to win this contest.

Match Odds:

Ireland: 9/1
Portugal: 7/18

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Devashish Pant

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