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| On Sep 1, 2021 8:15 PM IST

POR vs IRE Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Portugal vs Ireland World Cup Qualifiers Live Score September 2


POR vs IRE Dream11: Portugal faces off against the Republic of Ireland in a World Cup qualifier at the Estadio Algarve. Portugal has fared better in World Cup qualifying, scoring seven points in their first three games, but Serbia has also scored seven points and is catching up to the Portuguese.

Ireland, on the other hand, are second from the bottom. They lost both their opening games against Serbia and Luxembourg. They face a stiff task if they want to qualify for the Qatar World Cup.

Date: September 2
Kick-Off: 00:15 am (IST)
Venue: Estadio Algarve

World Cup Qualifiers Table (Group A)

Portugal| 1st; Republic of Ireland |4th

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Recent Form

Portugal: LDLWW

Republic of Ireland: DWDLL

Head to Head

In the last four meetings between the two sides, both have won one game apiece while there were two low scoring draws.

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Portugal News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Head coach Fernando Santos has dismissed seven players from the Euro 2020 team, including Nélson Semedo and Renato Sanches.
  • First call-ups were given to Otávio, Gonçalo Inácio, and Diogo Costa.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Portugal will line up in a 4-3-3 formation.
  • R Patricio should be starting in at goal.
  • R Guerreiro, Pepe, R Dias, and J Cancelo can be the back four in defence.
  • D Pereira, R Neves, and B Fernandes will occupy central midfield.
  • A Silva, C Ronaldo, and D Jota are expected to be the front three.

Portugal Starting XI (Likely)

Rui Patricio
Raphael Guerreiro
Ruben Dias
Joao Cancelo
Danilo Pereira
Rúben Neves
Bruno Fernandes
Andre Silva
Cristiano Ronaldo
Diogo Jota

Republic of Ireland News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Callum Robinson has tested for Covid and is isolating.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Ireland might line up in 3-4-3 formation.
  • G Bazunu should be starting in goal.
  • S Duffy, S Coleman, and J Egan can be the back three in defence.
  • M Doherty and D O’Shea will operate as fullbacks.
  • J McClean and C Hourihane can start in midfield.
  • T Parrott might give company to S Long and A Connolly up front.

Republic of Ireland Starting XI (Likely)

Gavin Bazunu
Shane Duffy
Seamus Coleman
John Egan
Matt Doherty
Conor Hourihane
Dara O’Shea
James McClean
Aaron Connolly
Troy Parrott
Shane Long

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Cristiano Ronaldo will continue plundering goals forever. He always rises on big occasions. The Portuguese superstar recently completed a move back to Manchester United. Here are his stats from the Euros:

Goals 5
Assists 1
Pass Accuracy 86
Interceptions 0
Tackles 2
Clean Sheets 1

Diogo Jota’s career has been on a meteoric rise. He has started the season brightly for Liverpool, scoring two goals in the first two games. Here are his stats from the Euros:

Goals 1
Assists 1
Pass Accuracy 82
Interceptions 1
Tackles 5
Clean Sheets 0

Differential Pick 

Raphael Guerriero is our differential of choice. He was very lively in the Euros. The left-back often bombs forward and has an excellent left foot.

Goals 1
Assists 0
Pass Accuracy 91
Interceptions 1
Tackles 7
Clean Sheets 1

POR vs IRE Dream11 Teams

GK: R Patricio
DEF: S Duffy, J Egan, D O’Shea, J Cancelo, R Guerreiro
MID: C Hourihane, B Fernandes, D pereira
FOR: C Ronaldo, D Jota

Likely Winner: 

  • The two countries last met in a friendly in January 2014, with Portugal winning by a comfortable margin of 5-1.
  • Portugal has also dominated the tie as a whole, winning six of the 11 games and losing only three.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal’s captain, is aiming for his country’s record 110th goal this week.
  • Ireland’s team isn’t without talent, and they’re more than capable of causing an upset. However, going up against Portugal in their own home, it might be difficult for them to come away with anything from this game.

Match Odds:

Portugal: 3/14
Republic of Ireland: 21/1

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