POR vs SER Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Portugal vs Serbia Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Portugal will be looking for their first win in the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign as they host Serbia at Estádio da Luz, in Lisbon, Portugal, on Monday night (IST).
What competition it is? UEFA Euro Qualifiers
Teams: Portugal and Serbia
Kick Off: Saturday 26 March
Match Timing: 01:15 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Estádio da Luz (65,647)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers matches in India.
Portugal must be feeling disappointed at the way they started their European qualifying campaign.
The reigning European champions have the home advantage when they faced Ukraine in the very first game. Adding more confidence to the side was the return of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo who took a brief sabbatical from the international football after the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Seleção bossed almost every department against the visitors and had enough opportunities to kill off the game. But it was that sort of the day when the ball just didn't go into the net, and Ronaldo and Co. had to settle with a 0-0 home draw.
That may not be the best start to the campaign, but Portugal are heavy favourites to win the group and qualify for the Euro 2020. Luxembourg currently leads the table with three points.
Serbia, meanwhile, will be playing in their first European Championship qualifying game. They did have a game, albeit an international friendly match.
However, that match was against the 2014 world champions Germany, and they earned a 1-1 draw after some incredible defending from Milenkovic and Spajic kept them in the game.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Portugal – W W W D D D
Serbia – D W D W W D
POR vs SER Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Portugal vs Serbia Team News:
Injured – Bruno Fernandez pulled out of the squad due to an injury. He remains Portugal's only absentee from the squad named by Fernando Santos.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Portugal's backline wasn't put under any kind of pressure by Serbia's forward, so we don't think boss Santos may look to change there. What could see some flirtation is the midfield or the frontline.
That said, Cristiano Ronaldo will definitely start the match, while Andre Silva may be dropped to the bench.
Key Players – Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo
Injured – As for Serbia, four players have pulled out of the squad due to injuries and the lack of match fitness.
Nemanja Matic, Aleksandar Kolarov, Filip Kostic and Aleksandar Prijovic are not available for selection.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Quite surprisingly, the in-form Dusan Tadic was left out of the squad which faced Germany in the last match. But considering it was a friendly game, the decision looks understandable. Now he should come into the side as a captain.
While Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic should come into the side to replace Luka Jovic.
Key Players – Dusan Tadic, Aleksandar Mitrovic
POR vs SER Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Portugal– Patricio (GK), Guerreiro, Dias, Pepe, Cancelo, Rafa, Pizzi, Carvalho, Bernardo Silva, Dyego Soussa, Cristiano Ronaldo
Serbia– Dmitrovic (GK), Rukavina, Milenkovic, Spajic, Bogasavac, Maksimovic, Ljajic, Lukic, Tadic, Milinkovic-Savic, Mitrovic
POR vs SER Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Both the teams have scored in all four of the meetings between these two nations. The draw looks the most favourable outcome here if we consider that three of Portugal's last five games and four of Serbia's last 6 games have seen both the teams score.
So we back a draw here.
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